Netgear 614v5Just to chime in, I've been using my Netgear 614v5 for over 3 months and it's been very consistant and stable. I use it hardwired with my desktop and I run a wireless laptop and a wireless pda off it. I have it set up with WPA and I can stream video to my laptop w/o any problems. Signal range is awesome too in my 2 bedroom apartment. I purchased it a while back for ~$20 as a combo pack with a wireless pccard.
I also just bought a WRT54Gv4 but haven't begun setting it up yet so I don't know how it compares.