Originally Posted by charlesbo307
so are the WRT54G and GS good routers despite the fact that you cant install other firmware? i dont think my dad is gonna need a super tweaked router, just something with basic functionality that is reliable.
I don't know about reliability of the new WRT54G 's. I do know that now the 54G has half the RAM and flash memory; and the 54GS, one fourth (1/4) of the RAM and half the flash, from previous versions up to 3. The v4, which was still linux, came with half memory and flash. Then, when they released v5 (VxWorks), the RAM was capped once again, but the flash amount was still the same. After a lot of pressure from the community, Linksys fired a new version of the 54G, with the original amount of flash and RAM, powered, too, by Linux, like the first versions. I wonder if somehow the worse hardware will have an impact on the performance for simple networks like ours. If it's G or GS, I would look for some other brand. /* edited If you plan to install OpenWrt, take a look at the Table of Hardware
before buying. */