A few months ago i was looking for a G wireless router. I decided to go with the Linksys WRT54GS with Afterburner technology. This is Linksys' answers to the Super-G technology from D-link and Netgear (they both use the same internal chip from Aetheros, I believe) Linksys,however, uses Broadcom's chip in their routers. I went with Linksys because in the reviews, it came out ahead of the others in the overall of things. Plus with Linksys, you can use firmware from sveasoft to "overclock" your router and add more features to it that only routers costing in the $1000 range. I've been using WRT54GS for a few months now with no problem. I increased the throughput to 60mw using the sveasoft firmware. Here's some pros and cons of Linksys vs. Netgear and D-link:
- great company (own by Cisco now), good overall reputation in the router industry.
-open source firmware which allows 3rd parties (like Sveasoft) to develop firmwares that add more features.
-More expensive than D-link and Netgear
-D-link super-G performs better than Afterburner according to Tom's Hardwares review.
D-link and Netgear-
-cheaper and more readily available
-Super-G seems to beat Afterburner in range and throughput
-Many ppl complained about router rebooting constantly. This was the deciding factor that made me went with Linksys. I didnt want to roll the dice and take my chances.
-Does not have 3rd party firmware like Linksys
Overal, I'm satisfied with my choice to go with Linksys. No problem, No headache!