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  • Ease of use No comments
  • Speed / throughput No comments
  • Configurability / networking features No comments
  • Reliability No comments
  • Range No comments
  • Durability No comments
Detailed review
The Linux variation of this router is great (WRT54GL) with Tomato installed. Forget DD-WRT, it's overly complicated. DD-WRT also seems to require more admin knowledge and headaches. Tomato brings address reservation which is the biggest thing it lacks out of the box.

The signal strength is pretty good, not amazing. It's durable and seems to last a long time (never had to replace a Linksys router but have had to replace Netgear and Dlink ones).

Although it won't provide N speed so if you really need that, then look elsewhere. But if you want fairly inexpensive, reliable, and infinitely hackable router, this is the ticket.