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  • Ease of use No comments
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  • Configurability / networking features No comments
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Detailed review
I purchased my WRT54G a number of years ago (more than 5,) and it has only gotten better with age. I've been running DD-WRT on it for about 3 years, and the feature set is amazing.

Just last week, a co-worker showed me how to set up a VPN server in DD-WRT that allows me to connect to my home network, securely from anywhere.

Bottom line, if you need a 802.11G router (i.e. you don't have any 802.11N devices,) and you won't do better than a WRT54-G. Just head over to dd­-wrt.com and make sure you get a model that can be flashed with DD-WRT, and you can't go wrong.