Summary: I dunno, maybe I got lucky. Bought it to flash to 3rd party firmware, but stock firmware was intuitive and easy to configure and I've had excellent stability with mine. It's been up since July 2013, I've had to reboot it maybe 5-6 times since I first plugged it in.
Summary: This is a great price for the specs it has but the firmware and software that is default on this is just terrible. I had all sorts of connectivity issues with signal drops and slow performance. However once I installed DWRT it has performed great and all the signal drops have gone away.
Summary: I can put dd-wrt on my Linksys WRT54 just fine. I can follow instructions... This router doesn't take the custom firmwares easily. I had to try multiple times. After unplugging it work a week during a move, the firmware was erased. Something is not good with this configuration of chipset.
Summary: Using this as an inexpensive bridge for non-WiFi Ethernet-ready devices. dd-wrt tutorials are all over the web and it took me about an hour to find the right firmware files and work through the procedure. I now have a rock solid connection to my TiVo HD.
Summary: This router has some bad reviews but I can't understand why.... I can receive a great signal (4 out of 5) bars when upstairs which is around 25 metres away and also outside when sitting in the car in the car park.