Summary: I don't understand much in routers and networking, but managed to install and setup this router without hustle. Connected the unit, googled setup instruction, and it works like a charm for 2 month. Can not comment about reliability, but I have purchased a used router, and it works fine.
Summary: If you have a G system then this is an excellent and great solid unit. I have several, but I upgraded to N and this was not fast enough for my wireless, but regular wired connections was fine. 12-15M over wireless was fine, for most users. I wanted more.
Summary: (refurbished) and never no problems , I am a PS3 gamer and have used this WRT54GS routers for around 4 years now , both of mine lasted around 1 1/2 years , very very e-z setup !and for the price I know I did not go wrong ! by the way "speed booster" does make the connection quicker !
Summary: I set up router for a friend to extend his home wireless network -- I followed the online instructions and it works very well. Not that you couldn't update firmware on a good used router of your own, but it saved time. Knowledge level required: be capable of setting up a secured wireless network manually, follow directions carefully -- good solution to a signal loss problem
Summary: I experienced many different wireless G routers of different brands and models, such as TrendNet, CompUSA, Belkin, SMC, this WRT54G gives me the strongest wireless signal that is stronger than other wireless devices about 20%. I think it is due to its big dual antennas. In addition, it also offers stable operations (with firmware 1.02.8 10/05/2009).
great router very customizable with open source firmware.
10 March 2013
Summary: make sure you purchase a release of this router that can be flashed, some releases will brick, some will have non demountable antennas etc. I bought this modem to extend wi fi coverage, and to do so it has to be re flashed with open source firmware. This router is very customizable and has two antennas for better reception. This is the modem you want to hack and experiment with extending your wi fi or to create a hotspot.
Summary: I bought this router for my campus housing. I do have issues with needed to unplug it to get it to work again. However, I'm not sure if my issues with it are because of the school trying to block my use of the router (they don't like us turning their internet into a Wifi signal). I had a similar issue with a different router before. I am not sure I will keep using the router for where I live now, but I will keep it for when I move because it does work just fine.