[QUOTE=Robert De Niro;2025502]Thanks everyone for all your input. I been reading alot about Linksys and the majority says screw 'em. It seems like most everybody has big problems with the wireless connection dropping with these cheap routers, but wired it seems like no problem. I don’t need anything special, I jus have a desktop and a laptop. I just want something stable that won’t drop my connection every 20 minutes or whatever and something that I don’t have to consistently upgrade firmware on just to get it working. So what should I go with? Asus? Belkin? Netgear? I don’t need anything fancy and cosmetics aren’t a concern for me, as long as it does it’s job, like it’s suppost to. Thanks again everyone for ur time.[/QUOTE]
I know you wrote this a while back but I’d like to add my 2 cents on the wrt54gs, which I’ve been using for 3 years now. Mine has been on for 3 years, 24hours a day, 7 days a week. In that time, it stopped working completely one time, doesn’t support hacked/modified firmware, and over heats at least once a week.
It is in a place where it has lots of air circulation and doesn’t drop out “every 20 minutes.”
I’ve thought quite frequently about getting a new router but am going to wait until this one kicks the bucket. 3 years strong, though not perfect and not without a couple of hickups but for the 40 dollars I paid at walmart a few years ago, it gets the job done.
I’m not an expert like the above posters but I can speak from personal experience.
Currently, it supports my ps3 wifi, my laptop via wifi, and two desktops through cables. From time to time I also run psps on it and never have any problems in that aspect, also sharing a 5mb connection.