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Linksys WRT54GL - still a good router?

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It looks like my Belkin router with DD-WRT installed is on its last legs. I'm thinking of picking up a Linksys WRT54GL from Amazon to replace it. Is it still one of the better routers on the market or should I be looking for something more modern? I've also been looking at the NETGEAR WNDR3700 and the ASUS RT-N16 but I've read that they don't perform as well with DD-WRT.
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wnr2000v2 is by far the best 25 dollar dd-wrt router you can get. Got mine on newegg when they were having it as a deal for 20 bucks, but you can get them on ebay for 25. Install dd-wrt and have fun with a router that doesnt lock up. It has 32mb of ram so its set. I was using it as a primary router for 9 months without having to reboot it. Moved on to a load balancer and I use it as a AP now. Wireless range isnt the best but I was using it for N anyway and using my old dual ap linksys G setup for any g/b connections.

WNR3500L is also another great router you should look into. Its pretty much a bigger daddy thats meant for dd-wrt.
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I am not up to speed with some of the newer ones though the WRT54GL are still a good buy (on sale). Reliable and the aftermarket firmwares are still being updated so there are still a lot of people using them. 802.11g is rated at 54 Mbps, so it should be plenty for most peoples needs.
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