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Linksys WRT54G Router, Should I Use It?

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I have two Linkysys WRT54G routers. One is a V8 model and the other is a V4 model.

I am getting a modem from my ISP with wireless functionality built into it. (Shaw Cable when they install it into my new place next month)
Is there any reason I should be using a Linksys WRT54G? I know that I can install DD-WRT but I am not exactly sure if or how it would be any better for normal everyday usage. Can I get faster download speeds using DD-WRT or something?

Because I am tempted to never use these routers again but if there are any good reasons to then I will definitely consider it.

Thanks,
Edited by revlimiter - 8/25/13 at 11:20am
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i don't see any reason to unless your new modem is unstable (drops wifi, freezing and needs reboot).
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I have yet to see a "provider-provided" modem/router combo that was anything other than craptastic.

As to the WRT54G, I still use a number of them with DD-WRT as access points/repeaters to boost signal strength in the far corners of my house. I would not game on one of these connections, but they are great for browsing and even streaming 1080p video.
   
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I don't see why not. I still use some wrt54g's and old Cisco Aironets.
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