Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis
Oh, and also... there are 2 different pictures for the same router. Which one is better?
This one: (looks newer)
And Buy.com has 4 for under $50http://www.buy.com/retail/usersearch...me&display=col
EDIT: There are also ones with, and without "SpeedBooster." Does that make a difference?
The first is probably WRT54GL/WRT54GS/WRT54GL.
WRT54GL has 4MB Flash and 16MB RAM and has Linux in it but you have no access to the OS inside. You have to flash it.
WRT54Gv4 == WRT54GL (rebranded)
WRT54Gv5 - 2MB Flash, 8 MB RAM (Linux flashable)
The same for WRT54Gv5 and v6
v7 is Atheros based and it is hard locked somehow and cannot be flashed to Linux, yet.
WRT54GSv1-3 - 8MB FLASH, 32MB RAM (Linux flashable)
WRT54GSv4 - 4MB Flash, 16MB RAM (Linux flashable)
WRT54GSv5 - 2MB Flash, 8MB RAM (Linux flashable)
WRT54GSv7 (I think it was 7, is not
Linux firmwares for there routers: Tomato, DD-WRT, OpenWRT (These are the most powerful firmwares for now, I use Tomato, because I has the best signal of all three.. dunno why.)
SpeedBooster is also called Afterburner and it is advertised as 125M, -> 125Mbit, but it's not true. It can be activated on any of these routers with third-party firmware or buying the GS series. It works only between 2 Broadcom wifi's, that means if your laptop has a broadcom wifi and the router. If you enable afterburner on both of them you should have better connection, longer distance and higher speed. But I haven't noticed any of there improvements.