If you donâ€™t need to stream music wirelessly to another set of speakers, donâ€™t need the smaller form factor of the Airport Express for traveling, are smart enough to use Ethernet for large file transfers (hence no real need for 802.11n), use Wi-Fi for general purposes, enjoy getting insane bang for your buck and indulge in a bit of hacking, then the Linksys WRT54G router is for you. Itâ€™s the only router I recommend to friends and family, even if they wonâ€™t be hacking it.
It’s true. I’ve been rocking my Linksys wireless router for 5 years now, and even though I thought it died last week, it came back to life after giving it a couple hours off. Pretty impressive, considering I only power cycle it once or twice a year.