I acquired a Linksys WRT54GL a while ago. I never got around to utilizing it to its fullest potential. That meaning flashing its firmware to something 3rd party like DD-WRT.
I have heard great things about DD-WRT. Such things like how stable it is, the features it provides and the capability that comes with going with a 3rd party firmware. My router started acting funny, it started crashing to the point where I could not get online and I’d have to reset the router. I realized that this is a very consistent problem with Linksys routers. I went ahead and downloaded the DD-WRT firmware from their website, www.dd-wrt.com, followed the directions in their wiki, and got to flashing the firmware.
It’s been about one week with NO crashes to report. It has been very stable.
I look forward to many more months of stability. If you have an older WRT54G or the newer WRT54GL, I highly suggest you look into upgrading the firmware to a 3rd party such as DD-WRT. I have to warn you though, if you’re not 100% sure on what you’re doing or aren’t even a little savvy, you may want to ask someone to help you.