"Freakin awesome"5.0 starson by y0Lorenzo
Pros: better range and consistency
Cons: didnt work for laptop till firmware update
Summary: I have a Linksys WRT54G that works fine for the laptop IN the office. However I like to stream movies from my PC with WMP11 thru my network and wirelessly hit my D-Link DSM-510. Wirelessly streaming thru my Linksys caused the DSM-510 to choke on the video and freeze. My DSM worked just fine over LAN, but LAN is so year 2000, I WANNA DO WIRELESS, haha.
I upgraded to the DIR-655 and got an Intel Gigabit adapter for my PC. I stream video WIRELESSLY now to my DSM-510... not a peep out of it. The DSM-510 is on the opposit end of the house from the router with a microwave in between. We have 5.8 GHZ phones and all our wireless adapters are G but this unit makes them all faster and improves range.
THis unit serves my needs and beyond purely for the improved range and stabilty on my G products. Its great for wireless internet and my video stream, but when I send large files from computer to computer, I generally plug-in anyway.
My only gripe, I couldn't get my mom's Sony VAIO laptop to connect to it out of box... it wasn't until I checked for a firmware update later that night, once it was upgraded, its worked like a charm ever since. I know I get a great signal from the laptop and my DSM-510 anywhere in the house now, I'm curious how far into the yard I can go...Updated
my old Linksys WRT54G, I installed DD-WRT on it and I use it as a wireless "Client Bridge" for my HP Offfice Jet 6310 and my dads dinosaur Compaq (only has 10Mb/s Lan in it). Both devices work just as if they were plugged-in directly to router or switch.