"It is a step down. Nuff said"1.0 starson by Beatbox2010
Pros: It looks nice
Easy set up
I works, for what it is
Cons: Poorer range and reliability than the previous model.
Summary: After many years of faithful service, my WRT54G gave up on me. I usually check reviews before tech purchases, but tend to be a sucker for brand loyalty under the assumption that "If I liked the last model, then the newer one should be even better!" Right? Wrong. WRT54G2 does what it claims. It is an easy to use wireless router. However....IT IS A POORER ROUTER!!
At the end of the day, the most important, non-negotiable features of a wireless router are range and reliability. The G2 is behind the G on both these counts. I don't know whether this was an trade off for style over performance, or if it was a calculated move to drive people towards N routers, but it is a step back.
My Web surfing is slower, my Netflix takes longer to load, and I can not longer use it to work on my patio as I had done in the past.