"Try it, you'll like it."4.5 starson by wllittlejohn
Pros: Good throughput, good range, very easy setup.
Cons: Incredibly ugly.
Summary: I just installed the WRT54G as a replacement for a Netgear WGR614. There is no comparison.
With the Netgear unit, Internet throughput was erratic and slow (never over 300 kbps). Antenna placement was critical and required frequent tinkering to get it to work at all.
Right out of the box, this Linksys unit performed superbly. Measured throughput increased by a factor of 10 over the Netgear unit's best. Range appears to be more than acceptable. I have not had to do any tinkering with antenna placement despite having several walls and a floor between the unit and one of my computers.
Most Linksys products are rather ugly, but mine is working great on the top shelf of a bookcase - where I can't see it unless I stand on a chair.
My Netgear 614 went straight into the garbage. I wouldn't wish its performance on my worst enemy.