My Buffalo WHR-G54S is up and running at another friends’ home in NY. That’s two fresh routers (well one Tomato firmware update) and one used replacement for the utter rubbish Netgear WGR614 v3. The Netgear had an Atheros chipset from 2002 and the firmware prior to flashing an update was 2003. I applied the 2007 release from Netgear to no avail. The problem was whenever multiple wireless devices vied for access the router would dole out IPs successfully but would then lose all connectivity, both wired and wireless and require a reboot. Z and I were not pleased.
Thankfully I found our trusty old Buffalo flashed to DD-WRT packed away and once reset, it was plug and play. There were about five fruit computers suckling off the 802.11G wireless connection within short time.
Still TO DO: a cheap ultra-low wattage Open/Free RADIUS server? What’s the easiest method for ultra secure wi-fi?