|Well, for what it's worth..........|
While waiting for budget approval for our enterprise wireless project here at work, I've been forced to make due with SOHO level equipment to provide a "guest" type, internet only, wireless network at work.
We were using D-Link access points but the darn things have been nothing but trouble. I've been replacing each one as it burns up with a Linksys WRT54GL using Tomato firmware.
In the 2 to 3 years I've been using the WRT54GL's (yes, the economic downturn has been a pain in my side too) I've come to appreciate them very much. I've had no trouble and of the 20 or so I have in service in 4 diffferent geographical sites I've yet to have to reset even one after a power outage..........and there have been more than a few in that time period.
While I readily admit, nothing is perfect, to give out blanket statments about a particular product with little or no hands-on experience of your own means you're just repeating someone else's opinion without knowledge to back it up.
That link you posted -madmax- was just the opinion of one or two people who's sum experience with the product in question is a grand total of one device. Big whoop!
Constrictor, you said, "Resetting does work though, but thanks for your answer" and I have to ask, "Works for what exactly?"
It won't improve internet speed.
Here's some advice for everyone who reads this.
Always, always, always use a surge protector or a UPS for any/all sensitive electronic equipment.
When I say "surge protector" I'm not talking about that $3.95 power bar you can buy in any hardware store either. Those do not provide surge protection. Even if they come with a little fuse in them, if a power spike occurs, enough of it can get through the crappy fuse to cause damage to your electronics before the fuse blows. So don't be cheap and buy a crappy, useless, power bar.
FWIW, I use UPS's which condition as well as protect. APC makes some excellent products and I highly recommend them. They make some that look like an oversized power bar and provide battery backup as well as protection against spikes and brown outs as well as a certain amount of conditioning.
While I do have every one of my WRT54GL's plugged into a UPS that I can, some aren't (and have never needed to be reset) and quite a few of the ones that are, have been powered down when an outage outlasted the battery (has happened a few times and again, I didn't have to reboot).
It's worth noting, I keep them up-to-date with the latest firmware whenever it comes out. This can make a big difference.
Oh and before anybody gets to thinking I'm an employee of, a shill for, or even a fan of Cisco products.........don't go there. I've replaced about 99% of all Cisco equipment in my environment and that's over 100 - 48 port managed switches. I am NOT a fan of cisco for many reasons.........but none of those reason's have to do with them making an inferior product.........they don't. Their equipment is darn good.......I just hate how they gouge on support and training and intentionally keep their equipment as hard to use as possible in order to force people to take their overpriced training. They used to be the only game in town. Now they're not and it's time they learned it.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.