|Actually, I probably know more about DD-WRT than you do. I prefer Tomato myself as it has more features. But that's beside the point.|
Unless you're changing the circuitry on the board, you're not changing any "signal paths" on the device you stupid horses ass. You might change it's role and how it's used, but that's software, not hardware. The device specifications remain unchanged. It still operates on the same frequency with the same amount of power.
It's no wonder you're in here asking stupid questions, you haven't got the IQ of a dandelion.
Here's the very first sentence of your very first post:
Which would work better for remote desktop connection over a distance,
That sounds like a remote connection over the WAN. Even if it's not, it's not relevant to the real question about which equipment is more powerful.
If you had two ounces of brain, I swear the one would be out looking for the other.
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.