I'm looking into getting a wireless router. It has to have range enough to go through an interior wall or two and a distance of not more than 50". My laptop has a plain 802.11b/g wireless card, so I don't need any fancy network boosters right now. My employer is going to buy me a new laptop soon, so thinking ahead may pay off. The router also must have wired ports so I can have my personal web server hard-wired to the network. Searching around it seems like the Linksys WRT54G is a popular choice. Anybody have experience with this model or a very positive experience with another model?
I recommend the Linksys WRT54GL over the WRT54G (note the trailing EL at the end of the first one).
The models are physically identical, the 54G is usually a few dollars cheaper than the GL.
The GL version (L is for Linux) has more memory, and you can decide to flash alternative software such as DD-WRT or Tomato. This gives you tons of additional flexibility for only a little bit of money. The simple G model sells for about $50, the GL goes for $60.
Thanks for the input. One of my friends has a WRT55AG he isn't using. Wiki says that model is a WRT54G with 802.11a support. That model must be a lemon because they're still making the WRT54G and the WRT55AG has long been discontinued. Doesn't cost anything to try. DD-WRT supports at least one version of the WRT55AG so there's some hack potential as well.