First, this is not a criticism of 3rd party firware. What I would like to understand is "What are the advantages of using 3rd party firmware versus vendor firmware?". Is the advantage: 1. Increased throughput 2. More functionality 3. Better overall stability 4. Something else altogether Would the normal user of wireless network capabilities see advantages moving away from vendor supplied firmware? I have a WRT54GS v4, and I'm considering giving 3rd party firmware a try but I guess I would like to have a better understanding of the overall advantages that I might see before I move forward. Again, this is not a criticism of 3rd party firmware, it is merely a newbies request for information. Thanks in advance for any comments!!