First let me say the info on this site is great. It seems to me that the Linksys routers have one of the srongest followings out there. The WRT54G with all its firmware options seems like a great choice. Here are my concerns/questions. With regard to updating the firmware on the routers are most of the updates strictly for the WRT54G or do they also work on the S,X,and X2? I realize the X and X2 are using MIMO technology so perhaps not. My next question involves the use of external antennas. I tried calling Linksys tech support with the question and they couldnt answer a thing. I have a hawkingtech router right now which I can unscrew the antenna on and run a cable outside and to an external, directional 14db gain antenna. It does the bridge job I need. Can you disconnect the antennas on any of these Linksys routers and add an external antenna and what is the connection? The main reason I want to switch routers is that I am not very happy with the performance or options on the Hawking router. Id like a few more firmware options like; the ability to control lease time control over allowed bandwidth per connection. Id also like to control power output Logs of who has connected and the bandwidth they have used, what they have done, etc. Im setting up a system in myotel. I dont want people getting on and transferring gb's worth of data. I will be using a higher end satellite connection. One good thing I will say about Hawking is their tech support. When Ive called Ive gotten someone who knew anything you could ask on the subject. I will attach a general idea of what I have in mind as a diagram. Its not set in stone and if anyone cares to comment on how I might improve it let me know. A few more changes I have in mind are maybe a few less routers and use some of the Belkin PreN or Linksys SRX routers for better penetration and distance. Also I may or may not go with that A bridge. My problem is a close by neighbor using a 19db Omni antenna high on his roof with a 1 watt amplifier. His signal on Channel 6 will cause interference with my bridge or any other AP I was to put on 6.