Currently I'm owning a WRT54G which is recently flashed with the dd-wrt firmware. This box is a complete functional router which I can control like I was controlling a linux box (I love it). The WRT is setup to support 3 subnets. All three subnets can access the WAN, but none of the subnets may access each other. I assigned a VLAN to each port. I can use the routing table and iptables to control the subnet routing. For ex. I can say 'pc1 from subnet A may access everything in subnet B'. The thing that is nice is that it are now completely separated networks. So even if someone on subnet A changes his ip to subnet B, then the router will not allow access. ---------- However, at the moment I'm building a somewhat larger network. For this I'm wanting to use the RV042. There will be 3 subnets on the RV, one subnet for the server (directly connected) one subnet for a home network (connected to the WAN port of WRT1) and another private network (also connected to the WAN port of WRT2). I'm using the RV instead of a third WRT since I don't want the server to be connected to a device that can be accessed wireless. Second, the failover/balanced WAN port sounds a nice feature. My questions: 1.I re-read the manual several times now, but I'm still not sure if it support VLAN routing. Basically I want to do the same thing as I'm doing with my WRT (which is not possible without the dd-wrt firmware). Can I do this with the RV out of the box ? 2. In any case, I also want telnet/ssh access, since I want to have full control over the firewall. I saw a thread on this forum (http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=47539) which I can use to enable the telnet. Will this work with the latest versions of the RV also ? 3.When I have telnet access, are the posibilities the same as with a WRT + dd-wrt firmware ? If I'm not mistaking, the dd-wrt firmware only modifies the web application (and maybe changes some default settings) ... 4. Is there by any chance a "dd-wrt" firmware for the RV042 ? I like to avoid this as much if possible. The device is a bit expensive to break when the firmware flash fails. 5. What is, in the end, the difference between a flashed WRT and this RV042 ? (if you ignore the second WAN port and the fact the WRT has wireless support) Thanks for reading.