After reading several versions of the unbricking process, mostly involving an attempt to connect pin 16 on the flash rom to one of many other things (depending on who's instructions you follow) I realized all any of these were doing was grounding out pin 16. Folks, the easiest ground to get hold of is the external metal around the antenna connector. So many smart people are spending so much time hunting for a ground, when all should know that the outside of that connector would OF COURSE be grounded. That makes a really easy place to tag an alligator clip or one end of a wire. If you want pictures posted, respond to this and I'll be happy to send them. For what it's worth, I have a WRT-54g version 4.2 and have it running now using hyperWRT with WDS at 81mw. If anyone needs, I can describe the whole process. I found sveasoft alchemy and satori didn't work with the version 4.2 of WRT-54G, that the White Russion RC did seem to but I didn't feel like getting that into the configuration, that DD-WRT bricked the thing repeatedly in both v22 and v23 beta. I'm quite happy with HYPERWRT though.