I heard about this site and that you could have a custom firmware for the WRT54GS. well my main reason for looking for a new router right now is my Belkin has a problem that Belkin has no fix for, so i need a new router with parental controls. To filter web sites etc. Not url filtering like other brands do that make you enter in all of the urls by hand, but actual categories to check and block etc like the WRT54GS has. So, i know this router doesn't do all of the features i want and someone told me it can with the right firmware. so i would like to know how to do all of this and if it is even possible. and to custom firmware, that would void the warranty and stuff right? is there anyway to back up the firmware on the router before putting the custom on it? incase of warranty support needed etc? the features i want are really good parental control features. i want this. keyword blocking parental control filtering web sites with categories i can check like the parental control from netopia that this router comes with. usenet newsgroup nntp filtering to block out newsgroups that are adult related. so i would want it to filter newsgroups on port 119 and other ports so that keywords would be blocked. so if i add a keyword say computer then any newsgroup with the name computer in it like say comp.computer.play would be blocked. or say mp3 and say alt.binaries.sounds.mp3 would be blocked. i would like bandwidth information. like how much a user uploaded and downloaded on the internet to show me like say for the wan port internet connection we have downloaded 50gb this month or whatever. i would also like to know what port did what amount of download and upload and protocol. so it would say on port 119 we downloaded 40gb this week or month. or for port 80 we used 50mb and so on. i don't want the router itself to freeze or lock up when using the internet as i had a linksys 1 port broadband router freeze and lock up all the time. I'd like the router to email me the logs of the info from my above questions, like what web sites and stuff we visited and who did it. i want emailed to me the bandwidth information from my above questions. also if possible I would like the ability to view all of this info in a nice web page with graphs or just nice and clean web page. If this stuff is possible on this router or if you know of another wired or wireless router that can do this stuff that's under $250, I'd be glad to pay pal some $ to someone who was willing to help me with this. It's very important to me to find something that can do this stuff asap. I do know for sure that the usenet and bandwidth info is not available on this router as i did buy it once and took it back the next day because that wasn't available in it. So i was hoping someone could explain to me the custom firmware option or another router and stuff. or if there was a way to make this router do this stuff. thanks a lot guys and take care.