My router was flashed with a firmware from the kids at schmoo, worked for around 2 years. I just got home today to reinstall a new network setup and to take my WRT to my other house. After trying to reset the WRT, booting up everything I couldn't get access. I held the reset for some time then I disconnected the power, and tried every possiblity I could. I finally got internet connection (which I am on right now) but I can't access the router. My IP address is a public address assigned from the modem. I called tech support but they knew nothing. I don't think this is a so called "brick" because I have seen elsewhere that a brick is indicated by a red light and no functionality.... internet is functionality in my books. If you have any questions, or by chance have an answer, I have been searching for quite some time so feel free to respond and I will respond immediatly. Thanks guys!