I have been using a HyperWRT firmware (sorry - not sure which version) on my WRT54G v2 for at least a year or two. Recently, I have been having wireless and wired connection drops with several of my laptops (and desktop machines). While I was messing around with the settings on the router and restarting it numerous times, I noticed that the power LED was blinking continuously. I found this was a firmware issue, and tried reloading the Linksys firmware. This worked, but I was still getting connection drops. I did have the power boosted (but I don't think I had boosted it much). Is it possible my router is dead/dying? I ended up buying a new V6 version of the Linksys router, and I CONTINUE to have issues. I am stumped now. I swapped out my DSL model for an older one I had, and got that working, but it seems the connection issues continue. I returned the Linksys and got a D-link (please don't flame me)! I still think this is a bit flaky. I am going to try going back to the newly flashed v2 linksys with the DD-WRT firmware (or maybe try the latest HyperWRT - but I have been unable to get any firmware to load since I put the DD-WRT firmware on it).