Best Firmware for Linksys Routers

Linksys Wireless RouterIf you’re like me, you think the Linksys Wireless AP Router with 4-Port Switch is a pretty nifty tool, and at less than $100, it’s a steal.

The problem is that the router can be flaky at times. I’ve had to reset it twice since I bought it, which is too much for a firmware device in my opinion. Even though there have been many problems reported with the latest 1.44 firmware, I still use it due to the nifty “backup/restore” feature. It makes it easy to save the settings so when the router does flake out, it’s a simple matter to reset, then reload.

Of course, if you need UPnP functionality, you might want to use an earlier firmware version, since that’s where the bulk of the complaints seem to lie.

All said, though, I’m a fairly satisfied customer. The equipment works well enough to let me blog this from my sofa.

(Photo courtesy Linksys.)