I have a Linksys That I flashed a year ago with DD-WRT. Works great and I can do some nifty stuff with my home network with it. However I noticed my internet connection going at a snails pace. To rule out some issues I direct connected to modem to my desktop and it works at the correct speed. I turn off my router for a while to cool down let alone wipe memory and still makes the connection horrible. Kinda need the router since most of the house hold uses WiFi unless I bend over backwards and toss together a PC based router and toss on something like PFSense. I also have four Netgear WN2000RPT boxes I could toss in the mix but they’re wireless G. I don’t know, so many options yet so few.