Thanks for the clarification brain. What is the minimum specs for dd-wrt on atheros chips? It would be great if it could be made to work on these. I have saw them selling for $20 a pop. The original firmware has problems with dropping the wireless connection constantly, so I do not know if it is a firmware/OS problem or a hardware problem. If it is the latter, then dd-wrt may not be worth the trouble.
I have saw other posts that say the WRK54G use Marvel chipsets...but mine is a V2 and I know it is atheros chip. Maybe earlier versions had marvel?
I believe the minimum for Atheros is currently 16MB ram and 4MB flash.
I have a WRK54G V3. It's Atheros based (with 8MB/2MB). Sounds like I have the same problem with wireless stability, with no firmware update available. On the UK Linksys site, there is a firmware update (126.96.36.199) for the WRT54G V7 that may resolve the stability problems on that router, but I can find no such firmware for my WRK54G V3 (Or for the the WRT54G V7 on the US Linksys site for that matter).
The boards on the WRK54G V3 and WRT54G V7 look identical. I'm trying to figure out how to flash my WRK54G V3 with the WRT54G V7 update, but so far no success.
I managed to get my WRK54G V3 to load the WRT54G V7 firmware. Seems even more unstable (seems to crash and reboot more often) than it's default firmware, and as an added bonus, no LAN access on the 4 port switch.
Was a long shot, but I can say confidently - don't bother.