richms: The problem with using a low speed wifi like 802.11g is that it needs the channel for a longer time to send the same amount of data, and the old standards like G used on the wrt54gs etc are ignored by an N network when they have no non N devices connected to it, so they will just transmit over the top of the G transmission, making you have to retransmit.

The best thing to do with a G only router is to put it in the bin and get something that can do N. There are a hell of a lot of openwrt capable 300 meg N routers on aliexpress etc for about $30, which are a huge step up in any way from those old tired linksys ones.

Our place is in a bit of a valley so tonnes of houses around us and lots of WiFi signals, this could certainly be an issue for me!