Ok- I'm using a Linksys WRT54GS as my main router with internet connection. I have wireless internet and the best location in the house to recieve the best signal is in one of my kid's bedroom. My den is at the opposite end of the house (about 50ft and 4 walls). My laptop has no problem anywhere in the house. I have another computer I use as a test bench (working on other peoples computers) in my den that I want and had connected to the internet. Plus when I get done with someone's computer, I connect to my high-speed net to get all the extra updates and all. I felt it was better to use a Belkin router setup as a wireless bridge as my den's link to the internet since it would have 4 LAN ports as well.
The Belkin being only $30 new caught my attention quickly and with the second-party firmware abilities, I thought it would be a good choice. I bought one and within a day or so I figured out how to connect it wirelessly to my Linksys. I then had a wireless link between my den and up to 4 computers and my modem. Great; worked so well I bought another Belkin to put in the barn (about 500ft away) and placed the Belkin out there. Now I could take my laptop out to my playpen and surf out there as well. That was my laptop wirelessly to the Belkin wirelessly to the Linksys internet connection thus my idea of a repeater station (just boosting the signal). Worked good for a few weeks except that I always had to reboot the Belkins to reastablish the wireless link. Now, as of this past weekend, I can not establish a link at all between the 3 routers. I can connect wirelessly to each one individually but can not see either of the other two from any one. I did update the firmware trying to correct this problem and I'm currently going backwards in firmware to find one that works again. But I was hoping someone else had already done this and knew of good stable firmware (OEM or Second Party) that took care of these issues.
So that's where I'm at right now. When I get this all worked out, I will update with the final working setup proceedure.