Hi Folks, I've been pulling my hair out for a few weeks trying to figure this out. Over the past 6 months or so wireless internet started to give me problems. I have a WRT54gl that was running dd-wrt and it started to become extremely slow. I couldn't get it work fast again so I switched back to the craptastic Netgear cheapy router which was supplied by our ISP. That one is barely passable but then started to give us the same problems of being very slow to load websites on laptops, problems with my smartphone connecting, etc. I was troubleshooting a little more in-depth, changed out all the cat-5 cables, notably it seemed to be fixed when I switched the cable from the cable modem to the wan port of the router. But problems are still occuring... crap performance from the netgear, couldn't get it work at all last night, crappy performance from the wrt54gl which is now running Tomato. I noticed there are at least 30 and sometimes I've seen close to 50 different wi-fi networks show up when I scan on the phone or the laptop. Is the congestion of the 2.4ghz band the cause of the problem? Is the solution to switch to a dual band router? I've tried changing channels on the router once and it didn't seem to make a difference. Gotta have working wi-fi, if I have to spend a hundred bucks on a new router I will, but cheaper is better as it only has to last another year. Suggestions?