Its been a while already, but it’s official. I’m up and running with a WRT-350N router now. The new mega version of the firmware includes openvpn and usb storage modules.
I did run into a configuration incompatibility upon loading it. The wireless was sitting in Ad-Hoc mode even though I had specified otherwise. The fix was just a backup of the config, a reset of the device, and then a load of the config. Yes, I know that is the lazy way out 🙂 , but it works.
My router is now capable of thing that aren’t possible with routers that cost 4 times as much. Yee ha.