Was thinking of flashing my d-link 825 more for hobby vs. any real benefit. The only thing I'm really wondering if it will help is the increase in antenna strength that a lot of websites mention. My apartment is not big... but for some reason there are a few walls made out of a kryptonite-like material that prevents a good signal from getting from my office to my living room even though its around 50 feet away (Usually 1 bar on an iphone in the living room, max nearly everywhere else). As the cable modem as well as other more important wired connections are in the office, moving the router is not an option right now.
I'm not a novice when it comes to these things, but I'm by no means a networking expert. That being said, assuming the flash is successful (which may be a big assumption), aside from setting the appropriate wifi security settings, how easy will it be to get everything else going? Will it basically be plug and play for everything to function the way it was before? My wife needs VPN for her work.. any challenges with that?