I gotta come down against the Linksys. I had two of the things die within a week of one another, after apprximately 8 months uptime each (one at a client's home, another at a client's office...good thing I had recommended the Netgear to them when they were pondering purchases, and they both bought the Linksys 'cause it was cheaper. I woulda looked pretty bad if I had recommended the Linksys & it died in less than a year.)
Other products to avoid: SMC; I have replaced more stuff from SMC in the past year than I can count...from NICs (most common), to hubs & switches, routers, & wireless access points.
Recommnedations: Netgear has been very god to me. They are, IMHO, the best of the "cheap" networking companies, usually worth far more than the rice tag would imply. Also, I have had success with Belkin DSL routers, of all things. Typically Belkin products cost many $$$ more than a comparable product, but their consumer-grade DSL router costs bout the same as the Netgear.
Hope that helps.