I just read and enjoyed this:
In a time when consumers routinely replace gadgets with new models after just two or three years, some products stand out for being built to last. Witness the Linksys WRT54GL, the famous wireless router that came out in 2005 and is still for sale.
I still have one of these stashed away somewhere, sadly unused. It was a great little router back in its day, but I wouldn’t buy one today. Nevertheless, probably the only piece of networking equipment to achieve true cult status.