How many routers have backdoors or similar functionality ? The most basic routers are probably safe. While attempting to get a *wired* router I ended up buying a Linksys (Cisco!) WRT120N router. I couldn't find what I wanted, was out of patience, tired, and ended up getting this one. 50 euros or something. I suppose there were plenty of warnings after I had opened the box ... But I rushed through everything. I won't attempt to return it to the shop, maybe I can find a hapless soul willing to pay for it ... The router actually seems quite advanced. Quite different from any other router I've used. I don't recall the full EULA and similar, but I remember *something like* a backdoor being mentioned. Data being sent and/or the ability by someone (Linksys/Cisco/NSA?) to access the router. 'network magic' etc. Who would need such a sophisticated router ? Maybe a business. That business better not have any American competitors ! What do you think ? Am I too paranoid ? As a simple home user the security features are total overkill.