I did get the router to work better after flashing DD-WRT. I had tried the Tomato USB but didn't have much luck but that was probably best attributed to poor configuration on my part. The DD-WRT has allowed me to set this router up as a wireless repeater bridge. Thanks for the advice!
Okay, I was good up until the flashing a tomato USB the setting the router up as a wireless repeater bridge. How do you do that? Thanks!