Thanks for the reply, I now understand more about the issue.
So is DD-WRT working on a version that doesn't require a update to the bootloader? Or is this not possible for DD-WRT to be use with this router? I guess this answer will determine if I will return this router or not. Note, I am using this ASUS router as wireless access point only, I have a Cisco ASA5505 as my perimeter firewall between my home network and the Internet. The ASA5505 will do all the routing/dhcp/SPI.
Lastly, I am starting to question if I ever will truly use the capable throughput of this router~. In my new house, I have CAT5 wired throughout and my desktop PC, Apple TV, and media PC (use for watching movies) will be wire instead of wireless. What I need wireless for is my laptop (for regular Internet browsing) and my iPhone 5. I will setup apple airplay so that I can stream songs and movies into my media PC and Apple TV. The streaming process of AirPlay, I suppose I need a decent wireless router, but do I really need this powerful unit from ASUS? Can the IPhone 5 handle a high throughput? My laptop will definitely not as it has wireless G only