Summary: the premium features were not a bonus for me as I bought this to replace with OpenWRT, and it works great. Not to mention one of the "premium features" was only a tril that expired in Feb (3 months before I bought it). case design is a little odd. it works though and seems stable upright.
Pros: dual band is really nice. 2.4GHz band is pretty saturated around here. so nice to run 5GHZ N. Runs OpenWRT just fine.
Cons: 5Ghz radio signal strength shows about 20dbm weaker than 2.4Ghz radio. I still can connect to it though.
Summary: DON'T LOSE YOUR LOGIN AND PASSWORD INFO! That being said, can you guess what I did? Great router for a 1k sq ft 2bd apartment. 2 PCs hardwired, and the PS3 wireless. I strem HD from the 2nd bedroom to the living room daily.
Pros: Powerful. Neat looking. Great options. Good range. Good security.
Summary: The software is not included, but is accessible of the web. You will need to download it to access a printer or usb drive. Only minimal documentation is included in the box, but again is available via the web.
Pros: Integrated print server
Cons: You WILL want the latest firmware. The wireless kept cutting out on me until I installed the 18.104.22.168 (beta) firmware. Now it seems to be stable.
Summary: You MUST update this to the latest version of firmware, or you will have wireless connectivity issues. I am running version 25beta (the latest at the time of this writing) with no issues. I did have lots of connection issues before I upgraded. Also, I had a problem with wireless isolation.
Pros: Easy install, NAS, print server, media server, guest login
Summary: All in all, it seems like a decent router for the average user. I haven't played with Tomato or DD-WRT on this device yet. I'd recommend it.
Pros: Been using this for a couple of weeks now. It replaced a WRT54G that was running DD-WRT. Upgraded the firmware to 22.214.171.124. Have this connected to 3 desktops (2 running gigabit and 1 on 100MB) and a PS3 over CAT 5e cabling. 1 laptop and 2 Motorola Droids connected to 2.4GHz Wifi at 130Mbps, and a...
Cons: The few things I don't like I knew about before purchasing, so I can't really ding the device for it. Would be nice if you could change the username and not be forced to use admin. USB performance for attached storage sucks. Traffic metering per device would have been nice rather than just a tota...
Summary: Earlier post revoked an egg for MAC filtering and or hiding your SSID as a means of security. Regardless if it applies to a specific SSID or all of them, this does not add any level of security to your network.
Pros: Love the features for this router, simple configuration, stable connection both wired and wireless (currently not using time machine, wps, the guest network, DLNA feature or the cloud share because I own a NAS device already). Plan to make use of them later...
Cons: Was hoping the range would have been more, however I just ended up cascading my old router to extend the network.