Excerpt: When I bought this router I had just gotten an asus board and loved the quality and figured if they can do this here they should hopefully make a good router. I was right. This thing is 1 yr and 9 months so far and shows no signs of going down. I have put 1tb of traffic through this thing in a month. Download manager actually works most of the time and is quite handy considering MY main computer is a laptop.
RT-N56U DUALBAND WL N 11N 300MB USB 4PORT GB ROUTER SWITCH
11 January 2013
Summary: If you buy this router, be prepared to use the Padavan firmware in order to get the most out of the router. I was very close to returning this router due to the many major problems.
Pros: This router has great range
Cons: Where do I start.. I tried several official and beta firmware and had WAN disconnect issues, and general wireless issues across all of my wireless devices. All Asus firmware contained QoS bugs which caused my router to throttle my internet speed to 1.5Mbps instead of my max of 10Mbps. The Padavan firmware saved the day and these last few days I have finally been happy with this router.
Pros: none since it works so badly you would never use its features.
Cons: most of the versions of firmware they have put out for this router are bad. I had a Asus router prior to this one and its firmware was pretty terrible aswell. Constant dcing and connection dropping on latest firmware.
Pros: Device is physically very nice. Web Interface is very usable (you'll find the initial admin id/pw later in the hard copy book than you need it ... but it's there).
Cons: I work remotely and absolutely must have VPN support. The router still doesn't offer it despite being on the market for months. This is completely mind blowing. Worse yet is the tragically poor dealings i've had with ASUS support.