Summary: The router died within 4 months. I sent the router for repair, but when I received the same router after repair(?), it still had the same problem. I still have the non-working router on my floor, and I am not getting anywhere with the customer support. I get different answers each time with different customer reps., wait on long holds, and they ask the same stupid questions over and over again. I think I will throw this router to a garbage can.
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.
This is a nice router that will do what you need it to with a bit of effort on your part
1 May 2013
Excerpt: The date of purchase and purchase price are an approximation. Let me start out with the good. This router is fast. I live in a small, 2 story, 3 bedroom house and I have this router by my modem in the living room. My Internet speed is 30 Mbps. This router adequately handles that. It also has a nice range before the signal gets weaker. I just ran a speedtest.
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.
Summary: I bought this router and was very happy for about a week. Then I got constant disconnects which got more and more frequent. Tech support could not help at all. I ended up trading it in on another and this new one failed during the firmware upgrade. Like an idiot I traded that one in and a third. The 3rd one started disconnecting within 10 minutes. Tech support said it was my modem but if I put my old Netgear router in place everything works perfectly fine.
Pros: Very Fast. Fast lag free gaming and video streeaming
Cons: Will not stay connected. Constantly gives "wrong IP error"
Summary: Had a Netgear wimax N300 yet wanted something with Qos so could prioritize wireless VOIP. STUPIDLY went with Asus. Web interface easy, setup a breeze. Speed no better than my Netgear on n (no 5gHz to test) and range notably worse. The signal for VOIP couldn't make it 50 feet without breaking up or causing echos on phone calls. I tried everything with firmware upgrades and Qos changes to make this thing work.
Pros: Aesthetics, USB ports, Easty Setup, Good Web Interface, Qos
Cons: Dies in 2 months, Can't penetrate 50 feet between walls, VOIP handling is terrible, no better than less expensive Netgear N300
Summary: Visually Appealing, but that's not much help if you can't actually connect to things.
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.