Summary: The Asus WL-700gE router features an integrated hard drive and loads of media-sharing features. If you find yourself constantly downloading files from the Internet, it's worth the high cost and the complex setup routine.
Pros: Download manager for FTP, Web, and BitTorrent downloads; built-in 160GB hard drive; print server; USB ports for additional hard drives and mirroring capability; message board and personal Web site server.
Cons: Expensive; configuration utility is confusing for newbies; frustrating tech support; expensive.
Conclusion: The Asus WL-700gE supports both 802.11g and 802.11b clients. Its performance pales in the face of the scores from the Draft N routers on the market but are more than sufficient for home wireless users. In mixed mode at three metres, it scored an average of 22.4Mbps. At 60 metres, again in mixed mode, it scored 11.6Mbps.
Pros: Expensive, Configuration utility is confusing for newbies
Cons: Download manager for FTP, Web, and BitTorrent downloads, Built-in 250GB hard drive, Print server, USB ports for additional hard drives and mirroring capability, Message board and personal Web site server