Summary: Even with the alternative firmware (Tomato or DD-WRT) recommended by LifeHacker, there are serious problems with this router, in particular the range. If you are standing over the router with your laptop/phone, the throughput is reasonable; however, even in a two-bedroom apartment, the throughput drops off when you leave the room that has the router.
Summary: I too have to agree with the negative reviews. This router drops connections all the time. I was upgrading from a Netgear super G to this and was sorely disappointed. The router is in route back to Amazon for a refund as we speak. Another annoying feature is that the router itself will not allow you to make more than one change at a time without a reboot to allow for the settings to take place.
Summary: I was really excited when I heard about this product as it looked like it could do everything I wanted it to. I got my order from Amazon and quickly hooked it up. The encloded software seemed ok. Anyways I replaced an older Wireless N router with it, and knew there was trouble when I was standing 10 feet away with the new router in direct site and was not even getting a full signal from the router.
Summary: Do not, I repeat, do NOT buy this router. Although it is easy to set-up and easy to install, it's a better paperweight than a router. This product is so bad I can't even bring myself to sell it to anyone out of fear of embarrassment. It boasts dual band g/b/n technology and connection speeds of up to 300MB/sec over the network, but fails to say that connecting to the internet is most likely never to happen with any consistency.
Summary: My experience with this router has been one major mistake after another. I didn't check the Amazon reviews before purchasing - my mistake. I bought it (not through Amazon) - my mistake. I threw away the packaging after setting it up and now I can't return - major mistake. Although this thing was simple enough to set-up, it has been a major letdown for all of the reasons that other reviewers have mentioned.
Summary: I have a network with a number of other wireless access points. As any network admin who looks after a number of WAPs would know, you need the SSID to match on all station. I was sent this device as a warranty replacement for a N+ whose antenna simply fell off. The old device (and every other device on the networks) allows a hyphen in the SSID, this one does not.
Summary: This was my first wireless router, and it worked well for about a day. Then, it started to drop connections. I had to reset the router 8 times a day. I thought it might have been my Internet connection, so I upgraded it - to no avail. This router works fine for 10 minutes after resetting, but then it starts dropping again. Luckily, I bought this from Costco, so I was able to return it with no hassle. STAY AWAY from this POS.
Summary: I read the reviews, and I decided to give it a shot anyway since I've had good luck with connectivity in my house. In all honesty, the connectivity wasn't the issue with me. It was the configuration. Below is a detailed account of my experience trying to set this thing up: When setting up a router, I always use the web-based interface. I don't like installing a program since there's no guarantee it will work with the operating system that I have.
Summary: I bought this router and spent hours trying to get it to work correctly with my printer and external hard drive. The next day I returned it and bought the less expensive D-Link DIR-655 and it worked perfectly right away.