Summary: Look, if you're Joe Average and you're looking for a router, this isn't for you, move on and find yourself a Linksys, Netgear, D-Link, Asus or one of the countless other consumer-grade routers on the market.
Pros: Cisco professional grade products have legendary reliability. I've got a router and a switch that are both end-of-life / end-of-sale that have been running for more than 7 years without a reboot.
Cons: Cons...yes working in CLI of IOS sucks. Cisco licensing sucks, and Cisco products aren't cheap.
Summary: Overall a exceptional router for a small business or a techie home owner who wants a reliable, great performing router!
Pros: This is a great router. I have not had to reboot at all in over a year (since I put it online). I have this connected with a Cisco switch and several wireless AP's as well. Even though this is only 10/100 it handles traffic very well. I have multiple VLANS, DHCP pools. Several bridged access points, media servers and about 20 users running through a single WAN connection and bandwidth remains stable throughout the entire network.
Cons: A bit expensive. However this IS NOT your typical router you find at the "big box" stores. Not for the novice! You must have at least some concept of Cisco's CLI and the willingness to learn it. I have not used the GUI, I prefer CLI.
Summary: Fantastic reliability and excellent security, this is great for small branches and executive users who need secure access back to home base. Has an array of QOS features. This device is NOT for the home user, it ain't no Linksys garbage, this is REAL Cisco and it takes a Cisco engineer to program it, also the wireless radio is a completely separate module inside the unit, requiring the correct firmware and programming separately.
Summary: This is an enterprise device - definately should have an understanding of Cisco devices before installing this. Note the default username and password is cisco/cisco, not what's found in the documentation.
Pros: It's Cisco. Rock solid reliability and great replacement for my consumer grade router. Very secure and setup the firewall rules automatically for me.
Cons: No PoE plug is included, kind of a bummer - for the price it should have one, not worth taking an egg (only half an egg).
Summary: This is a great router for the money if you are looking to learn the Cisco IOS for CCENT/CCNA studies and it is a great home router. This router will give you many years of great service without having the worry needing to reboot once or twice a month, and or purchasing new routers every two years. Over the past 5 years I have purchased the 3 of other leading brands that last for about 2 years or until the warranty expires.
Pros: Cisco's know reputation for a superior product second to none.
Cons: The fiasco experienced with Newegg losing one of these at the warehouse. Wow, what nightmare that was..!!
Cons: Never have i written a review for any items good or bad that I have purchased. This time however... I feel so strongly that this unit is the worst router that I have ever seen. The CCP is terrible, the GUI itself sucks, and on top of that you need to pay for a SSL Vpn license. Not once did any of the cisco reps ever mention this to me. DO NOT BUY THIS