Summary: The out-of-the-box experience was pretty good. It set up in no time at all. As expected, the 5.0GHz signal is not very strong and does not reach across my large house. 5.0GHz signals are pretty poor at penetrating walls and stuff. The 2.4 GHz signal, is much stronger than either of my other routers - an Actiontec from Verizon FIOS and a compact Zuni router. I set the router up to function as a wireless Access Point.