Summary: Where to begin? I bought this long ago for ~ $15 at a bargain store. I've never regretted it. Pros: *Extremely reliable - never drops a connection (maybe 1-2 times over 3 years? and that was probably my fault). *I can max it out at 116 mbs with a wired connection (very good throughput). *I receive an A or B rating on all latency tests in the USA (depending on location) *A workhorse -- the little router that can and will surprise you.
Summary: I think I'll just stick with Linksys. I have a Linksys with Tomato installed. Works great.
Pros: Easy setup. Original bought it to extend my wireless connections. I also like the gigabyte LAN ports.
Cons: I tried to use it to replace the Linksys wireless router connected to my broadband modem to take advantage of the gigabyte LAN ports. However, it drops the wan connection off and on. I Replaced the router with my Linksys wireless router and WAN drops wet away. I didn't see a DHCP client list.
Summary: I see where a few people had problems with this, but I did not. This router took about five minutes total to get going and has great range. I had a Netgear that we had to keep tuning off and back on because we kept losing our connections. This Router has a lot better range, but unfortunately for one of my neighbor's great security. He finally came over and asked what the passcode was because he couldn't get in! I told him I don't know, it was set up for me. (I lied!
Pros: Great price for a capable router. Small size, large antennae, supports a large number of wireless router configurations and capabilities. It is located in a rarely used vacation home where the temperature can drop to the low 40's in the winter. Has been working flawlessly so far.
Cons: The CD disk is not a walk through installation wizard it only points you to the routers internet URL that gets you into the internal configuration screens. You need to be familiar with the wireless settings and their labels in order to be able to complete all the configurations.
Summary: I set this up mainly to improve wireless coverage in my house. I have it connected to a gateway via power jack adapters. It has been set up for over a couple weeks and no resets have been needed yet. Considering the low price and perceived build quality I don’t have high hopes for longevity and reliability but it is performing great so far and hopefully proves my assumptions wrong over the long term.
Pros: Supports WDS so you can maintain a single WAN when multiple WAN routers/access points are used (assuming they all support WDS). good/wide wireless coverage. Low price (I purchased this unit when it was on a shell shocker sale).
Cons: It feels like a cheap build with poor documentation. LAN connectors sometimes get stuck in the jacks and you have to use 2 hands to disconnect them. I’m no expert at configuring network devices…I made more than a few errors while setting this up and at least twice I had to power the unit off before the reset (to factory defaults) button would work. I don't think that's normal.