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 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!
Summary: Bought this form a brick and mortar store. Since the router has a 5dBi antenna range is good. However, there are some quirks in the security settings. It seems the web gateway/menu locks your security settings and can only be undone by resetting the router to factory default. Also, there are no indications for which firmware to use hence it is easy to use the wrong version and fry your router which I unftortunately did.
Summary: I found that the customer service for Tenda to fall short. I could not get the router configured to work with my access point, also a tenda product. I took both back and purchased two differend brNDS and have had no problems from the start.
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.
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.