Summary: I bought this router to update an older model dlink g that would drop signal due I think to many wireless devices. After adding dish network and 2 cell phones and 2 tablets the old one was not able to keep up. I had the old router connected to the dish hopper network in the house and when it dropped signal it would kick out the joey upstairs and always had to reset it.
Summary: I replaced my WRT320n running DD-WRT with this router after a recommendation by one of the main DD-WRT dev (Brainslayer). I installed DD-WRT 22118 right away without any hassle and it's work like a charm. Way faster than my older router. For a router with a good IC (Atheros instead of cheap Broadcom), good memory size (128Mo instead of standard 32Mo), at this price this is really a steal.
Summary: This is just a bad product. Could not get the software to install on any of my PC's. Called their customer service which is in China and the person could not even understand me. Second person ended up crashing my desktop twice. I ended the call and returned this piece of junk!
Summary: We were not getting any luck watching Nexflix, Utube videos, etc. on our smart TVs or our smart phones. We realized we only had a N150 router which basically runs a wireless internet connection on a computer or two. This new router is amazing! We are running everything, without buffering, on two computers, two smart TVs and two smart cell phones. We are very satisfied with this product.
Summary: So far so good! Much faster that the Netgear N600 and easier to set up. Just put the disc in and follow directions. Password protect keeps the thieves away from your signal. Great for tech dummies like myself.
Pros: PLEASE NOTE: These pros only come after installing DD-WRT firmware on the router. Once that's installed, it's an excellent router for the price with all the features of more expensive units. I've not used it more for just simple router functions, but the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands both work well and I've streamed Netflix on the TV while watching ESPN on my laptop streamed at the same time, with no issues with connection.
Cons: Not the best router with stock firmware. Worked fine for a week, then no device could keep a solid connection on any band. I could switch bands on devices that could use 2.4GHz and 5GHz which would get it to working for about 5 minutes, then it would die again. Restarting the router had no discernable effect. Really bad experience on stock firmware.
Pros: Larger size, Looks nice with my other gear. Very happy with WIRED speed, USB attached storage works nicely, not the fasted I have ever seen, however, it is very convenient.
Cons: The WIRELESS on this is SLOW. When using WPK2, It maxed out at just under 7Mbps. My old Netgear, and Linksys "G" wireless routers could both make the maximum use of my connection speed of 45Mbps. I have read several sites that state this router runs slow in WIRELESS. I pray this will be addressed in a future firmware update.