Summary: After reading all previous good comments I bought the device. Installation was a breeze, the wizard is well designed and the manual is actually helpful. Preliminary runs were good, wireless speed is excellent (compared with my previous router, a D-Link best forgotten). Also the signal reaches all of my house and is strong. Then it went downhill just as fast: it drops (wireless) connection almost every 30 seconds or so.
Summary: I bought this because of all the good reviews, and I needed a way to get a good signal in my bedroom upstairs. I don't live in a large house (2500 sq ft) so I thought this would be perfect. Setup was simple, but no substantial improvement. I moved the router around, from next to the modem in my parents bedroom downstairs in the corner of our house, to the middle of the living room which is pretty much in the centre of the house.
Summary: I received item in a timely manner. But when I began to install the router it would not communicate with my computer. I spent about 35 minutes on the phone with tech support and still could not get the router to work. Needless to say I took the router back to walmart and got a refund. Walmart customer service was very helpful with my return.
If you like reliability, this router is not for you
28 July 2012
Summary: So far I have had this router for about three weeks and have reset or unplugged it about 4+ times a day. I had high hopes for this router because of the reviews. After many attempts to figure what was wrong I finally sent it back for a refund. The setup was easy once I took out my four year old laptop having no luck with a 2011 MacBook air and a 2011 MacBook pro.
Summary: This kept dropping my connection. My old router didn't have this problem. I switched back and forth between routers to verify this router is the source of the problem. Signal strength seems better when the connection is working but I'd rather have a reliable connection that a stronger signal.
Summary: After I received this item I connected it as per it's instructions and it failed to work. I tried all the other connection directions and still no wireless, it did function with included cord but I purchased it for use as a wireless router. As usual with Amazon I returned the item and got a refund NO QUESTIONS ASKED this is why I always buy from Amazon, for their refund policy, but this is a piece of junk, save your money and buy another product!!