Summary: I have had the wireless router for only about a week. and it has already started giving me major problems. I am not hard on them, nor do I max them out. I have it in a open space all around it, and only use it for general web browsing, some facebook and their games, a few video's, and netflix. We have a 20 meg down connection and do not do file sharing in the house, so there is no way that we do anything that would strain it in any way.
Pros: easy to set up. good signal strength, excellent service for the few days it actually worked.
Summary: I installed DD-WRT and that seemed to fix the issue for an hour or so, then the ports died again. The WAN port works fine, so right now I have the router set up as a bridge (using DD-WRT) and configured the WAN port to be LAN instead, and it's running fine with one device plugged into the WAN port and connecting to my new router over Wi-Fi.
Pros: -Cheap -Worked most of the time
Cons: -For some reason I had one device that, when connected to this router, wouldn't transfer at more than a few KB/s. All other devices worked fine with this router, and all other routers worked fine with this device. -Occasionally required restart -After almost 3 years, the wired ports stopped working properly. Devices plugged into the LAN ports cannot get a working connection.
Summary: I'm some disappointed because it was stable for 2 years and just passed the 2-year-warrety. I tried to use different channel IDs and updated to latest official firmware. None of above could save it.
Pros: cheap, easy to setup. signal is good, stable for just 2 years.
Cons: After putting in use for almost 2 years, it begins to die. It randomly halt within 24 hours and I have to reboot it every day. It's fair for a $23 router working for 2 years, but I know a lot of similar cheap router lasting much longer time.
Summary: Anytime you put something new on your network you're going to have bumps in the road; it's to be expected. I called no less than ten times to get tech support for the router, was disconnected at least six of them and the other four times I spoke with an oriental woman who could barely be understood in my language of English. It was very, very, frustrating. She said the firmware needed to be upgraded as it was very old...
Pros: Easy set up, good notes on interface for each feature, very inexpensive when compared to other units.
Cons: Not very stable, been booting off all windows machines and my Mac doesn't seem to stay on either and keep searching for a network, can't get tech support from people who speak English.
Pros: Decent router, good range, able to use DD-WRT with it if needed. The stock FW is good enough so I'm just keep using it
Cons: The quality of parts is not as great. The Power Adapter died within 2 months of usage. I had to use the Power Adapter from other devices for it to work. I could have do some warranty replacement but I'll be without Wireless internet.
Pros: Perfect reliable WIRED operation. Nice user interface. Good specs. Reasonable price. Seems to work OK with my Android smartphone when using WEP encryption.
Cons: I want WPA encryption, as advertised, not inferior WEP. Cannot sustain reliable WPA connection to my Android smartphone, for more than a day. This has never worked reliably. I am too new to this medium to know the causes, so I simply say this router is INCOMPATIBLE with my phone, for WPA. Requires that I re-boot the router... after several hours or a day. I do NOT use wireless incessantly; rather, I return after several hours and try to connect; that's when it fails.....
Summary: This review is for V8 hardware as there are many different version. This is the latest as of this writing.
Pros: Inexpensive, contains Atheros chipset, range and speed are decent.
Cons: Has locked up twice (no wired or wireless when this happens). Now it has been up for 19 days. We'll see how it goes. If you need reliability, this may not be the best choice. The device needs a watchdog timer to reset itself if there is a problem. Having to toggle power manually is a pain. Tech support notified, but no solution. If it can't stay up reliably, I'll need to find something better,
Summary: performed satisfactorily for 4 months, then started "dns server failed to respond" (per MS troubleshooter) on two ports. The other ports and wireless were OK. After eliminating all other possibilities the old Rosewill came out of retirement and saved the day.
Summary: I first set up the router just before Christmas on wireless only as we were expecting a lot of kids with iPods and a couple of parents with iPads/iPhones that run at 150Mbps. Unit worked wireless only flawlessly until 3-10-2012 when I decided to replace my Netgear 54Mbps router with this one. Hooked up my printer, computers, net drives, etc. to run through the LAN ports. Unit locked-up the first time in about 3 hours.
Pros: Compact unit, easy to setup and can be wall mounted. Newegg pricing was great too. Has good throughput to 150 Mbps. even with 3 or 4 wireless devices online at the same time...when it works. I don't know about 300Mbps as none of my devices have that capability. Firmware upgrade is easy to do.
Cons: Unit locks-up often...about 3 times a week. When it locks-up, nothing works. After turning unit off/on it will work again for 2 or 3 days and lock-up. This is with the latest revision firmware downloaded 3-10-2012. Can't seem to take full load of LAN devices. See more details below in 'Other Thoughts'.