Summary: I purchased this product to replace an old aging wireless router (Airlink 101 ar430w), The set-up was easy and effortless. Pros: It handled all my wired (including lan printer) and wireless gadgets with ease. They all connected fairly easily and the wps function worked great! The neat thing about this router is that you can switch it to a access point and also a repeater mode. This makes great uses for future purposes.
Pros: I bought this with the intention of putting my AT&T U-verse router/modem combo into bridged mode and using this as my primary router (since the Motorola NVG510 they provided me with is sketchy), with a 3rd router (Linksys WRT54G) as a wireless bridge for some wired machines on the 2nd fl of my house. These 3 things led me to choose this router: wireless N, USB support for cell carriers, and DD-WRT support.
Cons: Doesn't work. Tried 2 devices, laptop and desktop. Whether I have my machines set w/ static IP or DHCP, neither way recognizes the router at it's address: 192.168.1.1. Reset router several times. Thought maybe it needed a reset to factory defaults, that didn't work either. I've heard good things about this model, but the refurb'd units seem to be having issues. I'll get it RMA'd I guess, but I don't have the warm fuzzies about getting another refurb.
Pros: Specs are good, would be a decent router if it worked.
Cons: Refurb'ed router from Newegg was just packaged in a whitebox. It was not tested or re-initialized to default FW. It took a while to recover the firmware and finally have access. After one day running as repeater, it started to power off immediately every 2-3 mins. Asus support was OK to assign an RMA. I paid for the shipment, no big deal. 10 days later, got another white box refurb. Same deal, not tested or restored to factory default settings, locked with a password....
Summary: Second one worked like a charm for about three days. Then it started acting weird, instead of repeating the same SSID, it made a new network, but still worked if you connected to the new network. Then, a few days later, it stopped working altogether.
Pros: Fantastic router/repeater when it works. I seriously don't think there is a better router on the market for the money, but buy it new, don't mess with these refurbs.
Cons: I'm not sure they're really even testing these. I've bought two of them and they were utter junk. First one barely worked at all, I could barely get it to display the setup page after numerous resets. Wouldn't work at all in router or repeater mode.
Cons: wont even turn on. plug it into the power adapter and nothing happens. did not get any of the other hardware that the description shows. no cable, not disc, only a lame manual that says plug part A into part B. i will definitely be contacting newegg about this especially since other people say they have had the same problems with this item.
Summary: I purchased this wireless router for my parents. It is their first wireless router. I flashed it with dd-wrt (DD-WRT v24-sp2 (06/08/12) std - build 19342) and found the wireless connection to be stable and the range to reasonably good. They do not use the usb port. I like the compact design with no external antenna as it is simple looking so maybe it's more parent friendly since they don't have an external antenna to look at ;-).
Pros: Compact, decent wireless range, usb port for printer
Cons: Periodic reboots seem to help when running dd-wrt