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.
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
Summary: A great router and printer/mass storage server for the price. Router comes with cd to setup router and printer. Helps if you know how to add a TCP port for your printer. Works well with Epson Stylus Color 860. even though it is not listed as compatible.Wifi works at 802.11n speeds. Good speed with Shaw Extreme 25mbps. Meets my needs.
Pros: Easy to set up. Like the functionality of the online management system. Had a Linksys router before with software management. This is better with n speed wifi.Printer server works well once i figured out how to add a TCP port.
Cons: Took me 3 or 4 hours to figure out how to figure out how to add a TCP port to my XP and windows 7 OS. Thanks to the internet, info is available.
Summary: I bought one of these for a friend from a different retailer well over a year ago. I set it up and it's been stable since. She has 3-5 students sharing her internet and there has been no issues whatsoever. They're in the basement. She's upstairs. Bought one for my girlfriend and she's had it for over a week. Totally stable. I'm jealous of them both. My WRT54gl v.1 is borked so I will pick one up too.
Pros: Pings great. No delays at all. Stable, fast, feature rich. Accepts open-source firmware upgrade to dd-wrt - sadly not tomato.
Summary: This is the 4th Asus router I've bought - all the others I've replaced with DD-WRT firmware to add features. I figured I'd try the built in firmware & replace it if I didn't like it. I kept the software because there were plenty of options and setting up a network HD for storage was fairly easy - I did have to reformat the drive from FAT32 to NTFS for some unknown reason... FAT32 is supposed to work. Nice work Asus!