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
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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!
Summary: I really like this router a lot. I bought it to replace my 802.11g router, and its been up to task. One problem that cant be avoided, no matter the brand is that if you have a wireless G device connected to it, all other devices also are slowed down to wireless G speeds. With the mail-in rebate, this was a steal.
Pros: Fast easy to set up USB port is easy to use to set up a network printer.
Cons: Setting up a network hard drive on the USB is a little difficult and confusing.
Summary: Overall, its a good N router with good price.
Pros: Good signal coverage and decent speed. Price is very attractive for N router.
Cons: The stock firmware is sloppy. Better upgrade to DD-WRT. The advertised Download Master never works. If its the primary reason buying this router, forget about it. I bought it from MWave and learned the lesson. I RMAed it and wasted $10 on return shipment.