Summary: Overall, I'm underwhelmed by this router. The signal strength on the 5GHz bandwidth is low, limiting range. Boosting the power does not seem to help. It occasionally crashes, but that appears to be tomatoUSB bugs. There is a very small performance improvement over my RT-N16 for 2.4 GHz and file serving speed. At twice the price of an RT-N16 I expected more. I do get better through-put on the 5 GHz bandwidth due to less interference but still it is nothing to cheer about.
Pros: Dual band, reasonable speeds, small, great range
Summary: I went to put the router in and for the first time was great then it went down...I had to call my son-inlaw over to fix it and it took him an hour and a half to get this router up and going again. I don't think this router is for the average person.
Summary: I bought this for the 2 usb ports for my printer and external hard drive. It also has ftp server to access the usb drive. The functionality is cool. Using ftp I can remotely access drive from pc or mac. Setup was a little complicated. Price is a little high. It got my attention because people were raving about connection speed and range. I am not finding the range to be much different from my 12 year old Linksys.
Excerpt: Worked for a few hours but then it (partially) failed. All servers (FTP, SAMBA, VPN) are dead from both internal and external addresses. Intermittently loses connectivity with WAN. Over the past year about 40% of all routers I have set up (12+) have been DOA or defective within a year. I was using Netgear then Linksys now ASUS.
Summary: This is a question, not a review. Does anyone have this running as an AP but still able to use the guest network (Internet only) function? I have Sky BB so have to use the ISP's provided router/modem. I've read some reviews that suggest the guest network function doesn't work if this unit is not hosting the internet connection directly.
Summary: Going from a very low end router my expectation was that I would have much better signal strength throughout my home. While signal strength was a little stronger in some areas it was not that significant. The reason I rated as average value was because of the much higher price than my old router I had higher expectations.