Summary: Overall, I am pleased with the reliability and effectiveness of this router after replacing the firmware and adding a gigabit switch. I should be able to get a few more years of use out of it.
Pros: This has been my router for five years now, and I have no plans to replace it. This router can be made very reliable if you replace the firmware with TomatoUSB or DDWRT. You really cant do without this. Don't use the linksys firmware. I never have to reset the router and it maintains optimum spee...
Cons: If you use the linksys firmware, expect a nightmare router that needs to be reset daily, especially after a few years of use. You can thankfully eliminate this issue by replacing your firmware with TomatoUSB or DDWRT.
Summary: I have FiOS, which is a great service, but can be limited much like how a new PC ships with bloatware. Verizon requires use of an Actiontec router, which some like, but most tech enthusiasts do not. It lacks some modern configuration options.
Good for price. Requires reboots to maintain full throughput. Little better than a (g) router.
Charles John Gervasi, Amazon
24 August 2013
Summary: This works well for the price. Pros: - Unlike some cheaper routers, I've never had a problem with a phone or other DHCP client getting an IP address. DHCP always works. - Range seems good, esp considering antennas are built in.
Summary: Now, I know that things tend to wear out after a while, but I can't recall a piece of hardware I've ever owned which, one day after four years of constant use, just randomly decides to stop working properly, but doesn't appear to be doing so.
Pros: - Reliable. - Easy to customize. - Works with a number of different bands. - Firmware updates are a snap!
Cons: - Not enough Port Forwarding slots for hardcore gamers. - Takes a while to find the internet connection after the modem resets. (This can be circumvented by manually releasing/renewing your connection, however. - Becomes randomly unreliable after four years of use.