Summary: This item was sold thru Newegg but came from a 3rd party vendor. This is the Second Straight router I have received from Newegg that was DoA and shipped thru a 3rd party vendor. Returning for a refund and will buy next router locally.
Pros: Hard to tell....Item was DoA
Cons: Item was DoA and appeared to be used. The box it came in wasn't shrink wrapped and very beat up. It also took over 2 weeks to be delivered.
Cheap, feature-rich router. Great bang for the buck.
3 August 2012
Summary: I bought this router (WRT54GS v3) with the intention of flashing an open OS on it, like Tomato or DD-WRT. The 3rd version of WRT54GS is ideal for that, because it has a lot of flash memory (8MB) as opposed to the later versions, which allows me to cram as many features in as I need. When flashing a custom OS, the feature set is fully customizable, and includes such advanced features as VPN tunneling, individual bandwidth metering and virtual LAN.
Summary: This router is a piece of junk. I have had this product for approximately 6 months and I am on the phone with support all of the time for hours at a time. It will work fine for a few hours and then I will lose internet connection. 2X it did something so my IP address was no longer recognized and I had to call support to have them correct the problem only to have it happen again.
Summary: Why would you waste your time buying the other model that doesn't have SpeedBooster? Seems awfully foolish to me. It probably only helps a negligible amount but its the principle off the thing!
Pros: I've been working with computers for 25 years and have used many different makes and models of routers and this model has been the best. I set it up around three years ago and have not touched it since. It has given me absolutely no problems whatsoever. You cannot beat that!
Pros: Only had to reset it twice in 2 months. Easy instructions for setup. This is my first wi-fi router.
Cons: After trying to use the software in the package on my Vista laptop, I decided the best option was an uninstall. I use the standard Windows connection wizard and it works like a charm. Full signal all over my small house. 5 eggs if the software wasn't junk.