Pros: Gigabit lan is much faster than the previous 10/100 model I had. Netgear has a very user friendly interface which makes setup a breeze. Each unit is shipped with its own unique wireless WPA key so there is no need to change it (unless you want to) and it is easily found on a sticker on the router... so you can't loose it. Of course Netgear support is wonderful if you do need thier services.
Cons: The original unit I received work great initially.. but after about 1 week started to continually drop the DSL connection... I would reconnect the old router and it would hold connection with no issues. As time went on its abiltiy to hold the connection eventually failed all-together. Netgear covered the unit under terms of their warranty and sent a replacement which came with all the paperwork I needed to send the other one back. Maybe the luck of getting the one in 1000 that are bad from the start? Not a con really but an annoyance at best... I set the router up to email the logs at 12 AM and it sends them to me at NOON... uhm guys... 12 Noon is 12 PM. 12 AM is Midnight.
Other Thoughts: Anyway... if you want your logs emailed to you at Midniight you better tell it to send them at 12 PM. Certainly worth upgrading the lan to Gigabit speed capabilities... anyone working with large files on a routine basis as I do will appreciate the drop in time that it takes to transfer them from one computer to another.
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Pros: All I had to do to get the DSL working was run the setup wizard, which is mostly automatic. Happy enough with the user interface; options seem good enough for my uses, though the help/documentation is a little lackluster in spots. Improved my download speeds by about 10% (300Kb/s to 330Kb/s) and handles multiple downloads/uploads, including torrents, very well. Bandwidth doesn't seem to stall like it would with my last modem, with the network being up but pages and downloads randomly slowing to a crawl. I have yet to reset this thing after first setting it up; my previous network, which included a wired modem in bridge mode and a separate wireless N router, needed to be cycled multiple times per day.
Cons: AC adapters have yet to mature (price, reliability). There is no competition for this thing right now, which means the price will remain high for a while yet. Additionally, Wirelesss AD is already in the works, but according to the Wiki will not start showing up until 2014. If you already have a good network set-up, you may want to wait for that. Personally, my devices were ancient and never really worked all that well to begin with, so I am happy with this as a long-term upgrade.
Other Thoughts: This modem/router is overkill for my network (3mb DSL with 3-5 devices) but it's also working flawlessly, something I've never experienced in networking before. It's way expensive and I have no devices yet capable of taking advantage of Wireless AC, but I'm pretty excited about the slight bandwidth boost, peace of mind (again, haven't had to reset it once) and futureproofing.
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