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Pros: Brings new life to P4 machines with only AGP or PCI slots (no PCIe).
Plays games from 2005 backward without problems, such as NFS U2 and UT 2004.
Cons: GPU (GT 610) is beefier than the CPU now (P4 2.8 Northwood), so I'm not getting the full potential from this card.
Other Thoughts: There is no AGP card with a GPU this fast, so I settled for a PCI card instead.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Don't listen to the dis-information from wannabe pros "claiming" to have 5-eggs Tech Knowledge, this router IS custom firmware compatible!! It baffles me that people claiming to have a 5 egg Tech Knowledge think that DD-WRT is the only game in town...sheesh!! TomatoUSB and other custom firmwares ARE available for this router, both the Version 1 and the Version 2. Load TomatoUSB and you will have TOTAL control over the router...comparable even to Cisco IOS, but with a GUI interface.
Cons: You will need somewhat tech skills in doing custom firmware on routers, otherwise you might brick it. Even if you brick it, you can still debrick with help on the web.
Occasionally, the custom firmware will lose the time in the router...usually after a router reboot. I just use the linux date command and set it.
Other Thoughts: TomatoUSB is arguably better than DD-WRT, and I have used DD-WRT on many, many devices including ASUS, Buffalo and Linksys, and DD-WRT works fine, don't get me wrong. I just prefer Tomato now because it is just as functional and has a cleaner interface. To claim 5 eggs of Tech Knowledge on Newegg for a router should mean that you are a programmer of firmware, either for a third party or for the Vendor manufacturing the device...everyone else **at best** should be listing 4 eggs of Tech Knowledge. I'm showing 3 eggs on mine since I have only been upgrading custom firmwares on routers for about 7 years, and I am not a developer. 4 eggs Tech Knowledge to me implies that you can debrick any router under adverse circumstances...can you?
TomatoUSB is available for V1 and V2.
Pros: Netgear totally supports custom firmware and facilitates the distribution of open-source firmware on the myopenrouter website. Shibby the developer has put together a great version of Tomato for this router!!! No malfunctions on the router so QC did its job at the factory.
Cons: This is so new with such wiz-bang components (newest chipset and ram size), the custom firmware developers had to spin new versions of their software. But the Shibby TomatoUSB version from the myopenrouter website works flawlessly.
Other Thoughts: Newegg actually shipped the WNR3500Lv2 instead of the WNR3500L, which are very different when it comes to custom firmware. I was going to send back the v2 unit, but the day I was going to drop it at the post office, Shibby published the v2 version on myopenrouter and it worked perfectly. Wireless N works as well as G.READ FULL REVIEW