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Pros: Many options, including dual-band capability and the ability to set up guest SSID's, so your friends can have Internet access without access to your home network.
Frequent updates to the firmware are available, so support is ongoing, even for this older model.
Cons: Support up to wireless-N, does not support wireless AC standard.
Detection of updates to firmware by the router are not solid. If I don't see an update offered after login as admin, I'll go the ASUS web site to check. Sometimes there is an update the router did not offer. Download and installation of the updates is NOT a problem.
Has only USB 2.0 ports instead of the faster USB 3.0.
Other Thoughts: I purchased this router from Newegg as a refurb, and have had good results with it. I have had NO hardware failures and everything I received has worked well.
As with anything technology-related, speed is everything. This is not the fastest router out there, and does not support the 802.11AC.
I have gigabit fiber Internet to my home, so my wired Ethernet devices are benefiting from gigabit Ethernet support, but I have no wireless AC devices, so (at least at the moment) having a wireless AC-capable router would not give me any significant advantages.
This review is from: Sony ILCE-3000K/B Alpha a3000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera 20.1 MP Black
Pros: Well-designed controls
Wide variety of interchangeable lenses
Default installed lens is a wide-angle to 'normal' zoom, perfect for travelers who want to take pictures of places they've visited.
Cons: Obviously, this camera will NOT fit in your pocket, so you have to really WANT the features and versatility it provides over your smaller point-and-shoot camera or your smartphone.
Other Thoughts: I purchased many SLR cameras with interchangeable lenses while I was in the US Navy overseas, and I really enjoyed them, but lugging around the camera and its accessories was not so pleasant due to the weight. The newer SLR cameras are made with lighter material, and this Sony does NOT have the feel of a cheaply made camera. While lighter than my older cameras, this new addition will give me great flexibility in what and how I shoot when I travel, without weighing me down.
I owned one of the early Sony digital cameras, and this is definitely a quantum leap in digital imaging technology that I will enjoy for many years.
Pros: Dual Band (2.4GHz/5.0GHz);
Easy to set up, and with a large and varied feature set;
Allows for a guest network without access to your home network;
Two USB 2.0 ports for attaching discs or printer;
Personal VPN to allow access to your home network from outside
Cons: Designed to stand upright (for best visibility of indicator lights), but has all its connection jacks at the top of the unit, meaning that all your CAT 5/6 cables, USB cables and power are sprouting from the top of the unit. You can lay the unit down, with the connectors then coming out the back in a more conventional fashion, but then you would not be able to see the indicator lights easily. Unless you spend your time watching the lights, this is not a big deal.
Other Thoughts: ASUS has had 4 firmware updates since I've owned the unit, so support is good. Many of the updates were to fix the secure web protocols that have recently been revealed to have active exploits in the wild. The router will not perform the updates automatically without you logging into the administrator console. The firmware is supposed to alert you then that there is an update pending, but I have manually visited the ASUS web site to find that an update is available that the router did not detect for me. It's not a big deal, and I submitted a case to ASUS about the issue. I thought they had it fixed, but had to manually download the most recent update. So your persistent vigilance is advised, and not just for this particular router.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: David B.
Date Joined: 01/03/05
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