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Pros: The main pro is the wireless strength. It isn't anything extraordinary but it is on the more powerful side of routers.
External program comes with speed test... kind of nice
Cons: Is it working? Oh, the indicator lights are all hidden in the back. That would make sense for standard users who don't care about high tech stuff, but someone buying this expensive of a router is going to want a bit more of a utilitarian setup.
I like to review routers based on their user interface because that can make a huge difference. In this case, the router's initial interface is through an external program that comes on the included CD (couldn't get to web interface right away). Ok... don't see that too often... probably is pretty well laid out at least. Nope, it is very confusion. Took me a while to even figure out how to set up the SSID and password. Turns out the external program basically just routes you to the normal web interface. I guess that's why they call it a router (haha... ha). The same outdated web interface that Linksys has been using for years.
Other cons are all the features missing. There are a lot of reviews that already list them so I won't go into that.
Other Thoughts: I still have several of the Linksys WRT54G routers and love them. Those were built so stably that they made me into a Linksys fan. However, after seeing this router, it just doesn't seem like Linksys is still keeping up with the latest technology.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: As the title states, this router has great 5GHz signal strength. Without naming any specific routers, this is x2-x2.5 more powerful than my main $200 router. That in itself was surprising since my $200 router has the strongest 5GHz signal of any of my other routers.
I know a lot of people complain about the user interface, and yeah, it's not the most modern design but everything is easy to find. I am aware of the interface stability problems people have been complaining about but I have not run into any of those either. Could just be a manufacturing defect in some.
Cons: My 5GHz rant (con for all 5HGz, not just this router):
In my opinion, you don't need 5GHz. the wireless N with 2.4GHz is faster than any average home internet speed so you won't even notice a difference. 5GHz is just a feature that uninformed people waste their money on because it's the latest thing. In reality, since the wavelengths are shorter (because 5GHz vs 2.4GHz) walls actually kill your signal strength more than with 2.4GHz.
There are only 3 reasons for 5GHz:
-If you are getting interference (aka connection drops) on the 2.4GHz band from neighbors or microwaves
-If you need the extra fast speed on a LAN network that your computer probably won't even utilize
-If you get the latest tech for the sake of wasting money on inferior features.
Reasons for only using 2.4GHz and ignoring 5GHz all together:
-Same internet speed as 5GHz
-Better signal strength
-Less interference from walls
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a great router for the price. One of the best I have seen in this cost range. It may not have USB 3.0 but doesn't matter to me. Interface is not very modern but all the features are easy to find and not hidden away.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is in my friend's computer that I built for him about a year ago. Nothing really technical in this review but he is quite happy with this. He hasn't ever had any connection issues and it is good quality.
Cons: NoneREAD FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Alex F.
Date Joined: 12/01/10
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