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Pros: Warrentee if you use only their firmware
Cons: Directly from their support:
I apologize but even though it says that it supports Opensource, it is still a third party software.
In the link, http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1113
NETGEAR products are covered by a limited liability warranty from defects in material and workmanship. This warranty does not apply if, in the judgement of NETGEAR, the product fails due to damage from shipment, handling, storage, accident, abuse or misuse, or if it has been used or maintained in a manner not conforming to the product's instructions, has been modified in any way, or has a defaced or removed serial number.
Repair by anyone other than NETGEAR or an approved agent voids this warranty.
Uploading a third party software somehow is modifying the router in a way.
Other Thoughts: So if you want to run DD-WRT, OpenWRT Tomato or any of the other frimwares out there, look elseware!
Also all Linux based OS will not Name Resolve you must use their IP address.
Pros: Supports IPv6 (almost)
Cons: No name resolution possible, don't expect to access your computers by name. When contacting Support their response is.. "As I understand, you configured your DHCP client machines under IP Address Reservation and created a local host name but when you ping the name, it gave you an error "Host not found".
I apologize but it is a NETGEAR router product limitation. It does not have the capability to create an entry to allow name resolution."
Are you KIDDING ME?
Pros: You can load DD-WRT but very little IPv6 support with that.
Cons: Beam forming is not supported.
DHCP does not create DNS records. - If you create an IP reservation with the name and MAC address, you cannot get to that machine by its name if it is not a windows box!
QoS slows down all network traffic.
DHCPv6 is advertise only, no reservations and no DNS functionality.
Local domains are not allowed so forget local SSL certs.
Other Thoughts: I have made 4 contacts to their support when they requested I contact them. I have never heard back from them. My support case was "escalated" 2 months ago and I still have not heard a word back.
Go with something else!