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Pros: Netgear reliability. Highly configurable for prosumer / SMB or simple consumer configuration. Strong broadcast signal. Maintains config on firmware update (sad that it's worth mentioning, but read my thoughts).
Cons: Button on the front that kills broadcasting - care full moving it around. Nice security feature, but I was without a wifi for about 4hrs while I was trying to figure that out.
Other Thoughts: I've purchased 2 other Wireless AC access points in the past year. One of which was sent back for being terrible and not having an access point option. The other doesn't really work on WiGig - fluctuating signal and and never goes above 300MBps. This one consistently gives me 800M-1,2G/sREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Cheap, looks good on paper. Internal USB 3 port was the whole reason I bought this in early 2014
Cons: USB devices work for about 15min before interrupt and the dreaded device cannot start warning in device manager. Updated the drivers and firmware after dial up download speeds from Orico support only to have the same issues.
Other Thoughts: Orico is not ready for prime-time. Stick to the trusted brand names in add-on cards like startech.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 4 Gigabit LAN Ports
Cons: Start at it comes pre-IP'd at 192.168.0.1 - which instantly causes IP conflict. Cannot function as just an access point apparently. Cannot input DHCP relay IP. Doesn't include full manual in the box. Laggy WebUI.
Other Thoughts: I got this to replace / upgrade my D-Link DAP-2553 which was a terrible mistake.
Maybe a good option if you aren't experienced with networking or if you don't have an existing network. If you're particular about your network architecture, avoid this.