- Up to 900Mbps Wireless Data Rates
- 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Concurrent Dual-Band
- Four Gigabit Ethernet Ports
- Download Master for Wireless Data Storage
- Detachable High-Powered Antennas
- Two USB Ports
- $89.99 –
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Very good router, some odd limitations 03/02/2014
The router has a simple and well-designed management interface. It is easy to set up for the less technical owner, but has plenty of advanced customization features that can be accessed by the more technically adept. Excellent wireless coverage range. Wireless data rate seems excellent, although I haven't taken formal measurements. Gigabit LAN and WAN ports.
The router's case wasn't designed for wall mounting. It can be done, but not as easily and not as satisfactorily as many other routers. The router allows a maximum of 32 port forwarding rules, and 32 DHCP-assigned static IP addresses.
I have no complaints about the functionality or performance of the router. It's great, in fact. It excels compared to other routers I've used in both of those regards. The limitation of 32 port forwarding rules and 32 DHCP-assigned static IP addresses seems odd, but it won't likely be a problem for most home networks.
The one thing I dislike greatly is the lack of provision for wall mounting. Using the included stand allows the router to consume less space on your desk, but may make the router less stable if you have a lot of LAN/WAN or USB cables connected to it. This is because the router's back panel of ports is located at the top when using the stand. The rubber feet on the bottom of the router keep it from sliding around your desk when it is positioned horizontally, but there are no rubber feet to keep it from moving when using the stand.
The slots on the back of the router are designed to fit the stand. They can be used for wall mounting the router, but they are quite shallow, so you'll need to use flat head nails or find wall anchors with screws that have unusually thin heads. Because of the design of the slots and where they are located on the case, the router cannot be easily mounted sideways or upside down, either of which would improve cable routing.
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