Joined on 10/30/06
Pros: Still working .... Flashed Tomato/Shibby, works great!
Cons: 4 MB flash memory, but I knew that.
Overall Review: flash with dd-wrt first, then tomato dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_m20.bin tomato-K26-1.28.RT-MIPSR2-101-MiniIPv6.bin change extension from .trx to .bin
Pros: Works great as a "poor man's" wifi mesh, just inexpensive multiple AP's around the house. Latest Openwrt software fixes the WPA2 bug.
Cons: Software is a dumbed down version of the standard openwrt. And the Luci interface is also dumbed down. The Installation wizard works for the intended presets. But running as AP's isn't a preset. So SSH command line is required. But just follow the Openwrt documentation for access points. No power supply, just look for old USB phone chargers.
Overall Review: Running an Ubiquiti ER-X and TP-Link Powerline Ethernet. AP roaming requires a much shorter beacon interval and lower transmit power via command line. OpenWRT 18.06.x works, but LEDE 17.01.x does not.
refurbished or new
Pros: Works. No scratches or big dents. Looks dust free inside. Windows 10 on the cheap. Came with a 2 TB drive, instead of 1TB
Cons: Small dent in the rear air openings, no big deal. Hard drive has 40000+ hours. 46 reallocated sectors. But passed the smartctl long test. (-1 egg for too many hours)
Overall Review: "Cloned" the 2 TB drive to a newer 1 TB. Run chkdsk.exe every time the file system/partition has been changed Use SystemRescueCD to shrink the C: partition to desired size. Move everything to the beginning of the drive. Use Clonezilla, using local to local disk, -icds option, to clone disk.