"Works great with my 24 port switch"4.5 starson by bsl20b50
Pros: This router works flawlessly. I have it set up in the utility room in my basement, but I get a strong signal in my second story bedroom through doors, walls and 2 floors. Wired connections are fantastic. It even looks great!
Cons: It was not free. This router is a little pricey, but worth every penny.
Summary: I bought this router to replace an older 802.11n router that couldn't handle being connected to my new 24-port switch. Now I have several devices (wired and wireless) including a web server that can all run simultaneously with no deterioration of bandwidth. Netflix, heavy duty web programming, serving up thousands of web pages a day from my LAMP web-server can all run at the same time as general surfing and file transfers across the network at the same time. My family of 5 (plus the kids' friends and their iDevices) has yet to encounter any hiccups using all kinds of devices at the same time.
File transfers from machine to machine over hard wired ethernet connections (CAT-5e) are lightning fast. It is now MUCH faster to move files around over the network than to use a flash drive or direct connect USB cable.
I love the parental controls - it's super easy to limit when each of my kids can access the internet. The day I got the router, my 12 year old stormed into my room after everyone had gone to bed screaming about what I did to 'her' internet. As far as I'm concerned, a 12 year old doesn't need to be online in the middle of the night. Now she can't unless I allow it. I can even access the controls remotely if I need to.
Now I just need to add a file server to my home network to complete my geeky nirvana!