"Horrible. Just horrible. Don't buy."1.0 starson by Jawnawthawn
Pros: > Good internet speed for time you have it
> Cheap $20 (Compared to other routers)
> Chance of picking it self back up after connection is dropped
Cons: Where to start...
> Drops connection frequently
> Centers most connection on one central node
> No "sharing of the connection"
> Distance is quite horrible required to have good connection
> Slows max connection speed when one user is using
Summary: I have been using this router for the past year now, and I have been going through frustrating things with this router as well. Having playing an online game, only to have my connection slowed greatly at times where I need it the most, or just plainly dropping my connection. It does sometimes fix the drop by itself, saving me the trouble of having to get up and restart it with the power cords.
I have also been using this with the family across the house. One person would be watching Netflix, one surfing the net, one on a gaming console, while I play online games. For 600Megabits/s (Please note the difference between Megabits and Megabytes, for they are not the same. Eight Megabits makes up one Megabyte), you would think it would be capable of holding up all of those things at once (given that it hadn't dropped the connection already), but then you are disappointed to see that 5/6 of the connection is held for one single thing, leaving everything else with a rubbish connection, where absolutely no connection can be even made.
There also had been times where I had been the only person using it, and I would even get worse connection speeds than rather if someone else was using it with me. Then I would get up and restart the thing, and it's back to it's fullest speed it can offer. It could be the fact that the connection distance is so bad, that I literally have to sit next to it for the entire time I want to do some gaming, or that it just does that sometimes.
What I'm trying to say is that this is a horrible router. Please do not buy this. It's a waste of your precious time doing what ever you do, and insanely frustrating just to have to restart it five times a day. $20-30 is a really cheap price for a router, and I can see why it is a cheap price. It even said that this comes with an option to have 5GigaHertz dual-band, but of course, that doesn't work. Ripping you off even more, with the other problems I had already listed.
If you are looking to play multi-player games with a wireless router, I defiantly do not recommend this. It can be done, but you're probably going to have to take more time restarting it than actually playing the game. This router is more of surfing the internet, than playing video games. Find a router that's something like $40-80, do some research on it to find out if you're getting ripped off if you buy it, then go for the buy, because if you don't, then you're going to have the same experience with about 1/3 of the things I have bought, and that experience is horrible.
TL;DR - Router is ripping you off immensely. Don't buy.