"I'm a techie moron, and if I can do it..."5.0 starson by hardy2500
Pros: The most simple set-up of any pheripheral I've ever used, and I'm old. You literally just insert the flash drive that comes with it into your computer and simple directions pop up on the screen. Plug in the router, connect it to the modem and done.
Cons: None as of yet.
Summary: I'm a Mac household, and very familiar with 'plug & play'. This router couldn't be easier to set up. No magic numbers to enter. No cute network name to think up (it comes with a name, but it's easy to change it). No 14 digit number to use as a password. The Cisco software allows easy copying of the flashdrive information onto another flashdrive, so you always have a backup.
As I mentioned, the router is already set up with a name. I don't know if they are all the same but mine was named BigDolphin. When I check the networks that are available under my AirPort icon, there's BigDolphin and BigDolphin-Guest. The primary network is encrypted (password is on the flashdrive), and the 'Guest' network has a different password that any guest would enter from their browser when they try to connect to the internet. You can change either or both passwords, but the benefit of the Guest network is you don't have to give out keys to the kingdom to anyone you allow to use your network: Anything else on the main network (printer, etc) wouldn't be usable/visible by the guest. Plus you can limit the number of guests using the secondary network at any given time from only one user up to ten. And if from time to time you want to change just the Guest password, that couldn't be easier.
This product is so easy to use, it should have an Apple on it.