Pros Great speed, powerful features
Cons Doesn't work well except with D-Link products. Crappy customer support
Summary The bottom line is that if you are not planning on buying D-Link adapters then think very very hard before you get this router. It is NOT friendly to anything except D-Link. To make it work with a non D-Link adapter the technical support (after over an hour of wait for a very unfriendly customer service) had me turn the speed down to 11mbps and restrict it to G only support and reduce the security down just so it can accept a connection from a non 'super G' adapter. So unless you and everyone else who comes over or uses the network will have D-Link adapters, then you are in for some very nasty surprises.
I gave in and bought a D-Link adapter and it worked like a charm. But even then the adapter had installation issues and when I called the customer service line I got the same treatment (over an hour wait and very unfriendly support).
I would return it but I went through too much hassle to just do that so I guess I'm stuck with it until next year when true MIMO technology is out and I will upgrade.
Never D-Link again.
Pros Reliable router with many firmware features.
Cons little high priced, but it has come down some
Summary This is the best router I have owned. Many other people have said this also about this router (in reviews posted on other sites).
It's not fair for cnet to give this router a negative because its doesn't have "mimo". Especially considering since MIMO isn't even a standard, and won't be a standard for a long time.
The wireless range on this router is just as good or better than my Linksys WRT54G. And it has many more firmware options than the Linksys does.
The log file is detailed, and holds many entires (over 350 lines).
The many settings in the firmware, large log file, and reliability are what sold me on this router. The chipset inside is designed by Ubicom, and the chipset itself is designed specifically for QOS.
This router also has super bright blue LED lights. They will light up your room at night.
Pros Nice look, great setup options
Cons Router constantly reboots every few minutes
Summary I bought this to replace my Dlink DI-624 router that has the "known" issue of rebooting every day. The setup was simple and I was on the internet immediately. I loved the web options on this device as it is extrememly detailed. Unfortunately after 16 hours it reset(Firmware is the latest). Then again a few hours after that. Even after removing it from all networked devices and using a different power source it consistantly would reset just as my DI-624 did. I would not recommend this router or any similar device from Dlink. If you have the same problem look up the DI-624 reboot issue on Google and you can try some of the fixes available but none have worked for many people. Good Luck!
Pros -Easy to setup -High quality -Smooth gaming experience -Gigbit switch
Cons -A little too expensive
Pros Setup is a snap, looks sharp, well built, packet prioritization in firmware for enhanced gaming.
Cons A little on the expensive side, is a few years old.
Summary I picked up one of these late last year to replace our aging Netgear wireless router. I'd finally picked up a laptop that could handle online gaming, but every time I'd try to play World of Warcraft with the Netgear, it would lock up and the entire home network would lose internet access. I did a lot of shopping and finally settled on this D-Link router which I ordered online. It's a sharp looking piece of tech that doesn't look out of place next to the television (since that's where the cable hookup and cable modem are), and setup was flawless and quick. I tend to do a lot of downloading in the background when playing online games, so having the packet prioritization is awesome. This means that my gaming packets get traffic priority over the other packets on the network which results in nice, low pings.
I have an old Dell Laptop from a few years ago with wireless, and my new Thinkpad has an IBM wireless adpater and both of them have been able to connect to this router with no problems. My Nintendo DS Lite also was able to connect with hardly any effort at all. We have four desktops (connecting wired through two hubs), three laptops (connecting wirelessly), and two occasional Nintendo DSes connecting through this thing, and we've never had a problem. It gets the job done.