"True enthusiasts should avoid at all costs."1.0 starson by m0n0lyth
Pros: Looks nifty
A lot of useful features and options
Cons: Constantly drops connections
Gamefuel is a gimmick (duh)
Terrible and I mean TERRIBLE range
Summary: Where to start? I've had this thing for over a year now and today was pretty much the last straw. Sometimes it works exactly as intended for a good week or so, and then other times it will drop out and completely restart itself a few times a day, usually RIGHT when you start browsing for the day.
The gamefuel feature works, kind of... It's nothing special but I suppose it does what it says its supposed to do to an extent. Realistically the difference is negligible, but if you look at the numbers, it does do something.
The range is absolutely awful. I live in a hi-rise condo and in my own family room I get a better signal strength from my neighbors router that's 2 floors below me and down the hall a piece. This neighbor is using an old linksys from about 5 years ago. No matter how much I work to tweak it, the signal is just awful. The data transfer rate is okay none-the-less and I can still get things done throughout the house, but for such a supposedly "powerful" device, it should well out-perform an old linksys. Seriously...
Alright well enough dogging the poor thing. It does look pretty slick and it is LOADED with features and tweaks and is VERY easy to use. It was fun to spend a good bit of time really tweaking this thing as best I could. Menus are nice and understandable, and there are plenty of options for advanced users.
Now it's possible that I just got a bad device, and who the heck knows why I kept using it for over a year, but I have seen other people run into similar problems with the same router. Either way, I honestly wouldn't risk it. I suggest that enthusiasts especially avoid this particular model for the random restarts alone.