"Best Router I've owned and/or setup"4.5 starson by Wannabe Actuary
Pros: draft n standard, WPA and WPA2 capable, backwards compatible with b and g standard (WEP must be used if using b and/or g), gigabit for wired connections, excellent speed test results
Cons: not exactly cheap, but worth it in the end. USB port in the back is for settings only, wish it was capable of connecting an external hard drive
Summary: My old D-Link router was going on 4 years old and was just 802.11b standard. It was starting to act up so after some comparison, I picked this router up on sale.
Initially, I connected it in about 5-10 minutes with my existing network cables and wireless cards. Setup was quick and easy. As my old laptop was using a wireless b card and my fiancée's laptop has internal wireless (g standard), I had to set up the router in legacy mode (so that both laptops could connect with their existing methods), this also means the draft n standard was not being used. Legacy mode also does not allow WPA or WPA2 encryption, which forces you to use the less than secure WEP.
Within a week of getting this router, I upgraded my cat 5 and cat 5e cables to cat 6 and bought two Xtreme N PCMCIA wireless cards (DWA-652) made by D-Link. I jumped back in to the setup, changed it off of legacy mode, set the excryption to WPA2 (47 characters) and hide the SSID broadcast (after setting up the two laptops). I also made static IP addresses for my Vonage adapter and Xbox 360. This took about 5 minutes to adjust.
Speed tests to my 6 year old laptop are showing excellent results, as are the desktop and one year old laptop.
Overall, this product is great and I would highly recommend it with the caveat that to get the most out of it, you need to pair it with DWA-652 card(s) and use cat 6 cables (which can be found cheap online).