"It's all about the firmware version."4.0 starson by brjaffe
Pros: Excellent signal strength and range after upgrading firmware. Good performance for the price. Easy setup.
Cons: Out of the box without the firmware upgrade, the signal didn't reach very far.
Summary: Installed an E1200 (version 2) today in a medium sized two-bedroom New York apartment. Signal strength dropped off rapidly as I moved even to the next room. Upgraded firmware from 2.0.01 to 2.0.02 and did a factory reset to defaults before setting up WPA2 encryption. Immediately signal strength became consistent throughout the entire apartment, with no drop off in measured download and upload speed at all (using speedtest.net).