"Excellent Router Overall So Far..."4.5 starson by Rocket_City_Man
Pros: Small form factor, easy to hook up and follows similar layout and connectors to my old Linksys product, so one generally likes familiarity...especially when it works. The software if straightforward and again familiar with just a few twists and improveme
Cons: While the CNET reviewer did not like the fact not all of the "Advanced" features were not in the CISCO Connect software, I think well, I'm mixed on this, to the novice, this would be good, you can't screw up things you really should not be messing with...
Summary: To summarize...Excellent router overall, I would recommend this to others at this point. My router stays on all the time, lots of things in my house use it for updates and status, so I hope this one has some longevity to it. While I can't complain the old one lasted for years, it's just a pain when something that is the heart of connectivity in your house dies. I have this unit connected thru DSL modem, so my internet conection is generally fast for the area I live out in the country, but nothing like what I would like it to be. As a result, I can't really take avantage of some of the speed capability this unit can offer. Hopefully in time this will change and I can see more of what this thing can do. I am happy with my purchase...with all the port forwarding I had to do and myriad of items I had to configure, it took me about 2 hours to setup this device, part of that is me remembering procedures, so I can't fault Linksys for that. One thing I discovered prior to buying this unit with my research...I almost bought an ASUS because of the rave reviews on CNET, apparently there is a limitation with the ASUS by not being able to set "fixed" IP addresses for port forwarding...this is critical to me and some of my devices, especially web based security cameras and things like Slingboxes...so this was my decision point. Now, I'm not sure if this is true, but based on a review I read from another site, this was a con...and since I already know how to do port forwarding with Linksys and it historically has already been tricky to get to work, I stuck with Cisco Linksys. Last point, this is a good unit, I would recommend it.