"Can understand the bad reviews, BUT ( read on...)"5.0 starson by CrunchDude
Pros: Excellent, and consistent speeds on both the 2.4, and 5.2GHz bands. The usual Cisco/Linksys greatness. After the latest FIRMWARE that is! NO dropped connections. NONE. And I also run Vista! AND Windows 7.
Cons: I can understand the bad reviews, but the latest firmware resolves ALL of the stated negative aspects of the WRT610N. Enough said. However, wait for the WRT610N v2 (hardware refresh) which is only weeks away!
Summary: While I had similar problems initially (and I run Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit), after the most recent firmware upgrade, all is wonderful in the Linksys world, including this WRT610N!
IMPORTANT: I would hold off buying version 1, which this one represents, as a refresh (version 2) is coming to market shortly. This has little to nothing to do with this version of the WRT610N. It is simply a product overhaul.
Folks, again...The WRT600N was awesome, which this, the WRT610N is the successor of. Give Cisco a break, and buy the WRT610N v2. I will exchange mine for a v2 as well. If you need one right NOW, there is nothing wrong with this one, so long as you have the latest firmware! ;)