"Excellent product"4.5 starson by ranron
Pros: Looks good, VPN, Awesome signal strength
Cons: Need to buy the high gain antenna for maximum capibilities
Summary: I'm not sure why other reviewers keep telling how this product doesn't work, but I just got this router, and not only does it work, it performs better than any router I've used so far. The set up was quick (~ 30 min) and the signal was good too. I purchased the SMA high gain antenna [by Linksys] for this router and I would advise any potential buyers consider the investment in the better antenna. Using the stock antenna, I could cover half of my house and when I installed the high gain antenna, the signal even reached my neighbor's house. I would strongly recommend this router for it great capabilites and signal strength (with high gain antenna), even if you don't need the VPN. You never know when you might find that you would like to use VPN and this router provides it.Updated
I really don't see how bad this router can get. Other reviewers are giving it ones or twos. I may be lucky, but my unit works superbly, without flaws, VPN works fine, signal is great, works as expected. Other reviewers claim that the VPN doesn't work or takes several hours to configure, but that was untrue for me as it took about 15 minutes at most to configure the VPN, allow my network to accept my connection, and when I went out to test it out, it worked as if I was at home. The signal is okay with the built in antenna, so I would advise you to pay for the high-gain antenna unit as the signal improves dramatically. It is unfortunate that this unit does not have WAP or AES security, so if you are afraid of WiFi thieves, stay away. Other then the router's feature, the capatibility with repeaters is also nil, so if you have a big complex you wish to cover, consider additional access points or use a powered directional antenna unit. Finally, the price can get high with this product, so if you can get a good price, then it should be worth the value.