"Outstanding!"5.0 starson by mb34r
Pros: -Setup was a breeze, even without the CD.
-Tidy web-UI with handy explanations of everything.
-Options galore (the wireless options especially, are glorious).
-Flawless UPnP setup for Home Server.
-One-Click Firmware Updates.
Cons: -none yet. it just sort of...works!
Summary: Got this router to replace a DLink DIR-825 I was quite unhappy with (daily required restarts, shaky wireless signal, etc.) NOTE: I had hardware version A1 which doesn't support the 2.02 firmware. Apparently 2 is better. I didn't bother trying to find out.
Anyway, on to the meat of the matter:
Overall, I'm very impressed thus far. Setup was a breeze and it's been running like a charm. Even remote access to my Home Server feels much snappier since I plugged this beast in.
The included install CD refuses to play nice with Win7. I didn't list it as a con since the router auto-configures flawlessly - just had to restart the modem.
The router is a little big compared to others, but it's still not large by any measure. Wall-mounted, it'll only stick out about an inch, and standing on your bookshelf it'll still take up less space than, say, an old Trig book you never look at but refuse to throw out because it cost you a fortune 10 years ago.
So, in conclusion:
After a long stint with Linksys that eventually went sour, and a brief affair with D-Link that was reminiscent of the schizophrenic red-head I dated in high school, this router is a welcome breath of fresh air I just might bring home to meet the folks some day.
In future, I'll look to Netgear for ...uh networking gear, first.