"Tops in wireless and wired"5.0 starson by ptaaty
Pros: Fast accoss the board. Great throughput wireless and wired (and both at once - even in multiples), thrives on multiple routing streams. As future proof as you can get - supports many connections with nearly no decrease in speed, true dual.
Cons: Cost. When people see a $150 wifi router, they don't get what seperates it from the $40 discount N routers or even $80 "dual band"
Summary: I have 3 wireless N routers, and have owned 3-4 G in the past. This blows by them all - real world benefits with my phone wifi and laptop - even just in 2.4Ghz band. After wasting my money on the lower end - I finally bit the bullet.
My NAS was losing connection during a high bandwidth transfer when I surfed the net or did other things to increase network traffic. THis was with two less expensive "gigabit" routers, you could even tell the internet/WAN had slowed due to LAN heavy usage. With the WNDR3700 - no dropped connections even with full use of my NAS, plus access the the internet on two devices - perfect and rock solid.
I have 3 wireless N routers, and have owned 3-4 G in the past. This blows by them all - real world benefits with my phone wifi and laptop - even just in 2.4Ghz band.
My wireless connection would sometimes drastically drop to a low link speed even with "excellent signal strength". With the WNDR3700 my link speed (and throughput) is faster at the other corner of my house. It is rock solid and far faster even staying with 2.4GHz only. I had a 136Mbps link speed and 9MB/s constant through 3 walls and 40 feet.
Finally the build in "NAS" USB - no it isn't a DROBO. But since I can hit 10MB/s (80Mbps) reads it can support streaming up to blu ray rips - pretty good for a throw in feature. Even a cheap slow NAS costs a decent chunk of change. I probably won't write using this feature often - it was around 30Mbps (just under 4MB/s)
To those disappointed in 5Ghz range "half" - well that is physics. High freq are absorbed quicker with less penatration. You won't find ANY routers better or near equal 5Ghz range as 2.4GHz. On "another site" this router was one of the only to even reach some of the test locations.
Bottom line - a great router with a great design. It is one of very few true simultaneous dual band routers - as future proof as you can get.