"fast, reliable and now affordable"4.0 starson by die4you
Pros: pretty fast, excellent range, handles p2p fairly well
Cons: not near 300mbps, based on a draft spec, install not idiot proof, firmware update didnt worked
Summary: I replaced my old Dlink DI-524 with this draft-n router by trendnet, and I must say, I'm pretty satisfied. I used it at my home, 5 computers connected, 3 wirelessly, and 2 other wireless appliances (xbox 360 and a pair of wireless 802.11g cams)
I'm not the average user, i usually push my hardware to its limits. I have a dedicated machine for bittorrent, a Linux home server, my backups are all done to a centralized file server, and its all working flawlessly. Also, i constantly stream media content to xbox360 and my media center PC on my home theather, even HD content. I can get good speeds even with 3 big walls in front of it, and a fair distance. It's a workhorse, for sure. I went poking with the firewall and other stuff, but I didnt went far. Seems nice. Two things didnt worked out of the box: install CD, which depends on a working internet connection (and i use this router to authenticate to my dsl router by pppoe, so its impossible to get internet without first configuring the wireless router... stupid logic from trendnet, i must say). Also, firmware I downloaded from trendnet website didnt worked. I sent an email to their support and surprisingly, i got a response after 6 hours. And if didnt solved my problem, at least it isnt a machine generated answer. They told me my router hardware is V2.0 and the firmware in their website is for V1.0 only. I assume my firmware is the latest, from what I see, its only 2 months old. As a drawback, at least for those with Apples and other fancy hardware, this router is UGLY. But it works, I can work from every corner of my house with good connectivity, and its fast enough to perform wireless backups and HD content streaming. Its running for days now without a single 'random' reboot, like netgears and other troublesome hardware i owned previously.