"Great Router"on by dr150
Pros Does its job and is STABLE! Great Customer service!
Cons PSU is too big
Summary Very customizable settings. STABLE (key to a good router).
Customer service are knowledgable English speaking Americans that get you up and running in no time (with enthusiast noobs like me).
This brand makes really good stuff. Better than the usual suspects you find at the store.
This is my second router with them after being dissappointed/let down with the competition's stuff [i.e. Belkin (dropouts), D-Link (firmware), Netgear (dropouts, but #2 after Zyxel), Linksys (reliability)].
Pros Low price, no rebate needed, can operate as a switch
Cons Unreliable, loses connection, leaves port 53 open, lacks features
Summary On paper, this looks great.
However, it's never maintained a connection for more than 2 days straight. Port 53 is always exposed. It's logfiles don't track connections, just startup information, it has nothing but a NAT firewall, no SPI, and finally, it's unusable, just acting as a paperweight. I bought to replace an aging D-Link, mainly because the DLink doesn't offer WPA-PSK, but it is so unusable, I've unplugged it and quit using it.
Pros Small size, 802.11b+g, supports WEP/WPA, built in firewall, easy setup, 4 Lan ports, built in DHCP and DNS server
Cons Supplied power and network cables too short
Summary Got it just yesterday. It's a very nice compact little router, that was easy to setup. There was no driver install required. I just hooked it up to my cable modem and my laptop for the initial configuration.
I guess you could use it out of the box but that would be inadvisible considering the default settings would leave your network vulnerable.
Setup is done via a simple yet very functional web based interface, it was easy to change the admin password and enable WPA security, the router supports WEP, however WEP networks have been shown to have vulnerabilities and can be compromised more easily than WPA secured networks.
You can turn off the wireless access completely if you want and use it as a plain router, personally I don't think it's a feature I would use often.
The supplied quickstart guide had spelling and grammatical errors, but it served it's purpose and was pretty straight forward. There is a more complete user guide on the supplied CD rom.
It has a bunch of things I haven't tried yet. It has a DMZ which you can use to put one IP outside of the firewall. E.g like the router of your VOIP phone.
Summary great little router, well worth the money. Then again I got it at $49.99 with a $30 rebate so I definitely have no complaints .
"No VISTA SUPPORT"on by stapuff
Pros Works flawlessly until you upgrade to Vista
Cons No Vista support
Summary Wireless router works flawlessly when using a wired connection or with wireless connection unless you use Vista. Once you upgrade to Vista this router makes a handy paperweight.
"A Good Router"on by pat1202003
Pros Not a bad router. Easy to setup and easy to use.
Cons The wireless signal is WEAK. I would have to be right near it with my PSP to get a good signal. So I made my own antenna and it is much better.