Pros It works fine with the Macs and has an okay, but not great wifi range.
Cons It has a weak, fickle, unpredictable connection with both PC machines in the house. One has XP and one has Vista, we have tried wifi, direct ethernet, installed and configured the Airport Base Station Agent software, and it's still a total mess.
Summary Bottom line: Windows users and mixed operating system households, don't waste your money. We're computer geeks here and if we can't make it work, the average Joe probably can't either.
"great router"on by tokeriis2009
Pros Better range, more stable than the competition. Super simple setup.
Cons -ntfs support would be great
Summary In comparison to the competition, this router is great! Some of the reviewers' speed related problems may be related to how the dual bands are setup. Pressing the 'alt' key while selecting the bands dropdown widget gives better choices than the default. If you choose 5Ghz for n-only and 2.4Ghz for mixed mode, I found both to perform much better.
If first bought the WTR610N first and found it to have flaky connections, poor ability to reach to through the walls of my house and difficult, slow setup through the web interface.
This Apple router just works.
Pros The thing works beautifully and it is easy to setup. Range is excellent. Can connect printers and hard drive via USB enabling wireless access throughout your entire home or office, even if HD or printer
Cons Should have an additional ethernet port.
Summary Stop being cheap and purchase the Apple Airport Extreme!
Pros Easy to use, works with both Mac and PC systems. Guest account option.
Cons Runs pretty hot. Bit pricey
Pros Good range on both "N" and "G". Have a mix of both PC and Mac's. PC 's do seem to be fickle on range and speed vs Mac's. Not sure why?
Cons Expensive for features you get, not very customizable which I guess is good for amateurs. USB port not that handy. HP printer works on it. But 2 way information on printer status and Ink levels do not work.
Summary I bought mine from Apple as a refurbished unit. It has worked very well for 9 months but has recently been showing in logs to be dropping WAN connection to router. Have had technicians check Cable modem and signal with those being fine. I suspect a festering problem with Airport. I had a older Airport that developed a similar issue. I can't say I am impressed with anything but the range which is very good. Besides that the router does not have a lot a customizable features in setup. I am a bit disappointed in the throughput of the router myself. My family is a mix of PC and Mac's. The Mac's seem to have just as much problems connecting at times as the PC's. I have a Macbook Air running Lion and have trouble connecting at times or I get dropped connections. My wife uses a PC laptop from Dell and has low signal issues with it. Although with our Netgear router the Airport replaced her Dell performed much better in Range and throughput. I think this mostly has to do with hardware compatibility Obviously that helps. It really should not, but it does. For what it's worth I like most Apple products but the Airport does not provide the value it use too. I doubt I will buy another and most likely will choose another brand with more flexibility. Especially after only 9 months this model is having issues already.