- Ease of use Breeze to set up, extremely limited issues considering continuous media player use, only ever needs a quick reset occasionally.
- Speed / throughput Between me and my housemates we are always gaming/downloading/streaming off the media server, never had any issues.
- Configurability / networking features Easy to navigate menus, is a little bit hard to forward ports, still only working intermittently for me, admittedly probably due to my lack of expertise.
- Reliability Has had 3 new firmware updates since I bought it, gets better and more reliable every time.
- Range Works in the carpark, nuff' said.
- Durability No comments
Bought it a few months ago in the interest of setting up a media server for our PS3. Was the only router I could find that would support 2TB drives. Has 2 USB ports, so we now have 4TB of network storage. Media server worked perfectly with all PCs, the PS3 and 360 from day one, no setup necesarry. We have gotten to the point where the router is so fast, unless you're transferring a 10GB bluray rip it's faster to move files across the network from my bedroom to the lounge than go upstairs and unplug one of the drives to use the USB.
I have had a few issues getting port forwarding to stick, only sometimes when I restart my PC will it all still work. I suspect this is also to do with the fact that we have an ADSL modem behind it, would be an even more amazing product if it had the modem built in.
In summary, if you want to go straight for one of the best routers on the market, buy it. Now. It was the fourth one I tried, after buying a few and returning them all. It's a little more expensive than some of the competition, but worth every cent in the end.
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