Works Great, Lots of options
Got this router in a hurry to replace a consumer grade boarder router we had running our small office. Took me about 2 hours to get it un-packed and every thing configured according to our network setup. Before we had Cable internet as our primary and the T1 for our phones as a manual backup, now it is an automatic switch over. also this Router seems much more secure and has a higher level customization.
Port filtering and modest URL filtering
If you intend to connect to ADSL2+ over a wireless router and are one of the lucky ones that can achieve a speed between 21Mbps and 24Mbps, the D-Link DSL-2740B won't be able to deliver the full speed to wireless clients. This isn't a show stopper as a large majority of homes are unlikely to hit this speed or even have the option available, but it's something to keep in mind.
Delivers an impressive range of features
For wireless performance we can't see much to be gained if you already have a standard MIMO router as speed and range improvements for these draft-n products are not good enough to justify replacing existing equipment. That said, the DSL-2740B does offer a lot of unusual features for the price with above average parental controls although we would recommend checking out Netgear's DG834N router before making a decision.
Amazingly cheap, NBN-ready, fast local networking
So you want the fastest local area and wireless networking technology available, at the lowest cost you can get it? The TP-Link TL-WR2543ND is your answer. Available in some stores for less than $100, the TP-Link delivers both Gigabit LAN and 450Mbps simultaneous dual-band wireless. Its wireless reception was not as good as that of the Netgear and ASUS routers when we tested it, but your mileage may vary.
Support for two Wi-Fi bands
The Trendnet TEW-692GR is a well-made mainstream product. It doesn't offer too many extra features, but it can connect your LAN to the internet using all popular connection methods. It can fully utilize the 100 Mbps bandwidth in most operation modes whereas its L2TP performance is limited to 60 Mbps. If you've got a Gigabit Ethernet channel, the router will only be able to use one third of its bandwidth with direct connection.
Provides lots of wireless LAN bandwidth
The Netgear RangeMax WNDR3400 is a mid-cost wireless router. This router works on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies to offer twice the bandwidth compared to regular, single-band routers. The RangeMax WNDR3400's dual-band technology ensures that it has the performance needed for demanding applications such as multimedia streaming, Internet phone calling and multiplayer online gaming.
Easy setup, limited features, constant reboots required
If you want a simple router and are not connecting a network printer or NAS drive, this router will work fine and is simple to use. More advanced users with networked printers and NAS drives, or wanting to control internet access, etc. will find the lack of these options frustrating and should look into a brand name instead.
So Far, Living up to all my expectations
We'll see, right now my expectations are a cheap, few frills N router to upgrade my G router and run without issues for 18 months or more. Three days in and it is meeting all my requirements admirably and deserves 5 stars. I will update if it fails to live up to these expectations.
Decent and fast router, with awkward firmware and setup
The hardware seems competent, and its too soon to know if it lasts or dies and early death. So far so good though. Firmware, which is the part of any electronic device that you use to configure and set up, is fugly, and the restart mania make it all the more frustrating. Once you get past all that, the unit performs nicely. Speed and connections are fast and so far very reliable. Range is solid, especially for such a small physical unit with internal antennas. All in all, a solid 4.
Middling wireless performance
Despite looking similar to its modemless cousin, the N600 DB wireless modem/router is a different entity. Problems with Intel and Ralink chipsets, worrying heat output, middling wireless performance and long waits between changing settings mean that this one should be passed over.
Wireless settings change require reboot everytime
The Belkin N600 DB is an entry level simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz & 5.0GHz) wireless router. It has an USB which allows users to connect their printer or USB external drives to the router. The N600 DB can then serve as a wireless print server as well as a media streamer.
Simultaneous dual-band operation
The Belkin N600 was a breeze to set up and it was reliable throughout our test period. It was a little sluggish in our wireless transfer tests, and its Web interface is slow, but it was fine for high-def video streaming and the chances are you won't have to use its Web interface often anyway. It's well worth considering for a simple home network.
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