The only minor issue I encountered was a somewhat buggy bios when the unit arrived. Using the internal software, the unit happily downloaded and installed its own firmware update from Asus. After that, this unit has been an excellent upgrade to my network. You will notice an improvement over older technology almost immediately. I first noticed this during configuration, and when browsing around the web. Several games and apps that I had issues with hanging or lag disappeared.
Works great as a Wireless Access Point
I have used many bargain & a few name brands of wireless equipment over the years. I bought this D-Link because it is almost as inexpensive as the bargain brands, some of which worked, some of which didn't & all of which lacked helpful software and instructions. I'm using 2 of these DIR-601's a Wireless Access Points. No interference with each other (BTW, 2.4 GHz portable phones interfere with all wireless network devices, so we switched to Panasonic DECT 6.0 phones).
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.
Much needed upgrade
Went from the TRENDnet 54Mbps Wireless G Broadband Router TEW-432BRP to this, and no more drops. My old wireless G just could not handle the bandwidth, and would give out on very fast downloads. This Wireless N router picked right up, and went faster, got better Mbps on my wireless adapter, and does not drop off signal. So now I'm a happy wifi user :) They sent it with the most up to date firmware, and that's a plus.
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.
Supports both Ethernet and ADSL2+ WAN connections
DSL combo routers tend to be created primarily to sell directly to service providers, so it's interesting that Cisco is taking a direct-to-consumer route with the X2000. This is the first DSL-inside router I've looked at, so had to do some checking to see if its $90 street price is a good deal. A quick check of similar products turned up the D-Link DSL-2640B for $55, but with an 802.11b/g radio, and the Actiontec GT784WN for $77, which has a b/g/n radio, but four 10/100 LAN ports.
Excellent 2.4GHz wireless performance
Cisco's Linksys X2000 is a simple modem/router aimed at those who just need wireless access to the net, and it manages to pack in excellent wireless performance along the way. The security concerns that come with using its included software are worrying, though, and we suggest that you skip the easy set-up and do things manually through the web interface.
Easy to set up and use
The Linksys X2000 ADSL2+ modem-router offers good wireless networking performance for the price and it's a very easy product to set up and use. It's perfect for anyone that hasn't configured a networking device before because all that's required to get up an running is your ISP login information. Its modem was a little slow in our tests though.
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