Editors Liked

  • Good performance
  • Good looks
  • Media server function with any external hard disk
  • Inline PSU
  • Easy installation for novices
  • Simultaneous dualband operation
  • USB storage port
  • Easy to set up
  • Amazing new design
  • CTF for routing throughput is outstanding
  • Perfect solution for home media centers
  • Extremely easy to set up
  • Full featured firmware
  • Loads of options and settings
  • Great connectivity all over my house on every device I tried it with; no skipping, jittering, or stuttering of audio/video when streaming over WiFi
  • Gigabit ports, Guest WLAN supported in Web GUI
  • Offers true dual-band with 450Mbps on the 5GHz band
  • Gigabit Ethernet; fast throughput
  • Innovative design, with three antennas each for 2.4- and 5-GHz bands

Editors Didn't Like

  • Expensive
  • Novices won't get great performance
  • Recorded slower wireless speeds than expected
  • Parental controls not easy to use
  • Horrible Storage Link performance
  • Lack of stock functionality in the Web GUI
  • 3rd party firmware support still a work in progress
  • No possible way to mount it, must sit flat on a surface; bottom was slightly warm to the touch even when not in heavy use
  • Need high-end laptop Wi-Fi card to get best results
  • Currently lacks IPv6 support
  • Doesn't offer 450Mbps throughput on the 2.4GHz band; its guest networking feature is limited to only 10 clients
  • The included desktop application doesn't allow for managing all of the router's settings
  • Didn't show expected throughput
  • Poor NAS capabilities
  • The USB port supports storage but not printers
  • There is no BitTorrent client