I was going to have to either try this or a managed switch to get gigabit Networking. This worked out just fine and I didn't have to use a cysco trained switch specialist.
It works incredibly and there is reception in my room! Super easy to setup! I'm running a cable modem to a wireless router. (I did have to run 1 Ethernet cable from the wireless modem to the HW2R1 Smart Repeater.) Other than that, it has been working fantastic.
This router performes very well as a wireless unit. great range and outstanding speed. I am getting 250 Mbs with WPA2 security on and it peaks my 250 Mbs cable speed easily. The feature set is very weak and using a usb drive nearly impossible except for sharing music. Can only connect via ftp or through media player making it very difficult to map a drive and use it as a backup or to share non media files with others in the home. Just purchase a network drive with an rj45 connector and forget the usb drive. Print server works fine via usb and is simple to setup. simply install the small software applet and your connected. Regarding opening/closing ports it is overly complex
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