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A great router for this price range. Don't know why all the bad reviews.
on January 12, 2014
I purchased this router from Costco 2 weeks ago. I checked online reviews before buying it, but didn't believe all the bad reviews it received here on Amazon. Since I got it was on sale for a lower price than on here, I went ahead and bought it. I've been using this router for 2 weeks and here's my review.
After using cheap routers for years, I decided to spend some money on a better one and the AC1450 has been wonderful.
I currently have an Xbox One, a Google TV and a Dish Hopper hard wired and 2 cell phones, 2 tablets, 3 laptops and 1 desktop all connected to this router. Everything is smooth and I didn't have a single issue with this router freezing/crashing for the whole 2 weeks I've had it.
Set up was easy, the web interface is easy to navigate through and I love all the great features such as guest networks and DLNA server. Wifi coverage is great in my house and I get 5 bars everywhere and even outside the house, 150 ft away from it.
The only issue I had with this router at first was when I plugged a 4 TB hard drive to the USB 3 port. It would not recognize it. After a little research, I found out I needed to set the driver up as GPT and create 2 partitions of 2 TB each (using Windows Disk Management). I now have the 4 TB hard fully working and the thing is loaded with music, videos and pictures. USB 3 transfer speeds are great and having a reliable network shared drive through READYSHARE is awesome. I also have another 2 TB hard drive connected to the 2.0 USB port. That's a total of 6 GB of data hooked up to this router and no hiccups.
I highly recommend this router.