Set up went smoothly - taking only minutes to do. The Web interface is okay. You can also telnet to it if need be, although I couldn't log in as the "admin" user like the browser. I had to log in as the "root" user. Looking at /etc/passwd only "root" exists. I stick to the browser.
Initially I had problems getting it working with Linux (I use Fedora Core 3) - the router's DNS server couldn't handle IPV6-mapped addresses. So I set it up to use static IP addressing and manually configured DNS in Linux using the servers listed in the router's log file. It's now working a treat. (I'm new to Linux and networking, so the lingo might not be accurate - apologies.) For this, only four stars are awarded. Hopefully there will be a firmware upgrade soon.
I also (still) use Windows 98SE (dual-booting) and have had no problems there. (Except that I have to use Windows 98.)
Comms performance is good. I have a 1Mbit contended ADSL service and generally get between 100 and 120 Kb/s download speeds at non-peak times. I've found that some Web sites can also be very slow.
Only one "funny" so far: We had a power-cut one night which left the router unable to speak to our ISP but a router restart sorted that.
Also, the thing makes a bit of a whiny noise (due to the electronics inside). Initially this worried me but so far it's not been as annoying as I'd feared. I've got tinitus, so maybe this masks it. I also don't sleep in the same room as it.
I don't use the more advanced features yet, such as port forwarding, so can't really comment on those.
So, all in all, a recommended product, if you're not wanting to join the wireless networking set.
The router only accepst a 32 char input for username but doesn't mean cant use a longer username
but I have problem with it
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