reply to BHNtechXpert
Re: Thank you for your review... I have been through most of the popular top end consumer routers and the Asus has always done everything well. The only time I reboot is when upgrading the firmware and always have great connectivity, wifi and ethernet. I use the file sharing (even though it only has two usb ports I have a four port hub connected with hard drives in all four ports), ftp, openVPN server, media server and many of the other functions on a daily basis and it just works. Also, I must say that I am very much a function over form person, but it even looks good.
I do use the Merlin's build firmware (188.8.131.52.260.21), which is just a heavily modified stock firmware, but vastly increased functionality. I have helped friends and family step up to this router and all seem to enjoy it.