We've had one of these for years and have been very happy with it. It had just started to drop internet occasionally, so we ordered a new one. Can't argue with success! This unit could not be easier to set up. After plugging it in to the modem and the computer and booting them, the Setup Wizard came up on the internet browser without having to be addressed, and it took just a few easily-understood steps to complete the setup. Internet connection through our Bright House cable was automatically configured. We use the router to connect one hardwired PC, one wireless Macbook Pro, and two smartphones, plus whomever is visiting and wants to sign in to our network, No gaming, but the data transfer seems to be fast, and signal strength is good throughout the house and into our driveway. Can't see spending big bucks for something that might or might not be marginally better.