Plusnet have admitted to me here is a problem with this router and are currently looking into it. Upload speed through the wireless connection is one third or less the upload speed through an ethernet cable. Changing the channel does not seem to help. They are sending me a wireless dongle to see if that sorts it. Dont know if the real problem lies with plusnet or Thomson
This is a good home router and was very easy to get working.
Plug it in, connect to network interface, web browser to configure your ADSL username and password, and that is pretty much it.
It does assume NAT by default. Most settings can be left alone.
I turned off some of the more protocol-wrecking things like its built-in web forwarding / DNS spoofing magic which is trying to be helpful to less technical users, but I didnt like. (I dont like things that return something unexpected if a domain doesnt exist.)
The firewall/inbound PAT stuff is perhaps a little confusing at first, but once you find the bit where you can add your own applications, its okay.
It has a telnet / ssh CLI, this is interesting but pretty dreadful to navigate and rather unintuitive (even for a CLI!) so I didnt really use it very much.
Wireless seems pretty good and works on a range of devices.
On the whole I would recommend as a good home router, unless you have complex technical requirements.
Purchased this model a few weeks ago to replace failing ST585 v6, installed a couple of days ago using "basic" set up. Two laptops and a desk top using wireless. Set up was fast and easy but not happy with performance compared with previous router. Most notable are webpages not loading (404 and 400 errors) though most will load following refresh. Worst problem is significantly reduced upload speeds. Uploading images to eBay store, for example, of the size 350KB, takes over 30 seconds and may time out and need several attempts. We are going to have to buy a different model as there does not appear to be a fix for this. Ive looked at a number of forums and it seems to be a known problem with this model. We appear to have the most recent firmware release already installed. Very disappointed. Had over three years of trouble free wireless with the old ST router but these upload speeds are not acceptable.
Fantastic little modem. Easy to setup and pretty good wireless range.
For anyone wanting a router without the frills that does the job look no further. I have owned a few routers in my time and many of them get hot when on for along time, These never overheat and I leave mine on 24/7