Got one last night, thinking of asking them to add one more to the order -- got it as a replacement for a different model that lost the war with Einstein (damn that gravity!)
Crossed fingers hoping I'll be able to get it to work with our dialup modem system, since we live in an area that is so rural that anything other than dialup modem just ain't happening (although the other day our phone line went dead for a few hours, and when it came back to life, I find I am getting like three times the throughput on the modem -- phone lines here are notoriously bad, noisy, just awful -- well, Verizon recently sold their entire Michigan infrastructure to another company, that talked big about rolling out high speed Internet to rural areas, so I am REALLY hoping that they just now did whatever they did to our phone line as a prelude to offering DSL -- DSL needs high quality copper phone lines -- NO way would the crud we've endured all these years have handled DSL).
Anyway, I'm hoping I will be able to get this router to work with the Internet Connection Sharing stuff via dialup modem -- I don't think ANY routers officially support that, but after enough tinkering, I was able to get it going on the other one.
In the end, it was fairly simple, but unfortunately not simple finding out WHAT the simple deal was. Sort of like the old joke about the TV repairman -- guy brings in his TV, desperate to have it fixed, the picture is horrible, he can't use it, can't get it going. TV repairman looks at it, says sure, no problem, I can fix it. Guy says GREAT! How much will it cost? Repairman says it'll be fifty bucks. Guy says that's all? Well go right ahead!
The repairman goes to the back of the set, picks up a screwdriver, pokes it through an access hole, and turns one adjuster about a half-turn, and bingo -- the set's working perfectly!
That'll be fifty dollars, please, says the repairman.
The customer is irate! You want FIFTY DOLLARS for turning ONE tiny little thing?
The repairman says no, nothing like that. I only want fifty CENTS for turning the adjuster. The rest of my fee is for knowing WHICH one to turn, which WAY to turn it, and how MUCH to turn it.
(Being a modem user in today's internet is like being Rodney Dangerfield, except without the laughter. Sure would be nice if SOME accommodation were made for us low-caste types. The guy who owns my ISP tells me there are still quite a few MILLION modem users.)