I soon found my first critique of the Soho. The Soho only allows web based administration. There is not an advanced way to connect to the unit to admin, like telnet. This is a feature that many other routers have. Although it’s not a huge gripe, I prefer doing my configuration through telnet.
With that aside, the web tool is absolutely beautiful. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it’s very discoverable. I was able to go through all 15 configuration screens without any hassles or confusion. However, if you do get confused, you could rely on their easily accessible Help system to explain things in a very user friendly way.
I was completely amazed at how there was always the right amount of information readily available in this product: a quick start guide, a full User Manual, and a complete and accurate built in Help system. What more could you ask for?