If I'm honest, I was stunned by the beauty of the F-Secure Sense sitting on my desk grey on white exterior and a nice bright LED clock at the top. It really does look remarkable and adding to this is the build quality. They have taken extra care, so all the plastics fit tight and being just their first on the market I'm eager to see if and where they improve on this design.
The performance was average but on par with what we have seen in the past from AC1750 class solutions. The 2.4GHz band was slightly slower due to it being just N450, but we did reach 191 Mbps with it. The 5GHz band reached a peak of 359 Mbps in the range testing while our desktop test system showed similar results. The sessions test showed strong results for the Sense, falling off at a slow curve holding onto 674 Mbps at the end of testing.
The app is sufficient for controlling all the features of the router and doubles as it monitors traffic coming into the smartphone keeping your device secure. With that said, currently, the F-Secure Sense lacks a lot of features you will find on even the basic solutions on the market. Things like QoS, VPN, and DMZ are not available.
The flip side of these missing features is you have something most routers don't offer - sense of security and peace of mind your home network is protected.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Overall TweakTown Rating||86%|
The Bottom Line: The Sense delivers a secure home network with ample performance in a clean attractive package, but there are some things missing.
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