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Linksys DMA2100
6.0 out of 10

Linksys DMA2100

The small, sleek Linksys DMA2100 brings the power of your Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Linksys DMA2100

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Overall 4
4.0

it works okay but not great

Brent A. Moulds, Amazon
6 February 2014
  • Summary: I can see why they stopped making these. They are slow, but performance depends a lot on your connection and the speed of your host PC. I wouldn't use the WIFI, just hardwire, performance is much better. We had them working reasonable well. However, there was many glitches.
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Overall 4
4.0

Do not buy if you are using Windows 8

Tootsie Nootan, Amazon
22 December 2012
  • Summary: Linksys has decided not to patch the firmware to work with Windows 8. I repeat. This product does not work with Windows 8 so if you have it or intend to upgrade in the future do not buy this product.
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Overall 4
4.0

Price & Delivery were GOOD!

Pattie B., Amazon
29 November 2010
  • Summary: The unit was functioning as advertized the first day. The second day, it locked up. Linksys was having Internet problems. The unit will now set up but not pair wirelessly with my computer.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works well when it works

Chris Glass, Amazon
15 August 2009
  • Summary: It's alright, if you plan to leave it on 24/7. There's noticable lag on every operation and it had trouble maintaining 1080p on component, so only use HDMI for that. But the worst is how often it disconnects. Also, if you power it down, every boot you need to re-associate it with your PC.
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Overall 4
4.0

wired - yes, wireless - not at all

pablo l., Newegg
6 February 2009
  • Summary: it may have been a defective unit - they were being unloaded at $110 albeit from a reputable source. i know the problem is with the DMA2100, and must send it back.
  • Pros: i truly wanted this to work, because the notion ob being able to wirelessly stream stuff from my computer leveraging mediua center was quite exciting. with HDTV resolution to boot.
  • Cons: unfortunately the wireless setup did not work out of the box. i should note i have a Linksys WRT610N wireless router that has never shown any compatibiity with any piece of equipment, ever. i took the DMA2100 to where i could connect it using the ethernet port, ad it connected and worked flawless...
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Overall 4
4.0

Linksys Media Center Extender - Not a good product

Parveez Shaikh, Amazon
26 December 2008
  • Summary: Lot of technical issues and challanges with this product. The product is not matured and also the Linksys support team is not that expert in supporting this product. I would recommend not to buy this product.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not good enough

Mr. V., Newegg
13 November 2008
  • Summary: I would not buy this until you research all the codecs the windows media center can handle. I returned this unit and will not be buying media extenders based on Vista Media Center software.
  • Pros: Streams HD with N draft Routers very well, Easy network setup and compatibility with Vista Media Center. Great user interface in GUI. Good assortment of connections and ports. Decent Remote.
  • Cons: The problem with Media extenders in general is not the units themselves but the failure of Media Center inside Vista not being able to play all the different codecs on the market. 60-70% of my stored video files were not compatible with media center because it uses a seperate set of codecs then w...
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Overall 4
4.0

Worst option available

Anonymous, Newegg
18 August 2008
  • Summary: I was spoiled because I own an Xbox 360 and bought this device as a present for my Dad. I ended up returning it and spending the extra $50 so I could get him an Xbox. In this case he gets a fully functional extender and a gaming console.
  • Pros: Simple setup. Newegg's great return policy.
  • Cons: My biggest problem with this device is how slow the menus were. There was an unexcusable lag when browsing through the menus and again when playing videos. The background that was displayed was grainy, but the video didn't suffer from the same problem.
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Overall 4
4.0

Constantly locks up

J. Claver "ClaverClan", Amazon
27 June 2008
  • Summary: I bought this product with the WRT600N dual-band gigabit router with storage link (the gigabit router had its own issues - I will write another review for it). The media center extender locked up consistently or would lose its connection to the network (using 2.4 Ghz band on the WRT600N as the...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not impressed

Rod B., Newegg
4 June 2008
  • Summary: great plan; poor execution
  • Pros: connections were simple, and installation instructions were also easy to follow, had it up and running in less than 20 minutes.
  • Cons: poor picture quality using all connections methods on various types of televisions. movie playback quality and picture viewing was fine, but the "desktop was extremely grainy and at times difficult to read. most plugins don't work, and it also doesn't recognize many standard movie formats.
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