Overheats in an hour, save your money and buy a different brand!
15 October 2012
Summary: Have used linksys products for a very long time, so when I saw this router listed, I did not hesitate to buy it. After trying it out for an hour or so, the router would overheat and shut off. I looked online and realized this E2000 router has a lot of bad reviews. Just search on google for the terms "E2000 linksys heat" and thousands of hits pop up. The router itself has no heatsinks or fans in it, so heat will build up in it.
Summary: Great little router. Has a 5ghz and 2.4ghz bandwidth selection. Bought this due to my WTR310N router was over-heating. I like the compatibility with DDWRT firmware that this router has. Because I have a single wireless modem I had to have the ability to bridge the network from the wireless modem to add cabled LAN clients in another room.
Summary: After purchasing a Cisco Linksys router 13 months ago it stopped recognizing the internet from the cable modem. I called customer service (case #120609-004400), was charged $29.99 for the one phone call, and after 2 hours with a technician was told the device is broken and I could receive a $15 rebate on a new or refurbished Cisco Linksys router. I opted to go to Wal-mart and purchase a Netgear N750 WNDR400 and had it set up within 3 minutes.
Summary: I'm always skeptical about refurbished items, because you never know just how abused they were before you buy them. It's kinda like adopting a dog from the animal shelter - they look nice and friendly, but there's always the possibility that they will rip your head off in the future. For household items like a router, I'm ok with that if the price is right. This one has been a home run so far.