Summary: The Linksys E2000 is a good plug and use wireless n router. The price is right ..not too expensive and you can still find good deals on them. You plug your desktop to it and the rest of the household can use its wireless. The wireless reception is very strong. It did the job for me.
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: 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.
Summary: Bought this N router to facilitate streaming. At roughly (1) year old, the router now has daily signal interruptions. At best these require reset, at worst a 45 minute conversation with Cisco tech support (who are helpful, and in this case spoke English as a first language) to manually reconfigure the router. From other reviews, this looks like a consistent problem with this router. I would think twice about buying any Cisco router at this point.
Pros: Good range, when it works. Helpful customer support.
Cons: Daily drop outs. Poor coordination with cable modem.
Got another one...for strange reason. This one works in a fashion....
Old geek, Amazon
15 November 2011
Summary: Router lasted just over a year. Then did weird things. Hard reset got to be multiple times daily. Replaced it with another brand. New one great. No more Linksys or Cisco for me. I have had them many many years, and like all things, cost goes up, quality goes down. UPDATE: Got another one. Reason? Wanted to use the open source firmware DD-WRT. Needed a router with this so use a remote proxy server for privacy for my whole network, not just one PC.
Summary: While the hardware seems functional the firmware has a critical bug, you cannot use certain subnets (for example 192.168.33.0) as they are reserved for the 'guest network'. This router does not even have the guest wifi network feature. The latest firmware does not resolve this problem and if you happen to use one of these incompatible subnets on your network, like me, you will find the device unusable. I will have to try to return it.
Summary: Out of the box, the power cord would not plug into the back of the router. Never even got the power on. Called Cisco and they said I had to return it to Amazon. Were not interested in finding out if the had a manufacturing problem or not, just dismissed me. Returning to Amazon and buying a non-Cisco router.