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.
Pros: Easy to set up, and has worked perfectly for the last 2 years. It connects all of my computers and devices with no issues. I use it for my Wii, 2 iphones, my computer and my daughter's computer over wifi.
Summary: As other reviews have noted, I think this works best with DD-WRT installed rather than the default firmware. It flashes in a pinch and is fully supported, so you get a great feature set with very little hassle.
Pros: Not too bulky, less ugly than a lot of other routers, supported by DD-WRT, 5GHz Wireless-N support.
Cons: Runs a little warm (see also the "Other thoughts" section), dual-band means you can run broadcast at either 2.4 or 5GHz, not both simultaneously.
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.
Summary: They may run warm with stock firmware but using the DD-WRT firmware and following the suggestions from the DD-WRT install guide for this router to slow down the processor speed to 300MHz and reduce the transmit power from 74mW to 50mW, I haven't had a heat-related problem yet.
Pros: Pretty much everything! Bought 2 of these on sale (great price @ $70 apiece) and installed DD-WRT to wirelessly hook up my HDTV and DVR to my home network; also plugged in my PS3. Set it up as a bridged network and now the PS3 streams across the network BETTER than when I was using the PS3 built-...
Pros: Just got it today and hooked it up within 15 min. I bought this thing for $50 when it sells at best buy for $130 so the price is great. I put the disk in and it pretty much did everything on its own besides plug itself in. A lot easier then the other one I had that failed. I also heard bad things...