Summary: The Cisco-Linksys E2100L Advanced Wireless-N Router I thought was going to be my next step up but that didn't happen. My system saw it was there but it wouldn't connect to the internet. The software that came with it wouldn't finish loading to put everything on that was needed to set it up. Tried to set it up manually this not being my first Linksys router but that didn't work either. After a day messing with it I gave up and sent it back.
Summary: This router is designed with more RAM and flash for 3rd party firmware. I have only used DDWRT on the E2100L and it has worked very well for home use. I can stream video, record remote IP camera and download files with no noticeable slow down. I ended up selling my 2100L to a customer and will be purchasing another but for now, I'm on a WRT54GS2 with factory Linksys firmware and it is pitifully slow compared to the 2100.
Summary: This router worked for 3 months but Xbox support not good nat closed. Range deteriorated after a few weeks I reconfigured the router it worked for a week now I need to reboot almost every day. Will not buy Cisco again. What happened to quality control?
Summary: I love this box, but lawyers obviously got involved. First: TURN OFF THER FIREWALL. If not your web browsing experience will be problematic. READ THE MANUAL about storage. Turn of PnP is you are not gaming. The USB Frice is 2.0. If you expect lightening read-writes, you are not going to get it any faster than any USB attached drive. It will be limited in speed either way. N-band is not the problem, the problem is the firewall. Also use proxy arp.
Attention XBOX 360 owners: DO NOT BUY THIS ROUTER!
Mark W. Schmitz, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: So, I bought the E2100L because of its reviews and affordability. It worked well out of the box and was a breeze to set up. We have 3 computers on our network and utilize cable internet. The Computers were on-line with in 5 minutes of installing the router. HOWEVER, when I went to connect my XBOX 360 I couldn't get on Xbox LIVE. So, I spent about 5 days trying to figure out the issue.
Summary: I've given this router a 5-star rating based upon the ease of setup and very good wireless coverage. I purchased this router to replace a flaky Belkin router. I did the setup completely from my laptop over the wireless network. No glitches, no problems. I had to refresh a few of my connected wireless devices to update their network connections, but most devices adjusted without any intervention. The coverage is great throughout my house with no noticeable dead spots.
Summary: This wireless router drops connections randomly without any reason. First, let me say that this has nothing to do with Linux. Second, I don't know what extra Linux configuration this LinkSys router provides. The documentation that comes with the CD (and on their Web site) doesn't mention anything about it. I tried to SSH into the router and was not able to.
Summary: Would have to be reset every other day. Bad signal. Upgraded to a Belkin n surf. and not looking back. Customer service for linksys has gone way down hill as well. They want to blame the ISP not their POS product. Stay away. Stay very far away.
Summary: Their software, Cisco Connect said that it saw the router, but it wouldn't connect to the internet. The software pretty much is useless after that. Called their support, but couldn't get it fixed after the usual multiple plug out - plug in routine, and a few manual changes. I have an old Linksys router that worked just fine, but couldn't get this new one to work. Returned it to the store.
Summary: I'm on my second router after the first one was replaced through RMA. Router seems to work fine for about a week and then I have problems writing to my attached USB drive. Reads work OK but are incredibly slow. Then the router requires a reboot and the problems go away for about a week.