Received NO installation disc and no way to password protect
15 September 2014
Summary: Bought this unit at a reasonable price. Knew it was a good product before ordering. When it was received through the mail there was NO installation disc included. I was given a slip of paper with the IP address to type in on my computer and told to type in 'admin' for username and the same for password so that I would be able to change the password and make the unit password protected. Well that combination did not work.
Summary: Read the Linksys/Cisco Forums and look up E3000 Connection problems. I thought the router was rebooting at 1st, because it would randomly kick us off the internet, then it just gets worse from there & you end up wasting more of your valuable time then the router is worth! Based on my experience with the Router and there Online Chat, I was basically told that they can't help me unless I pay $40.00 for on line help because the 1 year warranty is up 'or' buy another of...
Pros: Has all the nifty settings you would ever want in a router.
Cons: Guaranteed that the Router will simply drop connections at will and will need hard reboots often. Do Not purchase this headache.
This router can be easily hacked because of WPS vulnerability
Charles Reep, Amazon
16 June 2012
Summary: DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ROUTER!. I own this router and discovered in January of 2012, that many companies that manufacture routers had implemented a feature called Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) incorrectly. This allowed hackers to easily obtain access to the router and into your network. Some manufacturers have a way to turn this feature off in their routers to avoid being hacked. This router has that feature, but when you turn WPS off in the settings, it doesn't work.
Pros: Looks cool and works well as a simple internet connection
Cons: Worst router ever. File sharing between network computers does not work. Wireless computers show up in router tables but not to each other. Fast when connected but drops often. Tech support blames any other vender they can come up with.
Summary: Should of been more careful after reading reviews and not taken the risk. i too received a $70.00 brick, it was DOA and I spent a day trying to unbrick it to no avail. so $70 is gone and a Saturday is gone. don't buy, don't buy, don't buy. and like others, it was already out of the 90 day refurb warranty when i got it.
Summary: It does work only for 20 minutes. I was able to setup all parameters, but after that I was able to work with it only 10 minutes aprox. The router began to reset an lost any connection. I was searching over internet and I found that this is a common problem. I think is becaouse it get overheat. I´m so sorry with it. I live in Colombia and for me is more expensive to sent it back to be repalced.
Summary: As the other reviewers mention the quality of these refurbished units is inconsistent. If you get lucky, great, but you are taking a gamble. The devices have a habit of showing up DOA, working inconsistently, or failing after a few weeks. In my case Cisco is refusing to honor the 90 day warranty, indicating the warranty expired before I bought the device from Electronista. Issues I experienced: - Overheats in the best / coolest conditions.
Summary: I bought this router to replace my refurbished linksys e2000 which is actually still working well for me. I just wanted to upgrade my home network to dual band with better coverage. I read about the overheating issue about this router on internet. But with my happy experience with e2000, I didn't expect it to be very serious. After intial setup and a brief test, the performance looked pretty good with better coverage and larger throughout.