Summary: First time buying a refurbished product. I have been using the router for a day and I found no problems till now. The appearance of the router is scary tho. Totally scratched and the original label was taken off. The power supply is a Samsung power cord probably taken from another product.
Summary: I had a super reliable WRT-54 for many year which I gave my daughter when she went to college that never, ever lost signal or gave me trouble so I decided to give this router a try two years ago. Setup was easy but I didn't get any real improvements in range or speed in my two story house.
Pros: Compact, Internal Antennae, OEM Firmware 1.0.04v6 Easy to Use
Cons: Runs very hot, drops connection multiple times per day
Pros: Works great for Xbox and pc gaming, fast youtubing for iPhone, honestly I do like the router
Cons: Problem recently overheating, disconnecting during a game, have to let it cool down for an hour, Had to make a USB fan to cool it, gonna have to return or get it repaired bought it when it was $100+ and was less than year ago
Summary: Cisco is an awesome brand when they are working, but I pity you if you try to deal with their customer service.
Pros: Great router while it worked. Excellent connection wirelessly. Gigabit is really fast. Newegg is awesome, No complaints with Newegg. Only complaint is with Cisco.
Cons: Lousy customer service from Cisco. Contacted Liza with Cisco customer support. After reading from a script for over 30 minutes, she disconnect my support chat after I refused to tear apart my network to reconnect a faulty router. No warning. She didn't even give me time to copy my case number fro...
Summary: It seems as though these routers are not thoroughly tested. So it's a hit or miss that you may get a router that's truly "refurbished" So because of the first router DOA I am giving 3 eggs. Newegg paid for return shipping and promptly shipped a replacement.
Pros: The second router seems to be working fine. See my comments in the Cons about the first router Newegg sent me. Flashed with tomato USB and she is definitely working fine. Dual bands is a plus. I initially purchased the E3000 a year ago. The brand new one is still working fine, so I ordered a refu...
Cons: The first router arrived and the USB port was DOA. The router kept dropping connections (even when networked via ethernet cable) I tested this router for one day and it failed miserably. I use the USB port to power two fans to keep this router cool.
Summary: The refurb arrived looking new. I popped in the CD and followed the procedure. Got a screen that indicated that the install failed. It took five minutes. Repeated the process several times and it failed repeatedly. l gambled that Cisco did not even bother to reset the router when they "refurbed" it.
Pros: Looks great, when it finally worked it worked well, strong steady signal at 2.4 and at 5GHz. PROBLEMS? LEARN FROM MY PAIN: Resetting my router How do I reset my router? Resetting the router means clearing the name, password, and all other settings and returning it to the factory default – the way...
Cons: WASTED MY TIME BECAUSE CISCO DID NOT RESET THE DARN ROUTER...HOW FREAKING LONG DOES THAT TAKE 15 SECONDS? MANY OF THE ANGRY PEOPLE WITH THE "DOA" ROUTERS WOULD NOT BE ANGRY IF CISCO GO THEIR ACT TOGETHER.....Needed to be reset, runs very hot,
Pros: Besides connecting to work VPN, the router runs really well. I have two laptops connected wirelessly, a desktop directly connected, a Logitech Revue connected wirelessly and several cell phones drifiting in and out andit holds up to it all. I just ran a bandwidth test through my Comcast internet ...
Cons: My connection drops to my work VPN once or twice a day. When it does, I go check to see if the router rebooted and it didn't. I check my internet connection through the desktop PC and it's still up. I know it's not my laptop because I use it wirelessly at work and it stays up all day long. Did se...
Great product unless... you want to use the USB port with a HHD
Jonathan A., Newegg
30 June 2012
Pros: Works perfectly as a simple WIFI router. Easy to use. I didn't have the heat problem others are talking about. I even covered it with a box to stop my son from playing with it and no problems with heat.
Cons: The USB port is unusable with an external HHD that contains folder names with apostrophes. The firmware hates the apostrophes. I even got Linksys tech support to agree with me but they said the only thing they would do is give me a different model router. Fine but kind of a hassle.