Summary: Excellent speeds when you are close to it. Drops drastically when you step away from it. You can't remove guest wireless when configured through cisco connect software. You cannot make the guest wireless enabled through manual configuration.
Summary: Nice, low-profile unit, easy to hook up, but even with help from our ISP I couldn't get Internet and Netflix service at the same time. Re-installed my old Linksys router. Sent the E3000 back to the vendor, who was very good about the return.
Summary: I found the speed outstanding the short time it worked. Having located this at a smaller place than my last Linksys, I can't comment on the range increase it had over the old 2.4G models. The Cisco Connect basically doesn't work, so either be prepared to accept its simple minded approach (which includes an unsecured guest acct and a security system with a password that is complicated enough that it requires writing down, which of course negates completely its value as a...
Summary: The overall wireless performance is very good. Firewall features are Ok but lacking services like VPN. MAC based DHCP reservations are now included, which is great. I have tried the integrated NAS with an 8GB SanDisc USB thumb drive. It works but don't expect screaming performance. Theere are QoS settings supporting Rhapsody, iTunes, Skype and the major messenger services. Also includes an integrated FTP server which I have yet to mess with.
Summary: I can't say much more than has already been said, except to relay my personal experience. The hardware in this router seems 100% to me. I accidentally left it sitting on the carpeting for a day, and it sure did get HOT on the bottom. But it runs nice and cool if there's lots of space underneath for good airflow. Cisco's firmware is another story. I wasn't willing to believe they'd actually write and ship buggy software, but guess what? They did.
Summary: I had the old wireless g technology and it was open to all to jump on. So they slowed down my system substantially. The only benefit I see to this is the guest user capability and the security. No additional speed. But it may be that I am using both computers wired and wireless are about 6-10 years old buying new ones soon that may increase the speed.
Summary: I thought this high performance router's signal would be A LOT stronger. When using my outdated Wireless-G router, I did not have to pull my Blu-ray/Netflix player out of the wall unit to get a connection. I do now! Tried to fix it with a Cisco rep for hours without success. Not worth the money at all.