Summary: I admittedly bought this in a bit of a hurry, as it was for a nearly-late birthday gift for my son, who had just moved into a new apartment and wanted a router for his new cable service. The reviews for this model sounded good - and I have another model from Linksys that works fine - so I took the bait. Bad decision! If I'd read the review dates more carefully, I'd have noticed that most of them were many years old, going back to 2001 or earlier!
Summary: This is a satisfactory Linksys router that performs fairly well. It does what a basic router should do. Having just 1 ethernet port makes it a requirement to have another switch, hub, or router if you plan on having multiple computers sharing the same internet connection. Be careful not to drop the router too often as it may cause the shell to split at the seem which would probably rip the sticker that is the only thing keeping your warranty valid.
Pros: Stackable with other Linksys products, quiet, good web interface, easy to use.
Cons: Cheap plastic shell that comes apart easily if bumped too often.
Summary: Strengths: Price. Reliability. Ease of use/installation. Weaknesses: No command-line interface. Summary: I bought the Linksys versus any other brand of DSL/cable router both for it's past performance as well as for the price. This is actually the second one of these I've purchased. I installed the first in my home network and then purchased an additional one for my brother. The router has performed well and yet to have an issue.
Summary: I bought the Linksys versus any other brand of DSL/cable router both for it's past performance as well as for the price. This is actually the second one of these I've purchased. I installed the first in my home network and then purchased an additional one for my brother. The router has performed well and yet to have an issue.
Pros: Price. Reliability. Ease of use/installation.
Summary: 1. For the same money or less, you can get a linksys 4-port wired router, with built-in switch. The router being sold by Amazon one port, and has to be connected to an external switch if you want to connect more than one computer (a hub would work, but not nearly as well). If you're only running one computer, just run cat 5e cable from the cable or dsl modem directly to your computer's pci or usb adaptor. 2.
Best Consumer line of routers on the market today!
Peter Dykhuis, Amazon
24 February 2004
Summary: This is without a doubt one of the best purchases I have ever made. I mean it. This device is everything it is advertised to be and more. I had a ADSL line installed into my home in August. Since that time I have attempted to get multi-computer access to the Internet via a multitude of methods. I have attempted to setup a proxy server. This method works but was difficult to setup and never seemed to work with all Internet based services.
Summary: This little box is a marvel. I've had a DSL line in my home for about a year, and up until now the way I was splitting the feed through my home network was by running an old computer and Linux. Unfortunately, since I'm a Linux newbie, I was not comfortable with the security issues of my home network, because I was not sure whether the network was properly configured for maximum safety. The Linksys router resolved these issues for me.
Summary: I have used this product for about 2 months and have been very happy with it. I use it to share a cable modem internet connection among several computers in my home office. The Linksys was very easy to set up, and can easily be configured to host a web site or ftp site on one of the computers inside the firewall. I was especially happy that I didn't need a static IP address from my ISP; the Linksys works equally well if you have a static or dynamic IP.
It does it's job well, but I wish I hadn't bought it now.
S. Pierson, Amazon
18 August 2002
Summary: When I bought this device, I already had a hub, so I figured this would be all I needed. That was correct at the time. It has a great web interface that is easy to configure, and you can have NAT up and going within minutes. The port forwarding works great, and I was running a web server, email server, etc all behind this device with no problems. Also, if you buy this, be sure to go to their site and get the latest firmware.