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: 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: 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: 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.
Summary: I purchased this router used from an eBay auction. Because it did not come with a printed manual, I had to scour the Internet for information pertaining to this router. This unit is simply not a plug-and-play device, and a background in computer networking is helpful when installing this unit.
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.
Great for workgroups, little trickier with domains
hoagamaniac "hoagamaniac", Amazon
16 January 2002
Summary: This is a great tool for sharing a DSL or cable connection. My only quirk is that a little more documentation should be put in regarding setup where a server is involved. Everything looked like it was set up right but it wouldn't work. Fortunately a friend of mine was savvy enough to rig it up and make it run. That aside it is reliable. Once it was up and running I had no issues, save file transfer in AIM.
Summary: No problems, worked right out of the box, even has MAC address cloning so you don't need to notify your cable company about a new MAC address. Linksys has a great website with information about the product as well.