Summary: I have used the BEFSR41 for several years but have since outgrown it, I need more dependable ports as new equipment now all seems to want internet access. Rather than add more switches I wanted to go with an 8 port router; my network is ethernet cable plus a Linksys WAP for wireless.
Summary: This my second one, the first one worked fine for a while. Have noticed that Linksys displays this router on their wab site but will not ship it. This kind of router is a dying breed, if you need one, want one, buy it fast they may not be available for too long. Am buying another one as a back-up...
Avoid this router; it crashes when accessing Amazon
30 August 2010
Summary: Am posting this review so others will know to look elsewhere until Linksys changes firmware so router will not crash when devices on its network go to Amazon. This is a known issue that took me a week to figure out. Would completely lose my LAN and have to power re-cycle.
Summary: Nice router, once I got it working. Instructions would not allow me to go past the software trying to find the router. Fortunately, I am experienced in Linksys routers and knew the IP address and password (there was no printed instructions) and configured the router without the buggy software.
Summary: I purchased an earlier version of this router (it is currently v. 3.1) and had many years of perfectly reliable good use, until a lightning strike blew out several ports. I ordered another one, confident it was a good product. Big mistake.
Summary: Router worked fine until I had to upgrade. Followed instructions, yet upgrade did not take. Worse yet, it is no longer usable. Linksys tech support won't do anything for you even though their firmware upgrade rendered the device useless.
Summary: I am very dissapointed with this router. It has slowed down my connection speed to a snails pace. I downloaded the firmware upgrade and changed the propety settings as suggested by linksys but this router still lags.