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Linksys BEFSR81
6.2 out of 10

Linksys BEFSR81

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Reviews and Problems with Linksys BEFSR81

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Overall 10
10

Happy Solution to my Networking Problem

David Bower, Amazon
1 February 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Good, But...

Edmund Singleton, Amazon
18 April 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 10
10

Cisco-Linksys Cable-DSL Router (8-port)

Patrick McCarthy, Amazon
28 December 2010
  • Summary: This switch is a "slam-dunk". Very easy to setup with the enclosed software. For a family with 6 or more PCs and laptops, great to have 8 Ethernet ports. Price was more than fair.
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid this router; it crashes when accessing Amazon

Druidjr, 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Linksys BEFSR81 Cable/dsl Router with 8-PT Switch

MR FIXIT, Amazon
28 March 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

This Used to be a Good Router

Brad West, Amazon
6 January 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Upgrade Firmware

D. Zonneveld "dz", Amazon
6 January 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Linksys BEFSR81

WesLanMan, Amazon
19 September 2007
  • Summary: This product replaced a first generation Linksys BEFSR41 that I just retired. It was replaced because I needed more available ports and it did not forward XBOX Live Voice packets properly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Linksys BEFSR81

E. DelSignore, Amazon
3 January 2007
  • Summary: A Good buy. Very user friendly and works trouble-free so far. The only negative is the unit should have wall mount capability.
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Overall 2
2.0

Linksys BEFSR81 Cable/dsl Route Ver.3

David Mattos, Amazon
30 December 2006
  • 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.
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