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: 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: It took me months to find the downside of this product, but once it was discovered it was a killer. After having lots of problem with internet games, I narrowed down the problem to having this as a router. If I connect directly to the cable modem, no problems.
Pros: Easy set up
Cons: No IP by Mac address, not good for internet games
Summary: I bought this router so my wife could share our cable connection. She works from home, and often participates in online "webinars" with a live audio conference feed. The throughput was terrible, with audio dropouts rendering the presentation unintelligible.
Summary: Been using Linksys routers for several years. I am network engineer, and while these are by no means Cisco routers, they are very affordable and perfrom great for home or small business networks. **Be careful of the new security/filtering feature for AOL.
Summary: I hooked the router and it works great. Saves me and my 4 housemates 40 dollars a month on internet bills and shows little sign of drag from the use of 5 computers on one Roadrunner web connection.
Summary: I've owned a couple of these and for some reason they just stop working after a few years. Nothing you can do to fix it except replace it. It works fine while it lasts, though (for 2 - 3 years or so).
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...