Summary: This is my 3rd and last E1000 router. All 3 have bit the dust after 6 months of use, whether refurbished or new. I cannot say enough bad things about this router. It is unreliable, constantly needed to be reset and simply just dies after a certain amount of time.
Summary: This product(refurbished) was delivered to my apartment on April 10th, and as I write this review, on April 24th, the product is no longer functional as a wifi unit. I generally don't write reviews unless I have an exceptionally good experience or exceptionally bad one, but this one fits the latter.
40Mhz channel bonding makes wireless speed drop to unusable
Anthony F., Newegg
9 February 2012
Summary: Tried everything to make 40Mhz work but still terrible throughput. With both the latest firmware and DD-WRT. Not much wireless traffic around me and tried every channel combination. Cisco support will just frustrate the Jebus out of you and is not worth contacting.
Pros: Software and setup are good Nice options like QoS offered DD-WRT compatible
Cons: Wireless radio is bad and 40Mhz setting decreases throughput to unusable (I might have got a bad unit) Cisco Support is more than useless
Summary: When you buy a re-certified unit, remember to hit reset button. Otherwise, it may contain internet account info from previous owner. I had issues while installation because of it. Cicso should reset it when they refurbish the unit. They don't - it looks like. I figure it out the hard way.
Pros: Easy Set Up, nice features, affordable, nice looking
Cons: Very short range. My 7 year old netgear wireless b router had no range issues. With this Cisco Router, The signal strength dropped from 3 to 2 bars from 2nd to first floor and down to 1 bar in the basement. While my old router had 3 bars all over the house. I should have listened to the other rev...
Summary: I have had some good and bad experiences with refurbish products and had to return this router due it would not work. Linksys products are actually good, however, this was probably one that perhaps slipped by quality control without being checked thoroughly.
Cons: I've had this router for about 6 months now and a known problem of dropping wireless connections started happening. It's random and the wired connections have 0 problems. I did not know about the wireless connection issues before purchasing this product. It is a physical problem with the router a...
Cons: I bought this for an apartment I share with four people and it died a couple of days ago. I can't even log into the router to see what is wrong. I tested it at every ethernet port in the apartment to make sure something wasn't wrong with our internet.
Summary: I bought this thinking that it would offer me improved performance over a very inexpensive Linksys that I have owned for quite awhile. This proved not the case. I returned it and bought a different brand of a $70 single band router from a local store, finding the range to be quite a bit better than...
Pros: Some features cheaper routers don't have
Cons: No improvement in range over the cheapest Linksys router and less coverage than a mid priced D-Link DIR-655 router.