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. I have replaced this router with an Asus RT-N16 and have not looked back. Ever since Cisco bought Linksys they have gone down hill. I will never purchase another Cisco or Linksys product again.
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. The setup disk didn't work at all, and luckily I'm tech savvy enough to just be able to set up a router without the disk.
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. As for the seller, i would recommend to others. Delivery was prompt, and as usual, Amazon continues to provide outstanding service.
Summary: I've just returned my second E1000. The first unit failed after about 10 days - it wouldn't boot or connect - just sat there with all the lights glowing dimly. Nothing could reset it back to a working condition. I sent the unit back to Amazon for a replacement, assuming it was just "one of those things". My replacement unit has also failed, after about three weeks this time. Exactly the same symtpoms and nothing to do but return it. Maybe this is a bad batch problem.
Summary: In spite of several attempts, the router is still not operational. The issue probably relates to the university network which won't allow user authentication. Unfortunately the uni IT staff were no help, viruses are still a problem, and the money spent on expediting delivery of the router and on the router itself was wasted.