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.