Summary: This item has very good range and is fast if you use it for downloading data only. Routers need to do more, however, and that is where this router fails. We have a Slingbox at home, and use it to remote access our TV, meaning we download the video stream from home and the home router needs to upload the stream. We also do this in the bedroom from time to time, meaning the router needs to upload and download at once.
Summary: I purchased the E1000 Cisco router because it had more than one port, had wireless capability and was cheap. I paid only $20.00 for a refurbished unit. It was very difficult to set up in that the instructions were not adequate. The power light would not illuminate even though the unit was plugged in. It wasn't until I found a solution from another person a help forum who was also having difficulty after a power outage that I was able to get the router working properly.
Summary: Before this E1000 I had a crappy netgear G router. It drop connections like crazy. I bought this one refurbish because it was cheap and I never used a cisco/lynksys before, so if it turned out to be crap I wouldn't lose that much. So far it's working fine, I have it wired to my laptop because it's right next to it. PS3, ipods, Wii, etc. all seems to be connected, no noticeable lag when playing DC universe on the PS3 and no drop connections.