Summary: The delivery came next day, even though I chose 2 day - this was good, very good. It appeared to be in pristine condition. What I didn't realize was that since it was refurbished, the original disk that it came with wasn't any good. In the end I had to connect via phone to Cisco service department.
Summary: Before I purchased Cisco I was using belkin 75 mbps wireless N router. I hooked a Roku HD player with my TV and started viewing movies but some times it break the connnectivity and I contated the Roku HD dealer. They advised me to increase internet speed from 3 mb to atleast 10 mb.
Summary: I got this router to replace my parents' old one which had a horrible interface and it kept kicking them off the network. It was easy to install and while it was running it was a great little router especially for the price. Unfortunately it died after 4 months of usage.
Pros: Cheap and while it ran it was a great router
Summary: Simpled down web interface which is great but lacks the very obvious need for guest acct mgnt. not sure what cisco was thinking. as for communication distance, I would say very average. I have 3000sqft home and you start losing bars as soon as you leave the room.
Pros: Built and managed by Cisco - reputable company
Cons: have to use Cisco Connect to manage guest acct...defaults to ON so would be frustrating to novices
Summary: A simple, easy to follow guide on how to set up TCP's and port forwarding, ect., would be wonderful. And allow me to use the router to it's full capabilities.
Pros: Fairly easy point-and-click setup/installation. Networks my 2 PC's and PS3. Takes a bit of fiddeling with, but I've got everything communicating, and video's stream well. Wireless setup is also, fairly easy. Range is great, low profile, and "sporty" looking.
Cons: The web interface is much like motherboard BIOS, clunky and unimpressive. I still cannot get it to allow my PC's and PS3 to host games with people off my home network. Tech support.... needs to learn how to explain things in English. I'll give it 5 eggs when I can host games.
Cons: The encryption gives me a lot of trouble when friends try to connect to my wifi. Live in an appartment and I pretty much need to turn off encryption if anyone wants to use my wifi. Never had this problem with other units. My next router will put me back with Netgear for sure.
Pros: The quick setup does make setting up the router really easy. Cheap
Cons: The quick setup sets up a quest account by default. which you can disable only from the software. If you like to setup your router via the web setup. Do not run the CD at all. It will only make your router have a bunch of configurations you will not be able to modify.
Summary: Newegg super fast shipping, will always continue to buy from here.
Pros: It works, setup was easy through the install cd. Anyone can setup this router with very little computer experience. Got it working within 3 minutes. First 2 months of the router experienced no problems. I have 3 computers hooked up to it and can easily be downloading files at 300 kb/s on 1st comp...
Cons: During the past month after having no issues for the first 2 months, I have had to hard reset the router 2 times for freezing issues. 3 times and random occasions the wifi reception went all the way down for about 5 min, and speeds were super slow. I checked to see if I had the latest firmware an...