Summary: This unit seems pretty good at first but on looking at the Web interface I noticed that it was using multiple mac addresses for the same device and showing devices on the lan on the Wireless side and other odd things. After a week of running it the home server network started to get erratic, it would seem to all point to dns and dhcp issues in the router. Seems the V1 had the same issues that they did not fix on this.
Summary: After spending over 2 hours and multiple calls with customer service (ha-ha), they informed me that yes, my product was broken after just over a month of use. They would not replace it with a new unit but a refurbished one. I didn't buy a refurbished one, I didn't return a refurbished one, yet this is fair how? I sent my return via UPS confirmed it had been received and after a week of no response from Cisco, I had to call again.
Summary: I just purchaed this router after returning a Netgear WNDR4500 that had internet connection issues. This router is so easy to setup and configure with the web interface. The only problem was the fact you have to save each page before leaving or the setting will be lost on that page. I was on the web in less than 10 minutes. The FTP server is also a nice feature with a connected USB drive.
Summary: I have repalced my e4200v1 with this new model.I have two xboxes and a ps3 connected to it.The new model V-2 when I'm hosting a 18 player game on COD black ops it runs super smooth with no lag at all.THE V-1 had some slowdown during the game while hosting.Both models work well and I can say that the new processor in the V-2 is handling the load with ease,you'll be very happy if you pick one up.
Summary: EDIT - Skip this router and buy the ASUS RT-N66U. I bought it and I get 95-99 mb/s on BOTH channels. Cannot recommend enough. I bought this router after reading many reviews online regarding the router that could provide the "fastest" wireless signal on the market. I came across this model a few times and its marketed 300 mbps over 2.4 ghz. I knew due to the size of my home the 5 ghz would not likely give me much range and I was correct.
Superb so far! Not sure what the fuss is all about
V. Parthasarathy, Amazon
7 December 2011
Summary: I usually don't write reviews but after seeing all the less than favorable posts on this one i had to butt in. This is by far the most robust, no-frills, non-tinkered with router you can use out of the box. Pretty flawless so far. I have 3 Gigabit ports occupied along with 4 WLAN clients. Not to forget a 1 TB passport Hard-disk attached to the router that acts as a media server. I have always been a fan of DD-WRT firmware.
Summary: This router is worth the cost. Initial setup is so easy. Once connected to internet, you can easily setup to 2.4ghz, 5 GHz and Guest with different user-id and passwords. The security setting is all done automatically and you can easily change it if you want. Make sure to go to admin tab on web to do firmware upgrade. Wireless speed is really fast. Try using the Knowledge base. It has detailed explanations for novice users also.
Summary: I decided to replace my Linksys WRT610N router (which was having dropouts, especially when streaming Netflix using my Roku box). I also wanted an improved range of coverage. I first purchased the E4200V1. After purchasing I noticed there was a V2. So why not try it as well before making a final decision??? I bought one, and was able to try both routers, swapping them in and out, trying to decide which to keep.
Summary: I worked with 'expert' technicians for a couple days, when I finally got a knowledgeable person to tell me there is a known bug with external drives on this router. Some drives are not recognized, while others, Seagate included, are recognized, but you can not map the drive from your PCs. Although this is one of the most powerful wireless routers I have ever used, the buggy firmware and unusable external drive made me return my unit..