Summary: Don't expect the Linksys connect disk to work out of the box. It won't. Why? Who knows - perhaps because the dumb refurber changes the default login IN THE FIRMWARE.
Pros: Once you figure out that the refurb manufacturer has changed the firmware default login(!!), the basic wired and wireless functionality works as expected. Disclosure: Not using any of the advanced features, just basic wireless, wired, and guess access. See cons below for information.
Cons: Bless Lacey O.'s review with new "default" login. The purchase of this item was a list of cascading failures, that all could be remedied by small fixes. (Newegg.com, I'm looking at you!)
Pros: Has very good speed increase. I loved the interface. Very easy setup.
Cons: This is my 2nd EA4200 router and neither media server function has worked. The test your router speed function has not worked. Neither would accept my hard drive when I checked the Linksys list of accepted external hard drives to make sure it was compatible. I have had 2 other Linksys routers and the EA4200 has let me down. Even after reading all the reviews and checking different chat rooms for help I could never get the media option running.
Summary: It was a waste of my time and resources. I hope that I can get my money back...
Pros: None, The unit I received did not work and neither did the replacement.
Cons: The unit that I received was defective and did not work. Even the replacement that I received did not work. Next time, I am ordering directly from Linksys. They told me that they would even test a unit for me before shipping.
Summary: I received the router and it only had a disc included. As I tried to set it up, the disc wouldn't run on my newer MacBook. Bummer! So I tried it on my older IMac and PC laptop and the disc worked however it couldn't find my router wirelessly. I contacted NewEgg and they couldn't help me at all and sent me to Linksys CS. They were able to TRY to help me during a 2.5 hour phone call. Eventually they decided it was defective since the username/passwords weren't working.
Pros: So I have purchased this router about 5 times for myself, friends and family and all have performed well.
Cons: Just one interesting issue, there is a new firmware available and it has some unusual default settings... If you have updated the firmware to the latest version 2.0.37, and you do a hard reset (holding the reset button for ~30 seconds, you'll need to know the new log in is admin/google and the default WiFi name and password is panelist-ssid and google-4panel
Pros: Great speed, works great until it doesnt.....
Cons: Tech Support trys to milk you for more money.... seems to be a trend now. When Linksys owned the company it was far better. These only have 1 year of support then they want you to pay 30 plus to get help. Ill never buy Cisco again.
Summary: Router is awesome after you have DDWRT it. You can fully make use of it. Wifi range it nuts. The range for 5Ghz network is fair not the best. Id suggest to get this only if you are going to be hacking it or else there are some better ones.