Reviews and Problems with Linksys E900 Wireless-N300 Router
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Not good at all
Peter T., Newegg
4 days ago
Summary: I have never seen a router with no status lights anywhere on the device but now I have. You can’t tell if the link is live to the modem or which Ethernet are in use. It’s unbelievably detrimental when it comes to diagnosing any problems.
Pros: The router is light weight and modern looking. The default SSID seems randomized which is good in case a laptop has been attached to a network just named “linksys” in the past but with different settings. That would normally cause issues during setup.
Cons: This is one of the worst routers I have ever tested. Right out of the box, it is outdated and poorly designed with bad initial security settings.
Summary: Not a lot of thought seems to have been put into the housing design (no wall mount?); hopefully they worked harder designing the innards.
Pros: I suppose Cisco considers this a successor to the venerable WRT54; time will tell. In the few weeks I've used it, it's given me cause for neither grief nor celebration. It seems to be a capable entry-level router, running stably in my installation, and smoothly streaming video. The included Cisco Connect auto-install software should, in most cases, save one from the headaches of network configuration. It's small and discrete has a high-efficiency wall wart power supply.
Cons: I wanted to set this up as an access point, so couldn't use the Cisco Connect software. That's when things started getting rough. Cisco really wants you to use that software, and after you finally figure out how to bypass it, you'll find yourself staring at the ancient interface from the WRT54. To one intimately familiar with this interface, this may be a welcome sight. For the less adept, it's a flashback to long-forgotten configuration nightmares. Get ready to call ...