Reviews and Problems with Linksys E900 Wireless-N300 Router
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Bad. Explains why Verizon was giving these away for free
23 February 2013
Summary: I bought this because it was cheap. Only $20 for a refurbished router. Sounds like a great deal. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra 10-20 bucks a get a new one!!!!! There is a reason why is was refurbished in the first place. research this product b4 you buy. It requires a stupid and wasteful constant security code to use. Other so called features will only annoy.
Summary: Crap never buy.... no coverage at all in your house piece of s***schedule by this routerdo scrapif I knew that it's like that I would have never bought this crappy router and I mean it I'm serious I mean dead serious
Summary: I too had the problem of slow downloading speed when in the wireless mode (the upload was the same for wired and wireless.) So, I followed their software "help" to their site where I looked through their answers. I tried a few of Cisco's suggestions before contacting their "award winning 24/7 customer service." The first lady was rude and unhelpful, she either misinterpreted what I was saying (or knew she couldn't help) and cut me off. The next lady was nice..
Summary: We bought this when our old Linksys finally gave out. We had that one for quite a while and it performed well, so we stuck with the same brand. Well, the quality of Linksys must have plummetted in the past 8 years. With this one, we were always having to reset it. At first it was once a month or so, then once a week, and finally every day and several times a day.
Beware the SetUp Tool and Poor 802.11b Performance
15 May 2012
Summary: I've been a long time NetGear user and networker but after my second NetGear wireless router gave up the ghost I decided that it was time for a change to another manufacturer. Cisco is the biggest game in town, and now that they own Linksys I thought maybe they were worth a try. The E900 got pretty good reviews here on Amazon and it was available for $40 at WalMart, so I thought "Why not?" I used the CD to run the Setup program, which seemed to work OK on my MacBook.
Summary: The router was very easy to setup and when plugged in directly to the router it was at full speed that was available directly from the cable modem. But connected via the wireless the connection speed was horrible. 20mbps connection via wired, but < 2mbps when connected via wireless on N compatible devices.
Summary: Nice router in general - nevertheless, Linksys has not upgraded the firmware since May 2012, thus allowing anybody who can google "crack wpa reaver" to easily hack your wifi network, even if you have 16+ digit passwords and WPA2 encryption. And to think I bought CISCO/LINKSYS mainly because I was interested in purchasing a secure router!! Never again...
Summary: Very disappointed with the range. I have kept my router on the 1st floor living room n exactly 10fts below there is no range. Also the settings are very very less. No bridging option available. Cisco high range routers are only useful. If you wish to buy a router around 2k go for netgear .
Summary: For setting up connect Lan of laptop to Internet port of router, initially , open with web browser and change location . Under Basic setup change Internet type to PPoE which allows to enter the Service Provider's Username and Password. Save.The Static DNS settings given by service provider to be entered. Save.Under Wireless settings, change to Manual. Save. If you change username and password from default write it down . In case you mess up.
Summary: I bought this router some days ago from a local retailer. It is very fast to set it up but that is all. It keeps randomly dropping my PPPoE connection at absolutely random times (may be after 2 minutes, an hour or so or more) and then reconnects. It does this even over night when my computer is off and none of my wireless devices are connected to it. The router does not reboot as I could surely ping it while it was throwing its fits.