Reviews and Problems with Linksys E900 Wireless-N300 Router
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Value for money 4
12 October 2014
Summary: Well, the item was definitely refurbished as they said it would be. The routers do function, but not on a usable scale. If you look at the box for this item, you'll notice that even the manufacturer shows the range as being lousy. This model of router could not even establish a connection to my BluRay in the living room. I only have a small two bedroom apartment.
Summary: It is great for a small house but not for a larger one. The connection is excellent for a small apartment or a large office space but not for a medium to a large sized house. Works great though!
Summary: The internet port did not work to connect the router. What I mistakenly found was that the other ports work to connect the inbound data line. Also when connected to the internet the router remains connected and your system reads a good connection but you get no data transfer up/down. This happens both for wifi and lan connections through the router. My system is now renaming all connections whether at work/home/public with the name of this router.
Summary: About a month ago my internet went down, after spending an hour on the phone with the phone company I was transferred to the help department at Cisco where we spent another hour figuring out that the router needed to be restarted. Now there's no on/off button so that involves playing in the maze of wires and cables and unplugging the thing waiting 30 seconds, going back through the tangle to plug it in and then restart the the computer.
Summary: My factory refurbished router showed up with a bad LAN port. Unable to get a DHCP address from my internet provider. Multiple resets, new cat 5 cables, 2 hours of tech support and wasted time. Had to appologize to the family that the internet was down for so long. Put my old router back, problem solved. This one goes back ASAP! Do yourself a favor and let these refurbished products fill a landfill.
Summary: After 3 days of working fine, the router signal dropped several times per hour...Not so great when streaming HD movies. Tried resetting, and myriad configurations. All to no avail. The range was also dismal. The price is low...but you get what you pay for.
Summary: Bought this for a 2BR, 1000SF apartment. I gave it a little bit of 'fudge room' because I figured wi-fi would be slowest in my bedroom (which is the farthest point in the apartment from the router). However, both my roommate and I (PC and Mac users) even have problems when we are THREE FEET from the router (even if there's only one person using wi-fi at a time)! As we don't have cable, this is an issue when streaming video.
Summary: I have a Dlink 655 router that is almost double the price of this guy, and I needed second one to get a good reception for an internet-enabled TV. In short - I should have bought another Dlink 655 rather than this. Pros: DDWRT-able, looks better as a piece of interior and not techno-gadget. Cons: Essentially a G router. A huge con that almost made me return it. I couldn't make wireless-N work in stable fashion.