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.
Summary: Once this router is properly set up, if you can deal with the non-gigabit speeds and lack of status lights, it shouldn’t give you any trouble. My low rating is due to the fact that you can get such an immensely better router for the same price from other manufacturers.
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. No matter how much traffic I sent, I couldn’t...
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 Right out of the box, it is outdated and poorly designed with bad initial security settings. 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 Ethern...
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.
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.
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: I upgraded to this device from a "g router" this thing is almost impossible to set up on your own with an iPhone 4 or 4s, I had to call and chat with Linksys to have them talk me through the set up, even with the help it took us almost 3 hours to set up.
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.
Cons: I can't connect to the wireless consistently, and this has been a problem for the last few days. The setup programs that they included with the router worked inconsistently, and it took a few hours to get any device connected. I will probably have to return this product.
Summary: I think next time I'm going with something more expensive and designed better. I don't think I like the internal antenna design.
Pros: Has lots of options and a good range for a smaller space.
Cons: I have to reset it daily. I have tried firmware upgrading and changing various setting but this router just stops working almost daily even with no traffic going through it. It is in a well ventilated place and is never hot when I touch it so overheating isn't the issue. I'm wishing I would have ...
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).