Summary: The refurbished router arrived quickly and looks / performs as brand new. All software and accessories are included (the only difference was the box it came in). Mine came with the current firmware, and installation using the provided CD was a cinch (and worked perfectly the first time). I did tweak several settings once the CD install completed, however most users could probably be happy with simply installing and using.
Summary: I have an old Belkin N600 play that works fine; I bought the EA3500 on an impulse due to the low price. Since these are refurbished, it is possible that I got a defective unit that wasn't refurbished properly. Initial setup (inserting the CD and letting it run) was very slow, froze at 5% on the first try. On the second try it finished after a very long time (around 20 minutes).
Summary: Very easy set-up. It will actually set up over wireless connection, doesn't require wired connection like previous routers I have used. I just put in the disc, followed instructions, and let it run. Automatically set up our network with 3 computers (2 wired, 1 wireless), network printer, Roku, Blu-Ray, 2 iPads, 2 IPhones, and a couple of other odds and ends. The interface with the device is actually very good, I think.
Summary: My dual band Belkin died on Sunday after about 3.5 years. I purchased this Linksys model after doing some research. This router was alot easier to install than the Belkin was a few years ago!. Had it up and running in about 30 minutes. I spent more time updating the information on my devices (never realized how many devices used wi-fi in my house) than setting up the router. Everything is woking fine. Can't give all 5's yet since it has only been a day.
Summary: I really had no issues with my old single band router but reading about duel band routers I thought it was time to to prepare for the future. Could not connect to the internet the first day, called my internet provider tech support, they said their end was working good. Somehow on the second day of trying, the router was able to connect to the internet. I then thought the router would work OK.
This router has a great range. It comes configured with an open wireless ...
Phonesavanh Ly, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: Arrived right on time and worked right out of the box. This router has a great range. It comes configured with an open wireless connection. You will need to configure it to secure your wireless network. That can easily be done through the built-in web interface. I would recommend this to those who know how to configure a router or a little tech savvy.
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi is a pain to setup but its Awesome
Tim N, Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: This is a really great router. I used a Linksys 54GL with dd-wrt for almost 10 years and finally the wifi started getting flaky and dropping packets. I purchased this router because it was a very good price. Hoping it would be half as good as my old Linksys. Itmay not have all the features of my old router but it has all the ones that I used and some extra that I really like. The only issue I had was getting Linksys Smart Wi-Fi to see my router.
Summary: I replaced a six year old Linksys WRT54G2 Router with this. This one was much easier to install and set up., It along with a Motorola SB6121 Modem have increased my Internet speed from 11mbps to 35mbps. So far, I am happy with this router in my home network and recommend it to those looking for a lower cost router to fit in a home network environment. You don't have to be a "techie" to use this router. It's pretty much automated. A good buy!