Summary: This router set up perfectly right out of the box and ran flawlessly...for 12 hours then it died. It did everything I wanted it to do and setup was a snap. Best router I ever owned for 12 hours. I tried to save a few bucks with a refurb. This would be a great router if you get one that works.
I miss the classic 192.168.1.1 "advanced setup" straight out of the box
D. Coral, Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: I've been using Linksys WiFi routers since the company first introduced them. It is unfortunate that on some of these newer models, the setup is not as simple as going to 192.168.1.1 and getting direct access to the "advanced" settings.
Summary: Linksys used to be the gold standard and was all I bought. Then I got into generics and buying the cheapest. The price was good on this one and I thought I was getting a bargain. The router occasionally hangs leading to very low speeds and needs to be rebooted.
Summary: Connection is easy, did not need a CD to install. Just went to 192.168.0.1 in internet browser and worked. The rage is decent, the same as my old wireless G router; about 55 feet using my phone I get about 1 to 2 bars signal and can watch a YouTube video.
For that price, too good to be true?! yep... too good to be true.
charles a webb, Amazon
5 November 2014
Summary: I was stubbornly trying to hold on to my old router for dear life. Me and him seen some hard times, but we also seen some good times. I mean really, we've been together for over 8 years. No matter how strong our love was, he was just slow, and growing less reliable day by 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.
and a gigabit router for under 50 dollars is not a complete waste of money
Justin S., Amazon
18 September 2014
Summary: Router works decently enough to be worth $35 dollars as a refurbish but this item should only be considered for those in a pinch. It is advertised as a dual band router, but anytime I try to connect to the 5ghz network, the 2.4ghz shuts down and disconnects all devices on it.
Summary: Furious that I paid almost two hundred dollars for this science fair project. My five year old Netgear outperforms it in every way, so I may daisy chain it on just for my Apple devices.
Pros: Reliable router that I'm not sure I've ever had to reset (rare!). Lots of silly little tools in the interface that are simple to understand even if you don't know much about networking. High efficiency in that it only loses about 1 Mbps from direct cable connection to running through the router a...
Cons: Can't maintain a download rate more than 0.16 Mbps on any iOS devices - two iPhones and two iPads. Works fine on PC laptops and of course wired desktops (30-50 Mbps). I've tried turning on and off 5MHz signal, device prioritization, etc, updated firmware. Since the iOS devices make up half of my ...
Definitely a consumer router; few advanced options; simple to the point of insulting
A. Jackson, Amazon
17 September 2014
Summary: Highly restrictive firmware strongly encourages Cisco cloud. I was able to downgrade the firmware based on instructions at linksys.com, but it's a headache and does not include the "advanced" wireless settings like many other revisions.
Summary: It works OK as a router, but consistently doesn't recognize or make available the disk drive attached to the USB port. The drive is a WD Passport which is one of the most commonly used these days.