Unless you are are advanced computer technician ready to do ...
27 June 2015
Summary: Unless you are are advanced computer technician ready to do a bit of hacking, you must be certain the SPA2102 is a -NA version, and NOT an "-AN" locked version. (And then still hope the -NA hasn't been password protected!
Summary: I ordered the device late Thursday and got it on Monday. The device was in excellent shape however we had an issue using it on our network. I emailed them late on Monday and they responded back within a couple of hours and resolved our issue.
Summary: I purchased this item regardless of the negative reviews. Afterall, everyone can find something negative to say - some more easily than others. I saw a lot of positives and figured why not give them a shot. I learned my lesson. The first system I got was not just locked..
Summary: One of the few times I did not read all the customer reviews like I usually do. The device I received was locked. Apparently if the model number has a '-R' at the end, instead of a '-NA', it is locked.
Summary: These units are SPA2012-R; the "-R" means they can only be remotely provisioned (according to Cisco); you can't log in to the admin part, so they can't be configured. Resetting them to factory default doesn't work, as the password is hard-wired for whatever company these units were sold to.
Had two units die after exactly 24 months of service
25 October 2013
Summary: Quality control seems to be an issue with Linksys. I had two units fail in October 2013 in two different locations after exactly 24 months in service. A repeat of what used to happen with my old purple Linksys brand routers in the early 2000s.