Summary: This is the biggest piece of junk that I have ever owned. This thing kicks you off of the internet constantly! Unless you want to spend your entire internet time reconnecting and frustrated.....buy another brand! It will say that you are connected....yet, your not. Probably about a dozen times a day, we have to unplug the thing and let it reset. Cost too much for this amount of frustration.
Summary: I rarely take the time to write a review but this thing is so bad it demanded a few comments. I finally jumped into 1999 and bought a lap top. My job demands it. I bought this for my home because it had ok reviews and the price good. It is made by Cisco, it couldn't be that bad. I hooked it up per the instructions and went to install the software on my computer with Vista 64. It caused my computer to crash every time I put in the disk.
Summary: Hey, it's not all bad with this router. The worst case scenario is that the router would blow up in my face as I'm plugging it in. And that didn't happen, so this router deserves at least one star because it didn't kill me. As far as fulfilling it's duties as a router, save your money, and go outside, pick up a rock, and use that as a router. The rock will have more features, be more reliable, and will make you feel a lot less guilty for the purchase.
Summary: I bought a WRT120N directly from Linksys as part of a technical support package. Only later, after having received the router and examined its specs more closely, did I realize that despite being called a "Wireless-N Home Router", the WRT120N is nothing of the sort. It is a single-stream router, which means that it can never be draft 802.11n Certified. Nor is it draft 802.11n Compliant.
Summary: Unfortunately, I was in the need of a small home router to work on a corporate network to connect 3 or 4 devices and settled on the Linksys (by Cisco) Wireless-N Home Router, WRT120N. I did not even use the wireless, but I can tell you this router is the worst one I have ever experienced (and I have used a ton of them). Linksys/Cisco should be ashamed, and the project manager fired.
Summary: Great Router, Once you know how to set it up. I called Linksys on this and they NEVER told me this. Hope this helps someone, PRESS the button on the top of the Router WHILE you Plug it in until all the lights are on. That is the ONLY way I could get it to connect and talk to My Comcast Cable Router and pull an I.P. Address. After the set up I was\am amazed at how fast it is, 3 wireless pc's and a wifi Printer w\o issues.
Good router; you simply have to know how to configure it to sidestep some bugs.
L. B. Glass, Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: I see quite a few negative reviews here from frustrated customers, but the truth is that this isn't a bad router. I've set these up for plenty of users and they've had no issues. You just need to know what's inside and how to configure it, and as an electrical engineer who specializes in wireless, I can tell you about this. This router -- unlike most Linksys routers -- uses an Atheros SoC (system-on-chip). (Most Linksys routers use Broadcom chips.
Summary: The ratio of success with these units is about 1:5, meaning that for every five that we purchase, only one will function properly. I am an IT Professional and install several residential and commercial wireless systems a month and I have had great success with the previous line of Linksys Wireless Routers (WRT54G's), but these newer Linksys/Cisco Wireless Router must have a design or a component fault. Typical Chinese junk(IMHO).
Summary: Let me preface my review by saying that I'm very computer literate. I stay up to date on hardware, read reviews, fix my friends' computers, and even build desktops for friends. I know how to troubleshoot and fix things when they go wrong. I'm not going to get into all the technical reasons why this router isn't a good one. I'll merely mention my experiences. That being said, this router is junk. I bought one, set it up and had it work fine for a month or so.
Summary: I used to get my wireless signal through an airport card in a very old Mac I own. I connected the Mac to the cable router via Ethernet and then used the Internet sharing option in OSX to beam a wireless signal for all my devices. This was fine for me, but sadly my old Mac died last week. (*cries) I bought this router to get my wireless network going again. I was attracted to the Valet router, of course, but I didn't think I really needed it (and currently it costs $89).