Summary: First of all, I am a dyed-in-the-wool techie. I design products like this in my job. I know what every single one of those "what the heck is that?" settings in router set up screens are. So I do take a bit of umbrage when one reviewer called the many (most) who have had trouble with this router "MORONS". Yes, I got it to work. It will work right out of the box IF used with most pre-N wireless cards and, definitely, if they are Linksys pre-N cards.
Summary: Has several known issues, one which may be fixed by firmware but not sure about the others. I am currently using the very latest available firmware from the linksys site. The first issue is the inability for many wireless clients to reach some Web sites, among them google.com! There's a QoS setting you can change that helps some, but not all, wireless clients. Perhaps there will be a firmware update that will fix that.
After Hours and Hours with Tech Support, it Still doesn't Work!
B. Hunt "eConsumer", Amazon
22 March 2007
Summary: I wish I had the same experience as the person that rated 5 stars; but quite the opposite for me. This is not my first wireless router. I have experience with an 802.11B router of which I never had any problems. I wanted to upgrade to the latest and greatest. Let's just say this one may be the latest; however anything but greatest. I've spent countless hours, and days, on several different calls to tech support and the wireless still will not connect to the internet.
the most expensive paperweight i have ever purchased
8 January 2007
Summary: had it up and running in under 10 minutes. even got the matching pci adapter. it ran beautifully. the desktop claimed it was working faster than a 10/100 ethernet jack. but then the router flaked out briefly a few hours after. i didnt make anything of the hiccup. the next day i noticed my reception slowly declining while i was sitting still on my laptop, after 10 minutes the wireless signal was simply gone.
This product not ready for sale to the public...Awful!
M. Stucky, Amazon
6 January 2007
Summary: First I'll say that I've always used Linksys routers and their G router is the best in the land. I know what I'm doing with networks. I have the router and matching laptop card...cannot get it to keep the connection, and the range is way worse than my G router. Don't even get 20% signal 3 rooms away. I have been on all the linsys forums looking for the magical settings that might make this thing work...linksys can't even respond with a decent answer.
Summary: This item, while producing much greater speed to other wireless N devices, required periodic power recycling (reboot) and finally stopped working altogether. Cisco systems released this technology too soon. I retrofitted my network with my old WRT54G (wireless G) and have never had a problem since. Wireless G = Good. Wireless N = Bad!!!!
Summary: We purchased this in September, and by November it no longer worked. We tried unsuccessfully to contact customer service by phone and finally was able to reach tech support over the internet. Unfortunately, he was unable to make this work...Something about us having the wrong software (which doesn't make sense-we used what came with the unit). We were utterly frustrated...It was a waste of money!
Summary: I've dealt with a lot of routers, and when I rec'd this one for Christmas, I was actually excited. I unpacked the contents, and immediately noticed the lack of documentation. I followed the limited information and four hours later, still had no wireless connection. The wired router works fine, but wireless capability is not happening. This product makes an interesting conversation piece, but other than its use as a paperweight, it serves no purpose.
Summary: I purchased this product for a customer of mine, primarily for the advertised increase in range, not the increase in speed. My customer wanted to place a laptop on the first floor of her house, about 30 feet or so from the router on the 2nd floor. I installed Linksys's pre-N adapter (WPC300N) in the laptop, believing the match with their pre-N router would improve the results. Like most other reviewers here, I was EXTREMELY disappointed.
Summary: I read all the reviews on Amazon and I thought "it cannot be that Linksys has got it so wrong". So many bad reviews, so many problems; they have to be for earlier versions of this product. So despite all bad reviews I still decided to buy the WRT300N router that I found at my local PC store. I was with the belief that after so many months Linksys would have corrected all the problems reported.