GREAT CONTROL PANEL - but many of them do not last for long :(
10 April 2012
Summary: Ok ... I really LOVE a control panel of Linksys routers and over last 12 years I was using only them for my home/hosting/port forwarding small network needs. Unfortunately over those years I discovered these modems have tendency to freez up and stop working ... You might leave them alone for a couple of days and try to turn on again finding are back in order but later they go down and it is impossible to wake them up ...
Summary: At its moment of shine it may have been a good choice, but as time passes more products are made. This specific model came with a lot of problems, and so you can read all of this in almost any other review made by people around the web. It occasionally stops broadcasting, and the security system is just really messed up. Sometimes it provides security, sometimes it does not.
Summary: It, like other Lynksys products can be a pain. I had to call India to get the correct ISP number to run it on AT&T DSL. Then it had a habit of connecting at 54 mbs. You to reconnect it to the computer to get 135 mbs, however, it never went to 150 mbs. It works though...so that's a plus.
Summary: Installation for this product was a true pain. The Installation CD that comes with this kept getting stuck as it wanted a "Password". I did some internet searches and found what the default password should have been but it still wouldn't take it. I performed all of the reset steps and it didn't work. I found online installation information on how to complete installation directly from the internet rather than using the set up CD.
Summary: The WRT300N works flawlessly "out of the box" in wired configuration. It does not work at all "out of the box" in wireless mode. Now, having made that harsh statement as if it would apply to every user in every case, some qualification is certainly in order. I unpacked the router and took extreme care to follow the setup instructions PRECISELY.
Summary: I have a unique situation where we only have access to broadband through a local wireless company as DSL is not available and cable is too expensive. Unfortunately, we need to have line of sight to the tower which is only available on our barn. The house is about 150 feet away so I needed something with a strong range. I was hesitant to get this router as it is a "Pre-N" router and not quite finalized.
Summary: I bought this item yesterday. Tested it and was having quite a bit of issue with connecting my wireless. I changed the config based on "lionpol" finding and it helps a bit. At the end of the day I found out that my laptop for some reason doesn't support PSK eventhough its a xp SP2. I also have to change the radio band from auto to Standard to make it works. In short if you have a mix and match environment like mine this router perhaps may not be the best for you.