BE WARNED IF THIS ITEM GOES WRONG YOU WON'T GET ANY HELP FROM LINKSYS!!!!!
2 October 2014
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO PUT UP WITH DREADFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE! Mine broke down after 5 months. I defy anyone to try and get Linksys to deal with this properly. The "LIVE CHAT AGENT" is useless and argumentative. The phone service will cost you a fortune!!! Instead of letting one send it back they drag through a series of ridiculous questions without ever actually giving you an RMA number to return the product.
Summary: Like many other customers I spent a lot of time trying to research in order to make an informed choice before choosing this router. It seemed to promise exactly the kind of parental controls and guest network facility that I was looking for. There are so many opinions about so many products that I think a valid informed choice is hardly possible. I spent most of a day trying to set up this router. There was no detectable guest network.
Pathetic weak wi-fi, slow initialisation, very poor performance
12 June 2014
Summary: I chose this router to replace my NetGear N300 as it was recommended by a more knowledgeable friend. The reviews seemed mixed so I hesitated initially but eventually went with it. It was very easy to install although the installation instructions didn't allow for the delay for the router to start up so I had to repeat the installation three times before it was fully responsive.
Summary: I have had this unit for about three weeks, and of late I have been constantly re setting it up as the internet connection is intermittent, something I never experienced with my previous old Speedtouch router. I have had the line checked and all is ok, and when the router is reset it works fine off a day or so then starts to regularly drop out. I intend to give if a little longer however if nothing improves I am afraid if will be consigned to the bin..
Summary: Pretty much as you would expect although the set up is more complex than some - or at least the instructions make it so! I use macs, perhaps the integral set up tool works better on a PC. Having said that, it only took half an hour or so. Not really used any of the more exotic features. The range is a bit better than the Belkin it replaced but it's nothing great. Overall, OK but not outstanding.
After a few months of living with it, from bad to worse
25 April 2014
Summary: I am downgrading the rating I initially gave this (which wasn't exactly brilliant to start with). After a few weeks of living with this, I am now shopping for a new router. I initially gave this an "OK" but it's now just plain rubbish. The firmware on these is a disaster. Half of the settings don't get applied, or don't show that any settings have been applied when they actually are.