Summary: I thought it was my computer, then I turned on my tablet and the same thing. Again, it shows full connectivity in the bar but the actual downloading of a page with little to no graphics takes a while. I have downloaded the latest firmware to this router and on the log in the status is good and everything is working, but not so when I am using the actual signal itself. I even encrypted it and the same thing.
Pros: It looks new.
Cons: This device shows up with full bars on all of my internet enabled computers but it gives off a severe lagg rendering the page blank after a full minute.
Excerpt: I bought this to set up a wireless home network to work with a cable modem. It set up easy and worked great on four of five devices. BUT my Acer netbook would connect to the network, but could NOT connect to the internet via the wireless connection. I spent two hours on the phone with Netgear tech support and they couldn't make it work. I bought a Linksys router and everything worked just fine!!!!
If your ISP gives ths for free, you get free crap.
Lee A. Bartholomew, Amazon
14 March 2012
Summary: Basically we just switched to a Motorola fiber network locally and I guess the ISP says Motorola and Linksys can't talk to each other. So they are giving these out for free. Our Linksys was a dual band fast wifi router. This POS is limited to 150 mbps. We are used to 300mbps on the wifi so it's rather slow. Range is horrid, and only if your on the same level as the router will you get much of anywhere. Wired. well I prefer that because it's always fast.
Summary: Everything was working great until i decided to change security on the wifi. When i opened the device homepage, it started updating the firmware, and i thought, ok cool. The GUI of the new FW was very nice, and easy to navigate..... The problems came 2 minutes after finishing what i set out to do. BEWARE THIS LATEST FIRMWARE HAS MAJOR CONNECTION ISSUES.
Summary: I bought this online. The delivery tracking showed it sat for 3 days 30 miles away. The delivery tracking showed it still 30 mile away when it was at my door. The customer service rep said I should call to find out why. No. It is not my responsibility until I take possession. But; no help in getting what I already paid for. Now it is dead. If you want something reasonably priced which functional life will not exceed it's warrantied life, this is it.
Excerpt: It works fine, but, if there is lightning within 10 miles of the office it burns out. Be sure to get the replacment warranty so you can get a new one for about $7.50. They have lasted any from 5 days to almost a year.