Summary: I like the color and form-factor (plugs into the wall) for my application, but would buy a different extender next time in order to keep my SSID private and not broadcast.
Pros: Once I got the extender working it has worked reliably with only one or two resets needed over about 6 weeks I've had it.
Cons: I had quite a lot of trouble getting it set-up, perhaps because of the two SSIDs I use at my house, but most importantly I wanted this to extend my hidden SSID, and upon re-broadcast this SSID is now UN-hidden by the Linksys.
Cons: Very difficult to setup. After fighting with the device for a few hours finally got it working. Signal strength was improved throughout the house and into the backyard. However, even with a strong signal the internet speeds are so slow that most apps on my wireless devices are unusable. I would n...
Summary: Signal strength is improved and positioning relative to router may need to be further explored, but strength improvement has not been as significant as I had hoped. I bought this used; no instructions accompanied the device for set up.
Summary: I have bought a lot of computer stuff over the years. Out of them all, this Linksys is the best purchase I have made. Was pulling out what little hair I have left trying to get a proper connection in my kitchen, which is 50 feet away from the Router.
Complete waste of time and money....maybe they forgot to refurbish it!
Dan Evans, Amazon
26 March 2015
Summary: Wow!!! What a complete and utter piece of junk. I wasn't even able to set it up....it just doesn't work. Followed instructions on CD exactly. Attempted to install from a laptop with a good wireless connection.
Excerpt: I telecommute and require exceptionally strong signal when working from home. I use several Wi-fi enabled devices for my day to day operations. Unfortunately, I have dead zones, in an effort to rectify this problem, I invested in the Linksys (Cisco) RE-1000.I am extremely satisfied with my purchase!