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Linksys RE1000
8.3 out of 10

Linksys RE1000

The Linksys RE1000 works seamlessly with all b/g/n Wi-Fi devices Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Linksys RE1000

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Overall 4
4.0

Beware

rabsparks "rabsparks", Amazon
20 July 2014
  • Summary: This is the second unit that I bought. The first unit crapped out after a power failure. The second unit worked for approx. eight months before following the first RE1000 into the trash can.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed!

Steven H., Newegg
15 May 2014
  • Summary: I have previously evaluated the RE1000s sister unit the RE2000. I was expecting the same easy setup and good performance that I had experienced with RE2000. It didn't happen. The frustration level was quite high. I suspect that someone less stubborn might have given up.
  • Pros: Once setup, it does what it is intended to do. It is unobtrusive, therefore easily hidden. The option of plugging the unit into an outlet without using the cord is a nice touch. It also doubles as a wireless bridge for computers without WIFI.
  • Cons: The setup software did not work well with windows 8.1. The software appears to be starting, then nothing shows up on the screen. After about minute it may or may not appear. The extender did not readily show up on the network. Following the instruction on changing the extenders distance did not h...
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Overall 4
4.0

Could be better - RE2000 may be the way to go

Trevor S., Newegg
5 April 2014
  • Summary: Step one - throw out the included install disc. Attempting to setup a connection using that disc made things much more difficult than they needed to be and flat out didn't work, for me at least.
  • Pros: Once setup, it does give an appreciable boost in coverage. Did not have any "random" connection failures accept when power is cut to the host router. In my garage I went from 2/5 bars to full coverage and my speeds (via cellphone connected wirelessly and laptop) were as fast as they were in my ma...
  • Cons: Setup disc is worthless and misleading. Not user friendly upon initial setup and not something I could recommend for a novice. I have family and friends that would not have been able to get this extender connected to my network if they tried. Limited to the 2.4GHz band (crowded) and the "N" is mi...
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Overall 4
4.0

Disconnected this within 3 days

Glenn M., Newegg
19 December 2013
  • Summary: Pared with new Linksys N router...every day laptops would lose internet connectivity until I had to reboot RE. I finally disconnected this and my wireless devices have not lost internet since.
  • Pros: gave me 1 bar where I had none.
  • Cons: Drops internet connectivity daily.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

madpuppy, Walmart
29 July 2013
  • Summary: not worth the money....could be ok if you run only 1 computer, no other computer will hook up to it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mine was not reset to factory defaults

P. Freeman, Amazon
6 January 2013
  • Summary: I purchased the RE1000 extender through Electronica Direct. It came is a Cisco box and was well labled as a refubished device. OK so far. I had many of the problems seen by others. The setup application was never able to find the extender.
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Overall 4
4.0

slows internet

Huck J. Rorick "hb", Amazon
1 November 2012
  • Summary: I bought 2 RE1000's. They have a big problem, someone else mentioned also. They slow your internet speed. Linksys admits they will slow by 50%, i.e. half speed. If you use a second one they say it will slow another 50%. However, my experience was worse.
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Overall 4
4.0

not working well with Elevate hotspot

Chih-Shun D., Newegg
7 October 2012
  • Pros: easy to install.
  • Cons: Not working well with Sierra mobile hotspot. I want to find a solution with hotspot plus an wireless whatever solution so that I can replace my existing DSL setup. I thought the wire port on RE1000 can work with my brother printer. But it just doesn't wait up my printer in the morning. I thought ...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

fireracer, Walmart
22 August 2012
  • Summary: i should have invested in my first option recomended by linksys home Linksys PLWK400 it works ok but it did not meet expectations
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

fireracer, Walmart
22 August 2012
  • Summary: i should have invested in my first option recomended by linksys home Linksys PLWK400 it works ok but it did not meet expectations
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