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!
Excerpt: I got the Linksys RE 1000 because my daughter's computer in her room wouldn't pick up hardly any signal from my wireless setup. She was only getting one bar on the computer and could get on the internet but when that signal faded a little then she lost her connection and would have to try to log on...
Excerpt: I needed an extender or bridge both to serve more wifi devices at one end of our house (growing kids and more smart devices) and to connect a bluray that is not wireless but is smart in a room without wired network access.
Summary: This has been working well. I used it at the edge of my wireless signal and it dropped the signal a few times. Since then I moved it closer to my router and it has worked great. I would recommend not using the setup disk and just connecting to the extender with an ethernet to setup.
Summary: Good once it is set up. I gave it a 4 since it was not automatic to set up and I think a lot of people with have trouble. I was NOT able to get it to set up using the utility provided but it might be related to my work laptop. Since it is locked down in a lot of ways.
Summary: I picked this up to extend the range on my wireless router. Compared to the cost of what my ISP provider wanted to charge this was a steal. It came with an easy follow cd. Offered a range of setup options and added all over range.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Medium Large Home, Well Designed, Worked Thru Concrete Wall
Summary: From the get go this unit did what it was supposed to: boost my internet signal and allow me to enjoy fast internet. The background is my landlady moved the router to the opposite end of the house and my basement studio went from picking up a 4-5 bar signal to a 1-2 bar.