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!
Summary: I was suffering from chronic wi-fi weakness. The house I live is build of concrete. Needless to say, the main bedroom on the second floor had the worst reception of all. I set it up in less than 5 minutes and it was working like a charm.
Summary: I live in a long apartment right now. My router is by the front door. Wireless signals were very weak on the other side of the apartment in the master bedroom and attached bathroom. I set up the RE1000, and then moved it into the laundry room, which is about halfway.
Pros: 2.4GHz range - great for penetrating walls inside your home. Easy setup - Despite problems I see other reviewers having, I have set up and re-setup this thing a half dozen times and it always goes smoothly. WPS, install disc, using the browser interface - all worked great for me. (Hint - Right cl...
Cons: Well, it is quite large. Much larger than other extenders I have used. Of course, it works better than other extenders I have used as well. Would be great if it supported 5GHz as well, but there is another Linksys product that does this.
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.