Summary: I bought this to replace my wrt54g looking for faster wireless speeds, I was thoroughly disappointed. When hardlined my laptop reacehd 32 mb speeds but wireless could only reach 8. I had several "NAT" issues while connecting my xbox via wireless and found that the range was smaller than my previous router. I ultamtley went back to my old router.
If you want your info forwarded, this router is for you.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I purchased this Linksys router in February 2010. It worked great, but shortly after purchasing the router strange things began to happen. I run my own website and I use social media as a tool to promote my business. I am always on facebook or twitter. The router somehow knows that, and those two websites don't always pop up when I type them in. The router randomly forwards them to other sites. I can type in facebook.com and end up on someones German My space page,...
Cons: I've had so many problems with this router. The major problem is the firmware of the router itself. You can call customer service but to be honest with you, all the info and downloads you can find at the Cisco site is what they give you on the phone. I go
Pros: It booted and was not that hard to set up on the host computer.
Cons: I never could get it to connect to the internet through any of my portable devices. It would not work with my wifes laptop running VISTA. Finally just gave up and went back to my old wrt54g. BTW the older router has better range.
Summary: The first one I bought was a complete wreck. After I completed the installation process, it didn't work. I contacted someone from Linksys Support who just had me update the firmware, which appeared to have fixed the issue. However, as the day progressed, I found that the connection constantly dropped. At first, unplugging it and then plugging it back in would remedy it but after a few times, even that didn't work. The signal would be out for hours at a time.
Pros: Speed and distance works well for my small home
Cons: There is a misdirection problem with this router. Cisco isn't acknowledging the problem. Discussed at the Cisco forum. http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/WRT160N-V3-has-serioius-DNS-issues/m-p/295284?view=by_date_ascending#M154543
Pros: Easy setup for the non tech person, had issues with Network Magic that came with the disk. Nice program but would not load correctly on XP. The updates on the firm ware are impresive, only for people that can manage router manually.
Cons: Wi-Fi drops constantly and I am not able to relink. Updated the firm ware and still no change. Contacted tech support and they are no help. I just got sorry sir that you are having the issue.