Summary: This is a great cheap router! Highly recommended if you don't need more than the spec! Pros: - fast, good radio (but not the fastest, read below) - loads Tomato firmware - big bang for the buck - double channel width(40MHz) Cons: - single band, not dual band (but that's all I need) - only 4MB flash, can't load bigger firmware (I don't really need that) - only 32KB NVRAM, half of more $ cousins (seems to be enough for general use) - This router transfers slightly slower...
Summary: I've bought and installed 3 of these over the past 2 years. The first I bought for my home 2 years ago, the second I ordered and installed for a friend who wanted one like mine, and the third I ordered and installed a week ago for a family member. The router has issues when used prior to doing the most recent needed firmware updates. All 3 routers, bought at different times over the last 2 years needed to have the updates loaded.
Summary: I purchased 2 of these Routers in the last 3 months. First of all, if it didn't say refurbished, I would have assumed these were brand new. From my understanding, the main reason these are so cheap is that they had some reliability issues with the firmware. The solution to Cisco's software is the free firmware DD-WRT [...]. For those of you purchasing this on the assumption that DD-WRT is the answer, read below.
Summary: It was very easy to install. It even gave you the option of a clean install or replacing another router (which I did). It works fabulously. I was hoping for even a greater range, but that's only because I always want more. I am very pleased with the performance of this router. Works exactly as advertised.
Summary: This seems to be a popular router for those wishing to install DD WRT firmware. That is exactly why I bought the router. Specifically, I had a router, but I recently bought a Netflix Roku box. I was having horrible connection issues, and I decided the router could be the culprit (having a hard time managing the streaming demands, I assumed). I read another review where someone posted a link to easily install DD WRT, and that was helpful.
Summary: It was a hassle, but after a $9.99 service call to Linksys the unit now works perfectly with my Vista laptop and my wife's MacBook with Snow Leopard. Here's the story ... it's a cautionary tale of what to expect. When I first installed the router, using the PC, I couldn't get the Mac to access the wireless signal. I called Linksys customer support, and the tech rep spent an hour having me reset the router, rerun the install process, etc.
Good product and courteous service, but took five days.....
14 November 2009
Summary: I am compelled to write this review in fairness to Linksys, as well as to help someone else avoid a similar situation! My wireless connection had been gradually deteriorating. When I recently used a neighbor's network, I realized how untenable mine had become. She had a different router, and I had mine for a while, so I facilely concluded that I needed to get a new router.