Excerpt: A router is an essential peripheral for upgrading wired LAN connection to wifi. Our home network hosts a couple of wireless devices thanks to the router, but it’s the faulty modem (to which the router is tethered) that is in need of fixing or, better yet, replacement. Our old router depends on an intermittently overheating modem .
Summary: I can't complain to much cause it does what it should do - so far didn't get any problems. BUT! It is not cheap router and for that price you would except a little more - to be more specific firmware isn't the best. QoS options are very limited and unfortunately there is no custom firmware compatible with this product. On the other hand provided software is very "family friendly" device. It wizard feature can set up everything for you in few clicks.
Summary: Lots of opinions and varying needs for home networks these days... I am one of those sad demanding tech heads, in IT for two decades, I have wired cat6 ethernet and streaming media in every room in my home network. I rate this modem router highly, I like that its very basic, even spartan with no frills or fancy software. The interface isn't flashy and doesn't have any unique features but what it does it does efficiently and reliably.
Summary: I bought this to replace my BT HH3 which was working fine for the internet, but would not pair well with my wireless printer (HP p1102w). I got tired of having to powercycle the BT router and wake up the printer everytime I wanted to print, sometimes unsuccessfully - this was not a problem I'd had with the (free) Sky router. (I had previously spent several hours trying to find a different work around with the settings.
Summary: Bought this product not realizing that it is made specifically for the german market, seller didnt know this either. Took some time and a lot of phone calls to find out this router is not compatible with UK telephony systems.
Linksys X3000 Advanced Wireless N ADSL2 with Modem Router
Mr. R. M. Wood, Amazon
9 November 2013
Summary: Brilliant router, very easy setup unlike the new TP-Link TD-W8960N I bought and could not set up, waste off money. But this Linksys is the bees knees, set up and into the net in minutes, really, minutes, no going into 192.168.1.1, its all done by the software. What a fantastic difference, I much prefer this method, best router I have installed. There is virtually nothing in the user guide, but that's because you don't need anything, the router does it all.
Summary: This modem router seems to get great reviews on many trusted websites. I bought it to replace a Netgear DG834 and a Netgear wireless access point. The setup is incredibly easy and that is the reason it is getting two stars instead of one. After setup I found that the wireless performance is incredibly poor. This may in part be down to my house which is old and has very thick walls, but my brother in the next room gets a decent connection to his PC.
Summary: After having problems with sharing media from large (1TB) hard drives on high end Netgear routers I bought one if these for £60. Amazing. So stable on my ADSL2+ connection, syncing at 18819kbps. It NEVER drops the connection and wireless is as good as anything I've ever used. Parental controls are strong too.