"Dissappointing"on by jc3513
Pros It looks good.......
Cons Frequently drops the wireless connection!
Summary I bought this router back in July of '09 and had no problems until December. Suddenly, it will literally drop the connection about once or twice WEEKLY and that drives me insane! Beware if you have several devices networked! I have an Xbox360, PS3, iPhone, Wii and a laptop connected so when it drops I typically know it right away. I do a lot of video streaming with NetFlix and it is nerve racking when I can't get thru a stinking movie!
Pros easy enough to set up
Cons doesn't work for its stated purpose once it is set up! Constantly kicks you off. The Linksys we had before (and bought about 6 years ago) worked much better!
Summary This product was easy enough to set up, but then wouldn't work even when the computer was placed within 2-3 feet of it. Constantly kicks you off the wireless network. Terrible product. We're trying to exchange it after having it for two weeks.
"Terrible product"on by jac499
Pros Easy set-up
Cons Can't cannot to my wireless laptop.
Summary Frustrating. I can't keep calling tech support every time, (which I did at least 7 times). They fixed the problem while on the phone but when I tried to connect to the Internet afterwards, I got that screen that said "Can't connect..."
I'm weary for being on the phone for hours the last two days and trying to fix the problem on my own. I shouldn't have problems every time I try to connect to Internet. Taking it back to store tomorrow.
Pros Not one thing!!
Cons N Band is usless as the power output is so low. NAS devices get very slow speeds. Any try to use a N-bridge will fail. Spent over 5 hours with tech supports and they charge $10.00. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT
Summary This is one of the worst products I've ever been exposed to. The N band is so weak that any distance past 10ft from the router is useless. Spent ove 5 hours with Linksys on the phone with level 1-2 and then a manager above them and they can not get it to work on the N-Band. To top it off Linksys knows there are issues with this product and they charge $10.00 when you call knowing full well they CAN'T fix this defective product.
Do not bother with their wireless bridge if they tray and sell it to you as it's worthless. RUN AWAY from this product. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY.
Pros OK if you can get it working
Cons Old firmware on router and poor customer service.
Summary Bought this referb on 10/31/09. It took a month to finally solve the problem. It had firmware v2.0.02 build 011. It set up quite easily with the cd. Then it would constatly, randomly drop the connection to the internet. would get the Explorer error can't find the page. Sometimes hitting refresh multiple times would bring up the page. After much frustration and re-installs, I found an old post on a fourm that said downgrading the fimware to v 2.0.2 build 008 would fix the problem. My son, who bought an identical router, did this and it worked. I spent over 1hr on the phone with Linksys support. They had me change lots of settings and I thought it was fixed, but it wasn't. They even asked me what version of firmware I had, and I told them v2.0.02 build 011. Never fazed them. The SOLUTION was. Go to Linksys website and download v2.0.03 build 007 dated Jul 12 2009, and install it. No problems since. Router works fine, but Linksys support does not.