"This is a Joke!"on by Lazer2555
Pros MIMO Technology, Further Range then the WRT54GS, nice Design.
Cons Expensive, Not as good as the Belkin or D-Link Pre-N MIMO, not as feature full as Netgear routers.
Summary This is a funny product. Why i say this is because it's a Linksys fan product. It retails for $200, while the Belkin and D-Link Pre-N MIMO retail at $150. It's Range is horrid for a MIMO Product. I have all 3, the Belkin, D-Link, and now Linksys SRX, MIMO routers and right now i'm using the Belkin MIMO as an Access Point conntected to my Netgear 4-Port Router. Performance wise, lets just say this i went a hole block further down with my D-Link and Belkin Pre-N with the signal at strong while the Linksys Pre-N dropped already. And this is me using an Internal Intel 802.11 B/G card in my labtop. If you are rich and want to waste money on the WRT54GX and experience less of the technology for more of the price then enjoy. If you are smart you will save $50 and go out and get yourself a D-Link or Belkin Pre-N MIMO Router and have a better router with more money in your pocket. Linksys used to be my favorite back in the day when Wired and 802.11B was out. Since 802.11G, Linksys is nothing but a dissapointment. Some companies you would never imagine to be on top like Belkin and Buffalo products are better then Linksys. Simply put it, this Router is not worth it. The sadest part is that a Non-MIMO product from Netgear, the a/b/g wireless router outperformed the Linksys SRX.
Pros Amazing Range and Speed
Cons Price so much more than the Belkin
Summary This is my second MIMO router I did have the Belkin which is very good also but I Like the Linksys SRX even better.
1. Linksys always keeps on top with firmware updates which I recommend you do as soon as you set it up it corrects allot of issues.
2. The Linksys SRX card seems more powerful or maybe more compatible because I now see access points in my neighborhood that I never saw with the Belkin wireless card.
3. The wireless routers themselves are just about even as far as I can tell, same range and speed for both of them maybe a slight edge to the Linksys only because I never had full strength from the Belkin always 4 out of 5 bars even if you stood in the same room with the Linksys I do get 5 bars when in the same room.
4. On-line gaming with the Linksys it's a snap, the Belkin I was always adjusting something to get on-line with my xbox or my PSP. The reason I got rid of my Belkin is I could not on-line game with my new PSP with the Linksys it practically set up it self. If you don't do online gaming I guess this doesn't matter.
5. Both routers were easy to setup just follow the instructions on the interactive cd that comes with them, that is actually the first thing you do is pop in the cd and it detects what type of Internet connection you have and then writes the config to the router after you connect it and power it up, the very last thing you do is power up the router I think alot of people make there mistake here by connecting everything first and then try installing the software.
6. Bottom line I would give the Linksys a 10 but it's just too damn expensive so I give it a 9 Iwould give the Belkin a solid 8. In the end Linksys just does a little bit more than the Belkin, the old adage is you get what you pay for and with the linksys you do.
7. I agree with the cnet bottom line, dollar wise the Belkin is the way to go, geek wise the Linksys is the way to go.
Pros great distance
Cons set up using the enclosed disk
Summary I purchased this item after returning the wrt54gs which kept dropping signals while sitting five feet away. Set up using the enclosed disk failed so the customer service rep suggested going to linksys.com/easy and having it set using the online tool. After that it was smooth sailing. I live in a three floor brownstone apt. and tested it to see how far I can go. Floor to floor and out the door and it worked fine. I consider myself a novice when it comes to these things so for it to work this well so fast was definite plus.
Pros Better signal strength than the G version
Cons Currently Linksys doesn’t have any Wireless -G PCI Adapters compatible with their SRX technology
Summary Originally I purchased a Wireless G Broadband Router Model WRT54G and a Wireless G PCI Adapter Model WMP54G. I set it up and worked fine when the Router Box and Desktop PC were 2 feet apart. Then the problems started! I had to move the Desktop Computer to my back bedroom which is about 50 feet from the Wireless Router box. There was nothing on the box, in your specification sheet, in the instruction, or the retail sales person told me what the maximum distance the Router Box and Desktop PC with the Wireless G PCI Adapter could be separated and still have a acceptable signal strength. I called Tech for first time and explained them the problem and they told me that I should have purchased the Model WMP54GX which would provide me a good signal strength Router. We took the Router back to Circuit City and they exchanged it for us.
I went through the setup procedure on model WMP54GX and I received an intermittent signal on the Desk Top PC. I called back and talked with 3 different Tech Support people and spent over 4 hours with changing setting on Wireless Router through another Desktop PC. None of these changes made any difference. The third tech support person transferred me to their group leader who in turn transferred me to the second level tech support person. I finally found out what was my problem with the Wireless G Broadband Router Model WRT54GX. This model has the new SRX technology but the Wireless G PCI Adapter Model WMP54G does not. They provided another set of changes to make to the router and it seems to be working.
What should have been a maximum of a 2 hour job but turned out to be over an 8 hour job because of the lack of accurate information about Linksys products and the lack of knowledge about the problem by the first level tech support. Your first level tech support people are very nice to deal with, but lack the knowledge to solve my problem in a reasonable amount of time.
Pros Good distance,can wk outside,great cust.service
Cons hard to configure and CD wasn't very clear.
Summary We live in the country and must use satellite for high speed. Wireless was the only answer for us. Linksys hub works great. We have a laptop on WinXP, a desktop with Win 2Kpro and desktop with Win98. The 2K was hardest to configure but it's working now. When we first setup, we had to keep hitting the reset button & the Lynksys stopped working. They replaced it free of charge. NOTE: If you have Win XP, use the utility provided on Linksys website. It configures XP for you and XP's autoconfigure doesn't work right.