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Linksys Advanced Wireless-N Broadband Router Network

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Linksys Advanced Wireless-N Broadband Router Network
 
4.6

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5.0

The company stands behind this one!

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from Hyndman, PA

Comments about Linksys Advanced Wireless-N Broadband Router Network:

My wireless worked for six months, but then was hit in an electric storm. The people on the service end worked through the problem with me. They were patient and wanted to help, but when the problem was not solvable, they sent me a new system!

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5.0

Easy hook up!

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from Columbus, OH

Comments about Linksys Advanced Wireless-N Broadband Router Network:

I recently got a netbook and shopped around for a wirelss router. I read reviews and found that this router got good reviews and that it was supposedly easy to set up. I was not disappointed. I think it took longer to take it out of the package that it did to set it up. The software zoomed through the set up with minimal questions and there were only 2 connections to make. These were easy because the pictures provided showed exactly what needed hooked up to what. I did have a little trouble with where to connect it to my cable modem but I got on the Linksys support chat and within minutes I was hooked up. The customer service was great and very fast. I was really impressed with the chat and was happy to not have to call a 1800 number to get help. The router works great and I can access the internet anywhere in my two-story brick house with no problem. I thought about getting the E3000 because I was concerned with connectivity in a brick house but this E2000 has no trouble at all. I'm very happy with my choice!

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5.0

Very happy with router

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from Glasford, IL

Comments about Linksys Advanced Wireless-N Broadband Router Network:

I started out with the Linksys E1000. It was ok until we subscribed to Netflix. Once we started using my son's Wii to download Netflix movies, the problems started. If one of us was using the internet connection , and the other person turned theirs on, the internet connection was lost. We would have to reset, unplug, reinstall - it would sometimes take a half hour to an hour to get the internet connection back up. I went out to find a new router, and the Linksys E2000 was recommended by a customer in a large chain store where I couldn't get any other help. He seemed to know what he was talking about. Since I hooked up the new router, I have not lost connection to the internet one time! Because I was taking college courses online, this was very important to me. Setup was relatively easy, even though I know very little about electronics or computers. I would definitely recommend this system to anyone who is having connectivity problems.

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4.0

E2000 - Great router

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from Oconomowoc, WI

Comments about Linksys Advanced Wireless-N Broadband Router Network:

My last wireless router just died after 4 years, and I needed to replace it with something that had some range. I had a DSL router with wireless from AT&T, but their wireless is slow and doesn't hold a connection at all. So I found the E2000. The reviews on it were mixed, based on where I looked. But so were all the other similar class routers out there.

I got it in and had it setup within 5-10 minutes. I didn't like in the setup that you had to do some things through the GUI client and some things through the web. It really should all be in one place. I attempted to use the WPS, but wasn't able to get that working with any device I had. But not a big deal since I could still eaily get them all configured rather quickly using the normal method.

At first this router wasn't performing as well as my old Netgear, my laptop and cell phone wouldn't hold a connection when more than 5 feet away. I found my problem was interference from a wireless speaker system where the transmitter was sitting too close to this wireless router. For some reason it didn't seem to affect my old netgear, even though they both worked in the 2.4GHz range, and I was even using the same channel. I moved my wireless router more to the middle of the house, which was a good idea anyways. After doing that, the router has been performing perfectly. I get consistent connections and faster speeds than I ever did with my Netgear, granted it is 4 years newer.

I have noticed that it does tend to get warm, so be careful where you place it, and keep it propped up off a surface if at all possible, to allow more air flow.

Overall this router has worked well, once I got the placement right. And it is DD-WRT compatible if I ever want more features, and to enhance/customize it further.

Now if only my archos will get an update to support N speeds, then streaming video from my PC will work alot smoother.

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5.0

Routers for Dummies..........

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from Chattanooga, TN

Comments about Linksys Advanced Wireless-N Broadband Router Network:

There was an old router from Netgear. It worked for a while but not this year. Stop me if you've heard this one...Had a Netgear router for the last 5 years or so and, while it went through some spells were it sulked around and refused to talk to the other computers, for the most part it kept the laptops happily hooked up to the internet juice. But lately it seems my electronic devices have all entered a suicide pact, but the cups all had different strengths of kool-aid. First the printer, now the router. Well, it wasn't completely dead, but it was coughing a lot. Seems like we had to do that famous "router reset" two or three times a day because phones and laptops would suddenly and inexplicably loose their internet connection. Which of course brought on the on-line DT's and there was weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. Can't have that.

After much consternation and web searching (between "router resets", of course), I finally settled on the **Cisco Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router. **Connected life soon got, er, more connected.

IN THE BOX:

(1) Linksys E2000 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz Selectable Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router (never woulda guessed, right?)

(1) 3ft Cat-5 Ethernet cable

(1) Power Adapter

(1) CD-Rom and set up software

The old Netgear router was hard-wired into a desk-top PC and two or three other computers was well as a Wii, connected wirelessly. These devices and their owners were the ones who suffered when the internet connection went down. So, down came the Netgear and up came the Linksys.

If you've done routers, you know hooking one up is normally not the most difficult thing in the world and the Linksys was no exception. Out of the box, power cord in the back, internet connection removed from old router (in this case the internet connection is fiber optic through the electrical system and requires no modem. So, if you have DSL or Cable, the modem remains connected to the internet. Simply connect the router to the modem with a Cat-5 cable) Then, disconnect the old router from your PC (if it's hardwired in, like mine) and connect that cable to the the new router. Then insert the Cisco Home Networking software into your optical drive and follow directions. You CAN follow directions, can't you?

Once the software is installed, it will ask you to click "Set Up Your Linksys Router". Hint: I'd go ahead and do that, unless you WANTED to spend 70 bucks on a paperweight. You're call, of course, but, if buying a paperweight IS what you were doing, I'll go ahead get a spot on Dr. Phil so you can try and get that head unscrewed, m'kay? After that it will ask you to name your router and network, then assign a pass-code. The pass-code allows only the people you want to have access to your network.

Once my PC was set up, the program offered up a dialog box with four choices: Computers and Devices (to easily add another device to the network), Guest Access (a feature I really like that allows you to use a password that changes every-time to allow, you guessed it, guests, to access your network without giving them your permanent password. That way your daughter's slimy boyfriend can only have access when you WANT him to have access and NO access to your computers and data), Parental Controls, and Router Settings (allowing techie types and other adventurous souls web access to the inner workings of your router. Most folks will never to need to use this).

Adding computers and devices is a snap. I had 2 laptops and a Wii connected in under 5 minutes. Sweet. Just put in the pass-code when directed and you are hooked up.

The best part? We've had not ONE disconnect in the first week. I KNOW! Knock on wood, of course. Try and avoid splinters.

**THE BOTTOM LINE**

The Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router is easier than drunk prostitute on Friday night. It provided a large range (so far, from anywhere in my house, even downstairs) and the internet connection, especially on the laptops is much faster, most likely because the router allows higher wireless speeds, up to 300 Mbps. And, on the back of the router are four Gigabit Ethernet ports, which allows my PC to zoom along the internet like it was the autobahn. The old router only supported 100 Mbps transfers, so this is like going from a Hyundai to a Jaguar. the Linksys also is also dual-band capable, meaning it can be used at either 2.4 or 5 GHz, so as not to interfere with any other networks (like cordless phones) in the house. Security settings are also customizable, allowing you to have as secure a connection as you'd like. This is VERY good if you live in close quarters, like a condo or apt building. If you think there aren't people out there looking to piggy-back on your conncetion, you just haven't met many of your neighbors.

You need NO knowledge of even how a router works to set this Linksys up. It connects and protects networks for everyone from the high-level techie to the total noob and does it equally well for all. It features WPA and WPA2 security as well as an SPI firewall to keep out the internet nasties. All of this with the default settings. If you really want to tinker, just open up your browser and tinker away. Yep, they could have written a book on how to operate this router and called it "Routers for Dummies", but it would have been a front cover, a back cover and one page, half-filled, at that. It's that easy. And, it works. **GRADE: A**

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4.0

Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless Router is great

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from Salt Lake City, UT

Comments about Linksys Advanced Wireless-N Broadband Router Network:

great router. I have some problems with the internat being slow some time but I don't think it's problem with the router but with the connection. I bought the e1000 but it was horrible so I decided to get this one instead and it works a lot better

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5.0

Linksys E2000 Works Great!

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from Cerritos, CA

Comments about Linksys Advanced Wireless-N Broadband Router Network:

I don't need a router to do anything fancy - I just need it to connect to my devices, stay connected, and maintain a decent bandwidth. Port adjustments, wifi security, SSID non broadcast, and soft resets are simple implements for any router, but the hard part is keeping a strong connection together. I've had WRT54G routers in the past and while they were relatively cheap and were hackable, they didn't send a great signal to maintain a strong connection.

The Linksys E2000 does a great job at doing all of those, and being small, with no protruding antennas to make you think there's a particularly better position it should be in. It can be had for cheap if bought on refurb and doesn't look half bad. I don't have any N products right now, let alone 5ghz products, so the fact that it's switchable but not simultaneous 2.4ghz and 5ghz broadcast doesn't bother me at all. Perhaps the day that all of my equipment is 5ghz I can utilize this, but that'll be years from now and I'll probably have another router by then.



Simple to setup by traditional means or the included CD.

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4.0

Great dual band router

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from Duluth, GA

Comments about Linksys Advanced Wireless-N Broadband Router Network:

This router is a good router. It was easy to set up and can use either the 5GHz or 2.4GHz band, but not both at the same time unfortunately. So I set this to 5GHz for better bandwidth and signal. I connected one of the numbered LAN ports to a numbered LAN port of my old router (2.4GHz) and disabled DHCP on my old router. Now I can have both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless in my house and more wired LAN ports as well. I just didn't want to spend more money on the model that does both 5.0 and 2.4GHz simultaneously and throw away my old router. Also, this router can be flashed to DD-WRT and tomato which is a nice plus. I flashed mine to DD-WRT and it runs great with so many features, although there are many that I will never use. There is only one thing that I didn't like so much about this router though. I would have liked an USB port on the router to have an external harddrive on the network at all times. This can be done if you upgrade to the E3000 router but I didn't want to spend that kind of money. But overall I'm happy with my router and my set up.

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4.0

Great performance

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from Bayville, NJ

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This router was a trip to get, ill tell you that much, it was black friday so that explains it all. We went to Best buy and had to go through almost 100 questions from the geek squad in store help before we were brought to this router. We had to switch due to the fact that our old linksys router was G and we needed an N router. So, it been almost a year since getting this product and its been running pretty good. we do experience a few problems, such as losing connection, but thats nothing turning the router off and on dosent fix. So far we havent had to call for coustomer support for this product so that is a plus entirely. Its definatly a reliable product, and the range is really really good. I was able to connect from downstairs in my house from where the product is held, upstairs. I was able to connect to it via my ipod touch, mac, and iPad. its been really reliable and works really well.

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5.0

The Linksys E2000 Has Great Range

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from Herndon, VA

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A month ago, we decided to upgrade from a gateway (a router and modem combined as one) to this router and a cable modem, and boy, am I glad we did. Firstly, it's beneficial to have them seperate rather than combined in a gateway configuration because then you can upgrade whichever part of the hardware is the problem rather than having to replace the entirity of it all. Probably the first thing I noticed when using this router is the incredibly range it gets. My Windows XP PC that is far away from the router gets full bars -- an "excellent" signal status -- which is nice. Previously to achieve this, I had to create my own antenna and boosters to direct the signal towards that room. This leads me to one con about the router, which is that the antenna is internal rather than external. This means that you cannot hack the antenna to try to gain yet even more of a signal boost. While this is unfortunate, it by no means is a deal breaker on this item. It's fast, the control panel is easy to use, and it's even comptaible with DDWRT if you have an interest in such firmware. Great buy!

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