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Summary ran well for a while. Recently it started crashing every few days or so. The router stops allowing new clients and eventually stops responding entirely. Been in contact with linksys live-chat. Upgraded the firmware, changed the channel, MTU setting and confirmed the name of the SSID. Not sure why any setting would crash the router. Still going through this with linksys hoping for a warranty replacement.
This review was modfied by poster @ 10-25-13 05:57 PM
Pros Can install Linux based Router Firmware like DD-WRT and Tomato
Cons Signal is a bit weaker but so far nothing wrong
Summary Bought it based on earlier reviews. Bought 2 and put 1 of each on DD-WRT and also Tomato, both works flawlessly. Did take a bit of time to find out what to use, make sure you get the right firmware. Seems to work better than the D-link ones
Pros Cheap, wireless n 300. Can load tomato or dd-wrt.
Cons Not gigabit ports. Wish it was dual-band but for this price, not gonna happen.
Summary Can't ask much for a cheap 2.4GHz router. Bought 2 of these to use as a wireless client and repeater. Once I loaded Tomato on it, I realized the antennas or wireless receiver is weaker/lower quality than in the WRT160N and Valet M10 that I have. It still picks up the wireless signals fine, but it's about 4dB weaker than the other 2. Transmit power doesn't matter though, since I can crank it up using Tomato or DD-WRT. Note I did load one of these to DD-WRT with the version they recommended in the wiki, but the switch/LAN ports were broken and I had to connect in through the wireless. I couldn't figure out why but it was annoying me enough to switch over to using Tomato on both routers.
Summary Works great running DD-WRT. I have it setup in Repeater Bridge mode where it connects to the main router as a client and extends the wireless range and accepts wired computer on the Ethernet ports. I had considered making it my primary router but its wireless strength wasn't much better than my WRT54GL. I wasn't expecting that much from a $20 router but I'm quite happy with it.
Summary From 2 rooms (3 Walls)away, I now have 2~3 bars on my phone's Wi-fi signal indicator, after switching from a DLink $19.99 cheap router, which gave me only 0~1 bar kind of signal quality. I'd also like to mention Linksys/Cisco's included CD setup software is very user friendly even if you have no experience with Advanced setup, While the Advanced option still gives a full range of selections. Very satisfied.
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