Linksys E3000 reviews

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This router is a good all rounder.

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Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very solid product, a good replacement for my ageing Netgear router. Setup is quite simple, though I'd recommend ignoring the installation CD and use the web interface for configuration instead, to access the more advanced options.
Bad points:
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Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Performance 9.0
Functionality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jan 2011


Score 7.0/10
Good points:
The hardware is great, but is sorely let down by the firmware and software (see bad points). It's fast, appears reliable so far, and offers gigabit wired ports (even the upstream/WAN port) and dual 2.4GHz and 5GHz wifi simultaneously.
Bad points:
The Linksys/Cisco firmware is a total dog. Worse still is the "Cisco Connect" software. There are aspects of the router what cannot be managed on the web interface at all and have to be managed with the Cisco Connect software, which only runs on Windows. For example, it's not possible to disable the completely insecure "guest network" through the web interface. You have to use the Cisco Connect software. BUT, as soon as you make any configuration change to the router through the web interface, the software refuses to work any more. Also, during initial setup, the software asks you for a password. It then makes this the WPA2 password for BOTH the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz network AND ALSO the web interface. That's right, the same password for all three! Because that's really secure! So, I ditched the Linksys/Cisco firmware and installed the free, open-source DD-WRT. But this is not a job for the feint-hearted! And that's coming from someone with a degree in Computer Science and 15 years professional experience as a support engineer and as a software developer!
Overall rating 7.0
How easy to set-up 4.0
Performance 10.0
Functionality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Apr 2011

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Also known as: LINKSYS E3000, Cisco Linksys E3000


Manufacturer's Description

The Linksys E3000 is a powerful dual-band Wireless-N router optimized for wireless entertainment. Connect your Blu-ray players, DVRs, and gaming consoles, and enjoy the smoother and faster HD video streaming and wireless gaming performance that simultaneous dual-band technology enables. A built-in USB port and UPnP AV media server let you share files over your network, as well as stream media content to an Xbox 360, PS3, or other compatible device. Plus, included Cisco Connect software gets you set up in a few simple steps and offers powerful tools for managing your wireless network.

Simultaneous Dual-Band

The Linksys E3000 has double the bandwidth for smoother and faster HD video streaming, file transfers, and gaming. Connect other computers and devices to the Internet and each other at N speeds in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Simultaneous wireless bands help you avoid network interference. Use the 2.4 GHz band for surfing and emails and the less crowded 5 GHz band for time-critical entertainment.
Built for Entertainment

Simultaneous dual-band wireless-N technology means smoother HD video streaming and faster gaming. A built-in USB port and UPnP AV media server let you share files over your network, as well as stream music, video, and photos to an Xbox 360, PS3, or other compatible device. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports enable faster file transfers with other Gigabit devices. The Linksys E3000 is an optimal choice for enjoying wireless entertainment at home.
Quick to Install

Cisco Connect software, included with the Linksys E3000, gets your wireless network set up and ready to go in just a few simple steps. Insert the Linksys E3000 CD, run through a few screens, and you’re ready to go within minutes. You’ll quickly be sharing your home’s Internet connection with your family’s other computers and devices and experiencing the incredible performance of wireless-N. You can also easily access Advanced Settings to customize your preferences.
You’re in Control

Cisco Connect software helps you personalize your settings and quickly add multiple Internet-enabled devices to your network. Use Parental Controls to restrict web usage during certain times and to block unwanted sites; plus customize these Parental Controls by device. Cisco Connect also lets you quickly and easily give password-protected Internet access to visitors while keeping your family’s personal information private. With Cisco Connect, you’re in control.
State-of-the-Art Security

Keep Wi-Fi freeloaders and Internet threats at bay with customizable security settings. All Linksys E-Series routers have advanced WPA/WPA2 wireless security and SPI firewall protection, which are designed to safeguard your home network and computers from most Internet attacks and help protect your data and privacy. Advanced users can access the browser-based utility to further configure the router’s security settings.

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