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Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router

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    Nov 28, 2011 6:56:22 PM PST

    Hi James..I am hoping that your router is working fine fine now. May I also recommend our Facebook page, where I am sure you will find more tips and support:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/ciscolinksys?sk=wall

    Thanks

     
  • Anonymous says:
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    68 of 73 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    I can’t recommend this router or tech support, November 14, 2011
    By 
    James Fitzpatrick (Blue Bell, PA United States) –

    This review is from: Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router (Personal Computers)

    I would not recommend this router…or maybe its just the tech support. I was on the phone for the better part of the weekend with Comcast and Linksys. The router had been working fine for a few months before it started acting up. I called Comcast first who couldn’t find anything wrong and I even switched the modem to eliminate that as an issue. I got on with Linksys and they informed me they would help even though it was outside the 90 window. I had to reset the router to factory settings and confirmed it had a DNS address. After over an hour we were able to get the router going.

    Two hours later the wifi stopped working but wired directly worked correctly. I tried to recycle the router and called Linksys when this didn’t work…after checking that it had DNS so the modem was fine. The person I talked too was less than compassionate and was more concerned with selling additional service fee of $40 for a $65 router that is still covered under warranty. He did some trouble shooting of my computer which is a work computer and it is well locked down to any changes….which I told him and he still attempted to change settings to no avail. In this environment I had 3 laptops(2 with XP and one Mac), 2 ipads and 2 iphones to troubleshoot with. The laptops could see the network sometimes and wouldn’t connect unless wired, the iPad could connect but it took 20 minutes to download one page!

    The tech recommended optimizing the computer and working with the computer vendor. I pointed out that I had three different types of computers and it would make no sense to work with each vendor to optimize it when the issues appears to be the router. He then recommended talking to a software engineer for a fee. He then said I could update to the latest firmware which I asked him which version that is…he said it was online. So while on the phone with him I saw I had the latest version. Lastly he recommended restoring to factory reset again which could damage the unit….does that make sense? Well it turns out this may be the only thing he was right about as when I reset to factory defaults it wouldn’t let me finish the set up! I checked the modem again and it works fine. So that was another hour wasted on the weekend at a vacation home. So you tell me what is the point of a 1 year warranty if it means nothing? At this point I don’t see a reason to get another Linksys product when I have one that won’t function now….and again still under warranty!

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  • Devin Elizabeth says:
    102 of 108 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Extremely Pleased and Set Up with Ease!, April 22, 2011
    By 
    Devin Elizabeth (PA) –

    This review is from: Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router (Personal Computers)

    As a certified ‘senior’ who’s never dealt with a router before, I had absolutely no trouble setting up and getting connected. My 6 year old desktop is not wireless. My goal was to get a new laptop up and running via the router. By simply inserting the CD, I followed the instructions with no difficulty at all. I used a Memory Stick with data already stored on it, to then connect to my laptop. In less than 15 minutes both computers were up and running. The laptop is much faster than my desktop so I’m thrilled with that! (I live in a two story home and have had no connectivity problems from anywhere within the home; I haven’t tried taking the laptop outdoors, but I doubt I ever will!)

    Hopefully, my satisfaction is not short-lived and the router will give me a few good years.

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  • Starman says:
    175 of 187 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    best Linksys router yet!, April 18, 2011
    By 
    Starman (Northern CA) –

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    This review is from: Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router (Personal Computers)

    I’ve used Linksys home routers for more than a decade and this is by far the best one yet in every respect. I didn’t bother with their fancy new guided configuration software as I’m an experienced user. (I do suspect that inexperienced users might be almost as intimidated by the nifty new setup software, which transports the desired configuration to each new computer via a thumb drive, as they were by the older setup procedure; but that’s another story). But I swear that the manual configuration took no longer than getting the shrink wrap off the outer box and undoing the twisty-ties — reset the admin password, give the SSID a name, select security type, and set a network password. That’s it — all other factory pre-sets are exactly what you need and would expect. Total time for manual setup once the shrink wrap was off — perhaps 3 minutes at most, and most of that spent crawling under the desk to plug it in. As I used the same SSID and network password as the old Linksys box I was replacing, all the machines actually rejoined the new network and router by themselves (and switched from G to N protocol) as soon as I entered the network password into the router control panel, with no prompting. And finally, the new packaging, even though it shouldn’t really matter that much, is nothing short of breathtaking. If you’re used to staring at the funny blue box on 4 legs with the two ear antennae, suddenly you enter the 21st century with this new box — everyone familiar with Linksys products wants to touch it as if it’s fine jewlery! It must be only 20% of the volume of the old box. A real triumph of industrial design, quite aside from the hardware and software.

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