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Linksys WRT150N-RM Wireless-N Home Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft

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  • IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Michael S.
  • 2/26/2009 8:36:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat Router, while it works..

Pros: Excellent value for a cheap draft-n router and easily upgradeable to awesome dd-wrt firmware. Able to get great speeds of 130 mbps, which is the highest obtainable speed using the intel wifi-link 5100 abgn in my laptop (intel caps the speed limit). Logically, why would you truly need 300 mbps wireless when the LAN is only capable of 100 mbps?

Cons: After a month and a half, the router has several severe problems. The wifi signal no longer is reliable and fluctuates randomly with no discernable pattern. The signal has become noticeably weakened and I only get a 50-60% signal strength (according to the dd-wrt wireless status tab) while in the same room. The bandwidth also drops considerably from 130 mbps to as low as ~30 mbps when I go downstairs (2nd floor to 1st floor). Video streaming from any of my wireless devices to my xbox or other computers is no longer consistent and will frequently pause thus making me want to hulk smash the hell out of something.

Other Thoughts: Running Tx power at default 70mW in dd-wrt. LAN works fine, haven't really had any issues so far. I've tried reflashing the router several times with both updated linksys and dd-wrt firmwares with no recognizable improvement. Overall, this router rocks when it works, but be prepared for possible problems. YMMV.

On a side note to xbox owners:
You can easily open NAT for xbox live by first having dd-wrt installed, turning UPnP on, and then running a connection test from xbox settings, which should then automatically open NAT settings.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/25/2009 9:51:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGood if using DD-WRT firmware

Pros: Once loaded with the DD-WRT firmware, this router actually works as it should. Fast speeds with N connections (with DD-WRT firmware).

Cons: Began dropping my network at least twice in an hour. Wireless N connections got horrible speeds with linksys firmware.

Other Thoughts: Customers should not have to a download third party firmware for a product to work as it should. I am extremely happy that I followed the advice of others and installed the DD-WRT firmware.

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  • Cory D.
  • 2/20/2009 10:04:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Supports Mimo N, this router out of the box is a good standerd router nothing great about it.

Cons: The anntanas are a bit shorter and thiner then most linksys routers and it does show an impact on signal strength on A-G networks

Other Thoughts: I loaded it with DD-WRT firmware and it purrs like a kitten

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  • Julio M.
  • 2/18/2009 2:29:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: If you are getting one of this, you already know it's features and what's worth it.

Cons: Product is good. (I own another one I bought new) But after all the hassle, DOA, and waiting time to get it fixed (Not even replaced) I am rating it this low.

Other Thoughts: I bought it Refurbished due to extreme low price. Unit was DOA, and scratched! Unexpectedly, NewEgg would not replace unit (Read Warranties carefully) and was told to contact Linksys/Cisco.

It took a while of troubleshooting until they realized unit was indeed DOA, and was told to send unit for replacement. It took almost 2 months and a half to receive the same scratched unit back.. this time "fixed".

I have had some issues with it.. so I decided not to use it any more.. since it was a secondary unit I wanted to use in a different room.

Moral of Story: If you are buying something.. do NOT buy refurbished!

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  • Michael G.
  • 2/15/2009 6:54:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs1+ years running

Pros: compact. i get just what i want, not over sized enclosure half filled with what i need.

Cons: LEDs dim. Boots of Cat5 connectors rub on each other as ports are too close to each other

Other Thoughts: small, does its job. Wireless N. DL 700kbs on 6MB connection. WebGUI for Router is OK, nothing fancy, beats looking at IOS

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/10/2009 1:01:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap and Good

Pros: Works great with DD-WRT custom firmware, i've had no trouble what so ever installing DD-WRT, and using it as a client bridge.

As far as the custom firmware goes, all I can say is the hardware works great.

It is also small and lightweight.

Cons: I was upset to find that it didn't have any way to wall mount it. I have a WAP54G that comes with a plate that can attach to the bottom with nail holes in it. However, there is no way to do that with this router.

Other Thoughts: I have not tried wireless N on it, but if you want a cheap router, access point, bridge, or repeater that does wireless G or N, just install DD-WRT on it and it should work with no problems.

It is just a matter of updating the firmware normally and installing the DD-WRT bin instead of the linksys one.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/3/2009 5:41:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsIntermittent Wireless

Pros: Nice router configuration options via the web interface. Wired router connections work great.

Cons: Wireless functionality is too intermittent. The wireless function seems to drop out and reset itself as often as several times a day to once every 3 or 4 days. It takes about 5 minutes before it works again after dropping. It works pretty well when the wireless is working, but you just never know when it will drop. I don't use the wireless capability very often so it doesn't impact me all that much, but it would be very annoying if I had to rely on it as my main internet connection. I will eventually replace this with a different wireless router once this one annoys me one too many times. The only reason I haven't done so already is because I don't need the wireless capability all that often.

Other Thoughts: I've only used the wireless capability in the G mode since my only wireless systems (computer and Wii) just have wireless G capability. I actually tried the mixed G/N mode intially (it was the default), but couldn't get it to work so I switched to plain old G.

I do have 4 wired connections going into this router (2 computers, an Xbox, and a Vonage phone device) and they all work just fine -- but what's the point of having a wireless router if the wireless part doesn't work well?

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  • John S.
  • 1/24/2009 5:18:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great if you flash to DD-WRT

Pros: Works reliably, fast wireless speeds. Haven't had the need to reset it yet in three weeks of heavy use. Great range, as well.

Cons: The stock Linksys firmware isn't very good. If you're a nerd, get this router and flash it with DD-WRT firmware. If you aren't a nerd, get something a little more user-friendly out of the box.

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  • MICHAEL H.
  • 1/18/2009 4:22:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Provides a fast and strong signal (see "Cons") once it's configured properly.

Cons: Configuring the unit to our specifications was a complete hassle. I'm not sure if this is limited to only the unit we received, but modifying the transfer rates on the router rendered the wireless network completely useless. Wireless computers and laptops would connect, but Internet access would not work. This was discovered after two full days of troubleshooting (upgrading/downgrading Linksys firmware and DD-WRT firmware, changing the router's configuration).

Other Thoughts: Be careful when modifying the transfer rates in the router's configuration (both with Linksys firmware and DD-WRT firmware) - see "Cons" for more details.

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  • Alexei K.
  • 1/15/2009 4:43:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsBad Customer Service/Support

Pros: Cheap, fast, and easy to setup.

Cons: WRT150N do not work well with P2P applications, and anything which require high volume of port connections: the router locks up (crashes) every few hour and require power unplugging to restore its functionality.

Other people on the Internet in general confirm this problem, which seem to be in the hardware because I already updated the firmware and played with settings.

Other Thoughts: I'd give the router 4 stars, but the Linksys customer support is very bad:

The router is on the warranty. I called Linksys to solve the problem. They could not. They told me second level tech support can solve it, but it's not free.

In summary they wanted me to pay them for a slim chance to solve the problem caused by their defective design of the router, while it is on the warranty!

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