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Linksys E2000-RM Gigabit Advanced Wireless Router IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab, IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE802.11n
  • IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab, IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE802.11n
  • Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

3 out of 5 eggs good if you don't ask much from it 06/17/2011

This review is from: Linksys E2000-RM Gigabit Advanced Wireless Router IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab, IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE802.11n

Pros:

* If you're trying to get a router and you just want internet & wifi then of course this will work for you, and the price point makes this more than acceptable.

* slim design

* can boot DD-WRT mega, thanks to large flash memory

* multiple features to manipulate [caveat below]

* fast internet with wifi [caveat below]

Cons:

* I originally put DD-WRT on this, and that was a great step to opening up some hidden features.

- using those features is another story. An openvpn connection to witopia [a VPN service] BARELY worked.

- The system crawled; my 2MB/s connection dropped to 500KB/s which was unacceptable. This machine has an overclocked CPU that should handle encrypt & decrypt, and this just can't seem to hack it.

- with more than 2 features enabled LAN and WLAN speeds crawled.

- Bottom line: it couldn't handle being a DCHP router, a WIFI router with a VPN connection simultaneously without acting like a geriatric trying to qwop.

* I was disappointed with its basic router behavior. Wifi makes it run hot and slow compared to speeds I'm used to.

- everything in my house is WIFI [approx 4-5 devices concurrently, but up to 10] and this machine got cranky with this many laptops and iphones etc.

- WLAN speeds were slow and a 1080p connection to the net wasn

Other Thoughts:

I ended up buying a $40 used P4 on e.bay, with an extra $10 NIC card. I installed the free "pfsense" FreeBSD system on the computer. It felt magical. VPN, routing, firewall. BLAM: it just worked. and speeds feel FASTER than my Airport Extreme.

I attached the linksys and use it solely for wifi; WLAN speeds are back to normal now.

* As a basic wifi router, it may get too warm, keeping it raised or upside down should be enough to solve that problem.

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  • Luca R.
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year


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