Wireless routers: Compare features & prices Linksys X2000 review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/reviews/wireless-routers/linksys-x2000/review/
We put off-the-shelf wireless routers to the test to find out which perform best. The Linksys X2000 offers a full set of security features including a firewall. We've previously tested the Linksys E2000 which made it as a Best Buy - can this model live up to expectations?
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Frustrating to set up and short life
I have had this router for over a year after another linksys router gave up the ghost. It was very difficult to set up, but has a very good range and speed. Unfortunately, as has been my experience with all linksys products a short lifespan.Pros - Good range, great controls over content (you can restrict sites and restricted access for specific devices for time periods (using MAC address). Wish more routers allowed this. Wireless N.Cons - very complicated to set up, very frustrating. This product overheats SO makes sure you locate it somewhere cool or raise the device so you get air circulation. I had same problem with other linksys. Good for about 12 months then dropping connection constantly, resetting itself. I'm guessing the overheating has caused the problem. Full factory reset has not resolved issue. Out of guarantee and very frustrating.Would I buy another linksys product?Definitely not. And I'll do a lot of research as the reviews of this exact same product on other sites are not as glowing as the Which review.
Thank you, John Lewis helpline
Struggled to get it set up. (My ignorance, I suspect.) Rang the JohnLewisBroadband.com helpline. They were excellent and had it soretd in minutes. Now router is working well with a good download speed.
2011-07-30 20:40:49.997 wrote:
weak wireless signal
Easy to set up but wireless signal very much weaker around the house on my 2 year old Dell laptop than with my old Netgear router - returned it to PC World for a full refund
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