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Product Added : March 15th, 2013
Category : Networking, Routers
"This Best Selling Cisco Factory Refurbished Linksys E900 Wireless-N300 Router Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
Amazon Price: $18.47 (as of December 11, 2013 4:11 am –
- Expanded wireless coverage — far more range than 802.11g products
- All Ethernet ports support auto-crossover (MDI/MDI-X) — no need for crossover cables
- Supports up to 128-bit wireless encryption and SPI firewall
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- ASIN: B009RRZ36I
Best buy in wireless routers
The only difference between this router and others for 2-3x more money is dual-band support (which is only useful for connections over 40Mb), QoS services (for more than 2-3 simultaneous users), some never used parent controls and access using Cicso’s new (and limited) Cloud, as well as a gigabit switch (as this one supports only 100Mb although wireless connections can be faster). But, your Internet connection is likely the bottle neck at no more than 10-25Mb (for cable) or 7-15Mb (for DSL). So, why does anyone need more than 100Mb on their switch – except to back up to another computer (I back up to SD)? You only need 3-5Mb for video (3.6 for native Netflix or 1.5Mb with Silverlight). I get over 20Mb downloads AND uploads with this wireless router (and a DOCSIS 3.0 modem). Well built and fair support, this switch is less than half the cost of anything comparable. And, the E900 supports the latest WPA2 encryption handling. This is THE best buy in wireless routers and what most people should buy. Highly recommended.
Excellent so far
I’ve ordered two of these routers and have been using them for the past 2 weeks with absolutely no problems at all. They looked brand new and each came with a Cat5e cable, power cord, and CD. I immediately installed Tomato onto them and they’ve been running without issue.
-Broadcom 300MHz CPU/8MB Flash/32MB RAM/Linux-based, you can easily flash 3rd party firmware on these routers
-Super fast, Running N-Only in Greenfield under Tomato firmware I’ve been getting ~90Mbps in 20MHz and about ~96Mbps in 40MHz in a 100Mbps environment
-Stable, Have not had the need to restart the router manually, even if I tinker with settings, and even under high load
-Nice design, This is subjective, but I think it looks very sleek
-No 5GHz wifi, If you live somewhere crowded, the 5GHz band is useful, although I had no need for it.
-No GbE, If you want/need Gigabit ethernet, this will be a deal breaker as the switch is only 100BASE-TX.
-Plasticness, It feels very light, and this becomes a problem if all the Ethernet ports are used because the router will tip backwards
-Cannot be stood up vertically, This is useful in some situations but whatever
-It isn’t free
If you want 802.11n on your 100Mbps network without decimating your wallet, this is definitely the way to go.
For the price it breaks the rules on wireless N routers
I must say I was skeptical about purchasing a router at such a low price point and factory refurbished as well. Rest assured this device is solid and comes packaged like it was directly from Cisco… it even had a Cat5-E cable and CD. The quality of the device was superb without a single scratch on it.
The reason I purchased this router is that I have 16 routers in my house one EA4500 Linksys EA4500 App-Enabled N900 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router with Gigabit and USB and 15 WRT54G Cisco-Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router routers. Some may think this is overkill but I have an old house with plaster / chicken wire walls which creates a faraday cage in each room. Needless to say RF signals have a hard time getting through my home. So I was looking for a cheap upgrade that would get me wireless N @ 2.4 & 5GHz. I was evaluating an RE1000 but it required a high signal strength from another router in order to function and would not hardwire and act as a bridge… and it was twice the cost per repeater.
Setup was a breeze, simply connecting an ethernet cable to port 1 on the router and setting the router to bridge mode worked like a CHARM. I was able to complete setup in under five minutes. I don’t use the Cisco connect software as I am old school and prefer the web interface. Although I am sure it is just as easy.
I am very happy with the performance of this router, while it doesn’t have the range or throughput of my EA4500 it does a great job and outperforms my WRT’s So much so that I could reduce my total number of routers by half. Throughput wise I was able to stream full HD video (1920 x 1080) from my media center and have a constant connection to the internet at speeds of 50mbps (tested using speedtest.net)
I have always trusted the linksys name brand for my home network and love the additional features like DHCP Reservation, DDNS, and router naming. I can now browse and administer these devices by name like [...] or [...]
For the price you cannot beat this router. Especially as a repeater for other linksys routers.
Thanks Cisco for making a great product.
I’m in love.
Maybe I am getting carried away, but it is so wonderful to have a router that is simple to install and that works seemingly perfectly. When this one arrived, I was running an old D-Link N300 with an even older Lynksys G plugged into it. Sitting off to the side was a Medialink N150. Except for the G model Lynksys, the others could not seem to hold a signal. Being despondent over wireless routers, I was not willing to fork over much for another. Still, the reviews on the Linksys E900 were excellent and the price was very low. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, and all that. So I am just bowled over that this cheap, refurbished E900 just flat out works. It is very fast, the fastest I’ve had. It reaches to the far ends of the house with apparently no reduction is upload or download speed. I have all sorts of devices connected, both with wires and wirelessly, and all is well. This is such a new and wonderful experience that I thought I would share it right away. If my relationship sours, I will let you know. In the meantime, though, I could not resist ordering two more for backup. I am smitten!
It really makes sense
Even though it is a refurbished product but it works as good as a new one. A non-refurbished one will cost you more than double the money and give you the same quality and functionality. I stay alone in a 1 bedroom house and it gives great connectivity. I use it to connect only my laptop, android phone and a kindle. I have been using it since last one month with no problems at all. Installing it was a bit of a problem because I couldn’t manage to do it myself. So I called up Cisco’s customer service and they helped me connecting, since then its been working fine. If I broke one I would buy the same product again.
I didn’t know I needed wi-fi with BasicTalk (home phone over Internet) so I purchased this unit and it has worked well. Works well for my Kindle too.