Cisco Linksys Wireless-N Broadband Router with 4 port Switch - WRT300N

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3.2
Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

I bought this router to replace a 2-year old Netgear router. I have been unable to get to certain Websites since I installed it. If I am wired to the router, no issue. If I go wireless, issues. I have worked with several Linksys support personnel, but they can't figure out the problem. We tweaked some of the settings, but so far no luck. I have a Linksys G-PCI card in my computer, and it is supposed to be compatible. I even turned off the router's security settings and my McAfee firewall and antivirus. But even being completely exposed to the world did me no good. I am thinking of returning it, if I can't resolve this issue.

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This is very hard to set up.

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Difficult setup

on 5/28/2006

I bought this router to replace a 2-year old Netgear router. I have been unable to get to certain Websites since I installed it. If I am wired to the router, no issue. If I go wireless, issues. I have worked with several Linksys support personnel, but they can't figure out the problem. We tweaked some of the settings, but so far no luck. I have a Linksys G-PCI card in my computer, and it is supposed to be compatible. I even turned off the router's security settings and my McAfee firewall and antivirus. But even being completely exposed to the world did me no good. I am thinking of returning it, if I can't resolve this issue. Read More

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Product Overview

The Wireless-N Broadband Router is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

The Access Point built into the Router uses the very latest wireless networking technology, Wireless-N (draft 802.11n). By overlaying the signals of multiple radios, Wireless-N's "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology multiplies the effective data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. The robust signal travels farther, maintaining wireless connections up to 4 times farther than standard Wireless-G.

With Wireless-N, the farther away you are, the more speed advantage you get. It works great with standard Wireless-G and -B equipment, but when both ends of the wireless link are Wireless-N, the router can increase the throughput even more by using twice as much radio band, yielding speeds up to 12 times as fast as standard Wireless-G. But unlike other speed-enhanced technologies, Wireless-N can dynamically enable this double-speed mode for Wireless-N devices, while still connecting to other wireless devices at their respective fastest speeds. In congested areas, the "good neighbor" mode ensures that the Router checks for other wireless devices in the area before gobbling up the radio band.

To help protect your data and privacy, the Router can encode all wireless transmissions with industrial-strength 256-bit encryption. It can serve as your network's DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

The incredible speed of Wireless-N makes it ideal for media-centric applications like streaming video, gaming, and Voice over IP telephony, and gives you plenty of headroom to run multiple media-intense data streams through the network at the same time, with no degradation in performance. With the Linksys Wireless-N Broadband Router at the center of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games, and run media-intensive applications at faster than 10/100 wired network speeds, without the hassle of stringing wires!

Specifications

Manufacturer Linksys
Mfg Part# WRT300N
SKU 202577962
UPC 745883573110
UPC 14 00745883573110
Features
Complies with IEEE draft 802.11n standards
Blazing fast wireless speeds for high bandwidth applications such as video streaming or file sharing
Unsurpassed Wireless Security with Wi-Fi Protected Access™ 2 (WPA2)
All LAN Ports Support Auto-Crossover (MDI/MDI-X) - No Need for Crossover Cables
Tech Specs
Model: WRT300N
Standards: Draft 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u
Ports: Power, Internet, Ethernet
Buttons: Reset
Cabling Type: CAT 5
LEDs: Power, Internet, Ethernet (1-4), Wireless
# of Antennas: 3
Connector type: N/A
Detachable: No
Antenna Gain in dBi: 2
UPnP able/cert: able
.Net support: N/A
Security features: WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP key bits: 64, 128
Power: 12V 1A
Operating Humidity: 10% to 85% Non-Condensing
Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% Non-Condensing
Internet Explorer 5.5 or Firefox 1.0
CD-ROM drive
Windows 2000 or XP
Network Adapter
Wireless-N Broadband Router
Setup CD-ROM with Norton Internet Security
User Guide on CD-ROM
Ethernet Network Cable
Power Adapter
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