Linksys E1200 Review
Used this router with Hughesnet satellite. Read lots of scary info on forums about making Hughes HN7000S wireless so I had my son on standby. It ended up being very easy. USE the product CD, follow the instructions and you are hooked up! Continue to follow the product instructions and in minutes the second computer is hooked up and the ol’ printer worked wirelessly off of the “network” computer. USE THE CD and FOLLOW the DIRECTIONS. After setup, we had 5 bars everywhere in our 5th wheel rv. Since the wi-fi in this particular rv park sucks, I took the laptop ouside and across the street to my neighbors rv. Only lost 1 bar. Went next door to that neighbor’s motorhome and they were picking up my secured signal at 4 bars. If Hughes’ f.a.p. policy weren’t so low more than several of my neighbors would be able to use my wirelrss signal here in the rv park. By Martin H Jacoby
I’ve used Linksys for years and this was another easy install. Even if you get ahead of yourself and use the web based dashboard it’s not hard to get the Disc software to recognize the router, you just have to show it the SSID. I wanted to extend my wifi and also have N. I cascaded the N from my Linksys G, which was very simple. So I have two routers from one cable connection. The only snag was my Logitech 2.4 GHZ trackball for my laptop went hinkey since the N is on the same frequency. I ended up selecting my G for the laptop and the N works nicely for my tablets and my house has good coverage. I get excellent throughput from both routers wired and wireless. I am very pleased at the price too, I expected to pay about $80 or so. This was a painless upgrade to my LAN. By Marke R. Weeks
I’ve been using a Linksys router for years and it never missed a beat (their wireless G model with the two antennas). But, after upgrading my Internet from DSL to cable, I thought a new router would be in order.
Before buying one I searched for reviews from computer and tech magazines/sites. Talk about confusing! I’d read one review that gave a sterling endorsement for a particular router; then another review from another site that gave the same router a horrible review.
Since my router needs are pretty basic (just use it to share Internet access) I concentrated on ease of install issues. In that regard there was consensus about how easy Linksys is to install. So I went with them again, and selected the 1200 model since it gave me all that I wanted/needed at a good price (but, to hedge my bets, I got it at a warehouse club so I could return it easily).
So happy with this router! Installation was SO simple – if you can plug in a cable you can install this router. But, should you want to tinker with settings, you can also access the full, detailed configuration menu and tweak settings to your heart’s content. I think it took me longer to open up the box and unwrap the router and power cord than it took to actually get it to work.
Performance so far has been excellent. I put it on the ground level of my house and have no problems getting a strong signal in the basement and upper level. I did find that it helps to put the router in the middle of the house rather than against a wall for best signal strength throughout the house.
Considering that my Linksys G is still cranking along after several years, I’m reasonably confident (or at least hopeful) that this will last me an equal length of time.
If you’re looking for a solid, easy to install single band router, this is it. Highly recommend. By Comdet