Comments about Cisco-Linksys WRT100 RangePlus Wireless G Broadband Router with MIMO

Cisco-Linksys WRT100 RangePlus Wireless G Broadband Router with MIMO

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The RangePlus Wireless Router is really three devices in one box. First, there is the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. There is 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.

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This is an excellent wireless router - much better than the DLink unit I used to have or the 2-Wire integrated unit that I had with a previous DSL service provider. The coverage in my house is very good. There is one room in particular that I work in sometimes that the Dlink wouldn't work at all and the 2-Wire was hit-and-miss. The WRT100 comes through with very good or excellent connectivity. The Easy Link software that came with the router didn't work well but I downloaded a later version from Linksys and it worked very well. It gives you a graphical view of your network and correctly identified most of the devices on my network. You can print out your network configuration with all the IP addresses which should help putting it back together if you have a device fail or mysteriously quit talking like my HP network printer does occaisionally. The setup was very easy and I had everything up and running in very short order. All-in-all, great product!

For $15 a certified refurb was a no-brainer. I've got a bar in my shop and wanted guests to have internet access for their mobile devices without having to share the passphrase to my "real" network (NAS, printer, etc) 198.162.1.x subnet. Now they have it, and can surf for those exotic drink recipes.

I ignored the supplied CD and instead read the User Guide (available from the Linksys website), and connected the supplied (straight) cable to a laptop using one of the 4 LAN ports on the Linksys. I logged in to the GUI and set the WAN side to DHCP, gave the LAN side a 192.168.2.x IP and changed the channel to one different from the main router. I enabled AP isolation, blocked some ports, gave this "Guest" LAN a descriptive SSID and catchy passphrase, changed the admin password for the GUI, saved the changes and then plugged it's WAN port up to a LAN port in the main wireless router using a 50' ethernet cable to give it some distance. Bingo.

Biggest gripe would be no keyhole slots for mounting, it can only sit flat. In addition, it doesn't have removable antennas, so if you need that feature keep looking. Otherwise, it's a decent B+G+N router, and how can you go wrong for fifteen bucks?

I really enjoy this router. It was simple to set up and I have never had issues with it. I enjoy the Linksys interface for the management pages. The antenna are non removable, but with some know how, you could replace/modify them for larger ones. This router is not compatible with DD-WRT

I've had this router for about 4 months. Initially it was more of a pain to set this up using the product wizard software. I am used to WRT54GS which is what I replaced for the WRT100 router. The older WRT54GS Linksys router was much easier to setup through the web browser interface. I tried initially setting this WRT100 router up the same way, but for some reason it would not login at first. I tried the software wizard route next, and it setup the router fine. Once I did this I uninstalled the wizard software and was able to login to the router via a browser and make further changes to the routers setttings. From that point on I can access the router and make changes as necessary through the web browser.

The nice thing about this router is that it has 802.11N Draft 2.0 compatability. It's not advertised as a wireless N router, but when setting it up from a web browser I can choose to use 802.11b/g/n mode. When using WPA2-AES security encryption it actually enhances my speed performance on my Toshiba Laptop with integrated dualband Intel 802.11N wifi. Instead of getting a 54Mbps connection, I get a 70Mbps connection. All of my older PC's using linksys 54GS PCI adapters have no problem finding the connection and staying connected at 54Mbps. Range is perfect for my 2 story house w/basement. I get an "Excellent" to "Very Good" signal on my desktop PC's and an "Excellent" on my Toshiba Laptop.

I also have connected to this router with an older laptop using a Netgear RangMax WPN511 PCMCIA card. This is a MIMO Super 108G card, and it connects to this router with an "Excellent" or "Very Good" signal at a constant 54Mbps rate.

I have had a total of 7 PC's wirelessly connected to this router for a LAN Party as well as a Linksys 54G Print Server. This is the most I have had connected at the same time, and I experienced zero problems with the router.

It handles DHCP very well compared to the WRT54GS router. Once a PC is connected to the router, the DHCP will assign it an IP address, and then you are given the option to reserve the assigned IP address to that PC's MAC address. This simulates a Static IP address for PC's connected via the DHCP. You could just manually assign Static IP addresses, but this is just easier IMO to have only one place to be able to change IP addresses etc...

The router also handles Peer-to-Peer applications better than the WRT54GS router. I can have more open connections at a time when using a BitTorrent application without the router bogging down. It can and will bogg down if you open too many connections, but it still handles the connections better.

Other than the initial setup process via the software, the only other issue I have with the router is the time it takes to save changes on the router. It seems to reboot the router every time you click the save button on the web browser. It takes even longer when making changes and saving them through the wizard software that linksys provides. It would be much less of a hassle if we could make all necessary changes to the router and have a single save button at the top of the firmware's webpage.

I have had this router for about 2 years and have not had a single issue with it since installation. Everthing on my home network is wireless, computer, printer, laptop, security cameras (2), and everything works flawlessly through through this router. It is worth mentioning that because my security cameras are on the network it was necessary to put my DSL modem in a "bridge" mode to accomodate the cameras. Could just be a coincidence, but I have had absolutely zero problems with this router with this setting.

Before this Linksys, I owned a Belkin, which was a total pile of garbage. So to me, this is the best router ever built. Setup was fairly straightforward; they recommend that you use their CD installer, but you can configure it through the router's IP address instead (for more advanced users; details are in the owner's manual). I like that there is support for Wireless a/b/g and Wireless-N, and the signal strength is pretty strong all around the house. Whether this is because of the MIMO antenna or not, I'm not sure, but it seems to output a strong signal. I should mention that the first unit I purchased just magically stopped powering up, but I was able to return it back to the store for a new one, and I have had no problems since. I suspect that there was something wrong with the AC adapter. Other than this, I would recommend this router to anyone that wants Wireless-N at a reasonable price.

Have had this product for over am month now. It actually delivers to its specifications. Signal strength is excellent throughout the house even in the basement. Torrents downloads fly once port is opened, much faster than the WRT54G. not very Vonage friendly though, poor call connection quality. but i guess thats more because vonage sucks with compatibility. Great for LAN gaming, small scale off course

After 8 years using an old linksys B router, I dicided to upgrade to a faster wireless router. I choose the WRT100 because I was curious about the MIMO and it unoffically supported 80211n.

The setup up was very easy, took less than 5 minutes configuring the router's pppoe to connect to my ATT DSL.

Four laptops, macbook pro, macbook, dell inspiron 8200 running linux, and an old G4 powerbook, and one pc desktop, compaq pressario were all soon connected.

The range was very impressive and actually was able to pickup a strong signal from one block away. When using an n wifi card, the connection speed was about 70 as compared to a 54 when using a standard g wifi card. My macs have 80211n atheros cards and connected at speed greater than 54mbp at 70mbps. If you pair with a Linksys brand wifi card that supports mimo your speed would be much higher. My compaq desktop connected at 150mpbs.

When paired with the Linksys WUSB100 usb adapter on my compaq pc desktop, the connection speed was at 150mbps, much faster than a superG speed of 108mpb.

The WRT100 is actually the same unit as the newer WRT110. The internal circuitry is the same. Only difference is the updated outer casing. The firmware for the WRT110 can be used for the wrt100. I have updated the firmware of the wrt100 with the latest wrt110 firmware 104 which enables the "wifi protected setup" feature. Now the "reserved button" located on the top of the unit as a function and is enabled after updating to the 104 firmware. So now with the updated firmware, the WRT100 is now an actual WRT110!!!

I'm extremely satisfied with the WRT100, a fast and stable router.

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