Update: New coupon is available
Digitaletc.com has Cisco Linksys E2000 Wireless N Dual Band (not simultaneous) 4-Port Gigabit Router DD-WRT/Tomato Compatible (refurbished) for $60 - $28 with code SD-EXCL-32 = $32 with free shipping. Thanks brisar
for $59.99 - $28 with code SD-EXCL-32= $31.99 with free shipping.
This router is very similar to Linksys WRT320N (or WRT32XN) (lots of previous discussion here), however, this is an official E2000 model, supported by Cisco as such if you don't want to tinker with DD-WRT
WAN port is also Gigabit, so if you have a really really really fast drop which exceeds 100mbit bursts, you can use that (rare in home conditions, usually tops off at ~50 Mbps)
It has 8MB flash memory and 32MB RAM, so it's compatible with MEGA DD-WRT builds and can handle more connections than other routers simultaneously
Wireless N can run on either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band, but not both at once. Also supports wireless A (5GHz), B and G (both 2.4 GHz) for backwards compatibility
this statement above is not necessarily true since most are saying that you get version1 in this above deal
Tomato USB for E2000 ONLY!!! :
1. Download E2000 Std (no USB support; for Linksys E2000 ONLY!) tomato-E2000-1.28.9054MIPSR2-beta-Std.rar
2. Login into Cisco web interface and flash the firmware.
last discussion - http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?
or nip all the confusion in the bud if you are trying to dd-wrt right when you receive this in the mail here are the steps.
1 READ the Peacock Announcement Carefully! http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486
2 Disconnect all cables and wireless clients.
3 Do a 30/30/30 reset on router
4 Connect 1 Lan cable to pc doing the flash.
5 Log into Web Interface and flash the firmware 14929 E2000 Trailed Initial Flash Build
6 Wait 10 minutes until WAN light turns on. or you will brick the router.
7 Power cycle by unplugging E2000 for 30 secs.
8 Plug E2000 back in and wait about 5 minutes until it finishes booting.
9 Do a 30/30/30 reset on router.
10 Wait 3 minutes and log into web interface.
Here is the Best step-by-step to setup your E2000 as Client Bridged
After Ruining DD-WRT for days, trying to achieve stable wireless repeater, my equipments is (Asus RT-12 > Temoto as Access point "Main AP") and (Linksys E2000 as a repeater with DD-WRT) doing all ways that could be done. unfortunately, can't get stable wireless network at the other end.
Now, after days of investigation, I DID IT , running both router with Tomato, Version 1.28. as Access Point + WDS
Using steps on the following link,
I use this Security sitting:
Security = WPA2 Personal
Encryption = AES
Same SSID for both and whenever you going toward strong signal your (Laptop, or any wireless device) will catch it.
Please check the TomatoUSB web site [tomatousb.org] for compatible versions of Tomato firmware. For the e2000, appropriate builds will have the router name in the file name.
The E2000 can be flashed with Tomato VPN from here: E2000 Tomato VPN Download Page
And you can follow this guide to setup up VPN: HowToGeek.com's OpenVPN / Tomato VPN setup tutorial
Slickdealer installing Tomato VPN on E2000: YouTube of Tomato Install on E2000
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Link to add this as an access point seamlessly into your home network using DD-WRT: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index....cess_P
This will allow you to extend the range of your wireless network by connecting two router by WIRE.
Link to the latest DD-WRT firmware: http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/suppor...r-database
Enter "E2000" and it will bring up the latest firmwares. Remember to use an initial flash FW the first time lest you risk turning your new router into a brick.