this thing again? blah.. bought one, and bought the warranty.. burnt out a month later, its been past three months maybe i can now turn in the warranty for another refurb that will burn out a month later.
I've been looking for a router to replace my aging WRT54G v1 (still going strong but I need wireless N and gigabit LAN) and settled on the E3000. It seems to be about the cheapest (including refurbs) simultaneous dual-band, gigabit router out there with DD-WRT support.
have one of these myself, not one issue ever.
only resetted it once when i got a new modem from uverse.
e3000 IS dd-wrt & tomato compatable
recently i added an 8 port gigabit switch behind the linksys e3000. works like a charm and never stops going.
i also have another linksys wrt54g in my sons upstairs room (dd-wrt hacked) which emits a wireless G signal for his old 3gs, while the e3000 does ONLY WIRELESS N.
dont forget to download the iphone app. comes in very handy and you can rename all your devices via the mac # on the app. search cisco express.
iphone app also enables you to turn on/off guest access thru the iphone.
I've two E2000 routers running tomato joined together in "Wireless Ethernet Bridge" mode and consistantly see data transfer rates of 15-16MB/s between devices on both sides (one router is downstairs in the living room and the second one is in the bedroom upstairs). Does the E3000 give any better results? if so, one good reason to upgrade
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How does the compare to the E1200 that could be bought for roughly the same amount...?
The e1200 is 2.4ghz single band only, 10/100 ethernet ports, and no USB. The e3000 is simultaneous dual-band 2.4ghz and 5ghz allowing faster wireless throughput for newer devices while still catering to legacy devices, gigabit ethernet (my primary reason for upgrading), and a USB port for printer or network storage drive (meh to me but I'm sure I'll find some use for it).
I have the referb e3000 from a couple months ago. I put DD-WRT on it, but I am not sure if I received a bad router. It started off fine but after a month or two I seem to fluctuate between having good signal and poor/no signal while standing in the next room. I do have a 2tb external drive hooked up and split the g/b from n networks (If that makes any difference) I have checked that the channels are not overlapping others close to me, and tried a couple other tweaks. I am now waiting for the Asus RT-N66U to drop to a respectable price and then try it out.
I have the E2000 that I upgraded from a WRT54G w/ DD-WRT too (well, I actually had a Netgear WNDR in between, but I won't go there).
Anyhow, for the price, it's tempting but everytime I upgrade routers and do DD-WRT, it's always a headache (I do have several firewall rules, port forwardings, and about a dozen static IPs as well as another dozen DHCP devices at home).
With carefully following directions, my DD-WRT routers always act up in first few weeks/months then mostly behave after a few hard reset and reflash.
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