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Linksys X2000 Wireless-N Router with ADSL2+ Modem
Linksys X2000 Wireless-N Router with ADSL2+ Modem
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Wireless-N: Built with leading 802.11n technology for top performance and range
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|Product Length:||9.5 inches|
|Product Width:||10.88 inches|
|Product Height:||2.63 inches|
|Product Weight:||1.45 pounds|
|Package Length:||11.4 inches|
|Package Width:||9.8 inches|
|Package Height:||2.7 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.65 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 82 reviews|
Built-in DSL Modem: Directly connects you to the internet wirelessly ? no separate device required
Broad Compatibility: Works seamlessly with all Wi-Fi b/g/n devices
2.4 GHz Band: Provides solid wireless throughput
High Speed - Up to 300 Mbps: Fast data transfer rates for a powerful networking experience
Reliable Range: MIMO antenna technology for broad coverage
Advanced Security: WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall to help keep your network protected
Fast Ethernet Ports: Three (10/100) ports to connect devices
|Average Customer Review: ( 82 customer reviews )
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44 of 44 found the following review helpful:
Simple, fast, and reliable Oct 03, 2011
By C. Hildreth
At the time of writing this review, I have been using the router for approximately two weeks.
In summary, the X2000 router is a great piece of equipment for homeowners with DSL or cable internet.
I personally have been using AT&T DSL for about two years now. I live in a rural area where AT&T DSL is the only reasonably priced broadband internet available. I fought and fought with my old DSL modem (a Siemens 4100) as it would drop the connection a couple of times a day, necessitating a manual reset of the modem. I lived with this thinking that the cause of the connection dropping was my rural location - my speed tests showed quite a bit of latency and other indicators that my connection with the DSL switch was sub-par. My connection was also very slow - rarely would I see download speeds in excess of 50KBps per second and typical download speeds were about 30KBps. Again, I lived with this because AT&T DSL is the only broadband service available in my area that doesn't cost $100 per month or better. "Living with my problems" was quite silly - this simple upgrade costing less than $100 has fixed most of my problems.
After one particularly bad day where I had to reset my modem six times in the period of about two hours, I broke down and bought this router from one of my local electronics stores.
Install was a breeze - it took approximately fifteen minutes from unpacking to surfing the internet. Simply insert the provided CD into your wi-fi enabled laptop and follow the onscreen instructions. You'll need your AT&T user name and password (this is not the 6 character AT&T network password!). Upon entering your AT&T user name and password, the router will ask you for a WiFi password and reset itself. Upon powering the router back up, you will be connected to the internet. It's really that easy.
As usual, there are also a lot of network customization options available under the hood of this linksys router. I've been using linksys for about 10 years, and was very happy to see that despite the ease which linksys has provided with this most current generation of wireless routers, they still allow advanced users to customize connections to their heart's content.
While I truly appreciate the ease of setup and the ability to customize network settings, the best part of this router is that I have not had to reset it since I finished setup. I have not once dropped a connection. My latency times have also improved drastically - from about 80ms to about 25ms. I also have full use of my admittedly slow connection speed now - I frequently see download speeds of around 70Kbps which is what I would expect from a 768Kbps down connection. The only downside is that the range of the router is rather narrow for a 802.11n rated router. If I move much more than 30 feet or so from the router, my 300Mbps connection downgrades rather rapidly. However, as this is primarily designed as a router for home users, I do not see this limitation as a design flaw but rather an inherent part of being a router designed for in-home use as opposed to being designed as an enterprise quality router.
To AT&T: Please stop providing crappy modems.
To linksys: Bravo! This is a fantastic piece of equipment.
23 of 23 found the following review helpful:
Amazing thing! Thanks Linksys! AT&T works no problem! Oct 01, 2011
By Vladimir Nikolov
I am dealing with network stuff for years, including DSL modems, wi-fi and so on. So I am kinda used to the troubles and the pain that you have to experience making everything to work when you replace a modem or router. But I was surpized (actually stunned!) that all the effort to replace the crappy ATT DSL modem/wifi with the new X2000 was... zero!
All that I did was:
1. put the CD
2. connect the router to the power and DSL
2. press next, next and provide your DSL username and password
3. may be next again :) and choose password for the wireless and save
and that's it :
I was worried that replacing the ATT modem will be a problem (it took me good amount of time to configure that one) but the X2000 found all the settings needed and just worked. Amazing!
Testing the speed is not showing any difference for now, but I will keep an eye on it. I am using lots of streaming and data transfer so I'll see and post here ONLY if there are problems.
FYI I am using AT&T DSL in CA, Bay Area
UPDATE: No issues so far after a week of daily usage including streaming and connections from about 10 devices.
20 of 23 found the following review helpful:
easy setup , but device failed after 24 hours May 06, 2012
By Patricia A. Cravener
Final (May 20, 2012): the replacement unit -- for modem/router that overheated and died in 24 hours -- is still functioning, mostly, two weeks on. Sometimes the router stops working. This is not a momentary dropped signal, but complete failure. So far, unplugging the unit and restoring power a few minutes later "solves" the problem. If this happens again, I will probably return the X2000 and give up on Cisco products. Overall, in spite of slick set-up, I would not recommend this device; not reliable.
Original: It took about 5 minutes to get the ADSL modem connected to ISP, and then longer, going from room to room, to get each peripheral devices registered on the local network. Cisco has the job mostly automated, so it is just a matter of methodical selection and network key input.
Load the setup CD, THEN connect power, telephone line, and Ethernet computer (if needed) to the X2000. A little yellow reminder slip already had slots for the user to fill in ISP settings; fill in the blanks as called for.
I did see that the default channel selection is "Automatic", which, to me, seemed a bad idea. Scanning the local networks, I can see that my best bet to avoid overlap is channel 1, so I set it for that. Also, open guest access seemed to be the default. The Cisco Connect site it quite easy to use for channel selection, or for setting up parental controls or guest access settings.
I noticed that some reviewers were having difficulty with signal strength to their WiFi devices with this router. My suggestion would be to set up some SSID software of your choice, see what channels are overlapping your network, and change your channel setting to maximize your own X2000 router. (Be sure to either keep the SSID software running for a day or so and log it, or check at a few different times of day, to make sure you have a good list of other networks + their relative signal strength.)
My mistake with preceding was in not waiting a week or two, or a month or two, to judge reliability. CISCO Connect and CISCO tech support confirmed that the device failed one day after setup.
The unit overheated and died. It is located on an open tabletop printer stand at room temperature, so heat build-up related to air circulation is not the problem. CISCO tech support was fine, but told me that now I would have to wait for another CISCO representative to call me back "within 24 hours" to replace the defective hardware: 22 hours now; still waiting. I called Amazon after talking to CISCO tech. Amazon is shipping a replacement.
One day later, I discovered that when fully cold, the X2000 would work again. Router was lost again after about four hours. Unit very hot but modem still connecting to Internet. I will set up the replacement X2000 and wait a few weeks before reviewing it.
Bottom line: CISCO Linksys x2000 worked perfectly with easy setup until it overheated, in approximately 24 hours, on open tabletop at normal room temperature. Clue for other users: if you can brew a cup of tea on top of that modem, there's no other joy to be had with it. No one wants to set up a new home network twice in one week, but if your new-out-of-the-box router and/or modem gets very hot and fails, do your testing and then call CISCO tech support to confirm. Keep calm and carry on.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Dropped WiFi Connection Fixes Aug 20, 2012
By Fred Fandango
We have ATT DSL service. When our previously highly reliable 2WIRE modem/router gave up the ghost, I went to Best Buy and purchased the Linksys X2000 v. 2 as an emergency replacement. I used the automated Cisco software to configure the unit. This avoids having to manually select a large number of options in the rather complicated setup software that is accessed using a web browser to directly connect to the X2000. My Firmware Version is v2.0.01.
When the X2000 is working, it seems to do the job quite well. However, every so often the router would lose WiFi connectivity. Either the connection would be dropped or the connection would remain but all traffic was blocked. Frustrating! Attempting to reconnect manually from a desktop or laptop wouldn't work. It was necessary to power off and reboot the X2000 to restore WiFi connectivity. Most of the time all of devices (computers, cell phones, etc.) lost connectivity simultaneously although occasionally it seemed that only certain devices were affected. Note that there didn't seem to be a problem with internet connectivity; this was a WiFi problem.
I eventually called Cisco technical support. The good news is that it was relatively easy to reach a technician by online chat or via the telephone. (The telephone is recommended because a reboot of the X2000 will cause a loss of the chat if you are using the X2000 for connection to the internet.) However, the technician didn't seem to have a good understanding of the technology but rather appeared to be following a script. Therefore, the route to the solution took much longer than it otherwise would have if the technician understood what was going on. Here is what was suggested to fix the problem:
(1) In "Setup" (use URL 192.168.1.1; logon: username - admin; password - the password used in the initial setup), the first suggestion was to fix the "Standard Channel" in Wireless/Basic Wireless Settings to Channel 11 from Auto. (I assume that this is because Channel 11 is a little used channel.) This did not solve my problem and eventually it was suggested to change to Channel 9. So far, Channel 9 seems to be OK. However, I doubt that this was the solution to my freezing problem as channel interference should slow transmission but not cause a lockup that requires a reboot.
(2) The automated setup chose "WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode" for Wireless Security. Tech support suggested "WPA2 Personal." This seems to work. (I believe that this is the highest security.
(3) Under "Applications & Gaming" in the QoS tab, tech support suggested "Disabled" for "WMM Support." I am not sure what this is for but it may be to permit continuous streaming of data as opposed to bursty internet access. I don't need streaming for internet TV, so having this off is OK. This may have been the solution to my problem.
Note that WMM = Wi-Fi Multimedia. I have no idea why disabling this seems to have solved my problem. However, in researching, I note that WMM prioritizes data packets to give voice (VOIP) and video priority. It also features a "Power Save" certification to help small devices conserve battery life. Perhaps this was causing something to lock up.
I hope my experience will be helpful to you. I was unable to find a record on the internet or on the Cisco forum of anyone who experienced a similar problem so I am writing this review to get the word out.
Other than the dropped WiFi, the Linksys X2000 seems to be an inexpensive DSL modem/router solution that works well. I get an adequate strength WiFi signal from anywhere in my house and the internet connectivity seems speedy.
ADDENDUM (September 5, 2012): Unfortunately, despite all the fixes, we are still experiencing occasional dropped WiFi. When this happens it is necessary to reboot the Linksys X2000 in order to regain connectivity. I called Cisco technical support yesterday and they said they would send a replacement unit. So far it hasn't been received. I'll update the review if the new unit corrects the problem.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Couldn't be easier Jun 07, 2012
Just received this modem today. Everyone says it won't work with Century Link service. Read the slip in the box about getting the settings from your ISP even if they say it is not supported. Hooked it up put in the CD and followed the instructions. It couldn't have been less painless to setup. It took about five minutes and it was up and running flawlessly. Configured my wireless printer and all my computers in minutes. Fast, and works everywhere in my house. I couldn't be happier. I bought this to replace and old Actiontec modem and Linksys router(which still works perfect by the way).
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