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Linksys valet or E3000 ? Which is really enough for the average user with 2 desktops, 1 laptop , 1 net book and a Roku ? May 1, 2010
I believe you might want to comparet he E3000 with Valet Plus if you are running wire. The Valet Plus give you gigabit wired ports. As far a I can tell the three major differences between the E2000 and E3000, simultaneous 2.4 and 5 ghz broadcasting, uPnP media server and a USB port. As such, I believe the Valet Plus is more like the E2000 which can not broadcast 2.4 and 5 simultaneously. I understand the Valet Plus with the USB install key may be easier to setup. If I had to choose between the E2000 and Valet Plus, I would probably go with the Valet Plus. I am probably going to get the E3000 as it states that it is optimize for streaming video... however, I'm not sure if optimize and manually setting the Quality of Service couldn't be done with E2000.
Anyone try to share your files on the Internet by connecting a storage device? Anyone try to share your files on the Internet by connecting a storage device, if so how is it working? Apr 9, 2010
Well I tried connecting a drive to the router. Works fine. You'll need the PDF manual found online (not in my box or CD) to set it up. You'll probably not figure it out without it. I connected a WD320 as well as a WD500 through a 5-port passive stick hub. The router sees both drives and labels them Drive 1 and Drive 2. You have plenty of options to customize directories as well as protect who gets access to them. You can also indidually assign passwords to users and assign access to guests. The drives I plugged in already have data on them. There is an option to format the drive when you plug it in. Make sure you do NOT do this because you will lose any/all information on the drive itself. Transfer speed is fairly consistent to other NAS out there. The Linksys E3000 does keep a listing of the master directory and can peruse it on an user inputted basis to keep the directory updated. When you access the drive of course you will have the lag associated with the drive itself starting up. Watching movies streamed from either drive via wireless N was pretty good with only a hiccup or two over an hour show. I'm sure YMMV over distance you are from the router. My router is downstairs at the front of my house. Unbelievably, I get 5 bars upstairs at the rear of the residence - not like that WRT110 or WRT600N. On a side note, I can only acquire 130mbps, not the 300 advertised on the box. I was getting 300 through my WRT600N and WRT110N routers. Perhaps thats an issue to take up with Linksys Tech Support (oh boy..) Other than that good router overall. I paid $194.38 at Staples last week. They may see it returned shortly. The same router is a much better deal here on Amazon than here. If you need networked attached storage, this is a good router to purchase.
Is it possible to attach (daisy-chain) a Linksys WRT54GL to this in order to have more ports? Apr 24, 2015
Hi Itsawrap. Yes, you can. Here's how you can do it: http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=132275 However, we also agree to what the other user said.
Hi Mayank G. Yes, this is E3000 version 1. You can upload a third party firmware for this router. But, it would voice the warranty.
Are there any good routers? (I can't seem to find one that is solid) So, anyone got any routers to recommend? Jul 27, 2010
You might want to go with Linksys E3000. It has simultaneous 5.0 and 2.4. Easy to setup...the easiest trust me. I setup like over 40+ modems for friends and family so I know. Personally I like the Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N. I don't think it has 5.0 but this has better range slightly. I buy routers for range
Does it work with wireless printers?? Does anyone know whether this will support my Canon MP560 wireless printer? Apr 26, 2010
Can't comment on the Canon but it works easily with my HP 8500 wireless officejet. I did have to set it up manually as the browse function wouldn't find the printer on the network for some reason.
What is the latest version of the Firmware for E3000? Cisco does not provide updates anymore and I need the latest firmware update! May 2, 2014
Cisco sold its Linksys division to Belkin. Maybe try their website.
yes, i have a laptop running win 8 , 7 and xp and and my blackberry perl and it all works fine. I also connect my asus hd 7 tablet on it . This router provide an account for guest and your personal account. This comes handy when persons come over and wanna connect to your internet and they can log onto a guest account, you can also limit the amount of users you want 3 up to 6 persons connecting on the guest account.
2 X-box consoles on one router or what? Jan 18, 2011
I have the e3000 with 2 Xbox's, 1 PS3, 2 Laptops several iphones and ipod touches and everything seems to be running fine. I had to research and learn how to Port forward to take care of the moderate NAT issue on my Xbox, but now it seems to be running really fast with now connection issues or lag.