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Cisco-Linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband Router

by Linksys

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  • LAN Ports - 4
  • WAN Ports - N/A
  • RS-232 Port - N/A
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Linksys
  • Model: WRT300N
  • Connectivity Technology: wireless
  • Number of Ports: 4
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 100
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 7.4 x 1.6 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FDOWQK
  • Item model number: WRT300N
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

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

The Access Point built into the Router uses the very latest wireless networking technology, Wireless-N (draft 802.11n). By overlaying the signals of multiple radios, Wireless-N's "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology multiplies the effective data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. The robust signal travels farther, maintaining wireless connections up to 4 times farther than standard Wireless-G.

With Wireless-N, the farther away you are, the more speed advantage you get. It works great with standard Wireless-G and -B equipment, but when both ends of the wireless link are Wireless-N, the router can increase the throughput even more by using twice as much radio band, yielding speeds up to 12 times as fast as standard Wireless-G. But unlike other speed-enhanced technologies, Wireless-N can dynamically enable this double-speed mode for Wireless-N devices, while still connecting to other wireless devices at their respective fastest speeds. In congested areas, the "good neighbor" mode ensures that the Router checks for other wireless devices in the area before gobbling up the radio band.

To help protect your data and privacy, the Router can encode all wireless transmissions with industrial-strength 256-bit encryption. It can serve as your network's DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

The incredible speed of Wireless-N makes it ideal for media-centric applications like streaming video, gaming, and Voice over IP telephony, and gives you plenty of headroom to run multiple media-intense data streams through the network at the same time, with no degradation in performance. With the Linksys Wireless-N Broadband Router at the center of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games, and run media-intensive applications at faster than 10/100 wired network speeds, without the hassle of stringing wires!

Product Description

The Wireless-N Broadband Router is really three devices in one box. First, theres the WirelessAccess Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. Theres also a built-in 4-portfull-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Routerfunction ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internetconnection. With Wireless-N, the farther away you are, the more speed advantage you get. It works great withstandard Wireless-G and -B equipment, but when both ends of the wireless link are Wireless-N,the router can increase the throughput even more by using twice as much radio band, yieldingspeeds up to 12 times as fast as standard Wireless-G. But unlike other speed-enhancedtechnologies, Wireless-N can dynamically enable this double-speed mode for Wireless-N devices,while still connecting to other wireless devices at their respective fastest speeds.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

A friend told me that's really good! Set up was super easy and I did it all myself! I'm not a computer saavy person and I'm glad that this was the easiest part of setting… Read more ›
I read about the WRT300N network adaptor and decided…The installation was easy, however, after several attempts, I just gave up because I could not get any signal at all. Read more ›
It went very smoothly for me. The installing program was very easy to follow even for people less tech experienced than I. Works great in my two level Cape house. Range… Read more ›
bought a couple weeks ago. setup was easy, follow instructions. running 2 new HP laptops (802.11n), my office Dell laptop (802.11g), my wifes iPhone and 2 PSP's (WiFi). no… Read more ›
The product was received promptly. Installation was simple. It works as advertised, no problems. Read more ›
I ordered the WRT300N to replace an existing linksys…The installation was pretty easy - just make sure you are aware of any issues you may have with your cable modem. F… Read more ›
You will want to put your head through a wall before you even reach tier 2 tech…Wired connections are fantastic, I can transfer large files with my gigabyte port with ease. Read more ›
Like most other reviewers here, I was EXTREMELY…The received signal was always "Low" or "Very Low," and I managed to sustain a connection for only 10 minutes at a time. A… Read more ›
I was up and running in no time. The signal was excellent (about 80%). I'm not using this to share files on a network so the speed throughput was not important. Read more ›
The technicial finally tells me wireless card that is the problem, which is far from the truth, especially when I was able to get to the Linksys web admin page from my… Read more ›
Another issue is the phone connection to tech…They are located in the Philippines and the phone connection is sometimes poor and my call has been dropped more than once. Read more ›
Same when out on the deck even though I'm just outside the room where the route is located. There is no reception at all in some rooms. Read more ›
I use…When transferring data from a computer directly attached to this router (Ethernet) to a laptop, downloading speed is very poor, in average about 1.5-2.5MBps. Uplo… Read more ›
Excellent signal strength compared to the ABG router it replaces. Speed is excellent (4Mb down) and I get at least 2x the distance. Read more ›
All support people wanted your name, number and email and I was not…I returned the first three I bought out of frustration with technical support and poor performance. I… Read more ›
This item, while producing much greater speed to other wireless N devices, required periodic power recycling (reboot) and finally stopped working altogether. Cisco systems… Read more ›
Seems okay. But you must have an N type card in your laptop for it to work at the fast speed. Read more ›
I can now receive signal in places in my house where my previous dlink router could not, and it boosted my old wireless-g adapters on my family's pc to a noticeable faster… Read more ›
Comparing it the Rangemax it is faster wired and wireless, and it sees to be a little better in range using G mode. Read more ›
I know what I'm doing with networks. I have the router and matching laptop card...cannot get it to keep the connection, and the range is way worse than my G router. Don't… Read more ›
That's probably why I didn't experience the issues everyone is talking about here. The coverage was pretty good. With my previous wifi router (WRT54G with high gain… Read more ›
My very old Linksys WRT54G went belly-up after many years of service, so I picked this router up last week looking forward to the nice range/speed increase. Read more ›
Even with firmware v1.03.3 and after changed the configuration many times, my WRT300N performs worse than my old wrt54g. It performs worse on coverage and velocity. Read more ›
I emailed Amazon and they sent a replacement really…With that second unit is working fenomenal, amazing range and know I got twice the speed than from my olg g router!. Read more ›
After that, it worked flawlessly. To the seller's credit, the firmware was fully updated and I believe that the fault was due to the internet provider, not the router. It… Read more ›
Out of the box, this router can barely run its own management software. Fortunately there's a version of the open source DD-WRT router software that works great. Once I… Read more ›
This Router is amazing. The firmware works well and is easy to configure. Would buy this product again and again. Read more ›
I just use my G router for everything, although I haven't had the heart to…I'm secretly hoping that Linksys releases a miraculous firmware upgrade that will fix it. Read more ›
Good security option and excellent speed. Unbelievably poor install software especially for Cisco. Product works best after adjusting default settings by accessing the… Read more ›
Range not quite as good as they say. Don't like the linksys software though and website had some wrong drivers. ok now Read more ›
--Works POORLY with the matching Wireless N card (better to use "G" and different brand) --Customer service is POOR --OLD technology works and out performs this device. Read more ›
Well... surprise... things have changed a bit there. I discovered very quickly that the company had been sold, and the NEW tech support was as good as useless. I called… Read more ›
You'd think they'd have a bugfix release, but no. There's no support from them at all. If you're using it for simple general home use (and not planning on any heavy duty… Read more ›
My overall experience has been near perfect and Linksys support was readily available (even though they did not need to do anything other than tell me to click on Explorer. Read more ›
The Linksys WRT300N is a good router, but after having it for a year, I had to…I fault Cisco and the Linksys people, not the folks from India, for the poor tech support. Read more ›
When they work they have been great for me but when they do not (which is often…Their documentation is terrible and their support engineers are nothing short of clueless. Read more ›
If the storage device shuts off, then you have to remove all instances of it on the routers memory and get…Thats why if you turn off you power save options, it works great. Read more ›
The feature list is very rich, you can install some pretty advanced policies to limit network access. You can even do it by time of day, imaging that after school and up… Read more ›
I am not giving a 5 stars just because to add any computer to this network I have to run a linksys program at the computer, otherwise it will not connect, it is good for… Read more ›
It has some neat security features, such as a stateful packet inspection, active x prevention while web browsing(protects you from hostile websites that can initiate… Read more ›
Whereas my older D-Link router allowed my older receivers to run at simple WPA security and those capable to take advantage of newer WPA 2 security, the new D-Links just… Read more ›
With XBOX Live, it will change the NAT to moderate. Its very easy to use and with the cd its very easy to setup but for gaming, this isnt good. Read more ›
The Setup Wizard is easy to use, and I was able to insert my network SSID and switch to the new PKS encryption mode easily (much easier than having to type the WEP128bit… Read more ›
This router works great and it copies all the settings from the other router so no problem changing over to the new one. Also was the lowest price I could find. Read more ›
In just a few…The three notebooks with WiFi technology picked up the signal and all that was needed was to select the secured network, enter the WEP and that was it. I'… Read more ›
Is that something that can be fixed with programming or is that purely a problem of bad design? I wouldn't have the expertise to know and no answers from Linksys have been… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

232 of 251 people found the following review helpful By Small Forest on May 16, 2006
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The WRT300N works flawlessly "out of the box" in wired configuration. It does not work at all "out of the box" in wireless mode.

Now, having made that harsh statement as if it would apply to every user in every case, some qualification is certainly in order.

I unpacked the router and took extreme care to follow the setup instructions PRECISELY.

I was connected to the internet the second I finished running the configuration utility from the installation CD - but the catch is that the setup utility has to be run with an ethernet cable connected.

Once I removed the cable and tried to connect to the internet in wireless mode - the end of the line had arrived. There was no connection. Period.

I could connect to the router via its built in config (HTTP) utility and I could ping the default gateway (in the router) but I could not get past that point.

After a couple of hours of fruitless trial and error, I gave up and called Linksys tech support. You know what that means - you get to talk to a person who knows next to nothing about computers or routers. But, they do have their scripts to follow and if you are patient with them and endure the mindless, mostly just plain useless instructions they give you and don't offend them, they will eventually let you talk to a Tier Two person who actually does know something about routers.

To end a very long story with a quick summation, after reaching the aforementioned Tier Two person, I learned that there are arcane, obscure settings buried deep within the router's config menus that you will never find without help (and even if you did find them by accident, there is no chance you would know what to do with them).
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Bill Mc on December 19, 2007
I didn't have any issues setting up the Linksys WRT3000N. I plugged it in, configured the router via wired connection, once I confirmed the firmware was up to date I switched to wireless and everything worked just fine. I did not install the software that comes with the router, because it is not necessary, it's just more bloatware. All you need to configure the router is the default IP address. The hardest thing was remembering how to configure my TIVOs for a new wireless network. I've had an old Netgear wireless router for about 4 years that was failing, I got the Linksys to replace it. The Linksys range is at least twice the size. I now get signal in parts of the house that used to get either weak or no signal. Can't wait for summer to be on line outside without having to move the router out the window! I will update this review if I have any issues.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By W. Hazard on June 30, 2007
I read the reviews after getting home with the box and was shocked at the variety of opinion on the product here at Amazon. I did a little digging on Linksys' site. There are two models of this product, 1.0 and 1.1. The 1.1 product came out in early June 2007. The notes on the firmware upgrades on the linksys site for the 1.0 version of the product are truly scary. Lots of nasty bugs fixed (no idea how many were not fixed). If you just bought the 1.0 version (label on bottom of product, no indication on box as far as I can tell), take it back and wait for 1.1 stock to show up.

Long short, the 1.1 version fired up fine for me. I'm a techie but I followed the directions anyway (!). The setup wizard ran fine. I configured WPA (not WPA2 -- I have a device that doesn't support it). Other than that, all default settings. Works great on MacBook Pro (with wireless N), 2 Lenovos running XP Pro (G) and an HP (G). Solid, reliable connection for all of them. Excellent signal strength compared to the ABG router it replaces. Speed is excellent (4Mb down) and I get at least 2x the distance.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Amro Younes on July 8, 2006
I usually find user reviews useful, I have noticed that folks prefer to post their complaints about a product, while the happy ones like me stay quiet. Well time for a change.

This router replaced a Belkin Pre-N router for the following reasons:

- Its Web interface/CPU processor was slow when it performed my requests.

- It lost connectivity to the internet and it did not detect that. Hard resets were required.

- Finally, the router performance went downhill. A dial-up modem would have been just as fast. This was a tough one to debug as I just switched from DSL to Cable. I root caused the issue to the router and verified it was not a configuration issue. The problem existed on both wired and wireless. Belkin customer service while courteous and good, confirmed my findings and were going to send me a replacement. However, I got tired of waiting for the RMA to be approved and sent the router back to the store I bought it from. I used my 5 year old wired linksys router to rule out the DSL/Cable internet problem.

So I decided to shell out the extra few dollars, and put Linksys back into my network, and its worth every dollar I spent.

This router worked right out of the box if you use a wired connection. For the folks that are whining about having problems with the wireless aspect of it, well let me say that I guarantee all these folks bought a Wireless N router to be used in either a Wireless G or B environment. Well guess what, it won't work out of the box and you do need to tweak it. I for one bought it despite the fact that my network is a mixed G and B in anticipation of me getting an N wireless adapter.
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