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Sysadmin / Network engineer opinion of this device
on February 28, 2014
I am someone who works for a major telecom company and have held positions as a network engineer, Unix, Linux, and am currently a team lead for my companies cloud computing offering. I started using wireless back in 1999 on an Aironet unit I was given in a hardware trade that did all of 2mbps.
This router really works well, has a sufficient range to cover my fairly large home, that includes a modest amount of devices, pulling 5 - 10 gigs a day. The problem areas that had sketchy signal now has very adequate coverage. This router replaces a poor choice in a Tenda N600 that performed horribly, before that was a buffalo, and Netgear N600. I also have several Linksys / Netgear N150, N300 routers that I've installed dd-wrt and act as wireless access points for the non-wifi devices such as MagicJack, LaserPrinter, old Xbox and some desktop computers for the kids.
This router outperforms the Buffalo and the Netgear N600 for range. For performance Airplay works very well, and I can both stream video and use my TV as an extended monitor via wifi.
I've read a lot of reviews from folks that didn't like the cloud configuration tool -- but I really like it. I had no issue setting it up, configuring my router and I like that I can login and change settings when I am not home. Today in fact I was able to disconnect one of my misbehaving kids computers from the internet while I was at work. :D I hope that Linksys continues to expand on this, and more apps for iPhone / Android come out. Remember security breaches are the death sentence for your company, so I am sure they've secured it down, or Linksys will be a name that will go down in flames.