Linksys X2000 ADSL2+ modem-router

The X2000 is an entry-level 802.11n modem-router that's very easy to set up and use

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  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    2.50 / 5 (of 4 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 149.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Myrkr

2.0

1

Pros
when it works, it works
Cons
Parental controls and the Cisco Connect software are a joke
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Couldn't use the Cisco Connect software because it doesn't offer the selections specific to my network. Had to call Linksys for support and a walkthrough. It took a long time (like almost 2 hours and more than one call) to set three fields. On the other hand, support was pleasant, patient, and the issue was resolved. Parental Controls are another matter. They don't work. Period. Can't even set them up. Either the webpage hangs or it opens with what is supposed to be a list of devices, but every line is blank. Nothing. Nada. Tabula Rosa. The line can be selected (to add to the device list), but there is NO WAY to tell what you're selecting. Could be the computer I'm on. Or the printer. Or a phone. So, after more support calls -- the first one mostly helpful, the second abrupt, cool, and who actually ended the chat without giving me the option of saving the chat info (I was able to copy/paste into an email, sans formatting), and a suggestion to search their website -- I now have the firmware upgraded. And....nothing. Same problem. No list of devices. So the whole point, which was to turn off the kids' devic access at bedtime has been a waste of time. On top of that, the X2000 has a tendency to drop internet connections on a whim. And we can't connect to it unless we powercycle the unit. Usually daily for a few days then fine for a couple of weeks. Finally, the vaunted "speed" is non-existent. My actual connections (whether there's one or eight devices on it) never get up past about 80. Much slower than the wired unit we had before. Next router will be NetGear or similar. NOT another Linksys. Selling them all.

Keon Fraites

2.5

2

Pros
Stability, easy set-up, reduces the use of having Modem+Router by combining into one
Cons
Shared internet download rate
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I have purchased this product (X2000) as a means of having better stability throughout the house for I have been having bottle necking and connection dropping interference, with my old modem, I'd have my ISP providers come change it and their products were low grade and kept having instability. Where the x2000 have met my standards as to remove the bottle necking and instability, I now have the major issue of my internet being dropped to about 1/4 of its original bandwidth, where I'm paying for 6mb/s. I am only receiving 2mb/s I have contacted the Live support and they have told me that it is sharing my download bandwidth throughout all my users, I tested it by disconnecting every user other than I and connecting myself via Ethernet directly to the x2000 and my bandwidth is still the same. I'm hoping to find a way around this issue and if its found this product (x2000) would be of much better reliability and get a higher rating.

Bruce Giese

2.5

3

Pros
LAN
Cons
Telephone Support
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I am unable to set up the X2000 V2 to link an ethernet connection to a wireless to establish a LAN between the two computers?

R.E. Scott

2.0

4

Pros
looks cool /easy set-up
Cons
worthless internal antennas
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I purchased x2000 thinking wireless n was far superior to wireless g. It was not. Advertised to have greater wireless range than g,did not,internal antennas have very weak signal. El cheapo westell modem/wireless router with internal antenna had much stronger signal. On the plus side it was very easy to set up and get going. Would like to see this model with detatchable external antennas. I could have voided warranty and put ext ant kit on it ,but if it blew before warranty is up im out of luck.

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