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Jammers

join:2009-01-15
Tillamook, OR

Linksys E3200

Just pulled the trigger on this wireless router. Anyone have this router and if so how good is it?


Bill_MI
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The boss got one last year to set up as a link for large test equipment and a few laptops.

The original firmware was sucky. It's now on 1.0.03 which fixed the Linksys WPS fiasco and allows more than a marginal "AP-only" mode.

It's locked down to few features but I must admit it runs flawlessly in this environment.

Jammers

join:2009-01-15
Tillamook, OR
I just had the router delivered to me today. I can't find a power button to turn the unit on and off. Of course the unit comes on when i plug in the adapter but i don't see a on off switch.

grand total

join:2005-10-26
Mississauga
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From a picture I've seen here »home.cisco.com/en-eu/products/routers/E3200 it appears to be adjacent to where you plug in the power connector.

Jammers

join:2009-01-15
Tillamook, OR
I think that button is a refresh button.


Bill_MI
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Now that you mention it, I can't think of a consumer router that has a power button. Nor cable/dsl modem, either.


mozerd
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said by Bill_MI:

Now that you mention it, I can't think of a consumer router that has a power button. Nor cable/dsl modem, either.

The better quality systems do have power switches built-in ... one example is the Netgear WNDR4500 -- many others also.

Jammers

join:2009-01-15
Tillamook, OR
It's not like this router is a low end model.


PeteC2
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said by Jammers:

It's not like this router is a low end model.

Most folks run their routers 24/7, so a power switch is not considered a biggie. In a typical year, I doubt that my router spends more than a few hours off, outside of a power outage.
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VinceA

join:2000-08-29
Bayonne, NJ
reply to Bill_MI
My E3000 has a power switch. Not that I've used it all that much since the router stays on 24/7/365
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