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Why so many people buy Linksys?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by retlav, May 26, 2007.

  1. retlav

    retlav LI Guru Member

    Hello,


    I already try four different products from Linksys. WAG54G, WRT54GL and recently WAG200 and WUSB54GC.

    With the original firmware all of them are garbage.... The WRT54GL is acceptable, but with modified firmware.

    My question is:
    I'm a very strange or unlucky guy?? All the Linksys toys i try are defective??

    Or, in fact, Linksys have very very very very very bad products??

    For wireless, even FON**A (free router :eek: ) perform better than Linksys, better range, speed and wireless d'ont drop !!! Others "less known" brands are better than Linksys!!!!

    I will never buy anything from Linksys!! Thanks god i never waste many with this stuff!!!

    Best regards
     
  2. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    Instead of "bad mouthing" Linksys you might want to give us more information as to what you are trying to do with a router so we can help you.
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    A bad tradesman always blames his tools:)
     
  4. retlav

    retlav LI Guru Member

    "A bad tradesman" - With others routers all it's ok.... Maybe is not the man ;););)

    I have posts in the WAG54G section. No one can help me :(:( And i read with attention in that section i conclude the problem is not only mine ;)


    Ok... I can do sone tune to the firmware, regarding my job (real-time issues, network, fieldbuses and microcontrollers and microprocessors programming)... but when i buy a product i also buy the effor of the devellopers to do the firmware!!!

    Regards
     
  5. sutil

    sutil LI Guru Member

    usually in the case of wap54g i can say that the device has many bugs
    same as WRT54G but on the otherhand if you are just a user you dont actually notice that ....
     
  6. swiego

    swiego LI Guru Member

    My WRVS4400N has been a mess. I'm still waiting for official software support for VPN under Windows Vista. Updates come infrequently, the IDS signatures haven't been updated for four months, and it's missing a raft of features available in $40 Netgear routers. I can't speak for all Linksys products but my first experience with one of their "business" products has been so poor that not only will I not not purchase another one anytime soon but I've dissuaded almost a dozen people in the direction of other products.

    To me, the existence of a vibrant open source community to extend or "fix" a product is a good sign that there are some real problems with it, that the product was kicked out the door half finished. I'm sorry to feel that way but it's what I've learned from lurking around here for six months. Linksys seems to offer mostly incomplete products that the user community tries to bring up to the level of the competition with their own blood and sweat.
     
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    It just depends on the model I guess. I have owned

    BEFSR41 v1
    BEFSR41 v2
    WRT54G v1
    WRT54G v2
    WRT54GS v1
    RT31P2
    RV042
    WRTSL54GS v1
    WRV200
    RVL200 v1
    PAP2

    I have only every had one problematic unit. which is the WRV200. probably the only router I have not resourced first before buying. (fatal mistake of most users I guess)

    I have owned two Belkin routers, both of which failed on the first day I bought them. I vowed to not buy Belkin again.

    If Linksys Press releases and model descriptions showed less features, and they added them over time (like the RVL200) I guess users would not complain as much. then again you can never satisfy everyone. even if every feature worked as it should users would be wanting more. you only have to look at the FREE 3rd party firmware threads to see users are expecting something for nothing.

    I still believe that some models are awesome and are not as troublesome as others. My guess is the problem lies with Linksys not manufacturing the actual units. These are bought in bulk along with support (firmware updates etc) from the manufacturer. I suppose linksys may have not succeeded in buying ideal models from these vendors.
     
  8. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    Yeah, I guess if you ar using stock firmware you do kinda get screwed. Plus when they cut the hardware and installed VxWorks the units just got more expensive. I guess I just buy it because I like the hardware platform, and really don't care about the software portion since I wont be using it in the first place.

    I would buy Buffalo since they don't play as many games with their hardware, but I don't like their choice of antenna connector. For me its really never been about the name brand since Linksys doesn't really build its own hardware. I just don't worry about it too much.
     
  9. bkhuber

    bkhuber Guest

    Your wasting your time now....
     
  10. Quijy

    Quijy LI Guru Member

    WOW, I have not had a problem that could not be resolved with a linksys product. Some are buggy but any line will have that. I have owned the following and some of it is still in use today.

    BEFSR41 v1
    BEFSR81 v1
    BEFSR81 v2
    WRT54G v1
    WRT54G v2
    WRT54GS v1
    WRT54GL v1.1 have four of these in use today
    RV16, in use today-main router with three WANs
    PAP2, 2 units in use today, 4 lines
     
  11. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    The only Linksys device that I had problems with was a WRT54G ver. 5.

    Through e-mail support with Linksys, they (Linksys) ended up doing an RMA return and replacing the unit with a WRT54GL.

    The routers I have from Linksys are:
    WRT54GL ver. 1.1
    WRTSL54GS ver. 1.1
     

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