Linksys WRT110 RangePlus Wireless Router

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Product Description

The Linksys WRT110 RangePlus Wireless Router is really three devices in one box. There's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. A built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch connects your wired-Ethernet devices together. 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 smart antenna technology to achieve extended range. The Multiple In, Multiple Out (MIMO) technology 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 much farther than standard Wireless-G. With MIMO, the farther away you are, the more speed advantage you get. The RangePlus Wireless Router can dynamically enable this double-speed mode for compatible devices, while still connecting to other wireless devices at their respective fastest speeds. 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. With the Linksys RangePlus Wireless 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 incredible speeds, without the hassle of stringing wires.

  • Internet-sharing Router and 4-port Switch, with a built in speed and range enhanced Wireless Access Point
  • MIMO smart antenna technology captures faint signals for extended range and reduced dead spots
  • Much faster than Wireless-G when connected to Wireless-N, but also works great with Wireless-G and -B devices
  • Wireless signals protected by wireless encryption, and your network protected from Internet attacks by a powerful SPI firewall

Customer Reviews:

  • Great wireless router, didn't care for the software
    I purchased this wireless router because the one I had was 10 years old and my laptop could never get a strong connection. Needless to say, this new router was quite the improvement. I have never had a problem connecting, or staying connecting, with my laptop several rooms away.

    All I really needed was an occasional wireless transmitter. Even with all the security features, I know that no wireless transmitter can be 100% secure. Plus we are not convinced that sending a wireless signal through the house is completely safe health-wise, especially when this router has to sit on a shelf at head level in the room where I spend most of my time. I prefer doing most of my computer work on a desktop computer anyway, and only rarely need to connect with my laptop in another room. So I just wanted a wireless transmitter on the rare occasions when I use my laptop. I could not find a wireless router that has the option to turn off the transmitter, or at least one that listed that capability. So my network is made up of two routers. I have a wired router for a couple of our home desktop computers. I then plug this wireless router into the wired router only when I want to use the wireless connection for my laptop. Otherwise the wireless router is unplugged.

    This works great for my purposes. It took quite awhile to set up, though it connected easily the first time. For some reason, the software that came with it, Linksys Adviser, for managing your computer network was very slow to install. Plus, after the software was installed, over the next couple of weeks it kept notifying me that I needed to get the updates for the software, even after I downloaded and installed the latest updates. I couldn't find any way to get it to stop telling me that I needed updates. So finally I uninstalled the Linksys Adviser software. The router continues to work just fine without that software! Plus, I really don't need it for managing my network anyway, as it is really my wired router, not this wireless router, that controls my network.

    So I thought the router itself is great! But I found the software to be lousy and unneeded....more info
  • garbage, constantly dropping connections
    This router is constantly dropping connections. I have it hooked up to my laptop, ps3 and 360 and all three connections will drop every hour or so. Occasionally the PS3 can't connect to it wirelessly at all and I have to switch to a wired connection. I've spent hours researching and I've tried all sorts of tricks to try and get this thing to work consistently to no avail. garbage...more info
  • Wireless Router
    Linksys WRT110 RangePlus Wireless Router Easily installed and great wireless connection from anywhere in the apartment....more info
  • Excellent router!
    I've had this router for almost 5 months now and have had no complaints at all. It is very easy to setup up and works well. There are all the current security features. I have no complaints at all and would readily recommend this router!...more info
  • high tech value
    The Linksys WRT110 RangePlus Wireless Router is a low cost leading edge router. It is easy to set up and has performed very well. It does not have outstanding wireless range, albeit I have not determined if my relatively inexpensive laptop is the issue on range.

    ...more info
  • Terrible support experience
    I bought this router for a home network; Everything worked fine for about 1 day. Then all sorts of strange, intermittent problems began to arise. I contacted support, was told I needed a higher-level tech, waited forever, then was told by the tech that this model had "issues", that I could not use a password-secured network with it, and I could only use on computer at a time, and I had to disable any firewall for it to work. She seemed amazed that this arrangement was not acceptable. She hung up on me after an hour of troubleshooting. I called back, spent another 90 minutes with a different "high-level" tech, who abruptly told me he had to go and would call back in 5 minutes. The call never came. So, after nearly 4 hours on the support line, I ended up just having to return the router anyway. I have never had a more frustrating tech-support experience, and would not recommend Linksys products for this reason.......more info
  • kinda tricky, but...
    I have a mac mini and just figured I'd be able to pick up the wireless signal without having to configure anything and all that blah blah. It seemed to work for a while but then some security stuff swithced on and BAM no more internet. I called linksys customer service, and Rhoda was AWESOME. She was super polite even when I was becoming a little confused. So, "mad props" to linksys, don't be afraid to call them for help. ...more info
  • Sleek & Smooth
    Having been using it now for about a month and so far so good. Its definately very cool looking and has a low profile. It does feel a bit cheap, but what do you expect these days for a consumer product. Not sure how this would stack up in a "business environment". I hooked it up to my Verizon FiOS provided modem via a hardwired Cat5e cable that I have wired in my house. I got this router since I have 2 PCs in my home office and decided to spend a few dollars more to get a wireless router versus a simple switch. Range is not as good as I would have hoped, but I think its the layout of my house, since I never really had much luck connecting consistently to my FiOS modem via wireless. Set up was easy except I had to call tech support to help me navigate through changing the IP address in the router since I was connecting through to my FiOS modem. Was able to connect through quickly and got things resolved in a relatively quick manner, about 15 minutes. Linksys/Cisco tech support even called me back about 1 week later to see if there were any other issues....more info
  • great value,great product
    I bought this router to replace an older linksys and i am definitely not disappointed.Works great with all wireless products.Linksys customer service is great especially the live chat help.I would recommend this product especially due to the fact it is a great deal for the price....more info
  • Thoroughly Satisfied
    I purchased the Linksys WRT110 approximately 6 weeks ago and I love it. The instructions for connection were very easy to follow. Once set up my connection did not work and I phoned the tech support number provided. The technician patiently walked me through the solution which was to turn my LAN connection switch to the on position located on my laptop.

    I have not had any problems at all and my kids and I are loving the liberty of accessing the website from anywhere in the house and yard. We love it!!...more info
  • So easy!
    I was so scared of trying to set up my own wireless connection, but the Linksys WRT110 came highly reccommended, so I went for it. It took me longer to get the thing out of the box than it did to set up my network! It was so easy and I was up in running in less than 10 minutes! If you just want to set up a small home network, this is the one for you. I will sing the praises of this product to everyone I know!...more info
  • Questions
    THIS IS NOT A REVIEW---------- i am thinking about buying this product but i am wondering if i place this router next to my main computer will the main computer still work with the ethernet cable because i do not want to have to buy another cable...more info
  • Easy Peasy
    I was able to set up this product in minutes with no hassle. I like the fact that it supports WPA2 and 802.11n. I have had no connectivity issues whatsoever in my 2-story house (~1700 sf), and I've been able to use it in the backyard. It works well with my macbook pro, and I also have a windows desktop and Tivo hooked up to it, both with wired connections. When my sister comes over and brings her laptop, she can also connect up simultaneously with no problem. I was afraid that lack of external antenna would make it not work so well, but this is not the case....more info
  • A Very Good Router

    I purchased this router about a month ago.So far it has performed very well. No dropped connections,Have not had to reset it once. I have two I Mac's networked on it,and my voip router also. I love the leds,the low profile ,no antenna's. Setup was quick and easy. ...more info
  • Router w/ Great Range
    The sleek internal antenna design and the lovely black finish gives the WRT110 style. Even so, the range boost allowed excellent connection 60 feet away with my wireless G adapter. Speed is descent. Fully compatible with my Time Warner Cable. Once this router is in your possession, I would greatly suggest you upgrade the firmware to fix any bug issues. Overall, not only does this router look nice, it gives you everything you need in a home network....more info
  • Linksys WRT110 works ! It is a great product !
    At the beginning, I read all the reviews, good or bad about this piece of router. My feeling is mixed. Since the price is really fit in my budget, I bought one. After a week, this route never fail me. It is very easy to set up and control. I like it, and I will highly recommend to someone who is looking for wireless router with limited budget....more info
  • I'm unhappy I bought this. Will get something else.
    I've seen a number of decent reviews on this device in various computer magazines. Makes me wonder how much the average reviewer has actually used the device. As another reviewer here on Amazon noted, it (in my experience) drops connection quite often. I'm not all that far away from the unit, either. My old (what I was replacing) Belkin PreN wireless router did far better (but it's not working well, after a few years of solid service).

    Anyway, the Linksys model was VERY easy to set up. Really nifty software to help you do that. But if you desire unbroken connections and you want this to broadcast well around your home, at least in my experience, I'd buy something else. ...more info
  • Didn't work for me
    I'm not an electronic expert, but my Son is pretty good and he couldn't get this to work for both computers. ...more info
  • bad power transformer
    Bad transformer that only lasts a few hours.
    The router was received yesterday and installation was easy. The router worked fine and signal was strong within the house. Then I powered it down before go to bed. Next morning, when I turned on everything and found the router had no power! I checked a few things, and found the transformer was dead.
    I must say the outlook of the transfomer is impressive at the first sight -- it is slim and can easily fit into a crowded power strip. But it is just not strong enough to stand up to its job. Maybe 12V, 1A output is too much for such a small transformer. I bought another transformer and it seems to work fine now. ...more info
  • A painful experience from the word "go".
    My first experience with this router was having the Mac install software wipe all my preexisting network settings and completely disable my airport. Then tech support had the audacity to tell me that there's no way that could have happened because they didn't support Macs and had no Mac software. They remained obdurate even after I explained, very slowly, very clearly, and very articulately, that I was pretty bloody sure they had the aforementioned software, as I just ran it from their disk, out of their box, and watched it completely mangle my OS. At least Time Machine saved my skin, if not my blood pressure.

    Since I got the wretched thing working, no thanks to tech support, it's been nothing but trouble, dropping signals left and right, performing slowly, or just flatly refusing to throughput any data from the modem at all. Sure, it comes with a lot of features, but neither port forwarding, nor QoS, nor anything else improves this clunker's performance.

    In short, run far, far away. I've had Linksys equipment in the past that has performed admirably, but I will never buy another of their products again after such a scarring experience with this pathetic excuse for a router....more info
  • Worked great, a solid piece of machinery
    While there is little aabout this router that makes it exceptional, it gets the job done, and has very good range. We have many devices on our home network, from slingboxes to Xboxes, to computers running four different operating systems, this router runs them all very well. Initially there was a problem when a laptop running Vista tried connecting to the router, it turned out that it was an issue with Vista, and it was shutting down the functionality of the router and it would need to be restarted. By simply unchecking a single box on the laptops' wireless networking card options the whole thing worked fine, and has worked fine ever since. While I don't know why this happens, at least it wasn't a catastrophic problem, and the router is great now. ...more info
  • Linksys WRT110 RangePlus Wireless Router
    Linksys WRT110 RangePlus Wireless RouterThis product worked as advertised. The only small problem that occurred during set-up was corrected by restarting the computer. Otherwise, the set-up was made easy because of the step-by-step instructions. Works great on our mixed network of Vista and XP computers.
    The WPA-2 security system was easy to set up and works great.
    I recommend this product to anyone who needs a secure and simple network solution....more info
  • Look is impressive but Performance is not so impressive
    Review for Seller: Very good and prompt delivery.
    Review for Product: The look n feel for the router is very good but the performance of the router is not so impressive. This router works well in short distance (less than 20 feet). If it crosses 30 feets the signal becomes week. In some of the laptops the signal is not recognized. For eg. i have a HP and SONY laptop. My HP laptop was able to recognize the signal at 30 feet(weak signal with one bar), but my SONY laptop was not able to capture this signal. If we are using this router for very short distance, say less than 20 feet then this is very good.(The review for router WRT110N is based on a building with brick wall)...more info
  • Impossibly bad
    This is the first product I've written a review for on Amazon. I didn't even buy this from Amazon, but my experience is such that I don't want ANYONE else to have to go through it.

    First of all, I'm an IT professional with 20+ years of experience and for the last 10 I've managed/directed a team of desktop, server, and networking support resources. I've cabled my entire home, and at last count have about 35 TCP/IP devices in my home.

    I've used a Linksys WRT54GS for the past couple of years, and have been pretty happy with it. I'm a Linksys fan, and decided that I'd look at a "newer" piece of equipment. I violated one of my own rules for IT support - "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

    I purchased the WRT110 from a brick&mortar store this afternoon. It's now 10:30pm and I've spent about 6 hours on this baby. Four trying to get it set up and two looking at the web to see what other's experience has been. I've found several other reviews here on Amazon that match my experience.

    As I said, I'm pretty experienced with this equipment, so I plugged the WRT110 into one of my laptops and configured it to match my existing router. I then unplugged my existing router and put the 110 in its place. Rebooted the cable modem and all networking equipment, and boom, I was connected. All looked good...except my son's Vista laptop wouldn't connect...either wirelessly or wired.

    Okay, after several troubleshooting attempts, I decide to go back to square 1 and go through the install instructions, including loading the CD. That resulted in a couple of program shutdowns. Eventually I got the app loaded, but it wouldn't let me go into the advanced would just hang.

    No problem...I've done THIS before. I went into my browser and entered (the standard Linksys web access address). I entered the password and began to change the settings as needed. Clicked on "Save Settings" and that's when it started. The webpage would just freeze until it timed out. The only way to get around it would be to reset the router...and that wouldn't work properly either.

    After all of this, I began to look at the web (using my old router) and found MANY complaints about this unit...

    Just my far away from this unit...

    ...more info
  • College Students, Beware!
    I am a student at Virginia Tech. Before I packed up my belongings to head for college last summer, I knew I really want a wireless router in my room. So, I went out and this router seemed like it would be the best to use. At college, the whole "easy to setup a wireless network" turned into a disaster, myself and my roommate (a freshman and sophomore engineer) could not get it working. We soon realized that it didnt work because VT makes you install a program to use their wireless system, and to use this router you also needed to download a program that conflicted with my college's. So, if you are going to college... don't buy this.
    PS - I use a Fujitsu Lifebook, but I do not believe that added to the issue....more info
  • crappy piece of crap
    it doesnt work. maybe it does but requires alot of config. went back to old netgear and works better than this, and even gets more range. linksys should go back to old style...more info
  • junk
    this item was a waste of time. After a few days of fairly good reception, the bottom drop out and it constantly lost its connection. I went back to the old reliable 54G...more info
  • Linksys WRT110 RangeMinus Router
    Yes, the title for this review is correct. This is indeed a Range "Minus", not Range "Plus" as advertised by Linksys/Cisco. Full review follows,

    1. Stable router, solid connection.
    2. Good looking, sleek design.
    3. Fast speed when near the router.
    4. Wireless security is easy to setup.

    1. Poor range, signal strength drops rapidly as you move away from the router.
    2. Internal antenna, worse reception than the our previous 802.11b router from 2003.
    3. Pricey compared to other routers.
    4. QoS setup is easy to configure but doesn't really do anything.

    Overall disappointed that a 802.11g router in 2009 is being sold with such poor range and features....more info
  • did not perform up to par
    The router did not work for me. Everytime I plugged it in, my computer would flash an error blue screen and shut off. My computer worked fine when the router was unplugged, and with my old router, so I am not sure what the problem was. Maybe it didn't work with the wireless driver my computer had. I returned it for a full refund which was great. ...more info
  • Good looking, excellent product!
    I purchased this router and works great, the design its sleek and wonderful, i dont know why the people has problems to hook up, its easy, only what you need is follow the instruccions... only one thing, LELA (The network advisor software)doesn't work properly, but you can make it work without this annoying program. Just connect your router and link to the internet website, make the configurations of security and you are done....more info
    Easy set up. Drops off line constantly. I unsecured it and still drops off line. I was on the phone with tech support for hours- literally. Don't even talk to the Indian call center, they are all under-trained and your call will be dropped when they hit their training limit. The center in the Philippines is first class, quick and easy, very intelligent and highly training call center. However, they really can not correct this worthless product. They helped me with my Wireless Music Bridge which is a Bear to get and keep going. They have their own telephone prompt for this product and it goes directly to a special tech. DO NOT BUY THE WRT110. I would not buy another Linksys product. I mistakenly thought buying a Linksys router would help the WMB perform smoother- not......more info
  • Vista issue is annoying - Overall Good
    First, for those with issues every time you connect a Vista machine over wireless check out this solution from the Linksys forums:


    Its ridiculous that you need to do that to keep your router from crashing but at least there is an answer.

    Now the rest of the story.
    1. Easy setup if you've done it before. Just like every other Linksys device.
    2. Beautiful sleek design.
    3. Speedy. I regularly hit 25 mbps in speed tests over wireless and 2 mbps in real world download scenarios.
    4. The (kind of) N support really helps. I can stream good quality XVID from my MBP to my PS3 with no problems.

    1. The Vista issue is a glaring oversight. It should have been fixed forever ago and remains an issue. I would consider this unforgivable but there is a workaround.
    2. No visible antennas. This is a trade off for the sleek design. It isn't an issue in our current home, but there have been times in the past when I've needed to tweak directions to get proper horizontal and vertical coverage....more info
  • Wish I'd shopped around
    I bought this router without thinking too much about it. I had to replace my old Microsoft router that stopped working (after about 5 years of non-stop use). Without a reliable network connection, I didn't bother to shop around, just figured whatever I got would work well enough. I was wrong.

    The first thing I noticed was that I can never log onto the router to change settings, it just hangs, unless I unplug the router to reset it first. (The reset button on the front of the thing seems to have no effect whatsoever.) Then, if you save any settings on the router, a screen comes up informing you that you will have to wait 30 seconds before being returned to the page you were on. Why is that?

    Nevertheless, I did get it working, connecting two Vista desktops via ethernet and two XP laptops wirelessly. But when I tried to connect my daughter's Vista laptop, that is when the real trouble began. After configuring the connection on her laptop, the router would hang whenever her laptop was turned on. It was absurd. I tried to find the user manual and guess what --- it's on line! no copy of the user manual on the cd and no help on the router itself. HELLO Linksys! If I need to troubleshoot my wireless router, maybe, just maybe, I can't GET on line.

    One thing and the next, I figured out that I had to shut off her pc and recycle the router to get back online. Once online again I finally saw a post here on Amazon that linked to a forum article that said if you want to use this router with a Vista laptop you need to downgrade to a prior version of the firmware. Since I am an IT professional, this was not a daunting task for me. But I sure would hate to have to walk my brother-in-law through it over the phone... so I won't be recommending this router to him!

    After the downgrade, I got the Vista laptop working too. So I guess everything is working now, but it still hangs when I log into it (unless I power cycle it first.) And the range is NOT as good as my 5 year old MS router. AND, by the way, don't try to use it with WEP security. I was planning to switch to WPA anyway, but one of my old wireless adapters only supported WEP, so I was going to use WEP with mac filtering until I could replace the old adapter. I found that my newer adapters kept dropping the connection using WEP, which worked without problems on my old router.

    So, shop around. Surely you can find one better than this.

    UPDATE: Final straw today. I can no longer log into it to change any advanced settings. I used to have to turn it off and on again in order to log into it; but now that doesn't even work. It just hangs when I try to log in, no matter what I do.

    Router technology is NOT rocket science and Linksys been dong it for years. There really is no excuse that I can think of for such an awful product.

    I'm going to go buy something else, don't know what yet. But for sure I'm going to do my homework this time....more info
  • Not sure what the complaining is about...
    I purchased this router after wanting to upgrade from my Linksys WRT55AG. I've always used linksys and have not had any troubles with setting up the router. Yes it takes some general computer knowledge to set them up, but you dont have to be some hacker to do the trick. I'm suprised by some of the reviews considering I have had mine for over 6 mos. and not one single problem to date. Maybe Belkin mechanical turks these guys to post bad reviews...i really dont know. I've bought several linksys products and i must say this router has operated the smoothest of them all. have not had to reset once in the 6 mos. i have owned it. and that is saying something for any router......more info
  • awful
    I have had this router for about 3 months since my wrt54g died. i bought it because it seemed to be a step up from the wrt54g2 with out being ridiculous like the wrt160N. Since I've had it if more than two devices attempt to connect to it the router dies and I have to unplug it and plug it back in to get it to work again. I went to Linksys support and their forums are full of the exact same complaint with no word from Linksys one way or another. I think it's too late to take it back to the store I bought it from, so i'm out $70. I'm going to get the wrt54g2 tonight... no reports of the same problems....more info
  • Broken out of the box
    I purchaced the Linksys WRT110 and when I recieved it and tryed to connect it I had problems. After about 45 minutes with tech support, the tech told me to send it back and buy a different model. They were having alot of problems with this one....more info
  • Decent Router
    Doesn't get any more range then the WRT54G...I have them both and tested 1)WRT54G got a signal strength at the furthest point in my house of 57 and 60% 2) WRT110 at the same point got a 50 and 52%. Super easy to hook up to the computer with the software. The network advisor software is REALLY slow and frustrating but you don't need to use it. Decent router but not the ace in the hole I expected with "RANGEPLUS" since it gets LESS RANGE then its previous model???? ...more info
  • under powered piece of junk
    I bought this unit to replace an original version of a netgear WGR614 router that started to flake on and off (after 6 years of regular use) My intent was to mount this in a hall closet with my cable modem so it was out of site. I was truly disappointed with this little slug of router. Even if it was sitting right next to my computer, let alone 25 ft away in the closet, it is SLOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW on wireless. My connection via wireless was so painfully slow that I eventually gave up on the idea of having the router and modem hidden away. Now I'm connected by ethernet, but my Airport and Airtunes wont keep a connection. I never had that problem with my Netgear. This one is going up for sale on craigslist, and I'm gonna search again for a router with acceptable throughput. ...more info
  • Good looking, easy to set up
    It was easy to set up, easy to set the password, and better looking than most. It has been working with no problems for about a month. No problems with range, but then we are using it in a small apartment, so we haven't really tested it....more info
  • Decent product
    Product is good,simple to install , works without any restart for days. I dont remember when i restarted last. Range pluss not really plus, range is OK OK, thats the only missleading part of the product....more info
  • The worst - absolutely most horrible - piece of networking torment yet devised by man!
    Perhaps my title seems strong to you? If it were not now 12:21am - I would sit and think of something stronger to tell you how I really feel.

    Folks I am 43 years old - and have worked on computers professionally for over 20 years. I have configured more routers and networking equipment in my career than I care to remember. I am not a typical home user. I do networking FOR A LIVING. I can tell you firewall ports in my sleep. I can configure extremely intricate networking designs. I set up networks for businesses. I am the guy people call - when the EXPERTS can't make a network operate properly! I think I SHOULD be qualified to set up a silly wireless router - don't you? If I'm not - who is?

    Yet even with this much skill, and over 20 years of experience, I must tell you honestly that THIS piece of twisted nightmarish plastic is the WORST piece of networking gear I have ever had the extreme misfortune to be tortured with. Horrible. Dismal. Completely unrepentant JUNK. And these are the better points! The bad aspects can not be written here in a mixed company family forum.....

    Let me explain in detail.....

    The setup did NOT work to begin with. Oh it tried to. Until it locked up the router. And then could not run because the router was - well - locked.....

    OK - no problem. I know how to go in through a browser to the control interface manually - the old fashioned way. On a Linksys the magic address is - remember this address boys and girls - if you buy one of these twisted demons from the minds of the mental midgets who designed it - you will NEED to know this handy tidbit. Default user name and password are both - admin. Keep this close. Close to your heart. You will get well familiar with this before you are done......

    Except that did not work.

    What do I mean - would not work? Well..... I could PING the silly thing. And the address would reply. But if I tried to access it at in a browser - it would tell me it could not load the page. What seemed to be happening is that it was passing through this device to the cable modem directly. Wonderful - isn't that lovely?

    So the wired ports are useless to take manual control of this jumping piece of joy.....

    And the wireless would not even turn on......

    After a bit of fiddling with the reset button - which also did not work as designed - I managed to get this thing reset again.

    Now wireless worked. Yep - light is on...... Joy! We have ignition!

    Bypassing the software install that had crashed it in the first place - I went in through the browser and set it up.

    Eazy Peezy - ba da bing ba da boom - and 4 minutes later.....

    Wireless working - ethernet ports working - and all is well in the universe.

    Did speed tests. Outstanding. Everything is great. Full signal. 8mbps upload speed - limited by my cable modem speed. Walked all over the house with my laptop - upstairs and down - signal strength barely moved. Outstanding! Almost - ALMOST - worth the hassle.

    Stepped outside for 5 minutes

    Full power.... then - 1 bar...... Almost no signal.

    Came back inside...... 3 bars..... Hmmmm. Why the low signal strength?

    I know - lets reboot the Laptop!

    Laptop reboots - no problem - can not connect to router.

    Looked at the router.....

    Wireless is now again not working on this router! AGAIN! Are you KIDDING?

    Router does not now respond by any means to reset. Held the reset button down for 30 seconds - 45 seconds - 1 minute...... No luck. Did it with ethernet unplugged - plugged in - power cycling it while resetting - resetting after power cycle while self test in progress - every combination you can think of.

    No luck

    Hard reset doesn't work. And no other way to reset the reset process....

    It now works only as a WIRED hub. Wireless will not even turn on.

    And it has decided to ignore the reset button. Completely.

    And the IP address for system configuration - while responding to ping - will not load in any browser - neither under Windows XP or under Mac OS 10.5.

    It is basically a pile of useless junk.

    It would be funny except it is now 10:00pm and I am tired from working all day.....

    I know - maybe Linksys has a utility to reset this bad boy..... Lets call TECH SUPPORT...... (laugh)


    Called 5 times. To India apparently. They have a FINE script they use. Asking you to reboot your computer - reboot your cable modem - hook your computer to the cable modem.....


    My cable modem works. My computer works. Why do these people not understand that the red button on this piece of divine comedy DOES NOT WORK?!?!?!?!

    5 TIMES!

    OK - fine. Maybe I am suddenly devoid of common sense. Know what - lets do it THEIR way! They obviously have the technical competence of a 3 day dead squid - but hey - maybe when they run out of script and have to THINK - they will LISTEN to what the problem is......

    Off we go.... Running in circles. A complete exercise in useless repetition and frustration.....

    And then when they run out of ideas - they put you on hold to ask their manager - then THEY HANG UP.

    Oh FINE. Call back in. No sir - we can not transfer you to the person you were just speaking to. They are (a) busy, (b) on with another customer, (c) no longer with the company, or (d) not in today - even though I JUST SPOKE TO THEM 15 SECONDS AGO!!!!!!!!! Ok FINE.... Lets see if THIS person can help......

    OH GOOD LORD - they have the SAME SCRIPT. And are just as hard of hearing and absent of ideas as the last person! OK - FINE - lets do it THEIR WAY. AGAIN.

    5 TIMES!

    COUNT IT - 5 TIMES! OH GREAT GOBS OF GOOBLY GOOK! What form of MADNESS is THIS? This would be some sort of erotic FANTASE to Dante - or the Marquis de Sade - but to me - I am becoming just a tiny bit MIFFED at this point.

    So I call back in - and ask for a SUPERVISOR.

    After 10 minutes on hold - I am told - there IS NO SUPERVISOR. WHAT? NO SUPERVISOR! I AM NOT KIDDING!

    And they hang up again. I did not say disconnect. THEY HANG UP!


    3 hours later - I have it now boxed back up - for a store return. You better believe this particular bundle of joy is coming right back at you Linksys. NO WAY am I keeping THIS.

    And by the way - researching it on the web - there are KNOWN FIRMWARE ISSUES with this router that (a) cause frequent reboots, (b) lock up the router, and (c) prevent the reset button from operating. OUTSTANDING!

    WHY DID YOU PUT THIS PIECE OF ABSOLUTE AND TOTAL GARBAGE ON THE MARKET LINKSYS? It is NOT ready for commercial release. It is not even ready for ALPHA testing - but less BETA testing. Who runs your QUALITY CONTROL? A merry band of blind deaf mutes in a cave? I will guarantee you that they could not find their own bottom if you shined a spot light on it, and put a fire alarm between their.... KNEES.

    Only their TECHNICAL SUPPORT is worse.......

    Lets see - Quality control is non existent - product released with known problems and issues - and Technical Support is bad joke on a good day.

    What happened?

    Linksys was once known as a quality brand and quality product and worthy of a bit of a price premium.

    Not anymore!

    Linksys just lost a long term customer of the past 10 years. One who has recommended literally 100's of their products and generated a healthy bit of sales for them as well as bringing them new customers.


    Not after FRANKEN-ROUTER!

    This little bundle of pure plastic pride is now sitting on top of the color laser - and will be taken BACK to the poor unfortunates who sold it to me in the morning - and EXCHANGED for something else. Something NOT made by LINKSYS!

    Netgear - Belkin - one of you two get the business tomorrow. Lets see if you can do better.


    ...more info
  • No issues with this device...
    I hooked my 110 up right out of the box and have a great connection anywhere in my apt. I also bought a Linksys Wireless Music Bridge and hooked it to my home theatre. I'm sold on both products and the price was right for both. I have used other Linksys products in the past and will continue to do so....more info
  • Easy Connect, no connection losses.
    Replaced my 5 year old Wireless-B router with this product, and I have not dropped a connection yet, after nearly 3 months. Very satisfied....more info
  • Linksys WRT110 nice product
    Linksys WRT110 is working beautifully it was simple to connect. I have not had any problems....more info
  • Wireless Router meets sliced bread simplicity
    I purchased this router with the intention of replacing a router I had which was burnt by lightening. I anticipated at least a half an hour setup to get it up and running as my previous router required some configuring. This Router took no more than 10 minutes to setup this is including WPA2 security and all. Since the day it has been setup it has just worked, plain and simple, the range is absolutely wonderful and if you don't look you won't know it's there. the design is sleek and wonderful you don't have to worry about unsightly antennas or gaudy lights flashing all over. The router's all black design with the sleek blue lights make it very subtle dare I say with a router this sleek you may want to make it a part of your decor instead of trying to hide it. All in all I bought one for myself and ended up buying another for a friend I find myself now wondering if anyone else would like a gift like this I love it !!!...more info
  • very happy customer
    this was my 3rd wireless router that I tried to install. This one work out and is in use right now. Very user friendly just follow the instrustions. ...more info
  • Do NOT buy this router!
    I'm not sure why this router has decent reviews here at all. It sells based on price and features, but if you read reviews elsewhere you'll see there are tons of reliability problems. I decided to chance it and use the new cisco branded linksys, got this item as an early x-mas present from a family member.

    Setup was easy of course (I have a stack of cisco certs and teach SP/NP level cisco classes) and the router was up and running with wpa2, I loves me some AES. Range was good (despite the internal antenna) in my 1100 sq ft house and I was able to connect with all of my devices, XP and MacOS.

    About an hour in my wife was watching streaming TV on the wired connection and I was VPN'd in to a client over the wireless connection. All connections dropped and would not re-establish. The power LED was blinking. I power cycled the router and all was well for another half an hour. Then all connections dropped again. This time the power cycle didn't fix anything, I still got the blinking power LED.

    I connected my laptop directly to the cable modem and saw this was a common problem. Did a factory reset and was able to administer the router again, but the website wold only half load. I'd get some text but no buttons. When I was able to make changes the save button would cause the router to freeze and I'd have to go through the factory reset each time to get it working again.

    I spend about an hour with the linksys live chat support most of which was spent convincing the tech nothing was wrong with the NICs on all three of my computers and that there really was a problem with the router. I finally convinced him to give me an RMA. Then when I tried to process it I found out linksys wants to CHARGE THE CUSTOMER for the cost of shipping the bad unit back to them. Keep in mind we're talking 10% of the entire cost of the router to ship it back.

    Rightfully annoyed by this I called customer service. The rep tried to explain the RMA process to me several times like a mantra even after I made it clear that I understood it but didn't agree with it. I finally resorted to asking for a sup. She put me on hold for 10 minutes then came back on and tried to pass herself off as the supervisor using a fake name! Are you serious? I called her on it and she put me back on hold. 15 minutes later I got to talk to the actual supervisor who after some discussion admitted to me that there was no way they could violate their procedure and send me a pre-paid shipping label. She apologized that they had no way to appease an angry customer. (Her words!)

    I returned this brick to amazon since they act like an actual business that backs what they sell by providing a pre-paid shipping label. I will not accept a replacement, they'll just send me an amazon gift card which is perfect. So I can buy something that doesn't suck.

    So, to sum up: The router has good features and decent range. It has lots of reliability problems (do a web search), and WHEN it breaks linksys will try to pass on their cost of doing business to you. DO NOT BUY, and if you already have I suggest you return the item to amazon and get something else before you end up with the same problem. ...more info
  • Linksys Fan Feels this is a Poorly Designed Product
    I bought this to replace a very reliable WRT54G router. The WRT110 has been quite a disappointment for me. Many folks (including myself) are reporting connectivity/stability issues with this product. Check out the Linksys community forum: [...]...more info
  • fail.
    Router ceased all effective functionality within one month of purchase. Wireless connection was never reliable, and attempting to connect a laptop eventually caused even wired connections to cease functioning. Linksys took an RMA and sent a replacement, which has now reached its seventh and final week of use. Laptops cannot connect, my desktop can use an ethernet cable with the router only with regular hard restarts, which return the router to factory default.

    This router model has problems. I would be hesitant to purchase one without substantial firmware upgrades (that don't seem to happen quickly)....more info
  • Good range. Works fine
    The only problem I had - establishing network of this router and my DSL-modem/router.
    I made everything connected to the WRT110 RangePlus (wired or wireless; DHCP), and then connected WRT110(its 'internet' socket) to DSL-modem/router. The problem was they both have IP by-default, and conflict. Even setting different masks and changing IP to did not help.
    Finally, I set WRT110 IP to (yes, different segment) - it worked. I suppose Linksys must include this hint into their manual - for I spent hours seeking proper net configuration....more info