Pros: Liked the Parental Control
Cons: It started running slow after about 8 months. And died 8 days out of the 1yr Warranty.
I purchased the Linksys E4200 from my local Bestbuy. I have been a long time faithful user of Linksys products and i just knew that my investment would last me at least a couple years. At first, The Linksys E4200 worked great, i mean really great, i could play World of Warcraft on 3 computers, and watch a movie on Netflix while my kids played online games on the Wii with no issues. The Parental Control feature was also something that i thought was genius because if one of the kids misbehaved i could disconnect them with the click of a button. After about 8 or 9 months i noticed that my download connectivity was straining so i ran a couple tests and contacted my cable company. I was getting 15Mbps with my computer connected directly to the Cable company's modem and only 0.59Mbps with my router. It wasn't as simple as finding that out, i was stubborn and it took several tests and calls to the cable company to figure out the problem was the router mainly because the signal would come and go, in other words the problem was intermittent. I finally found the receipt and called Linksys Customer support only to find out that my 1yr warranty had expired 8 days earlier and there was nothing they would do to help me other than offer to sell me telephone customer support for $29.99 for 6 months or sell me a new product with a 10% discount. It seems to me that the Linksys company knows they made a bad product when they absolutely do not want to offer any kind of pro-rated warranty so that they could at least try to figure out what happened to the machine and possibly design new products that would not suffer from the same type of failure.