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Worth the Price!

byellentooth May 7, 2001
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Does what it is advertised to do.
Cons For a lay-person, can be difficult to setup.
Recommended it? Yes

Have 5 mac's and 3 pc's. Wanted to network them using Microsoft ME. Proved to be a burdonsome task, but accomplished. The Linksys was a breeze, working with Microsoft ME and the Linksys was where the problems were encountered. Found that the imbedded commands which had to be setup were poorly... Read full review »

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My Linksys Homenetwork

byPyr8 Mar 3, 2001
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Compatable with Any OS and Sound well performing hardware
Cons N/A
Recommended it? Yes

The Linksys Kit comes with everything you need to set up a two station network using a Hub instead of crossovering to peer to peer. The Cards perform well. They come stock with Drivers for DOS Windows 3X 9X NT 2k ME Linux Novell BEOS FreeBSD and OS2 warp Yea Even OS2.... The configuring the network... Read full review »

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It's a Network.. and it's in a Box too!

by7thChord Feb 15, 2001
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Good Price if you need the Hardware and Software Decent Documentation for the Beginner
Cons There may be some issues with the NICs
Recommended it? Yes

NETWORKING!! It?s a very hot topic around home computers today. I already had a little 10Mbps network set up before purchasing the Linksys ?Switched 10/100 Network in a Box?, and I was using Sygate 2.0 NAT software to share a cable connection. My cheap little Aopen realtek based NICs and cheap SOHO... Read full review »

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Start Network Gaming, Net/File Sharing, Easy - Right Away!

bylilviv Feb 15, 2001
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Price, Warranty, Performance, Web Site, Driver Availability, Ease Of Installation,...
Cons None to Date . . .
Recommended it? Yes

I have used the network in a box (both in switched and standard form) numerous times.

I first started to use it when I setup an extra computer for my parents, and I wanted them networked . . . I thought of everything I needed to buy . . . and, I picked up the LinkSys Network in a box... Read full review »

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Everything You Need Is in the Box--Except a Miniature Techie

bySloucho Dec 29, 2000
34 Helpfuls 35 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Affordable, delivers on its promise
Cons Installation wasn't the snap my techie friends said it would be
Recommended it? Yes

Different technologies create different problems. My wife and I are forgetful people, so forgetful that we routinely picked up the phone and interrupted each other's connection to the internet back when we were using phone lines instead of cable access. (Okay, in the interest of strict accuracy,... Read full review »

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A Network anyone can setup

byzacman55 Dec 12, 2000
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Ease, Cost
Cons Basic computer knowledge required (Duh!!!)
Recommended it? Yes

This network kit is aimed at the casual computer user. When I was first learning how to set up computer I purchased a linksys network in a box kit. It was excellent, I just followed the simple instructions and I was up and running in 20 minutes. It was more difficult to fullly understand how the... Read full review »

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DO NOT BUY IT

byfoxmullxf Aug 17, 2000
8 Helpfuls 9 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The Hub Works
Cons The Cards Don't
Recommended it? No

Here's my gruesome tale of trying to use this kit to network two computers:

I purchased the kit at a local best buy got it home and installed and basically the two cards would not work. I tried new drivers and switching the cards, I tried 4 different computers with no luck. Under Windows... Read full review »

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Network in a locked box

byspudge Jul 25, 2000
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Internet Connection Sharing
Cons Setup is a pain
Recommended it? Yes

I purchased this product recently to replace some really old network cards I had in my two PCs. I picked this kit because I wouldn't have to use as much cord considering it uses phone jacks, and because it allows you to share internet connection (not with AOL, Prodigy, or Compuserve :-( ). I got... Read full review »

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Linksys Network in a Box Can Save You Money in the Longrun

byKCFemme Jun 24, 2000
88 Helpfuls 89 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros It comes with everything you need
Cons A little pricey
Recommended it? Yes

Having multiple computers in a home and everyone wanting on the Internet at the same time, you don't have many choices of what to do. Either call up your local phone company and have multiple phonelines installed or network your computer and everyone can go web surfing on the same phone line, cable... Read full review »

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Networking for the Network challenged

byWybnormal Jun 23, 2000
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros cheap and it works with existing phonelines
Cons limited capabilites aside from basic setups
Recommended it? Yes

When I purchased this product ( yes,, no freebies here) I was somewhat skeptical about how well it was going to work. Yes I know the hype about Networks in a box, do it yourself, share the phone and so on. It sounded too good to be true to this network engineer's ears. In fact, this product worked... Read full review »

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Linksys Homelink Phoneline Network - Great Product Once it is Working

bycrumbum Dec 22, 1999
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy Internet Sharing, No Holes in Walls
Cons Difficult Installation for Me
Recommended it? Yes

I was looking for an easy way to connect two computers (to share internet access) in my house without tearing up the walls. The choice was obvious, a phoneline kit was the way to go. The Linksys Homelink Kit was one of only a few available in Canada so I decided to get it (I also heard fairly... Read full review »

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Best thing since sliced bread!

byBShel96 Dec 12, 1999
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros No extra wires to run, fast.
Cons Need an empty slot in your computer (usually not a problem)
Recommended it? Yes

This is absolutely the thing to use if you want to make a network between computers in your house and you don't want to run cables all over the place or rip up your walls. The way that this works is by using existing phone lines throughout your house so that you can use them instead of putting in... Read full review »

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Low cost and NO wires to run!

byace544 Dec 12, 1999
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros You Don't Have to run Ethernet cable.
Cons Not as fast as Ethernet.
Recommended it? Yes

This product is Great! If you don't want to run cable for Ethernet then this is for you. You can Connect up to 25 Computers on one network, share Interent access, Transfer rates at 1Mbps(18 times faster then a 56k modem)
and 10Mbps, you can use it with DSL and ISDN lines, PLUS! it has 10BaseT... Read full review »

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