Tried and tested: Linksys > Airport Express
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I’ve been an Apple user since the early ’80s. I went straight to Mac and can’t get along with a PC no matter how I try.
So naturally I would prefer an Apple product to go with my MacBook Pro.
But I can’t tell you how many Apple routers I have gone through. Five or six is my guess, and they have all conked out on me. Here are the last three I’ve used.

Airport Express

For some reason, these Apple routers don’t work well with my Internet at home. Doesn’t matter what kind of Internet. Right now I have PLDT Fibr.
Last month I had a problem when my PLDT modem had a red light and Internet died.
The following day the light was green again, but my Internet would disconnect every so often.
For the next three days I kept calling PLDT customer service, who kept telling me there was nothing wrong from their end. So I decided to try all three Apple Airport Express units I had at home. Each one would be a pain in the ass to install, reset, connect.
On the fourth day I gave up and decided to look for a more conventional router at SM Megamall. The salesperson recommended this Linksys which he said was easy to install. It costs a little more than an Airport Express.


I went home, followed instructions, and it worked magically. So much better than the Airport Express.


Check out my current speed.

The only problem I have is I can’t seem to change the default password, even by following instructions.
Other than that, I highly recommend it.
P.S. This is an honest review, not a paid advert.

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Linksys is a classic router brand. Nice to know it’s still a good choice.



Hi ms C! I think you are suppose to type in your ip address on the address bar and then it will redirect you to a site where you can change your password 🙂



CVS Reply:

yes i did that many times 🙂



I can help you with that Ms C! 🙂 Go to the router configuration page and follow these instructions. When you save the settings, it might ask for the new password. [Reply]CVS Reply:November 8th, 2014 at 10:41 PMi will try again when I have more patience. thanks! [Reply]KUMAGCOW Reply:November 9th, 2014 at 1:02 AMOr I could do it remotely for you (kaso more instructions haha). Or do it in your home haha. I worked for the corp a long time ago 🙂 Good luck Ms. C! Tell me if you’re having issues ha! [Reply]CVS Reply:November 9th, 2014 at 2:11… Read more »