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EnGenius ESR300H
7.8 out of 10

EnGenius ESR300H

The Engenius XtraRange ESR300H is a 2.4GHz, 4-Port Wireless-N Ro Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Working like a champ so far.

Budhead2004, Amazon
5 January 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this unit and a Motorolla SB6141 to replace my Comcast all-in-one Router/Modem combo. Haven't had any connection issues so far, I use it primarily to connect my smart TV to my Plex server.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Nicholas T., Newegg
29 December 2013
  • Summary: This router gets the job done for cheap, if that's what you need then it's perfect. If you want more features or faster speeds you'll need to spend a bit more on a different router to get them.
  • Pros: Works as advertised, a solid choice for an entry level router. If you just want to connect a few devices and don't care about a bunch of extra features this will work just fine. Simple design, easy to set up and use. Good price.
  • Cons: The Web UI is a bit clunky and seems to be geared towards beginners... Not dual band, but you'd need to spend a bit more to get out of entry level to get a dual band router.
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Overall 8
8.0

Basic Router for the price

Samuel E., Newegg
15 November 2013
  • Summary: I first used the higher-end ESR1200 for a few months, which costs more and supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks. Then I was asked to test this entry-level ESR300 model. Overall, for a fraction of the cost, the ESR300 is your basic introductory Wi-Fi router.
  • Pros: Works good with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi devices without drop-outs. Price is reasonable.
  • Cons: Lacks 5GHz connectivity and extended range.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great entry router for the money

Anonymous, Newegg
16 September 2013
  • Summary: When I saw the devise in person I will say it does resemble a smoke detector as others have mentioned. I like that a number of manufactures have turned to simple packaging, just nice box on the outside and recycled material in the inside.
  • Pros: Guest network, this is a nice feature especially considering this entry level device Good 2.4Ghz speeds Wirelessly connect and configure devise
  • Cons: Possibly might have been better to switch the USB feature for gigabit LAN or 5Ghz N? If keeping USB port, I would expect USB 3.0 would be in order Shape and color will not appeal to the enthusiast. No client or client bridge mode ( I know im dreaming, most routers do not have it, but DD-WRT firmw...
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Overall 8
8.0

Adorable little Router that Could!

Rauel C., Newegg
10 September 2013
  • Summary: I really like the look of this, as I said earlier it easily can be mistaken for a smoke detector, which I like. And while it feels cheap, the interface and features of this router are top-notch, and I found the range to be fine for my needs.
  • Pros: First thing I noticed when I unpacked the router from the box was how cute it was. It doesn't have an aggressive or business style look, but a cute and happy little work horse. It doesn't look out of place when I had it on the ceiling, it looks like a slightly over-sized smoke detector, which cou...
  • Cons: My biggest gripe is that the feet don't sit well when on a table or shelf. I moved this little guy around a bit and while the included wall mounts are useful, when I decided to have it sit on a shelf it slides around. I found some rubber feet that I put on it from an old router, but I wish Engeni...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good range

J. Risner "jenintec", Amazon
3 September 2013
  • Summary: I'm very impressed with the range of this router, I have a large family and we all have at least two devices each on wifi mabey a total of at least 12 at any time , and this router never skipped a beat . I really love this router and would recommend this to all my friends and family.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Great If You Don't Mind the Looks

Robert P., Newegg
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Wireless n routers have reached a point of market saturation and they all do pretty much the same thing equally well. In order to stand out from the multitudes of other wireless n routers on the market manufacturers are starting to add features that were once reserved for high end models, such as...
  • Pros: To start, this review takes into account the price range for this particular router. You’re not going to find 5GHz dual band or wireless ac at this level. That being said, I had no troubles installing this router. It connected to my DSL modem at default settings and I was able to connect my deskt...
  • Cons: You know where I’m going before I even get there. Looks are subjective, however this router definitely is trying to be a smoke detector incognito. Maybe you like the look, more power to you. An actual issue I encountered was very slow transfer speed using an attached hard drive on the USB port. T...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice basic Wifi Router

Rick F., Newegg
21 August 2013
  • Summary: I'm not sure if my previous review went through, so here goes attempt #2! I'm writing it off as coincidence, but it does seem rather odd so I'll note it here for what it is worth. Immediately upon connecting the router to my cable modem (Motorola DPC3008), the modem would no longer sync.
  • Pros: - 4 SSID with support for isolated guest network - Works as an Access Point or WDS mode (repeater) - Parental controls - USB port for filesharing - IP Camera support - Easy setup
  • Cons: - Ethernet ports are 10/100, no Gigabit support - No 5ghz wireless radio - No wireless AC support - As another reviewer noted, the initial setup involves a bit too much hand holding. Experienced users will be frustrated.
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Overall 8
8.0

White hockey puck.

Robbin N., Newegg
20 August 2013
  • Summary: To test this item I switched out my Edimax dual band router and replaced it with this, and after about 30 minutes of setup, (I have a lot of forwarded ports, bandwidth allocations etc.), it was all done. On a simpler network I would imagine you would be up and running within 10 minutes.
  • Pros: This is an aesthetically pleasing little item with a shape somewhat reminiscent of the old Apple Airport, the UFO shaped one, although the EnGenius ESR300 is a lot flatter and thankfully a lot easier to set up. The router has a very easy setup, especially for the rookie user, for the more experie...
  • Cons: A few cons: the router when wall mounted would have to be mounted upside down i.e. with the EnGenius logo upside-down such that the ports are on the bottom of the wall mounted router. Mounted the right way up and the cables enter the router at the top which unless you have them supported in some ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value router for simple home use

Robert K., Newegg
17 August 2013
  • Summary: I was very impressed with the ESR300's performance for the cost (at time of review $29.99), for a simple home user or small business it provides adequate performance and ease of use for an everyday user.
  • Pros: -Easy first time setup with web based interface -B/G/N 2.4Ghz Wireless antenna with auto channel select -Ability to create up to 4 SSID's to segregate a separate guest network or other internal network -Router can be used in Access Point mode or Wireless Distribution Mode (WDS) to act as as a rel...
  • Cons: -Web interface could be more intuitive, I would like to have a simple attached devices screen that shows all interfaces, IP addresses, and mac addresses on one screen, instead you must either view the DHCP table one page, as well as wired and wireless having its own status page. - Some default op...
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