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EnGenius ESR300H
7.7 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

Worth it

F1 I., Newegg
12 March 2014
  • Summary: Aside from the VPN issue, it would not stop me from buying another one of these. The circle shape and white chassis arent really an issue if you end up hiding the unit or keeping it out of sight somewhere. Reason I took an egg off was due to the VPN function.
  • Pros: Fast CPU, good amount of memory, strong Wi-Fi chipset. runs cool. Gigabit. TONS of features and configuration options. Great tech support in the rare case that you need it.
  • Cons: circle shape, white chassis. VPN function has an issue in the firmware which the EnGenius support team has been made aware of. No link lights on the front with the other LED's.
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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

A+ Support, B- Product

Alex D., Newegg
11 December 2013
  • Summary: Had this router for a little over 3 months without issue. The other day UPnP functionality stopped. After much fussing around in the web interface, I touched the router and noticed it was running a little hot- no surprise as all the vents are on the bottom.
  • Pros: - Decent WiFi signal - Gigabit Ethernet - Outstanding customer support - Looks like a smoke detector?
  • Cons: - No vents on top - Runs a little warm, though I'm told this is not an issue (see below) - Minor gripes: No access to hosts file in WebUI, Streaming from USB 2.0 port is very laggy and not worth it, no DD-WRT support (not EnGenius's fault)
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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

Don't Judge a Router by it's Color...

Nathan E., Newegg
28 August 2013
  • Summary: All in all, this is a nice router and for the price point it really can’t be beat. It has a few slight annoyances, but nothing I would consider a deal breaker. The biggest flaw is the limitation imposed by their USB sharing functionality.
  • Pros: When I first took at a look at the box, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. A round, pink router, that looked like something crashed outside of Area 51. But after a little seat time with the E350, I walked away quite impressed. The first thing I noticed was the ability to connect to the router usin...
  • Cons: As others have pointed out, I was unable to stream any files of appreciable size which limited media streaming. You can do music and pictures, but video is pretty much out of the question. I found this aspect pretty disappointing. (I deducted 1 Egg for this limitation) The wireless broadcast powe...
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