Techbargains Review - Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Wireless-N Router
17 April 2014
Summary: All in all, the Cisco Linksys E4200 represents the current state of the art for high-speed wireless routers. With its simultaneous dual band multi-antenna transmission scheme, it offers excellent coverage and high-speed operation. The addition of NAS functionality, easy-setup, and good looks make it a compelling purchase as long as you are on-board with the necessity to have similarly state of the art network adapters to take fully take advantage of its capabilities.
Pros: Fast Fast Fast, Uptime, NAS Functionality, Great Range, Guest Access Mode
Cons: No Alternate Firmware Available...Yet, No Connection For External Antenna(s), Expensive
450mbps routers reviewed: 14 of the fastest models
28 May 2012
Excerpt: After the 150N and 300N models, now so-called 450 Mbps routers are entering the market. Supposedly they can achieve theoretical speeds of 450Mbps. How do these routers measure up in reality? We tested 14 different models to find out.
Summary: For reference we have compared the E4200 to the Trendnet TEW-691GR & TEW-672GT as well as the Linksys WRT610N and D-Link DGL-4500 & DIR-655 . While some of the wireless adapters have changed over the years, we have been using the current equivalents throughout these tests to keep everything as close to realistic as possible.
Pros: Excellent software for fast, easy setup, Simultaneous dual-band wireless with separate configuration, FTP, UPnP, Media and more through the USB port, Excellent performance on wired network, QoS Features seems to work well
Cons: Mediocre wireless performance for the money, There are other faster products for less money
Cisco Linksys E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 router
7 December 2011
Summary: The Linksys E4200 v2 makes a great upgrade to the original version and an excellent investment for those who need a fast, feature-rich, advanced, yet easy-to-use router for the home or even a small business.
Pros: Cisco Systems' Linksys E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 router offers true dual-band with concurrent 450Mbps, Gigabit Ethernet, excellent storage and 5GHz wireless throughput, and a nice set of networking features. The router looks good and includes Cisco Connect, an intuitive software application that helps home users set up and manage a home wireless network with ease.
Cons: The Linksys E4200 v2's range throughput speed on the 2.4GHz band could be better. The included desktop application can't be used to manage all of the router's settings, doesn't work well with the Web interface, and requires a live Internet connection for the initial setup.
Excerpt: Wireless router. Now that’s a pair of words completely devoid of sex appeal. Still, that hasn’t stopped Linksys from pushing the design envelope with its dual-band E4200 ($180) wireless router. In fact, on looks alone we’d expect its slick black silhouette to blast out beats from our iPhone.
Excerpt: We weren’t impressed with the last Linksys-branded router that passed through Maximum Lab North. The dual-band Linksys E3000 (in reality, a rebadged Linksys WRT610N) delivered humdrum performance and lacked a number of important features we expect to find in a high-end router. The E4200 fares better, but we’re still scratching our heads over some of Linksys’s decisions. The first thing you’ll notice about the E4200 is its minimalist industrial design.
Pros: Strong performance on both frequency bands; in-line PSU; easy installation for novices.
Cons: Novices won’t get great performance; underpowered USB port.