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Hardware Review: Linksys E4200 Wireless-N Router

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Cisco, known for the best in world class innovation in computer technologies has created a wireless router that can handle everything from home use to industrial applications. The Linksys E4200 Wireless-N Router provides wired and wireless internet access on simultaneous dual band scales of 2.4 and 5 GHZ, 4 Gigabit Ethernet Connections and maximizes wireless transmissions from 300 to 450 Mbps. Linksys E4200 Wireless-N Router is Wi-Fi certified as “N” but supports “A”, “B” and “G”  with smooth connection and no “lagging” or slowdown.

This cutting edge marvel provides optimal coverage ranges with six internal 3×3 MMO antennas, advanced security through a WPA / WPA2 Personal and Enterprise Encryption program and UPnP AV Media Services for streaming music and video on demand making full use of your computer network possible and simple to manage. The Linksys E4200  also has features that make network storage and file sharing possible even when some of your network systems are off-line.  The router also has a USB port and full synchronization that allows connection of a thumb drive or external hard drive, which gives you limitless possibilities of expansion. This unit connects with all Wi-Fi devices such as printers, game consoles, audio / video devices and more.

Most routers and switch boxes can be bulky and sit on the desk like a brick, not being visually appealing or easily serviceable. The Linksys E4200 Wireless-N Router has a sleek, low profile which is stylish in design and can fit anywhere in the home or office to provide use and access in any network configuration.  One feature is the lights on the front of the unit are behind the “Cisco” logo, which gives this unit a very elegant look. In my home we have 2 desktop units, 3 laptops, a wireless printer, an XBOX 360 and several audio devices that are constantly connecting to the network. 

We have yet to experience an issue with any of our connections, even when we are using our online movie streaming service, which always shows the best connection speeds since I have integrated the Linksys E4200 Wireless-N Router into our equipment map. The unit comes with the Cisco Connect software which walks you through installation, setting up the network with all equipment and creating the security key, I was able to set mine up in less than 5 minutes.

As you may be able to tell, I have only positive comments about the Linksys E4200 Wireless-N Router. I have used computers for several years, and I have worked in the computer industry in both software and equipment development, and I have yet to see a router that can match the ease of connection, use or system support this unit provides. Cisco has a full line of Linksys Routers available and with a retail value of less than $180.00 the Linksys E4200 is the best option to get.

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