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Refurbished Linksys E4200 was easy to setup.
This unit replaced a D-Link router that was hit by a lighting strike. The signal strength compared to the replaced router was increased by two bars with the computer on opposite ends of the home. I attached my Seagate Free-Agent-Go backup drive to the USB port and the software would time out before it recognised the drive, replaced it with a 32 gigabyte flash drive with no problems.
Sleek, no external antennas with a small footprint.
The share requires a password for computers to interface on the same network.
Connect speeds are as good on wireless as they are on Ethernet connections.
I have not contacted the Linksys help line as of date to check them out.
On Line movies are shudder free on the computer ( have not connected to the smart TV, yet.)
I gave it five stars from the time it was installed - only time will tell if I have to change my mind !
I was looking for a new router to replace my old draft N wireless router. I came across this sleek little number with 2 different bands, network 450 Mbps transfer speed and usb connectivity for printers/peripheral devices. My old unit kept dropping out and reconnecting during peek hours or high usage. I do some gaming and also run a game server from time to time and need something that is reliable and my old system just wasn't cutting it. This Linksys E4200 has been living up to its hype. Data transfer has been seamless and constant while my online activities have been running non-interrupted since I started using this equipment. Although the price is still high I don't believe there is a similar featured item out there as yet, so your getting the best available and most reliable item on the market today. I haven't found anything to complain about, minus the price, and I've only been running it for about a month, but if it keeps up its' current performance I'll remain a happy customer. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who uses high bandwidth and it's very good for streaming video wirelessly from my computer to the TV.
The E4200 has been the communication hub for my home network for the last 3-4 years. It really is a set it up once and never touch it again sort of device thanks to a robust web interface. The administration tabs are easily navigated and are labeled clearly. Figuring out what to adjust and what secure, valid settings are is up to the user to figure out. Wireless speeds and range are fast and strong enough respectively to stream movies to a laptop/ tablet/ smartphone on the front porch of the house across the street without buffering. All around a great buy.
i bought this ruter becose meny people that i know have it and dont complain about any problems and i wanted to test it before this router i had a segacom one that was reall afawll and this just a really big difrance
I really love the router i used it as VPN server works perfectly
the interface with the dd-wrt frimware is really easy to set up
and it have so many customizations for your need and its wireless range is so good i just cant describe it full speed all the way.its works great for my WAN MPLS connection
in one word its AWESOME !!!
I am not a computer geek type person and was a bit apprehensive changing from wired router to wireless router. After researching, I decided upon this brand and model. The eBay auction provided a wonderful price and, of course, NO sales tax. The installation was flawless; no problems whatsoever then and now. The streaming capability is excellent. The unit's range is fine in my home. Would I purchase it again. Yes.
The simultaneous dual wireless net works very good. Despite the internal antennas, the 2.4G range is even better than my old Dlink DIR 300 router which have an external 5dbi antenna.
The file transfer to USB is a good feature, supports NTFS, but the speed is a real issue. Transfer large files like movies is annoying, but it can work fine to backup things like photos or docs on a external device.
The DLNA server is no good, works fine with 700MB AVI files, but fails to work with 720p / 1080p videos; a lot of codecs are not supported also.
In my opinion, to be 'the' device, it needed a built-in modem, a better DLNA server, improve the USB transfer speed and add printer capability.
I will try it latter after upgrading the internal OS to DD-WRT.
The Cisco E4200 router has clean lines, a cool look and is easy to setup. It is a definate upgrade from my old Linksys WRT-110. The E4200 is dual band, 2.4GHZ and 5.0GHZ, the range is a little better than the WRT-110, but using the less crowded 5.0GHZ band really seems to improve my speed. I have one wired computer, three wireless laptop computers, one Blackberry Playbook tablet, one Kindle and three cellphones using the router at different times; the E4200 easily handles the device load. The router also allows me to connect a USB hard drive directly to the router's USB port, which is great. I attached a 500 GB Seagate GO drive, it is visible to all the computers and with the tremendous speed (router to computer) I can stream music and movies to all of the computers...I have not yet figured out how to sent the data to the BlackBerry Playbook tablet yet.
I started looking into a different router when Charter Communications made 100Mbps available in my area, because my old router was 5 years old and couldn't broadcast that high of a speed. I spent countless hours researching different routers, before I decided to try the E4200 out. I spent another week looking for the best price and happened to stumble across a manufacturer refurbished model through Cisco's Ebay page. Since it was about half the price of the new model, I purchased it.
I upgraded my modem to a Motorola Surfboard 6120 and setup both the new modem and router today. It took me several hours to get my new network set up, but I don't think it was the router's fault (Charter Communications has major issues, especially when switching modems).
I did a speed test through 3 different sites/programs and had an average of 90.3Mbps. Speeds were within 1 Mb of each other when I bypassed the router or used the router. I also want explain that I use a network with 3 computers, 3 smart phones (Android), 2 PS3s, and 1 Wii... Even with that big of a network using 6 of the devices at once, I am still averaging between 45 and 50 Mbps wirelessly on the computers, and 20 to 25 Mbps on the phones! It's a great product.
I bought this E4200 to replace my old router. I wanted something that would support my growing home network. After some research, I decided to buy this E4200. Cisco makes great products and compared to other brands, I was excited to give this one a try.
I set it up within minutes. Just connect your router and run the provided cd. I had all of my wired and wireless devices up and running. The 2.4GHz band has great coverage.
I was able to get my tv set up on the 5GHz band pretty quick and it works amazing.
Setting up my 1TB external hard drive was a breeze also. File sharing is faster than before and the built in Giga switch makes a big difference in transfer speeds between devices.
Over all, between the router and the ease of the Cisco setup software, I couldn't be happier.