Belkin N750 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router comparison

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Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router

Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router
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Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

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Cisco Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router

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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Price $48 to $69 at 2 stores $89 to $158 at 5 stores $26 to $199 at 4 stores $199 to $258 at 2 stores $198 to $219 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 16 reviews 2.5 stars out of 53 reviews 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews 3.0 stars out of 85 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews
Release date July 07, 2011 October 21, 2010 April 09, 2012 January 14, 2011 September 24, 2013
The Bottom Line The Belkin N750 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ router is arguably the most affordable 450Mbps true dual-band router on the market and, while far from perfect, it's likely to deliver more than what you pay for. The Asus RT-N56U is arguably one of the best true dual-band 300Mbps home routers on the market. Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere. The Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router is the first advanced router from Cisco that will make both novice and savvy users happy, thanks to its easy-to-use desktop application, comprehensive Web interface, great design, and stellar performance. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features.

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System Requirements Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or higher
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 7
Apple Mac OS X 10.5
Apple Mac OS X 10.6
Info unavailable Info unavailable Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or later
Apple MacOS X 10.6
Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.5
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
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Power Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
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Features MultiBeam technology
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
DHCP server
FTP server
Samba support
Packet filtering
BitTorrent Client
Built-in 2 port Hi-Speed USB hub
URL filtering
IP address filtering
Quality of Service (QoS)
EZ UI
Syslog support
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
UPnP Media Server
Firmware upgradable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Interrupt status port (ISP)
Dual-band for Lag-free Entertainment
NAT support
Info unavailable DHCP server
RADIUS support
Firewall protection
Parental control
Port forwarding
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
MIMO technology
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
128-bit encryption
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
UPnP Media Server
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Device Type Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
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Product Description Belkin N750 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
ASUS RT-N56U - Wireless router - None - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Info unavailable Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
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Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
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Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
UPnP
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
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Remote Management Protocol HTTPS
HTTP
HTTP
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HTTP
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Routing Protocol Static IP routing
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RIP
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Capacity Virtual interfaces (VLANs) : 16
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Weight 14.1 oz
11.6 oz
0.7 lbs
12.5 oz
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Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
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Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
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Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.7 in x 7.7 in x 8.2 in
6.8 in x 5.7 in x 2.4 in
6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
8.9 in x 6.3 in x 1 in
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Network / Transport Protocol L2TP
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
PPPoE
L2TP
PPTP
PPPoE
Info unavailable PPTP
IPSec
L2TP
PPPoE
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Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11a
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
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Data Transfer Rate 450 Mbps
300 Mbps
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