Linksys Wireless-N Home Router WRT120N comparison

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Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi 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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Linksys E2500 Multiple User N600 WiFi Router

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Price $119 at 1 store $74 to $144 at 4 stores $34 to $44 at 3 stores $209 to $221 at 4 stores $70 to $79 at 5 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.4 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 1.5 stars out of 28 reviews 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews 1.5 stars out of 11 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 3.0 stars out of 14 reviews
Release date June 22, 2009 April 09, 2012 March 08, 2011 September 24, 2013 March 08, 2011
The Bottom Line 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. Underpowered but supereasy to use and affordable, the Linksys E1200 makes a good entry-level Wireless-N router for home users. 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. Though far from perfect, the Linksys E2500's ease of use, nice design, and reasonable price make it a very good router for a small home or apartment.

Basic specs

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Frequency Band Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
Info unavailable 1
Routing Protocol Static IP routing
RIP
Info unavailable Static IP routing
RIP
Info unavailable Static IP routing
RIP
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
Remote Management Protocol HTTPS
HTTP
Info unavailable HTTP
Info unavailable HTTPS
HTTP
Network / Transport Protocol L2TP
PPTP
PPPoE
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 8 in x 6.3 in x 1.4 in
6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
7.4 in x 6 in x 1.2 in
Info unavailable 8.9 in x 7.1 in x 1.4 in
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Info unavailable Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable Info unavailable 300 Mbps
Info unavailable 300 Mbps
Product Description Linksys Wireless-N Home Router WRT120N - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
Info unavailable Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router - Wireless router - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
Info unavailable Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band N Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Weight 8.4 oz
0.7 lbs
8.9 oz
Info unavailable 15.9 oz
System Requirements Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 - 10.6.1
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
Enclosure Type Desktop
Info unavailable Desktop
Info unavailable Desktop
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Features Wall mountable
Quality of Service (QoS)
VPN passthrough
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
128-bit encryption
MAC address filtering
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DHCP support
NAT support
Info unavailable DHCP server
Firewall protection
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
Port forwarding
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Info unavailable DHCP server
Wall mountable
Parental control
Quality of Service (QoS)
VPN passthrough
Port forwarding
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
128-bit encryption
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
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