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Linksys E2500 Multiple User N600 WiFi Router

Linksys E2500 Multiple User N600 WiFi Router
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Cisco Linksys E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 router

Cisco Linksys E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 router
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Price $119 at 1 store $144 at 1 store $71 to $139 at 4 stores $166 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 19 reviews 2.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.0 stars out of 14 reviews 1.5 stars out of 26 reviews
Release date March 08, 2011 April 04, 2011 March 08, 2011 December 12, 2011
The Bottom Line The Linksys E3200 is an excellent high-performance Wireless-N router for both novice and experienced users. Relatively fast and very easy to use, the Linksys E1500 Wireless-N router with SpeedBoost is a good fit for home users, especially those with little networking know-how. 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. 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.

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Features See What's the Same or What's different
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Routing Protocol Static IP routing
RIP
Info unavailable Static IP routing
RIP
Info unavailable
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
UPnP
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11n
UPnP
Remote Management Protocol HTTPS
HTTP
Info unavailable HTTPS
HTTP
HTTP
HTTPS
Network / Transport Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable IPSec
L2TP
NAT
Dimensions (WxDxH) 6.7 in x 7.5 in x 1 in
Info unavailable 8.9 in x 7.1 in x 1.4 in
Info unavailable
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable
Data Transfer Rate 300 Mbps
Info unavailable 300 Mbps
450 Mbps
Product Description Linksys E3200 High Performance Dual-Band N Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Linksys - Wireless router - Desktop
Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band N Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Linksys E4200v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 Router - Wireless router - 802.11n - Desktop
Weight 7.6 oz
Info unavailable 15.9 oz
Info unavailable
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 - 10.6.1
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 - 10.6.1
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.5
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or later
Apple MacOS X 10.6
Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Features 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
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
MIMO technology
IPv6 support
Firewall protection
Quality of Service (QoS)
UPnP Media Server
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Device Type Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
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