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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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Cisco Linksys E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 router

Cisco Linksys E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 router
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Belkin N+ Wireless Router

Belkin N+ Wireless Router
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Price $47 to $69 at 2 stores $114 to $144 at 4 stores $182 at 1 store $199 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 16 reviews 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews 1.5 stars out of 26 reviews 2.5 stars out of 198 reviews
Release date July 07, 2011 April 09, 2012 December 12, 2011 October 29, 2008
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. 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 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. The Belkin N+ Wireless Router is a great performer with excellent range and throughput speed. If its bulky design and lack of 5GHz frequency support don't put you off, the router is worth every penny of its $100 or so price tag.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
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 Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.5
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or later
Apple MacOS X 10.6
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Apple MacOS X 10.x
Apple MacOS 8.x
Apple MacOS 9.x
Microsoft Windows Vista
Linux
Features MultiBeam technology
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Info unavailable MIMO technology
IPv6 support
Firewall protection
Quality of Service (QoS)
UPnP Media Server
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
Access Point operational mode
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
DHCP support
NAT support
MIMO technology
Dynamic IP address assignment
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
SNTP support
Auto-negotiation
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Device Type Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Product Description Belkin N750 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Info unavailable Linksys E4200v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 Router - Wireless router - 802.11n - Desktop
Belkin N+ Wireless Router - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11n
UPnP
IEEE 802.11g
UPnP
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Remote Management Protocol HTTPS
HTTP
Info unavailable HTTP
HTTPS
HTTP
Routing Protocol Static IP routing
Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
Capacity Virtual interfaces (VLANs) : 16
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 14.1 oz
0.7 lbs
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Enclosure Type Desktop
Info unavailable Desktop
Desktop
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
1
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.7 in x 7.7 in x 8.2 in
6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Network / Transport Protocol L2TP
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
PPPoE
Info unavailable IPSec
L2TP
NAT
ICMP/IP
UDP/IP
PPTP
TCP/IP
DHCP
DNS
FTP
PPPoE
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Data Transfer Rate 450 Mbps
Info unavailable 450 Mbps
300 Mbps
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