Cisco Linksys E4200 Wireless-N Router
The Cisco Linksys E4200 is a simultaneous Dual-Band N (2.4 & 5 GHz) wireless router, it packs 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports with a maximum speed up to 450 Mbps, it also has shared storage capabilities thru its USB port. Last but not least, there is a built-in UPnP AV media server.
Media server function with any external hard disk.
Easy installation for novices.
Simultaneous dualband operation.
USB storage port.
Easy to set up
Amazing new design.
CTF for routing throughput is outstanding.
Perfect solution for home media centers
Extremely easy to set up.
Full featured firmware.
Loads of options and settings.
Great connectivity all over my house on every device I tried it with; no skipping, jittering, or stuttering of audio/video when streaming over WiFi.
Gigabit ports, Guest WLAN supported in Web GUI.
Offers true dual-band with 450Mbps on the 5GHz band.
Gigabit Ethernet; fast throughput.
Innovative design, with three antennas each for 2.4- and 5-GHz bands.
Novices won’t get great performance.
Recorded slower wireless speeds than expected.
Parental controls not easy to use.
Horrible Storage Link performance.
Lack of stock functionality in the Web GUI.
3rd party firmware support still a work in progress.
No possible way to mount it, must sit flat on a surface; bottom was slightly warm to the touch even when not in heavy use.
Need high-end laptop Wi-Fi card to get best results.
Currently lacks IPv6 support.
Doesn't offer 450Mbps throughput on the 2.4GHz band; its guest networking feature is limited to only 10 clients.
The included desktop application doesn't allow for managing all of the router's settings.
Didn't show expected throughput.
Poor NAS capabilities.
The USB port supports storage but not printers.
There is no BitTorrent client
By uk.hardware.info on May 28, 2012
It's nice to see that none of the routers in this test perform poorly, but a few of them don't seem to take advantage of the extra data stream. We would still choose the 300n Netgear WNDR3800 over no less than nine of the fourteen 450N routers...-
By PC Authority on March 08, 2012
This smart-looking router from Cisco is now available at a more affordable price....67
By BCCHardware on December 14, 2011
Overall the E4200 is a pretty decent product from a well-known company. It is currently their high-end consumer product and it brings a lot of features to the table. While some Linksys products have had a horrible track-record in the past...87
By TechCentral on October 13, 2011
There's very little to be said about the Linksys E4200 except that it works very well and is by far the best looking router out there. The feature set is also solid, but the only thing is that you will really pay a premium for the brand and the...80
By The Lobe and Mail on August 19, 2011
Today’s home networks are under more strain than ever before. High-definition video requires fat, empty pipes to flow smoothly, and families are using more connected devices simultaneously.To mitigate congestion and keep high-bandwidth content...-
By Maximum PC on August 08, 2011
We weren’t impressed with the last Linksys-branded router that passed through Maximum Lab North. The dual-band Linksys E3000 (in reality, a rebadged Linksys WRT610N) delivered humdrum performance and lacked a number of important features we expect...70
By hardwarezone.com.sg on July 28, 2011
If we had to choose between the Linksys E4200 and ASUS RT-56U based on looks alone, then our verdict is clear. We'd pick the Linksys contender without question. The stylish E4200's deviation from the usual (and boring) router dress code is also...85
By PC Authority on July 13, 2011
Cisco's sleek-looking router boasts a super-fast 450Mbits/sec top speed, but how does it fare in our tests?...67
By PCWorld India on July 12, 2011
A high-end dual-band wireless router designed for home entertainment pursuits....85
By Tech2 on July 07, 2011
The E4200 is priced at Rs. 9,000. Pretty high for a standard router meant for home use. For users who are looking for simple routers for everyday use, this will fall out of their budget and isn't something that's starkly different from...60