Pros Finally a router with class and style!
Cons none this router blows the rest away
Summary up to 3 SSID's
Pros This router looks very cool, and is very easy to use. Also, the guest pass is pretty cool and the ablity to be on either band is awesome.
Cons I noticed that the wireless range is very poor.
Summary I previously had the Linksys E3000 but I upgraded to the E4200 because of the review on Cnet. The E3000 has far superior wireless range. In my 2-story house the E3000 gave me 4 bars on the top floor and the E4200 made my top floor a dead spot. I even did an exchange on my E4200 but end up with the same results.
Pros Low profile maybe?
Cons The fact is, the E4200 underperforms my wrt300n. My wrt300n streams movies from WHS without hangups, while the E4200 was never able to successfully accomplish this. The E4200 died after 8 months of low quality service.
I bought it in January from Cis
Summary I recommend to all that you avoid Cisco.
Subpar signal strength and throughputhave been my experience.
The fact is, the E4200 underperforms my wrt300n. My wrt300n streams movies from WHS without hangups, while the E4200 was never able to successfully accomplish this. The E4200 died after 8 months of low quality service. I have a new E4200 coming from Cisco., which is now carrying the workload because I purchased the unit through Cisco, which was a mistake. I paid more than you can get it for on Amazon. You have to buy another one before they will ship out a replacement and then credit you, and you have to pay for shipping to send it back.
I got my replacement and it works just like the first one. Did the firmware upgrade, had tech support give me the tweeks. Streaming movies stop and stutter, even when my laptop is 1 foot from the router.
Technical support should not be selling products
My wrt300n outperforms the "maximum performance" router. This thing is a joke.
I hear the new Asus RT-N56U is great. I will probably buy one of those now. This has been a terrible experience for me.
Pros I skipped the disk setup and went right the manual set up with no issues.
Cons Not sure as of yet as I have only owned it a day.
Summary Upgraded to this unit from a WRT54GS which has given me years of faithful service. I hope this one does to
**** Update of Firmware ****
Last Release Date: June 14, 2011
Last Firmware version: 1.0.02 (build 13)
- Added support of USB printer connected to the router's USB port, so that
a user may send a print job to the printer via the local area network.
** This feature requires Cisco connect software v1.4 or later **
- Added support of Native IPv6 and 6rd tunnel Internet connections
- Added support of bridge mode
- Prevented devices on the guest network to access any private IP
address (RFC 1918)
- Updated wireless driver to improve interoperability
- Fixed some storage relative issues
- Fixed some browser-based configuration utility bugs
- Fixed some minor bugs
Pros Use it in a public environment. its fast and does not drop no signals. wow best of all i have used so many different routers that one cannot even imangine. i am so happy with it in last three months that i got one for my home this week.
Cons none yet. i have been using it for last three months.
Summary best use of your money.