"Easy set up, great tech support, strong wireless signal"5.0 starson by tsui730
Pros: Performance is beyond reach by other leading brand routers, strong and stable wireless signals, slim & high tech look.
Cons: Will be nice to have LED lights at front.
Summary: Since October 15, I've tried D-LINK DIR-655, NETGEAR N750 and this LINKSYS E4200, based on my own experience, E4200 is much better than the other two routers. Although DIR-655 gave my 3 floors downstairs laptop strong wireless signal, it reduced my internet download speed to half. After calling D-LINK tech support 2 days in a row and having changed router settings, problem still not solved and I had to return it.
I've read pretty good reviews about E4200 and when shopping for it at my local STAPLES, NETGEAR N750 also caught my eyes with its front-located LED lights. So I bought both the LINKSYS E4200 and NETGEAR N750 to test them.
Initial Set Up: Winner goes to E4200 (user friendly no hassle CD set up)
Steady Wired Internet Download Speed: both E4200 & N750 are excellent
Strong Wireless Signals: Again, E4200 has the edge
With E4200, my laptop located 3 floors downstairs always has 4-bar signal and stable internet speed, even on my backyard deck, E4200 has better receptions than N750. N750 will drop signals from 4-bar to 2-bar quite often, especially at nights. The only advantage that N750 has over E4200 is its front located LED lights.
My previous LINKSYS WRT54G worked perfectly for over 3.5 years, after my recent personal tests on routers, I will stick with LINKSYS in the future.