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Pros: - Faster processor onboard compare to v1 and Netgear's N900. It twice as fast which will be obvious when doing multiple task on the network.
- USB is faster compare to v1 since chipset itself has a true USB implentation (as Marvell is one of the most shipping storage controller manufacturer).
- Concurrent radio performance - when both 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio are being under heavy load, the device provides much better handling of both data streams compare to other Broadcom based routers on the market right now. Experts in the field can attest my comment by doing concurrent throughput tests by running one radio first then kicks in the second one in 30 second or whenever you like, the amount of throughput drop on the first radio is much less on this device when compare to the others.
- Automativc live update of firmware embedded so you won't have to worry about keeping it updated any more.
- Less heat than the previous gen as well as Netgear's N900.
- Smaller foot print (V
Cons: - Maybe cheaper? Perhaps some waiting time will see this one takes place. Other than that I have yet to run into anything that I need to point out as unusual yet. I mean, it's not perfect and there has not been one yet (probably never?)(usually by the time people figure-out how to make a "perfect" one we have already been distracted and moved on to the next, well marketed, "future" technology...
Overall Review: It should be worthy for those of you who has been more than a year since the last time you upgraded your router hardware.
Or if you're a performance freak like myself and likes to "collect" newest and best ones out there and go ahead and click that add-to-cart button and show them your credit card number.....
Pros: Very Fast data transfers, easy install, built-in media server and FTP Server. USB port for connecting external storage. Also provides configuration settings for Guest Account...did I say Very Fast? Yes I did!
Overall Review: Ordered on Sunday Dec 11th delivered Tuesday AM Dec 13th! Replaced malfunctioning Linksys WRT150N! My entire network to include my Playstation, Wireless Printer and Droid were connected in less than 20 minutes....did I say easy to install? Yes I did...and it's Pretty too! :-) Thanks Newegg for offering quality products and Fast Delivery!
Pros: Great potential, nice look, easy setup
Cons: Dropped my laptop and Android tablet and phone on a daily basis. I always had to turn off the wifi and turn it back on again to reacquire the connection.
Overall Review: Had two lengthy chats with Tech support who were unable to fix the problem. Waited as long as I could until the re-release of the ASUS RT-N66U. I'm glad I did.
Pros: Throughput is very good when it works.
Cons: I have two ipad 2 tablets, a wifi phone, and a transformer prime tablet. The tablet(s) constantly drop connection. Returned it and went back to my linksys wrt54gl running Tomato, and wifi connections are rock solid again. (and the range is no worse than it was using this router).
Overall Review: I would wait until DD-WRT support is actually solid before advising anybody to buy this router, if I were ever to do so. The option of using external antennae for signal boost is an important one to me.
Pros: After returning the first E4200V2 to NewEgg (DOA), the second one worked flawlessly AND fast (for only 29 days!).
I confess, I get skeptical reading doom-and-gloom reviews. I don't know who to believe sometimes when reviews vary so widely for one single product. So if you're skeptical of my experience here, I fully understand. But please read on...
When the first V2 arrived, I never could get it going - And Linksys phone support confirmed it to be "defective" after 30 minutes. I really wouldn't have believed that a wireless router could be dead-on-arrival, until it actually happened to me. Wow.
NewEgg was great with the RMA and I had a replacement within a week. I got the replacement up-and-running immediately and everything worked great and fast.
But on day 29, the router suddenly went dead. Again, Linksys phone support confirmed it to be "defective" after another 30 minutes (just minutes ago). Once again, I'm stunned.
Cons: So now I'm about to initiate another RMA process with NewEgg, but honestly I'm torn. Is it possible that I just have bad luck? Two out of two times, the same model goes bad? You have to admit, for no moving parts, the odds are pretty slim, eh.
Or, is the problem widespread and it's being kept under wraps (call me a conspiracy theorist).
I could opt for a lower performance router, but I really like these features.
So, here it goes for a third time NewEgg: Please don't make me come back here and say it failed three out of three times...
Overall Review: What really upsets me about this experience is that I researched routers for months before deciding on the V2. It seemed like the top-of-the-line (except for no USB3).
Pros: Installed easily and connected all the devices in the house. Very fast router and it is handling 2 Xbox 360's and a Wii along with 2 desk tops and 4 laptops. Awesome router. Cisco has done a great job. Upgraded from my old WRT and this is by far a great improvement. As always, newegg rocks as it was delivered in 3 days.
Cons: None that I have seen so far.
Pros: - 4 Gigabit LAN ports
- WAN port is also Gigabit
- Simultaneous dual-band (and seperately configurable)
- Multiple transmit/receive streams
- Dedicated wireless power amp for great range
- Excellent web-based GUI complete with a plentiful amount of tools for utmost config control
- Full IPv6 functionality and support
Cons: - No cloud functionality as is present in the LinkSys EA-series
Overall Review: Originally got a WRT120N as an "upgrade" from an ages-old WRT54G. It fell well short of my expectations, so I decided to shell out for a true fully-featured home networking router. My choice to go with the E4200V2 has not disappointed.
The E-series LinkSys routers have pretty much identical hardware to the EA-series. The benefit of the EA-series is Cisco's new cloud storage technology. If you don't need that, then the E4200V2 is a much better buy than its EA-series flagship counterpart.
Anyone looking to buy a good home networking router that will last them awhile should surely look in to the E4200V2. It's a worthwhile investment that will easily pay for itself and remain reliable.
Pros: Very fast. Seems reliable.
Cons: Another stupid wizard to set the thing up. Probably good for the general public but i dont like it. Also, if you setup static DNS entries in the DHCP setup it doesnt actually use those servers. I have a ticket open with Cisco/Linksys support however they seem unconcerned. I would return it, but i dont see a lot of better options out there. The NETGEAR WNDR4500-100NAS has complaints with the same issues.