Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router
The Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router is another wireless product manufactured by Linksys-by-Cisco. It lets you access the Internet via a 2.4 GHz wireless connection or through one of its 4 port switch. The range of this router can reach up to 250 meters.
Built with leading 802.11n technology, it creates a powerful home wireless network in minutes for connecting your laptops, smartphones, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles and other Wi-Fi devices at fast transfer rates for an unrivaled experience. In addition, QoS feature of this wireless router also enables you to prioritize network traffic for maximizing downloads and reliable gaming.
Separate password protected guest network could be created easily for guests or friends to access Internet by using this router, so that you don’t have to worry about the security risk of sharing home wireless network.
Furthermore, the parental control of this Linksys E1200 router also provides you the capability to set the times that Internet access is allowed, block websites that you specify or based on their content or even set the above restrictions for specific computers.
Setup and use of this Linksys E1200 router is easy by using Cisco Connect software that is installed when you run the included CD, however you could still perform advanced configuration through the provided wireless router management webpage.
Wireless Network Standards:
- IEEE 802.11n
- IEEE 802.11g
- IEEE 802.11b
Wireless Data Transfer Rates:
- Up to 300 Mbps
- Internet: One 10/100 RJ-45 Port
- LAN: Four 10/100 RJ-45 Switched Ports
- One WiFi Protected Setup Button
- One Power Port
- One Reset Button
- Wireless Security Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2), WEP
- Wireless MAC Filter
- SPI Firewall
- Parental Controls
Supported VPN Pass-through Features:
- IPSec VPN Pass-through
- PPTP VPN Pass-through
- L2TP VPN Pass-through
- Port Forwarding
- Port Triggering
- Quality of Service (QoS)
If you are interested, find out more about this Linksys E1200 router here.
User reviews on www.amazon.com:
best Linksys router yet! Starman (Northern CA) April 18, 2011
I've used Linksys home routers for more than a decade and this is by far the best one yet in every respect. I didn't bother with their fancy new guided configuration software as I'm an experienced user. (I do suspect that inexperienced users might be almost as intimidated by the nifty new setup software, which transports the desired configuration to each new computer via a thumb drive, as they were by the older setup procedure; but that's another story). But I swear that the manual configuration took no longer than getting the shrink wrap off the outer box and undoing the twisty-ties -- reset the admin password, give the SSID a name, select security type, and set a network password. That's it -- all other factory pre-sets are exactly what you need and would expect. Total time for manual setup once the shrink wrap was off -- perhaps 3 minutes at most, and most of that spent crawling under the desk to plug it in. As I used the same SSID and network password as the old Linksys box I was replacing, all the machines actually rejoined the new network and router by themselves (and switched from G to N protocol) as soon as I entered the network password into the router control panel, with no prompting. And finally, the new packaging, even though it shouldn't really matter that much, is nothing short of breathtaking. If you're used to staring at the funny blue box on 4 legs with the two ear antennae, suddenly you enter the 21st century with this new box -- everyone familiar with Linksys products wants to touch it as if it's fine jewlery! It must be only 20% of the volume of the old box. A real triumph of industrial design, quite aside from the hardware and software.
Extremely Pleased and Set Up with Ease! Devin Elizabeth (PA) April 22, 2011
As a certified 'senior' who's never dealt with a router before, I had absolutely no trouble setting up and getting connected. My 6 year old desktop is not wireless. My goal was to get a new laptop up and running via the router. By simply inserting the CD, I followed the instructions with no difficulty at all. I used a Memory Stick with data already stored on it, to then connect to my laptop. In less than 15 minutes both computers were up and running. The laptop is much faster than my desktop so I'm thrilled with that! (I live in a two story home and have had no connectivity problems from anywhere within the home; I haven't tried taking the laptop outdoors, but I doubt I ever will!)
Hopefully, my satisfaction is not short-lived and the router will give me a few good years.
Perfect! Medichi April 21, 2011
I ordered this router after reading reviews of tons of other wireless routers available on amazon, and it works perfectly - it is easy to setup (no troubles at all whatsoever), no blinking lights on the front of the router, very lightweighted and compact. Couldnt have asked for a better router for someone who is not tech-savy and for someone who just wants a simple router that works as specified and as per its 5 star reviews!
Great Basic Router iiiiReader (USA) April 25, 2011
The Linksys E1200 is an entry level router which provides basic Wireless-N capability at a very affordable price.
Its drawback is that it only supports the 2.4Ghz band of the Wireless-N standard. In more population dense
areas, this band is fairly crowded and performance is not optimal. It works well for basic Wireless-N capability
and if you are replacing an existing Wireless-G router so you can have a little extra wireless distance.
We have recently begun using our router for both wireless computing and for streaming video to our Hi-Def
TV and have sometimes noticed a slight lag time with a single band Linksys Wireless-N router. When we start
using the streaming video more and more, we will consider moving to the Linksys E4200 Dual Band in the future
as it supports both the 2.4Ghz for computer use and the less crowded 5Ghz for streaming devices.
In summary, the Linksys E1200 is a good basic model router for use in less population dense areas or where
the primary use is for wireless computing. We have used Linksys routers for years and are extremely pleased
with the overall performance.
I can't recommend this router or tech support James Fitzpatrick (Blue Bell, PA United States) November 14, 2011
I would not recommend this router...or maybe its just the tech support. I was on the phone for the better part of the weekend with Comcast and Linksys. The router had been working fine for a few months before it started acting up. I called Comcast first who couldn't find anything wrong and I even switched the modem to eliminate that as an issue. I got on with Linksys and they informed me they would help even though it was outside the 90 window. I had to reset the router to factory settings and confirmed it had a DNS address. After over an hour we were able to get the router going.
Two hours later the wifi stopped working but wired directly worked correctly. I tried to recycle the router and called Linksys when this didn't work...after checking that it had DNS so the modem was fine. The person I talked too was less than compassionate and was more concerned with selling additional service fee of $40 for a $65 router that is still covered under warranty. He did some trouble shooting of my computer which is a work computer and it is well locked down to any changes....which I told him and he still attempted to change settings to no avail. In this environment I had 3 laptops(2 with XP and one Mac), 2 ipads and 2 iphones to troubleshoot with. The laptops could see the network sometimes and wouldn't connect unless wired, the iPad could connect but it took 20 minutes to download one page!
The tech recommended optimizing the computer and working with the computer vendor. I pointed out that I had three different types of computers and it would make no sense to work with each vendor to optimize it when the issues appears to be the router. He then recommended talking to a software engineer for a fee. He then said I could update to the latest firmware which I asked him which version that is...he said it was online. So while on the phone with him I saw I had the latest version. Lastly he recommended restoring to factory reset again which could damage the unit....does that make sense? Well it turns out this may be the only thing he was right about as when I reset to factory defaults it wouldn't let me finish the set up! I checked the modem again and it works fine. So that was another hour wasted on the weekend at a vacation home. So you tell me what is the point of a 1 year warranty if it means nothing? At this point I don't see a reason to get another Linksys product when I have one that won't function now....and again still under warranty!
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