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Linksys Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 Router (E4200 v2)

by Linksys
3.8 out of 5 stars 333 customer reviews
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  • Wireless-N technology uses multiple radios to create a robust signal that travels farther and faster, with reduced dead spots
  • All Ports support Gigabit speed and Auto-Crossover (MDI/MDI-X) - no need for crossover cables
  • USB Port Support for USB Printer
  • Built-in UPnP AV Media Server, streams music, video, and photos to any other compatible media adapter
  • Guess Access feature allows your visitors access to the Internet, but not your computers or data
  • Compatible with Wireless-A (802.11a) Wireless-B (802.11b) and Wireless-G (802.11g) standards
  • IPv6 Ready
  • Support up to 128-bit wireless encryption and SPI Firewall
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Product Description

Product Description

Dual-band 3x3 wireless supports high bandwidth applications such as video streaming or file sharing

From the Manufacturer

Create a maximum performance wireless home network.

Enjoy unrivaled speed and HD/3D quality streaming for the ultimate home theater and gaming experience.

Linksys E4200v2 Wireless-N Router - box

Best-in-class performance for home entertainment, ideal for:

  • Networking large, multi-room homes and home theaters
  • Streaming HD video and music plus multiplayer gaming
  • Transferring and downloading large files
  • Connecting multiple users and devices – TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles
  • Adding storage and printers

The Cisco Advantage

  • Cutting edge technology from the networking leader
  • Best-in-class security
  • 24/7 Award-winning customer support
  • One year hardware limited warranty

See how the E4200v2 stacks up against the rest of the Linksys E-Series routers below.

Key Features*

  • Maximum speed (up to 450 + 450 Mbps) for faster HD video streaming
  • Simultaneous dual-band to maximize throughput and help avoid network interference
  • Maximum range and reliability with full 3x3 MIMO antenna array
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) ports for speeds 10x faster than Ethernet
  • USB port to add storage and printers

Feature - maximum speed
Maximum Wireless Speed

The Linksys E4200v2 offers leading wireless speeds for fast video and music streaming. Connect your computers, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles, and other Wi-Fi devices at transfer rates up to 450 + 450 Mbps speed for a premium home network experience.

Feature - superior range
Superior Wireless Coverage

Built with leading 802.11n wireless technology, the Linksys E4200v2 offers maximum range to create a powerful wireless network. Full 3x3 MIMO antenna array boosts signal strength to provide exceptional coverage and reliability so you can enjoy your wireless network from anywhere in your home.

Feature - dual band
The Power of Dual-Band

Double your network bandwidth with dual-band N (2.4 and 5 GHz) designed to avoid interference and maximize throughput for smoother and faster HD video streaming, file transfers, and wireless gaming.

Feature - speedboost

Higher quality antenna technology helps to maintain high speeds across greater distances throughout your home for maximum wireless coverage and in-home mobility.

E4200v2 Rear view with Ports
The rear of the Linksys E4200v2 with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 2.0 port

Feature - gigabit ethernet
Benefits of Gigabit

Use the four Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) ports for quick file sharing, 10x faster than standard Ethernet, between other Gigabit-enabled devices like computers, hard drives, and servers.

Easily Install and Manage your E4200v2 with Cisco Connect software

Feature - advanced security
Advanced Security

Keep Wi-Fi freeloaders and Internet threats at bay with WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall to help keep your network protected.

Feature - usb
Built-in USB Port and UPnP Media Server

The USB port lets you add storage and printers to your network. The built-in UPnP AV Media Server enables seamless streaming of your video and media files to an Xbox 360, PS3, or other UPnP compatible device.

Feature - home theater
Home Theater Ready

Bring the ultimate entertainment experience to your home by connecting computers, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles, media players and more to your wireless network and the Internet. QoS traffic prioritization technology designed to deliver your timesensitive Internet traffic efficiently so you can enjoy fast downloads, smooth video and music streaming, and gaming and VoIP.

Feature - IPv6
IPv6 Enabled

The Linksys E4200v2 supports the latest Internet Protocol technology to future-proof your network.

Technical Specs

Model: Linksys E4200v2
Technology: Wireless-N
Bands: Simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Transmit/Receive: 3 x 3 on 2.4 and 5 GHz
Antennas: 6 internal
Ethernet Ports x Speed: 4 x Gigabit
USB: Yes, Shared Storage, Virtual USB and Media Server
Setup: CD Install
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac

Minimum System Requirements

  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7, Safari 4, or Firefox 3 or higher for optional browser-based configuration
  • PC: Wi-Fi enabled PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, or Windows 7
  • Mac: Wi-Fi enabled Mac with CD or DVD drive, running OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later or Snow Leopard 10.6 or later

Package Contents

  • Linksys Linksys E4200v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 Router
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter

Package Dimensions

12.00” x 9.25” x 2.88 in

* Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.

Linksys Wireless-N Router Comparison

E1200 E1500 E2500 E3200 E4200 v2
E1200 E1500 E2500 E3200 E4200
Technology Wireless-N
Wi-Fi Max Speed 300 Mbps 300 Mbps 600 Mbps 600 Mbps 900 Mbps
Compatibility Wireless-N,
-B, -G
-B, -G
-A, -B, -G
-A, -B, -G
-A, -B, -G
Bands Single-band 2.4 GHz Single-band 2.4 GHz Simultaneous
2.4 + 5 GHz
2.4 + 5 GHz
2.4 + 5 GHz
2 x 2 2 x 3 2 x 2 2 x 3 3 x 3
Power Amplifiers Integrated On-Chip External Off-Chip Integrated On-Chip External Off-Chip
High Power
External Off-Chip
High Power
Ports 4 x 10/100 4 x 10/100 4 x 10/100 4 x Gigabit
1 x USB
4 x Gigabit
1 x USB
USB Features Shared Storage
Shared Printer
Shared Storage
Shared Printer
Media Server
Protected Setup
UPnP Support Yes
Parental Controls Time of Day Access Controls
Specific Website Blocking
Guest Wi-Fi Access Separate SSID for guests keeps your WiFi private
Wireless Security WEP, WPA and WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, RADIUS
Warranty 1 year hardware limited warranty, 90 days complimentary assisted support
Package Contents Router, AC Adapter, CD-ROM with setup software, Ethernet Network Cable, Quick Start Guide
Setup Software CD Cisco Connect
Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1 or later, Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6

Product Information

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Brand Name Linksys
Item model number E4200 v2
Operating System Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, OS X Leopard 10.5, Snow Leopard 10.6
Item Weight 12.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 6.3 x 8.9 x 1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 6.3 x 8.86 x 0.98 inches
Color Black

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 333 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #9,942 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#717 in Computers & Accessories > Routers
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available November 30, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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I have been operating the V2 for about three weeks now (Firmware version I've been able to "real-world" compare this router in my home with two other excellent dual band wireless routers: the Asus NT-R56U and the Apple Time Capsule, 3rd Generation. I give the V2 five stars because this router delivers the best consistent range and performance in my "heavy wireless device usage home" than any other router I have owned.

Setup: Set up in minutes with the included setup disk--I chose to skip the disk and setup via the browser on my iMac. (Both approaches = 3-4 minutes)
Future Proof: Supports IPv6, dual band 5Ghz/2.4Ghz, supports up to 450 Mbps on the 2.4/5 Ghz band
Powerful: Range and throughput in my house exceeded both the Asus NT-R56U and the Apple Time Capsule 3rd Generation. E.g.
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I usually don't write reviews but after seeing all the less than favorable posts on this one i had to butt in. This is by far the most robust, no-frills, non-tinkered with router you can use out of the box. Pretty flawless so far. I have 3 Gigabit ports occupied along with 4 WLAN clients. Not to forget a 1 TB passport Hard-disk attached to the router that acts as a media server.
I have always been a fan of DD-WRT firmware. I used the legendary Cisco-Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router with DD-WRT firmware for over 3 years before I made the upgrade to E4200V2. After using this for about 10 days, I don't even think about not being able to load custom firmware on this one. We've had seamless streaming of High-Def Video, Local File Transfer, Printer sharing between our Windows 7 machines using the HomeGroup setup. I cannot stress this fact enough. Practically zero packet dropping.

Make sure to have separate SSID for the 5 GHZ and the 2.4 GHZ transmission. That way you can connect your high performance 5GHZ capable wireless clients to the correct SSID for maximum performance. You can use my setup as an example as depicted in the screenshot( [..] )

I'll probably give an update after 2 months of usage. Hoping it would be a non-event.


Sorry I promised a quicker update but here goes. the Router is still fantastic. Never had to RESET even once. The Device count gre to 15 at my place. The new firmware update gave us the ability to disable WPS.
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This router is worth the cost. Initial setup is so easy. Once connected to internet, you can easily setup to 2.4ghz, 5 GHz and Guest with different user-id and passwords. The security setting is all done automatically and you can easily change it if you want. Make sure to go to admin tab on web to do firmware upgrade. Wireless speed is really fast. Try using the Knowledge base. It has detailed explanations for novice users also.
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I decided to replace my Linksys WRT610N router (which was having dropouts, especially when streaming Netflix using my Roku box). I also wanted an improved range of coverage.

I first purchased the E4200V1. After purchasing I noticed there was a V2. So why not try it as well before making a final decision??? I bought one, and was able to try both routers, swapping them in and out, trying to decide which to keep.

I could not detect any difference between the two in terms of range of coverage, or transfer rate. However, for sure, both the V1 and V2 were noticably better in range and transfer rate when compared to my WRT610N.

The setup was unbelievably easier than any of the several routers I've owned in the past. It took no more than 5 minutes, and I was up and running... no problems... a relief indeed.

Both the V1 and V2 fixed my Netflix/Roku dropouts. I decided on keeping the V2 (though more expensive) because of it's added capabilities - a desire to future proof my network.

I have 3 computers, 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, a Roku, Apple TV, SlingBox, a WEB based Sony TV, and a few other internet connect devices... all hooked up and running seemlessly. I have zero problems. Linksys, you've earned my 2 thumbs up award.

I'm very happy with my E4200V2, and believe it to be one of my better technology purchases of late.
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