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5.0 out of 5 stars Best out there!!, May 1, 2011
This review is from: Cisco-Linksys E4200 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router (Electronics)
After having owned many single band routers, it was time to upgrade to a dual band model.

I first tried the Netgear 3700. After using it for about a week, I returned it because of poor transmission speeds and messy firmware.
Thankfully that week, the E4200 was released. As with other linksys routers, installation was a breeze. I use more than 15 networked items in my house. Using the included software to do the setup is very simple and straight-forward. Linksys really got it right with this model.
This router is super fast compared to the netgear 3700. The NAS input for a USB storage devices is about 10 times as fast and the 5ghz band works better in my house on the E4200 than on the 3700.
Range on the 2.4ghz band is great. I can pick up signal on my laptop two houses over. It is nice when you are at a neighbors house and are able to use your own internet connection at a decent signal strength.
The 5gz band is not quite as strong but I was still able to pick it up one house over. For me, as long as I can sit poolside in the far back portion of my yard and get a strong signal, that is all that matters.
I recommend this router to anyone who is looking to get the most up to date technology in a beautiful package.

Only negative for me is the price point. I think we all have to suffer because of Cisco's huge margin requirements..
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Initial post: Jul 1, 2011 8:19:24 AM PDT
Netgear is the worst crap one can have. I have a Netgear G router that I have to restart once a day due to all light are on and no connection. I am using this be cause my Linksys WRT54g can't do 40mbits temp soulation until I get a new router. So I order this new Linksys router can't wait to get.

I also had a Netgear Wireless N 300 adapter that would over heat losing connection. I will never buy another Netgear product ever.

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 6:46:52 PM PDT
Kris Marker says:
With the antennas being internal and not adjustable, do you find you have to place the router in any special way? Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2011 9:33:35 AM PDT
RS says:
This router is currently at Best Buy for $134.99.
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