First Look: Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router

Cisco finally launched the beautiful Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router officially here in Singapore. I talked about it back in January when Cisco first unveiled it. The Linksys E4200 was also spotted during the recent IT Show. It’s good to finally touch/feel/caress this beauty.

The Linksys E4200 is Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network ready. It optimises the speed of the fibre broadband network to deliver the performance demanded by wireless devices today, provides maximum performance of up to 300 Mbps (2.4GHz) and up to 450 Mbps (5.0GHz). For maximum range, the Linksys E4200 has 6 internal antennas. There’s also USB port for adding external storage drives.

The Linksys E4200 does not support IPv6 currently. But Cisco plans to support it in July 2011.

Like all new Linksys router, the Linksys E4200 comes with Cisco Connect software which makes setting up the router and doing network management a simple task. Good for those who are not so tech savvy. In fact, it’s also good for those lazy tech savvy people like me. I still remember how easy it was to setup my previous router using Cisco Connect.

But what set the Linksys E4200 apart from the rest of the competition is the looks. This router is a beauty. Who would have imagined that router can look so beautiful? In fact, the Linksys E4200 was awarded the reddot design award 2011. It’s the only router to receive this design award and I think I don’t need to explain why.

The role of the router has changed over the years. With more and more WIFI enabled devices in the home, the router should no longer be an ugly device that you keep in your room. It should be a stylish device that you want to put in your living room and won’t need to hide it from your guest.

The Linksys E4200 is now available in Singapore at S$279.

To be honest, you don’t really need the Linksys E4200 unless you are on fibre. But you know you WANT it….. oh yeah…. :)

6 Responses to 'First Look: Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router'

  1. Supriya says:

    Heh – Have you had a chance to use it yet?

  2. dk says:

    Supriya: I saw the demo. And manged to caress it after the event.

    I’m not using fibre at home yet. So don’t think I’ll see much difference if I try it at home. :)

  3. chinleng says:

    You sound like a gadget molester… eeks! :p
    chinlengĀ“s last blog post ..11 Years

  4. Marcy says:

    Asus RT-56U is another dual-band “beautiful diamond-like” black beast router with high performance that is worth considering. I own one and so far after 2 months of owning it, I very please with it. It is quite compact although a bit flimsy. It is never hang so far or cause problem under heavy usage (watching video, streaming music, surfing internet simultaneously) .

    It is sold in Funan for $229 (which is quite rare for shop in Funan, consider the cheapest I found in SLS is $239)

    Here is the awards it won,

    http://www.asus.com/Networks/WiFi_Networking/RTN56U/#Awards

  5. Marcy says:

    For those who is considering Linksys E4200 over Asus router, you might want to read this first

    http://forums.smallnetbuilder.com/archive/index.php/t-4317.html

  6. MikeWolf says:

    This site needs to be updated to note that a firmware update was released across the entire E and EA series line to support Native IPv6 and 6RD.

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