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…. :)