Cisco Linksys E4200 review

Style and substance in dual-band trim

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Cisco linksys e4200

We tested the wireless performance in various scenarios to see how the Cisco Linksys E4200 performed in typical real-world situations for both its 2.4GHz and 5GHZ modes.

The first was a same-room configuration transferring a large file from the router to the laptop. The second involved the laptop being placed one brick-wall and a standard wooden floor away. Finally we ran a distance test at 25m with a direct line of sight, to see how it coped with distance.

Same room transfer speed

Linksys e4200 benchmarks

One room away transfer speed

Linksys e4200 benchmarks

25m line-of-sight transfer speed

Linksys e4200 benchmarks


Tech Specs

Product TypeWireless Router
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
ISM BandYes
UNII BandYes
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports4
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports1
Total Number of Antennas6
Wireless Transmission Speed450 Mbps
Brand NameLinksys
ISM Maximum Frequency2.40 GHz
UNII Maximum Frequency5 GHz
Height225 mm
Width25 mm
Depth160 mm
ManufacturerBelkin International, Inc
Product ModelE4200
Product NameE4200 Wireless-N Router
Manufacturer Part NumberE4200
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Linksys E4200 is a powerful simultaneous dual-band Wireless-N router optimized for maximum wireless experience. A built-in USB port and UPnP media server lets you stream HD videos seamlessly directly from your router to your wireless devices. Share files with other computers wirelessly, with network speeds of up to 450 Mbps. Maximize gaming performance with the router's 4 Gigabit ports. Plus, the latest version of Cisco Connect software gets you set up in a few simple steps and offers powerful tools for managing your wireless network.

Weight (Approximate)355 g