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Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router

You Pay: $44.99
Product Highlights
  • Transfer Rates Up To 300Mbps Speed
  • Wireless-N (2.4GHz)
  • Fast Ethernet 4-Port Switch
  • MIMO Antenna Technology
  • WPA/WPA2 Encryption
  • Customize with Cisco Connect Software
  • No USB Port
  • 4 x 10/100 Ports

The E1200 Wireless-N Router from Linksys is a wireless router using Wireless-N technology to achieve data rates up to 300Mbps. The router includes four 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN ports, and includes the standard WPA and WEP security features. The router is backwards compatible, allowing it to connect to devices using other wireless standards.

Fast Wireless Speed
The Linksys E1200 offers fast speed to connect your computers, wireless printers and other Wi-Fi devices at transfer rates up to 300Mbps speed
Reliable Wireless Coverage
Built with leading 802.11n wireless technology, the Linksys E1200 offers reliable range to create a powerful wireless network. MIMO antenna technology provides broad coverage so you can enjoy your wireless network from anywhere in your home
Advanced Security
Keep Wi-Fi freeloaders and Internet threats at bay with WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall to help keep your network protected
Quick To Install
Cisco Connect Software helps you set up your home wireless network in three easy steps
Easy To Manage
Cisco Connect software helps you customize your settings, and quickly add multiple devices to your network:
Create a separate, password protected network for guests
Limit access time and websites with Parental Controls
Access advanced network settings easily
Base Station
Standards Wireless-N
Minimum System Requirements Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 6, Safari 3 or Firefox 2 for optional browser-based configuration
PC: Wireless network enabled PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, or Windows 7
Mac: Wireless network enabled Mac with CD or DVD drive, running OS X Tiger 10.4.11, Leopard 10.5.8 or Snow leopard 10.6.1
Data Rate High speed up to 300Mbps
Frequency Range 2.4GHz
Security WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall
Antenna 2 Internal
Transmitter Type Transmit / Receive: 2 x 2
Ports 4 x 10/100
Operating System Windows, Mac
Dimensions 7.4 x 6 x 1.2" (188 x 152.4 x 30.5mm)
Weight 8.3 oz (235 g)
Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router
  • Power Adapter
  • Ethernet Network Cable
  • Setup Software and User Guide on CD-ROM
  • 24/7 Award-Winning Online Support Resources; 90 Days Complimentary Assisted Support
  • 1-Year Hardware Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    LinksysE1200 Wireless-N Router
     
    4.3

    (based on 38 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (32)
    • Small (23)
    • Fast (22)
    • Secure (20)
    • Highly compatible (18)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (25)
      • Small office (9)
      • Home network (6)
      • Large office (3)
      • Secure networks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (22), Low bandwidth user (13)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (27), Business (9)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (24), Mac (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Linksys

      This is the router I chose for my stepdaughters dorm room, she shares with 3 other room mates. The router is very easy to setup and is virtually maintenance free. I have nothing...Read complete review

      This is the router I chose for my stepdaughters dorm room, she shares with 3 other room mates. The router is very easy to setup and is virtually maintenance free. I have nothing negative to say about the E1200.
      For me, if it is Linksys, I will use it. I am speaking from experiences with their tech support and customer service. Second to none! I have several Linksys products in my home.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      OK, but not as robust as I thought

      Router was fairly easy to install, although it lacks any way to hang it on a wall. Prior router had
      hang-able feet, which, of course, we know because we had router...Read complete review

      Router was fairly easy to install, although it lacks any way to hang it on a wall. Prior router had
      hang-able feet, which, of course, we know because we had router hanging on wall. We had to find a flat surface for this router.
      My laptop connected using disc, and the software gives you files you can put on a thumb drive to install other computers on the router. It also offers a non-secure "guest" log in, which keeps guests from accessing your private stuff.
      I had a little harder time getting the printer installed; neither Canon nor Cisco's directions were precisely as clear as they could have been, in my opinion, so I spent more time doing things over and over until I got it all sorted. Was kind of aggravated in the middle of it...
      The connection speeds are greater than our B/G router, but not by much. Currently I'm at 72 Mbps, compared to prior 54 Mbps, and the printer, which had a strong signal from old router has more limited signal -- in the same location.
      Due to speed and signal strength, I confess I am disappointed.

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      2.0

      ok

      By Photog Mickey

      from New England

      About Me Low bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Set Up
        • Small Coverage Area

        Best Uses

        • Home network

        Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

        Range is small-bought this to extend wifi from my lame comcast provided wireless router. like the comcast router this one only covers half the house. needed to call tech support to set up with mac.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        3.0

        Works fine

        By Avengeratwork

        from NY/NJ

        About Me Low bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Advanced Settings

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

        The router is nothing special. Pretty basic. Didn't boost my internet signal by much from my old Belkin. Its advanced settings might be a little overwhelming.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Works great w/Hughes Satellite Internet!

        By lou

        from kansas city, ks

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Office

          Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

          This is actually the product recommended to work great with HughesNet. There are other routers in testing but not all routers are created equal. Thanks Hughes for helping us know which one works best.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          E1200 Wireless-N

          By DX

          from Chicago

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Highly Compatible
          • Secure
          • Small

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

            I bought this router for my wireless internet connection. It works so well, but the software from the package does not support new Apple computer, you need go to Cisco website to download software.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            I am satisfied

            By EI Lawyer

            from Rocky Mount, NC

            About Me Low bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Secure
            • Small

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

              I use this at home and it is an upgrade from the G router I have used for several years. It was reasonably easy to set up; and it does provide more range (and, of course speed) than the G I was using, but I was somewhat disappointed in the range improvement which led me to a "4" rather than a "5"

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Nice Router

              By DH

              from Xenia, Ohio

              About Me Low bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible
              • Secure
              • Small

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                No problems.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                E-1200

                By Zlihero

                from Brooklyn

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                  Very good

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Very good product. Great price.

                  By Aniviel Barboza

                  from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Secure
                  • Small

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Secure Networks
                    • Small Office

                    Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                    In addition to being very good product has built-in antenna

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    STRONGEST SIGNAL YET!

                    By Bordersboy

                    from Atlantic City, NJ

                    About Me Low bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Secure
                    • Small

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Large Office
                      • Small Office

                      Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                      We didn't realize just how slow our old wireless router's connection speed was until we purchased and installed this one! It was easy to install and is putting out the strongest connection (even through concret walls!) our offices have ever had! A+++ and what great price!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      Works great

                      By cginus

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Low bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Secure
                      • Small

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                        Awesome!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Hard to Beat for the Price

                        By Go Blue

                        from DeBary Fl

                        About Me Low bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Secure
                        • Small

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                            Router is used in the home, very easy to setup just follow the CD. One tip on te setup before starting shutdown your system first and then insert the CD and follow the prompts.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            3.0

                            Seems to work ok. Reasonable price.

                            By T-Rex

                            from Madison, AL

                            About Me Low bandwidth user

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Small

                            Cons

                            • Slow

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                            Easy setup. I purchased this after spending over 2 hours with Cisco tech support troubleshooting a Cisco WRT-54G that this replaced. I was charged $39.90 with assurance they could resolve my issue with a firmware update. Obviously, that did not resolve the issue. Then they tried to sell me this router for $79.99 minus a $3.00 discount for my trouble. Wow! Probably should not have purchased another Cisco product after the way I was treated. Seems to be a little slower than the old one, but is working. Download speeds are between 3.5 and 7.5 Mbs.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            4.0

                            Lightweight but penetrates through walls

                            By Foxy

                            from Guam

                            About Me Low bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Great Range
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Small

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Small Office

                            Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                            My daughter takes advantage of the wi-fi for her laptop anywhere around the house while I connect ethernet to my workstation. I have not had any negative issues with the E1200. Works very good amd I'm happy.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            3.0

                            Beware of WMM setting.

                            By GAWinSeattle

                            from Seattle

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Secure
                            • Small

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Small Office

                              Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                              It took me hours and a lot of research to get this router working at decent speed with a mixed network. With the out-of-the-box presets, the best download connection speed was between .03 and 4 MBPS. Terrible. This on a cable modem with speeds that should be more like 25 MBPS. Switching to a wireless-G only network, the speed bumped up to 20 MBPS. So what gives? Here's what I had to do to get it to work on a mixed (G/N) nextwork: 1. Go to http://192.168.1.1 and login to your router. 2. Find a page that has QoS settings. For the E1200, you need to click on "Applications & Gaming" and select the "QoS" sub-menu. 3. Disable WMM Support.  4. Click save.This was the only thing that could get the speeds back up. Now it seems to be working fine, but I want those hours of my life back.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              1.0

                              Don't bother

                              By Stigmata

                              from BC

                              About Me High bandwidth user

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Unreliable

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                                Was a pain to initialize as the utility conflicted with OS wireless. Once installed it worked great, except that Youtube is intolerably slow. A call to technical support was so terrible and useless I got an email from the pope afterward telling me that I qualify for a thousand year reduction in my purgatory time.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                4.0

                                just right for our needs

                                By Summer69

                                from Tex.

                                About Me High bandwidth user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fast
                                • Secure
                                • Small

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                                  We needed only to cover our living areas so this one seemed to meet our needs. A cheaper unit would probably have worked fine, but I hoping the little bit of extra cost will buy more quality. Install was fairly easy and performance is very good so far. Overall, I'm very satisfied.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again.

                                  By Anonymous

                                  from California

                                  About Me Low bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home

                                    Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                                    Excellent in all respects.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    4.0

                                    Cisco Router

                                    By Gee

                                    from Tucson

                                    About Me High bandwidth user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Fast
                                    • Secure
                                    • Small

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home

                                      Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                                      Installed with easy, up and running in no time

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      4.0

                                      winning review of the wireless router

                                      By steve dr martens

                                      from attleboro, massachusetts

                                      About Me High bandwidth user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Fast
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Secure
                                      • Small

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Small Office

                                        Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                                        needed to upgrade to wireless router that can handle multiple wireless users in one small office setting. easy to install, use. in fact, so easy, we wondered if we were setting it up correctly. and, of course, it was connected. instantly, the Apple products "signed" on without our help.

                                        best of all is the service from B&H, my fav store for electonics.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        4.0

                                        Works Good

                                        By Roger

                                        from San Gabriel, CA

                                        About Me Low bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Secure
                                        • Small

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home

                                          Comments about Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router:

                                          We needed a router to support a Roku streamer. The installation was easy and support was good. I preferred to use it with ethernet linkage rather than wireless. I was told data streaming quality and performance would be supereior.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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