Linksys E3200 router review: A formidable contender
CNET Editor Dong Ngo reviews Cisco's Linksys E3200 High Performance Dual-Band N Router.
A short while ago, I gave the Editors' Choice Award to the
Cisco's new Linksys E3200 High Performance Dual-Band N Router, which we just reviewed, makes a great contender as another excellent, true dual-band router that won't break your bank. As a matter of fact, if it were just a little cheaper and offered better built-in network storage performance, it would get an Editors' Choice Award as well.
Released at the same time as the rest of the members in the new
Like the rest in the E series, it comes with Cisco Connect software that make setting up and network management a no-brainer for even the most technologically challenged users. On the other hand, it doesn't leave savvy users in the cold, either. They can just skip the software and use its robust and responsive Web interface to take advantage of its advanced features.
At a street price of around $140-$150, the E3200 is about $10-$20 more expensive than the equally eye-catching Asus RT-N56U. Unfortunately, its built-in network storage feature, which allows people to share data off an external hard drive plugged into its USB port, doesn't perform as well as that of the Asus.
To find out why you'd still want to have one for yourself, however,