LinkSys e3200 Review
LinkSys e3200 Review – Coming up with the ideal choice of wireless router may at times prove daunting. This is because there are a great number of different router brands available in the market today.
Each router model comes with its own degree of distinction but the truth is that some can be termed best while others cannot.
The great news is that Linksys E3200 Wireless-N router has been made available in the market today
This comes as a more sophisticated router since it bears a great deal of features which you are not likely to find in other routers.
As a matter of fact, Linksys 3200 is an upgrade of E3000 and many can attest to the fact that it is worth the upgrade.
This is because E3200 comes with a great deal of advanced features as compared to other old model E-series counterparts.
To start with, just like any other E series, Linksys E3200 bears an elegant and an appealing appearance that will give the curiosity to know more about it from afar.
Its design can be termed modern and unique. In addition E3200 router is pretty simple to use for both novice and experienced users.
With the help of Cisco connect software you will not require a lot of knowledge for you to operate the device.
The Linksys E3200 is characterized by 4 Gigabit LAN ports and a single Gigabit WAN port usually located in the rear part of the router.
The LAN ports are designed for wired devices such as computers while the WAN port is used to connect the device to an internet source.
In addition, Linksys E3200 router bears a WI-FI protected setup feature. It also bears a USB 2.0 port that allows you to host any kind of external memory device like hard disks.
However, the downside of the USB port is that
it is not compatible to printers.
The front part of the router bears one white lights which acts as an indicator of how the device is operating.
The light keeps on blinking when the router’s operation is out of order and remains solid when the operation gets normal.
This will help you monitor how the router is working and address any problem as soon as it emerges.
Linksys E3200 is usually not accompanied by a manual. It just comes with a disc that contains the Cisco connect software
You will only require inserting the disc in a computer drive and be provided with precise steps on how to undertake the connection process.
Once done with the direction bit, you will realize that the software will start running by itself.
The software will configure itself whereby you will be required to accept or change the name of the default wireless network as well as the encryption key.
The software usually sets up duo wireless networks- 2.4GHz band and 5GHz band. When the setup is done you can go ahead and add more computers to the networks using Cisco connect.
This is actually a matter of several but not many clicks. In cases where you have a device that does not have an optical drive, Cisco connect software allows you to obtain a print out of the settings which will be later added manually.
You can as well opt to use WPS if all linked devices support it.
Although E3200 router is not made to be mounted on the wall
It’s flat design enables you to place it just anywhere provided it is a flat surface. The router bears an internal antennae and it is of almost the same size as compact E1500.
One of the things you will like about Linksys E3200 router is that it has the capacity to offer and maintain a high quality and stable wireless signal. Note that this it can do from a relatively long distance.
This ensures that you do not face any inconveniences as a result of signal breakage. You can be lest assured that this is among that features that you are not likely to find in other kind of routers.
However, regardless the good things and a great number of pros regarding Linksys E3200 wireless-N router, there are cons attached to it, though minor. They are:
• The router gets warm with time as it operates.
• Cisco connect utility does not have the capacity to give access to all features of the router.