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Cisco-Linksys E4200 vs Asus RT-N56U

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May 24, 2011 2:31:02 AM

Could someone provide feedback on the following two wireless routers:
1) Cisco-Linksys E4200
2) Asus RT-N56U

These 2 seem to be the current leaders of the Dual-band 802.11n wireless routers.
However my main concern is stability along with speed/performance.

I don't just want fast burst speeds when it wants to work, I want it to work consistently and reliably.
And I want the wireless to work well with other network devices like Roku.

My current Wi-Fi (D-Link DGL-4300) is decent and works well for the most part, but it is becoming dated in terms of performance and has demonstrated that when more than one wifi device attempts to view streaming video.
According the following chart, it appears to operate at about 25%-35% the performance of the 2 wifi routers above.
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/vie...

However some of the reviews I have read on these routers have mentioned minor connectivity issues that I would like to flesh that out further before deciding on which I'm going to buy (if either).

Thanks for any feedback in advance.
September 8, 2011 2:07:11 AM

hulettk said:
Could someone provide feedback on the following two wireless routers:
1) Cisco-Linksys E4200
2) Asus RT-N56U

These 2 seem to be the current leaders of the Dual-band 802.11n wireless routers.
However my main concern is stability along with speed/performance.

I don't just want fast burst speeds when it wants to work, I want it to work consistently and reliably.
And I want the wireless to work well with other network devices like Roku.

My current Wi-Fi (D-Link DGL-4300) is decent and works well for the most part, but it is becoming dated in terms of performance and has demonstrated that when more than one wifi device attempts to view streaming video.
According the following chart, it appears to operate at about 25%-35% the performance of the 2 wifi routers above.
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/vie...

However some of the reviews I have read on these routers have mentioned minor connectivity issues that I would like to flesh that out further before deciding on which I'm going to buy (if either).

Thanks for any feedback in advance.


I owned both the ASUS RT-N56U and CISCO-LINKSYS E4200. Guess which one I kept? The ASUS RT-N56U.

Everything about it, is superior. The heat dissipation design, the light weight, the looks and yes, the performance. I work in a computer shop and the office was run by CISCO servers and wireless routers. We replaced all the routers with the ASUS RT-N56U. It signal's penetrates through walls like paper. We seen a 11% increase in connectivity at half the work load, versus the previous CISCO gear. The owner gave me a raise for this new installation. You can tell he was pleased.

More information on the top wireless routers and reviews.
http://reviews.cnet.com/best-wireless-routers/
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