?'s B4 purchasing an E4200

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by gmd024, May 28, 2011.

  1. gmd024

    gmd024 Networkin' Nut Member

    Sorry if this has been covered before, but a forum querry of the E4200 router didn't turn up any info

    I've had 'Many' Linksys routers over the years and I'm considering upgrading to the E4200 - and I'm a little surprised to find there's not much info about it here on the forum especially since it's been available for a while now

    1 - I guess I'm basically asking if there is any reason(s) "Not" to purchase an E4200

    2 - Also, if I'm correct there is only one 'Linksys' firmware version to download/flash at this point in time, is this correct - and if so is this the version that comes loaded in th E4200, or is it a new frmw version that was released after the E4200 began shipping
    And does anyone know of any 3rd party frmw that might be available yet

    3 - I've purchased most of my Linksys equipment from the Linksys outlet/refurb site and have not had a single issue with any refurb'd Linksys equipment -- but the reason I mention this is because I noticed there was something like 900+ E4200 routers in stock on the outlet/refurb site which I thought was a high number for a fairly new product -- does anyone have an insight here concerning this scenario?

    4 - And one of the main reasons I'm considering the E4200 is because it claims to offer 450Mbs, which I believe is only for 5Ghz and not the 2.4, correct?

    5 - Plus if I understand correctly, there is no NIC's or USB adapters available right now that are compatible for obtaining the 450Mbs offered by the E4200 -- if this is correct, What's up with that?

    Thanks in advance for any info/replies and any additional info that I may have not specifically asked for

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    1. If you are using IPV6 do not purchase the E4200, the latest firmware update removed IPV6 tunneling. The sugnal is better than my E3200.
    2. There is the original firmware version and the one that removes the IPV6 tunneling.
    3. Cannot give you any insight to why so many are E4200s are available on the outlet site.
    4. I believe you are correct on the 450Mbs.
    5. Only NICs that have three orr more antennas will support 450 Mbs. Two of the Intel notebook NICs (Ultimate N 633ANHMW) and the Trendnet TEW-684UB USB and TEW-687GA Gaming adapter currently support 450 Mbs
  3. gmd024

    gmd024 Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for the reply

    When you say the E4200 has no IPV6 'tunneling' - do you mean using a VPN 'tunnel' in IPV6 or something else -- btw, here's a site that will check your 'readiness' for IPV6... http://test-ipv6.com/

    And point #5 - I guess knew there were other brands of NICs/Adpt'rs available, I meant that Linksys has released a new router with faster wireless speed, but does not offer a compatible NIC/Adpt. to take advantage of the faster wireless :confused: :confused:

    I guess I'll stay with my WRT610N for a while and see what shakes out later on

    Thanks again
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The WPC600N has three antennas, but I do not know if it is rated at 450 Mbs.
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The new firmware updated supports IPV6 tunneling.
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