Cisco has launched a new version of its E4200 home wireless-n router.
The new Linksys E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 wireless-n router.
The new Linksys E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 wireless-n router provides wireless networking speeds up to 450 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band and up to 450 Mbps in the 5.0 GHz band, a faster processor for quicker downloads from a USB connected storage drive, and greater range for use in large or multi-room homes.
"Cisco's Linksys products consistently deliver the ultimate performance, quality and usability for today‚Äôs home networking consumer," said Scott Kabat, director of marketing, Cisco Home Business Unit. "Our new E4200 v2 fits the bill with fast wireless performance that just works — no hassles, no disruptions."
While retaining the core features and capabilities of the flagship Linksys E4200, the latest version includes some new enhancements and benefits. Wireless performance up to 900 Mbps 3X3 spatial streams are now included on both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz band for faster wireless speeds up to 450 Mbps in each band. An improved CPU includes a 1.2 GHz processor, in addition to faster USB hard drive disk performance for streaming videos, music or photos.
Additionally, the combination of internal and external amplifiers coupled with six antennas help increase the signal strength across greater distances, providing improved home network coverage and reducing dead spots. The virtual USB feature makes it easy to add printers, storage and other USB devices to the network, and with the added 1.2 GHz processor, users can experience faster download speeds from their USB connected storage device.
Included in all Linksys E-Series routers is Cisco Connect software, which provides the framework for simple setup and network management for Macs and PCs.
Cisco has also launched the first in a series of new mobile apps for Linksys E-Series and X-Series wireless routers called Cisco Connect Express. This new mobile app — available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android phones — helps users to monitor and make changes to their home network using other connected devices beyond their PCs.
The Cisco Connect Express app is now available for no charge at the Apple App Store or Android Market. The mobile app works with most Linksys E-Series and X-Series wireless routers. The new app requires that the iOS or Android devices have an active Wi-Fi connection to the home router.