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Linksys E900

Linksys E900
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Linksys E900 review: specs and price

Linksys E900
Linksys E900
32
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Why is Linksys E900 better than the average?

  • LAN ports
    4vs3.72
  • Weight
    202gvs349.47g
  • Warranty period
    2vs1.75
  • Height
    31mmvs41.65mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

4

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

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8

2.weight

202g

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Asus WL-330NUL

17.5g

3.warranty period

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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Sitecom DC-210

10

4.WAN ports

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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2

5.USB ports

0

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

6.width

188mm

Best

Asus WL-330NUL

21mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

300MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

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Asus GX1008B V5

2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Linksys E900

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.internal storage

0MB

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2000GB

4.Has DNS relay
Linksys E900

With DNS relay or DNS caching, the router stores the response to queries for a short time. This means that the same query will return a quicker response if repeated from another computer in the same network.

Antennas

1.external antennas

0

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

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2.internal antennas

2

More antennas result in increased signal strength. Devices with internal antennas often take up less space.

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Sitecom WLR-6100

6

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
Linksys E900

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has a static IP address
Linksys E900

Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

3.Has a URL filter
Linksys E900

URL filters are particularly useful if you want to allow different web access depending on the time of day, for instance allowing employees to use personal email outside of working hours.

4.Has WPA2-PSK
Linksys E900

WPA2-PSK is a method of securing your network using WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) as well as a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) password. This was designed for home users without an enterprise authentication server.

5.Has IPsec Passthrough
Linksys E900

You can enable IPsec Passthrough, to allow IPsec (IP Security Protocol) encrypted/authenticated data to pass through your router, enabling increased security.

6.Has MAC address filtering
Linksys E900

This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.

Features

1.Has QoS
Linksys E900

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

2.IPv6 enabled
Linksys E900

IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.

3.Has dynamic routing
Linksys E900

Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.

4.Has Universal Plug n Play
Linksys E900

Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

5.Has static routing
Linksys E900

Static routing is a simple form of routing, recommended if you have just one, or a small number, of routers to connect. They need to be configured and updated manually.

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