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Getting to know the Linksys E1200 N300 Wireless Router

The Linksys E1200 N300 Wireless Router lets you access the Internet through a 2.4 GHz wireless connection or by using any of its four (4) Ethernet ports.  The range of this router can reach up to 250 meters.  To learn more about the different Linksys Wi-Fi Routers, click here.

IMPORTANT:  The actual performance of the router like wireless connection, data throughput rate, range and coverage may vary due to any of the following factors:

  • Distance from the access point or router
  • Volume of network traffic
  • Operating system (OS) of the computer
  • Interference from other wireless and electronic devices
  • Obstructions like walls and furniture
  • Wireless standard of the adapters used

QUICK TIP:  You can resolve some of these issues by following the steps here.

Product Features
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Product Features

  • Wireless-N technology
  • 2.4 GHz radio frequency
  • 2x2 Transmit / Receive function
  • Two (2) internal antennas
  • Guest Access feature
  • Four (4) Ethernet ports 10 /100 Mbps
  • Linksys Connect Software

NOTE:  The Linksys E1200 N300 Wireless Router v2 has the following new features:

  • IPv6 compatibility
  • Built-in Parental Controls and Internet Access Policy features.  To know more about this feature, click here.

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Security features are included to help protect your data and privacy while connected online.  Security features are:

  • Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2™) security provides encryption for data on your wireless network.
  • Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall blocks unwanted access to your Linksys E1200.
  • Network Address Translation (NAT) technology protects and allows your entire network to access the Internet using a single Internet IP Address.

Configuring the device’s advanced settings is available through the router’s web-based setup page.  To know more about the Linksys E1200, click here.

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 Internet port - Connects your modem to your Linksys router through an Ethernet Cable.  The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection made through this port.  It flashes to indicate network activity over the Internet port.

NOTE:  Rear port lights can be turned OFF.  For instructions, click here.

 Ethernet ports - Lets you connect a computer or any Ethernet-capable device to the Linksys router.

NOTE:  The LEDs at the back panel stay solid when a device is connected to the router through one of the Ethernet ports.  The LEDs flash to indicate network activity over a certain port.


 Power LED - Lights up green when the router is powered ON.

 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button - If you have client devices that support WPS, then you can use this button to automatically configure wireless security for your network.  To learn more about the WPS feature, click here.

 Power - The Power port is where you connect the power adapter.

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Reset button - This allows you to reset the router to its factory defaults.  Press and hold the Reset button for approximately five (5) seconds, or restore the defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults page on the router's web-based setup page.

Minimum System Requirements


  • Windows® XP SP3
  • Windows Vista® SP1 or later
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 8 / 8.1
  • Windows® 10


  • Leopard 10.5
  • Snow Leopard 10.6
  • Mavericks 10.9
  • Yosemite 10.10
  • El Capitan 10.11
  • macOS™ Sierra 10.12

Web Browser

  • Internet Explorer® 7
  • Safari® 4
  • Firefox® 3 or higher
  • Google Chrome™

NOTE:  For Windows® 10 users, it is recommended to use the minimum requirements stated above.

QUICK TIP:  For more details about this product, visit the Linksys Support Site to browse for more troubleshooting articles, downloadable user guides or firmware updates and other support information.  To learn more about the Linksys E1200 Router, click here.

Setting up the router

Since you already know the basic features of Linksys E1200, you can now go ahead and setup the router.  Click here to learn more about this.  If you want to make the wireless network secured, then click on the links provided below:

Setting up WEP, WPA or WPA2 wireless security
Disabling SSID Broadcast on a Linksys router
Setting up wireless MAC Filtering to permit users to connect to the wireless network on your Linksys router

Related Articles:

List of common router issues
Troubleshooting tips to successfully connect to the wireless network
Encountering intermittent wireless connection using a Linksys router

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