Cisco Introduces Powerful New Version of Its Linksys E4200 Wireless Router with Maximum Performance and Range
Cisco Introduces Powerful New Version of Its Linksys E4200 Wireless Router with Maximum Performance and RangeFirst of New Linksys Mobile Apps Unveiled to Give Consumers Greater Control of their Home Network
IRVINE, CA DECEMBER 13, 2011 – Cisco is pushing the envelope in home networking again, with the launch today of a new version of its supercharged E4200 home 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. The E4200v2 can handle all of the latest and most intensive home entertainment needs from streaming HD video to music downloads and multi-player gaming.
"Cisco's Linksys products consistently deliver the ultimate performance, quality and usability for today's 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."
Maximum Performance for Home Entertainment and More
While retaining the widely-acclaimed core features and capabilities of the flagship Linksys E4200, the latest version includes some new enhancements and benefits:
New E4200 V2 Enhancement
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.
Improved CPU to include a 1.2 GHz processor
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.
New Mobile App Extends Home Networking Options
Cisco also today 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. With the proliferation of mobile devices in the home, Cisco is opening up new ways for consumers to access and get more use from their home network.
Pricing and Availability
The Linksys® E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 wireless-n router is now available at major online retailers and at the Linksys online store for an MSRP of $199.99.
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.
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*The maximum performance for wireless is derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance can vary, and might result in lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, environment building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions. To achieve up to 900 Mbps, routers must be paired with 3X3 adapters/and or computers in both the 2.4 and 5.0 GHz band such that the maximum performance will be up to 450 Mbps for each GHz band.
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