Cisco Linksys E1200

Updated June 30, 2013
Cisco Linksys E1200
Bottom Line

The Cisco Linksys E1200 is a low-cost, no-hassle, single-band wireless-N router. It has no advanced connectivity options, not even a single USB port, and users shouldn't expect marvelous performance. Still, the E1200 is more than adequate for home users who don't want much more than to set up a basic Wi-Fi network.

Ease of use

Comfortable for beginners. For what the Cisco Linksys E1200 lacks in fancy extras, it makes up for with ease of use. Experts say installation is a breeze; the router comes with Cisco Connect software, making setup fast and straightforward. CNET editor Dong Ngo calls the Linksys E1200 "underpowered but super-easy to use," highlighting the router's role as a starter unit with no bells and whistles. If you do run into issues, however, things aren't quite as rosy; some users say at Amazon.com that they aren't completely satisfied with Cisco's technical and customer support.

Pros
  • Sleek, compact design
  • Good value for entry-level router
  • Easy to set up, use
Cons
  • No USB port
  • No Gigabit Ethernet
  • Limited parental controls
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