The Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Wireless-N Router lets you access the Internet via a wireless connection or through one of its four-switched Gigabit Ethernet ports. With the built-in Storage Link, you can easily add gigabytes of storage space onto your network using USB 2.0 hard drives, or plug in a USB flash disk to access your portable data files. The E4200’s built-in media server streams music, video and photos from an attached storage device to any UPnP-compatible media adapter or player.
Simultaneous dual-band Wireless-N
• USB storage port with built-in media server
• Gigabit Ethernet ports for high-speed wired devices
• Cisco Connect software for easy setup and maintenance
How to setup Linksys E4200 router:
You can setup your router with the help of Cisco connect software that comes with the router, Make sure that you have active Internet connection through the modem. Connect the main computer directly to the modem and make sure that you can access the Internet through the modem.
Connect the modem to the Internet port and computer to Ethernet port on the router. Press and hold the reset button on the router for 30 seconds. Release the reset button and wait for 30 seconds. Power cycle the router. Now run the Cisco connect software.
This software will setup your router automatically. It will create 2 wireless networks. One for your main network and other one for the guest people. You can connect your own computers and devices to the main wireless network. The guest network can be used for the people who want to access the Internet only. Guest network is a virtual wireless network to access the Internet through your router. The computers connected to the guest network will be able to access the Internet only. These computers will not be able to access your main network and files and computers and printers in the main network.
You can manage guest network settings using the web interface of the router. So it is not necessary to install the Cisco connect software to manage guest network as it was the case in E1000, E2000 and E3000 wireless routers. In these routers the guest network can be created and managed only using the Cisco connect software. For E4200 router Linksys has included Guest network settings using web UI of the router. The wireless connection speed using E4200 will be 300+ mbps. All the ports on E4200 router are Gigabit ports.
If you have a USB storage device then you can connect the USB storage device to the router and share it within the network. Computers connected to the guest network will not be able to access the USB storage device.