Linksys WRT400N Review

General
Screenshot : Linksys WRT400N Router
Manufacturer : Linksys
Model : WRT400N
Price : $73.99
Features :

• Simultaneous Dual Band
• Advanced content Filtering
• Wi-Fi Protected Setup(WPS)

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Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11n : Dradt 2.0
IEEE 802.11g : true
IEEE 802.11b : true
IEEE 802.11a : true
IEEE 802.3 : true
IEEE 802.3u : true
IEEE 802.3ab : false
Throughput Tests ( N standard )
Short range : 5Ghz : 40-55 Mbps , 2.4Ghz : 35-45 Mbps
Long range : 5Ghz : 25-45 Mbps , 2.4Ghz : 35-40 Mbps
Antenna
Number Of Antenna : 4
Antenna Type : 2 Internal Antennas per Each 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Radio Band
Directivity : Fixed
Gain : 2.4 Ghz <= 3.5 dBi , 5 Ghz <= 3.85 dBi
Wi-Fi Radio Frequencies
2.4 Ghz : true
5Ghz : true
Simultaneous Dual Band : true
Encryption
WEP 128 bit : true
WEP 256 bit : false
WPA : true
WPA2 : true
FireWall
NAT : true
SPI : true
VPN Pass-through : true
Network Protocols
L2TP : true
PPTP : true
IPSec : true
Ports
Switch : true
Gigabit Speed : false
Ethernet Ports : true
USB ports : false
Other
Dimensions : 10.9 x 9.7 x 2.6 inches
Weight : 1.6 pounds
OS Requirements :

• Internet Explorer 6.0, Safari 3.1 or Firefox 1.0 or Higher for Browser-Based configuration
• Wired or Wireless Network Adapter with TCP/IP Protocol
• EasyLink Advisor Software and Setup Wizard Require Up-to-Date Windows XP, Vista, Vista 64-Bit Edition or Mac OS X 10.4 or Higher

Package :

• Linksys WRT400N Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
• Setup software and User/installation Guide on CD-ROM
• Ethernet Network Cable
• Power Adapter

Warranty : 1 year limited

Linksys WRT400N Review

Router Rating:

4.06

if you want a wireless router that can work on the two radio band 2.4Ghz and 5 Ghz simultaneously , the Linksys WRT400N can do this effectively .
except the lack of USB port and Gigabit Ethernet ports , the router include the same features as the Linksys WRT610N that costs 20$ more than Linksys WRT400N ,
so if you use a wired connection or you want an USB port for connecting a storage device and share its content over the network , i recommend to check the Linksys WRT610N , otherwise , Linksys WRT400N seems to be a great choice .

PROS:

  • Draft 802.11n : Linksys WRT400N is compatible with 802.11n Draft standard which uses MIMO(Multiple Input, Multiple Output) offers significant increases in data throughput and link range without additional bandwidth or transmit power
  • Simultaneous Dual Band : dual band technology in the Linksys WRT400N supports 2.4GHz & 5GHz wireless signals at the same time . This allow you to Web browsing using the 2.4GHz band while simultaneously streaming High-Definition (HD) movies and Online gaming on the 5GHz band , Note that you have greater speed and less ping when using The 5Ghz band but also the signal strength is less than the 2.4Ghz frequency
  • Advanced content Filtering system which allow you to filter Internet access for certain computer like blocking some websites and more other options
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup(WPS) let you connect to the network without entering the SSID or the password , you can do this by simply pushing a button
  • Great Design and ease Of install

CONS:

  • A bit expensive
  • No USB port
  • No Gigabit Ethernet speed

User Reviews

I am not a networking guru

3

I am not a networking guru and don't claim to be. I purchased this product to replace my existing Cisco router that had ceased working. This was almost a year ago.

The router is
* pleasant to look at
* pretty easy to install - even I managed!!
* works pretty well and my speed is good
* has not been down or caused any problems

Overall though I really want to only give this product 1 or 2 stars. And this is because you do not get full functionality with this product. Well you do get full functionality for the first 30 days only. To get full functionality you have to purchase an additional product called "Network Magic". Network Magic is an additional cost of $30 to $50 to the cost of the router. If you do not purchase Network Magic then even some basic functionality is switched off.

I consider this the equivalent of purchasing a product like a bicycle, but when it arrives there are no pedals!! This is ridiculous!! And so is the mentality of purchasing additional software to perform functions that are basic to the product.

What is sad though is that no one else thinks that this is a big deal. Why is this acceptable to everyone? It should not be. It is certainly not acceptable to me.

Review: the good is that My

4

Review:
the good is that My download speeds increased by about 6mbps with wrt400n.
but Sometimes the connection starts to die out and you have to reboot the router to make it work again.

Nice dual band router the Web

3

Nice dual band router
the Web interface is easy enough for those who have some familiarity with wireless routers , great features such as access restrictions and push button security

what i didn't like in the wrt400n is the signal on 5GHz band for long range , it could be better