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Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual Band Wireless N Router WEP WPA WPA2 Retail *Recertified

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   Part #: E4200-RM
Subject: What was wrong with them?
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Ming_M Nov 12, 2012 07:18 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Anyone have any idea what was wrong with these E4200 router? Are they return from previous owner?

Are these version 1 or 2?


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CraqHead Nov 12, 2012 08:14 PM Reply | Bookmark
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It says it's re certified.
From my understanding it means that something was probably wrong, whether the hardware or whatnot didn't meet the specified standards. Linksys has diagnosed and repaired this product to a functioning state, although it may have been just working but something minor was wrong, and just had to be tweaked a little.

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AEO Nov 12, 2012 08:38 PM Reply | Bookmark
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From a hardware standpoint, there are two things wrong with this device.
1. Inadequate cooling
2. no replacable antennas so that better ones can be used.

2 leads to 1, because the Tx power needs to be really high for this to be usable in a multistory home, which causes the wifi chip to get extremely hot. And that extra heat leads to instability and a returned item.

So use a USB fan on it.

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Corrado_C Dec 23, 2012 08:09 PM Reply | Bookmark
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You should not need to buy a fan to keep the E4200v2 cool.
I've used the E4200v2 for 10 days and my kids are about to mutiny...
My kids constantly complain about unexplained disconnects while they're playing Xbox Live (Halo4 and Black Ops).

I like Linksys products, I've been using a WRT160N for 3-4 years with ABSOLUTELY no problems, so I figured I would TRUST the same line of routers. Unfortunately, the E4200v2 is a disappointment because of constant loss of connectivity.

I never had problems with my WRT160N, the E4200v2 has occupied my last 10 days, the kids insisted I put back the old WRT160N.

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Messages about Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual Band Wireless N Router WEP WPA WPA2 Retail *Recertified

Recent purchasers: Are you getting V1s or V2s? (James_R- Mar 12, 13, 7 Replies) Read this message
How tell if it's V1 or V2 (for Tomato) (Stephen_M- Jan 08, 13, 3 Replies) Read this message
e4200 Refurbished smells bad (WRX555- Jan 08, 13, 4 Replies) Read this message
DOA item (Francois_R- Jan 08, 13, 1 Replies) Read this message
What was wrong with them? (Ming_M- Dec 23, 12, 3 Replies) Read this message
E4200 What firmware ? Tomato = no 5ghz , DD-WRT (Transisto- Dec 09, 12, 10 Replies) Read this message
usb port allow usb drive to sleep? (Rene_D- Oct 24, 12, 1 Replies) Read this message
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great router (romeo_o- Oct 07, 12, 4 Replies) Read this message
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