Routers comparing Routers

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Engadget score

pending
87
83
78
90

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Avg. critic rating

no data
8.8
8.5
7.7
8.3

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Avg. user rating

9.1
6.6
8.2
9.3
9.0

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Price

$87

General

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Type

Wireless router
Wireless router
Wireless router
Wireless router
Wireless router

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WiFi

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, ac, b, g, n
802.11 a, ac, b, g, n
802.11 a, ac, b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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MIMO support

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Bands

Simultaneous dual-band
Dual-band
Simultaneous dual-band
Simultaneous dual-band

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Antenna type

Internal
External (3 antenna(s), Detachable)
External (2 antenna(s))
Internal
Internal

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Range

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Transmission power (max)

20 dBm

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WiFi Protected Setup

Yes

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Ethernet

10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

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Integrated switch

4 ports
3 ports
4 ports

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Ethernet duplex

Full-duplex
Full-duplex
Full-duplex

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Auto-crossover (MDI / MDI-X)

Yes
Yes
Yes

Networking features

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Capacity

50 users
50 users

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Custom routes

Yes

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DHCP server

Yes
Yes
Yes

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DMZ

Yes

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DNS relay

Yes

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Dynamic DNS

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Email alerts

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Firewall

Yes
Stateful packet inspection (SPI)
Stateful packet inspection (SPI)

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MAC address filtering

Yes

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Network address translation (NAT)

Yes
Yes

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Network time protocol (NTP)

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Port forwarding

Yes

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Quality of service (QoS)

Yes
Yes
Yes

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Remote management

Yes
Yes
Yes

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UPnP

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VPN passthrough

Yes
Yes

Other features

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Site / address filter

Yes

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Traffic / site logging

Yes

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Upgradeable firmware

Yes
Yes

Uplink

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Ethernet uplink

No

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Mobile broadband support

No
No

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Home broadband modem

No
No

USB

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USB

Yes
Yes
Yes
Printer-sharing
Mass storage / NAS, Printer-sharing

Display

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Built-in display

No
No
No
No

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Indicators

Power
Power, Port status, Link activity
Power, Port status, Link activity, Network utilization

Power

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Power source

External
External
External
External
External

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Battery type

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Power adapter

External
External
Internal
External

Size and Weight

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Height

1.3 inches
1.97 inches
6.6 inches
6.77 inches

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Width

6.5 inches
11.22 inches
3.85 inches
5.71 inches

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Depth

6.5 inches
7.26 inches
3.85 inches
2.36 inches

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Weight

1.66 pounds
1.65 pounds
2.08 pounds
11.64 ounces

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Discontinued
Available
Available
Available
Available

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Discontinued (US)

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Released (US)

June, 2011
October 1, 2013
June 10, 2013
October 30, 2010

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Announced (US)

January 5, 2013
June 10, 2013

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$179 USD
$299.99 USD
$249.99 USD
$199.99 USD
$129 USD

Colors

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Colors

White
Blue
Black
White
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year

Environmental

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Energy Star compliant

Yes

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RoHS compliant

Yes

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EPEAT rating

Gold