Routers comparing Routers

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Engadget score

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87
90
83
78

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Avg. critic rating

8.9
8.8
8.3
8.5
7.7

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Avg. user rating

7.8
6.8
9.0
7.8
9.3

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

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WiFi encryption

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

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MIMO support

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Bands

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

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Antenna type

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

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Range

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Transmission power (max)

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WiFi Protected Setup

Yes
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
4 ports
3 ports

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Ethernet duplex

Full-duplex
Full-duplex
Full-duplex

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Auto-crossover (MDI / MDI-X)

Yes
Yes

Networking features

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Capacity

50 users

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Custom routes

Yes

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DHCP server

Yes
Yes
Yes

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DMZ

Yes
Yes

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DNS relay

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Dynamic DNS

Yes

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Email alerts

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Firewall

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

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MAC address filtering

Yes
Yes

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Network address translation (NAT)

Yes
Yes

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Network time protocol (NTP)

Yes

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Port forwarding

Yes
Yes

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Quality of service (QoS)

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Remote management

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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UPnP

Yes

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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
Yes

Uplink

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Ethernet uplink

Yes
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

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

Display

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Built-in display

No
No
No
No

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Indicators

Power, Port status, Link activity
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
External
External
Internal

Size and Weight

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Height

6.77 inches
1.97 inches
6.6 inches

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Width

5.71 inches
11.22 inches
3.85 inches

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Depth

2.36 inches
7.26 inches
3.85 inches

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Weight

11.64 ounces
1.65 pounds
2.08 pounds

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Available
Available
Available

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Discontinued (US)

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Released (US)

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

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Announced (US)

June 3, 2013
January 5, 2013
June 10, 2013

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

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

Colors

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Colors

Black
Blue
Black
Black
White

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