Released May, 2009
The Pros:Affordable price. Easy to hook up and install. Backward compatible with older 802.11 devices.
The Cons:Poor reception - poor range, connection always dropping, often cannot reconnect. Not reliable - constantly needs to be reset. Not compatible with any custom firmwares - stuck with the stock crap.
The Linksys WRT120N is an entry-level wireless 802.11n router, or access point designed for users with basic network connectivity needs. This router is not certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance as a Draft 2.0 802.11n product due to its single-stream capabilities.
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Therefor the WRT120N is limited to a maximum bandwidth of only 150 Mbps when used in 40MHz mode. This router is backwards compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g connections, and includes 4 Ethernet ports for wired connections. In terms of security WPA and WPA2 are fully supported with 128-bit encryption. WiFi Protected Setup mode is also available for those with limited security knowledge. Other features include QoS (Quality of Service) for prioritizing user applications plus parental controls for limiting and monitoring internet usage. The Linksys WRT120N can be configured and maintained through any modern web browser.
- 802.11b/g/n capabilities
- 4 wired Ethernet ports
- WEP/WPA/WPA2 128-bit encryption
- WiFi Protected Setup mode
- QoS (Quality of Service)
- WMM (Wireless MultiMedia)
- HTTPS secure admin access
- Access Restrictions (10 deny or allow-based policies)
- Logging (Linksys Logviewer recording)
There seems to be a flaw in the administration software. If the NAT setting is changed then the unit can fail, adminstration become unavailable (HTTP 404 error) and the reset disabled. Linksys Cisco support knows about this problem but won't consider a recall. Don't buy if you intend to use the Admin screens.
User Reviews (49)
easy to hook up and install
backward compatible with older 802.11 devices
slick and attractive compared to the boxy old-school aesthetic of other routers
reliable in a single-computer home.
802.11N capable - improved range and 3x faster than previous generation 802.11G (with compatible devices)
poor reception - poor range, connection always dropping, often cannot reconnect
not reliable - constantly needs to be reset
not compatible with any custom firmwares - stuck with the stock crap
only capable of 150mbps, half that of true 802.11N - mentioned nowhere in the product literature
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