Cisco Linksys E1200 Wireless Router
Despite its position as the most affordable router Cisco offers, the E1200 sports a design obviously related to the flagship EA4500. The E1200 is a solid, basic 802.11n router, offering 2.4 GHz-only operation. Throughput speeds come nowhere near that of the dual-band routers, but what's available will provide plenty of bandwidth for basic home usage such as streaming video and downloading files. SmallNetBuilders testing showed a best case scenario of 63 Mbps measuring wireless throughput. If you want to stream lots of HD content wirelessly, you may want to spend more money for a faster router. Given that, the E1200 is an affordable way to purchase a brand-name wireless router with reliable performance that will serve everyday needs.