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[Costco] Costco: Linksys E4200 V2 $69.97

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[Costco] Costco: Linksys E4200 V2 $69.97

A very hot deal for those who are looking for a top of the line router, not as good as V1 (No 3rd party firmware support) but a very hot deal still.
The refurb from NCIX was selling for $64.99

Features:
Maximum speed (up to 450 + 450 Mbps) for faster HD video streaming
Simultaneous Dual-Band N (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Maximum range and reliability with full 3x3 MIMO antenna array
Gigabit Ethernet 4-port switch
1 USB port to add storage and printers

For those who bought the D-link DIR-827 at $39.97 from Costco might want to rethink about that purchase.


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Didn't see any at Etobicoke today - where did you see this?
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Wow this is a really good deal! I wonder if this is YMMV, can anyone confirm?
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(No 3rd party firmware support) ... so no DD-WRT or Tomato? I assume that is what this means. :)
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Tibbs wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2013 8:08 pm
(No 3rd party firmware support) ... so no DD-WRT or Tomato? I assume that is what this means. :)
Unfortunately no....
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fluidmax wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2013 8:25 pm
Unfortunately no....
Just found that out. :( I don't think I'd ever buy a router that doesn't allow custom firmware. With custom you get another chance of greatness if your standard firmware is crap.
The E4200 V2 runs on a Marvell chip which is not supported at this time by the DD-WRT developers (and is not planned to either), making the Linksys E4200 V2 incompatible with the upgraded DD-WRT options.
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What does custom firmware do for the average user?

I have a linksys now and I've never needed/use custom. What am I missing?

Need more range, so considering this.
[QUOTE]I know you are, but what am I.... ;) [/QUOTE]
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I have the e3200 and had Shibby tomato, nothing but crashes and hangs for a week. Went back to stock and solid as a rock now.

I would not hesitate just because you can't run unstable 3rd party fw
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I was suspect something is going to happen. It was $109.99 2-3 weeks ago in Markham East and suddenly all gone last week. If anyone see that in GTA area, please post, Thanks!
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Available anywhere in GTA? Also, hwz this compared to EA4500?
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dutchca wrote:
Apr 24th, 2013 12:38 am
What does custom firmware do for the average user?

I have a linksys now and I've never needed/use custom. What am I missing?

Need more range, so considering this.
3rd party firmware gives you more freedom to play with the setting of the router...here is a list of those 3rd party firmwares
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jansh84 wrote:
Apr 24th, 2013 12:43 am
Available anywhere in GTA? Also, hwz this compared to EA4500?
check out the link here for more information


"The hardware is the same as the EA4200 V2 but the EA4500 is a smart Wifi app enabled router. As I have highlighted in the comparison table of the Linksys EA4500 vs E4200; right now, the only major difference between the two routers is an additional transfer speed of 150 Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz channel on the EA4500.

Many owners have reported that the real speed difference is not significantly higher than the Linksys E4200 V2. Just like the Linksys E4200 V1, the firmware of the EA4500 is also upgradable."
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Tibbs wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2013 8:29 pm
Just found that out. :( I don't think I'd ever buy a router that doesn't allow custom firmware. With custom you get another chance of greatness if your standard firmware is crap.
Custom firmware isn't all that great either dude.

DD-WRT and most of Tomato builds were unstable except for Shibby's on my E4200v1.

However, even with the Shibby firmware, the Wifi signal is excruciatingly poor (tried a whole plethora of different settings to no avail). It does have a ton of great features tho.
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