Linksys wag120n review

PROS Sleek, trendy & ultra-portable ADSL functionality Good security features, lots of configuration options CONS Limited signal-reception range Average data-transfer speeds

Verdict

The Linksys WAG120N is a basic Wireless-N certified trang chính modem router, which is both simple & user-friendly. Adopting a simple & easy cài đặt, with ultra-portable body dimensions and rich-assortment of features, it is a nice product. Its costly though, at Rs. 5,499, although street prices might be lower.

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The Linksys WAG120N is an ADSL router, that will serve as a modem as well as a wireless router for those who use telephone line-based, (RJ11 cable), internet connections. The router can be cài đặt by either running the thiết đặt on the software CD or by manually configuring the settings on the router firmware page. The wireless connections could take advantage of the Wireless-N technology for fast data transfer speeds, while the wired devices could utilize the four built-in 10/100 Ethernet ports khổng lồ avail high-speed connections. The other notable benefit is the backward compatibility with wireless devices running on 802.11 B và G technologies.


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Linksys Wireless-N home ADSL2 modem router - WAG120N

The Linksys WAG120N is sleek and stylish with ultra-portable toàn thân dimensions. The glossy blaông xã finish makes it attractive sầu. It incorporates one power LED, four Ethernet status LEDs, one Wireless status LED, one DSL activity LED, one Internet status LED và a reset/restart button located at the top-front portion of the router. Moving to lớn the rear of the router, we could find one RJ11, four Ethernet ports, one hard remix pin-hole, one power port and an On/Off button.


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Linksys WAG120N - ports at the back

Let"s take a sneak-peek at the significant features: it allows you to lớn share a broadb& mạng internet connection across the LAN, wireless printing, file sharing, connect up to four wired-computers & experience the power of advanced security including: Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall that filters out unauthorized access inlớn your network, 128-bit encryption using WEPhường, WPA & WPA2 standards, Wi-Fi protected thiết đặt, NAT (Network Address Translation), Port forwarding và DMZ for controlled access to your network resources from the Internet. In addition, the modem features the industry standard Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, which allows the user to prioritize the data packets in time-sensitive sầu data streams lượt thích VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) & truyền thông files (Video and audio). Thus, eliminating any possibility of broken conversations or garbled video clip to lớn achieve sầu a clearer audio và sharper Clip output. Taking a step further, you could even blochồng specific wireless devices connecting to lớn your network, by blacklisting their MAC addresses or grant permission to the favourable ones. Adding the icing on the cake, you could even opt lớn bloông chồng specific websites by using web address, bloông chồng specific Internet protocols lượt thích FTPhường, POP3, IMAP.. or SMTP.. và even bloông xã specific applications like online games & services.

The modem router bundles with a Wireless software thiết lập CD, Ethernet network cable, telephone cable and a power adapter.

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Read on to know the cài đặt và configuration, performance, ratings & chạy thử results in the next page...


Setup và configuration

The thiết lập & configuration is quiông xã & easy. Connect the power adapter to lớn the wall outlet & the other over at the rear of the router. Then connect an Ethernet network cable from one of the ports at the rear of the router lớn the Ethernet port on the computer. Turn on the power button at the rear of the router and the LEDs should start glowing indicating the power “ON” status, active sầu Ethernet port status and the wireless activity status.

PerformanceWe evaluated the router performance across real-world và synthetic benchmark tests. For the real-world test we used the 50MB assorted và sequential files across zones one & two. We used the Passmark Performance Test software for the synthetic benchmarking across zones one & two. The real-world scores were much lower than the synthetic benchmark scores, reiterating the fact that it is near impossible to attain the theoretical speeds rated by the Wireless-B, -G & -N technologies. The signal strength across both the zones one & two remained at 1%, as depicted by the WirelessMon software. Overall, the data transfer speeds were anything but impressive sầu. Probably, owing to the fact that we ran the tests on Wireless-B and -G equipments, with the router limited lớn Wireless-G data transfer speeds. A Wireless-N device configuration could have sầu delivered much higher speeds và hence it is to lớn be noted that, a Wireless-N enabled computer is equally significant in delivering faster data transfer speeds rather than just holding the router itself responsible.

ConclusionThe Linksys WAG120N is a basic Wireless-N certified trang chủ modem router, which is both simple & user-friendly. Adopting a simple & easy thiết đặt, with ultra-portable toàn thân dimensions and rich-assortment of features makes this a good hàng hóa. The price tag is a bit on the higher side,Rs. 5,499, is pretty costly for an entry-cấp độ, ADSL router.

Specifications: Router type: ADSL; Protocols supported: Draft 2; WAN port type: ADSL; External Antennas: None; Internal Antennas: two; RJ45 ports: four; USB ports: None; MIMO support: Yes; Encryption types: WEP, WPA, WPA2;


Brand Linksys
Model No WAG120N
Features
Type Of Device (AP.. / Router / ADSL Router) ADSL Router
Protocols Supported (802.11 A / B / G / Draft N / Draft 2) Draft 2
ADSL Modem Inbuilt (Y / N) Y
Type Of WAN Port (Ethernet / ADSL / USB) ADSL
No. Of External Antenna(s) 0
No Of RJ45 (LAN) Ports 4
No Of USB Ports 0
Device Features:
Power Indicator (Y / N) Y
Internet connectivity LED/Indicator (Y / N) Y
Individual LAN port LED (Y/N) Y
Activity Indication i.e. Blinking (Y/N) Y
Security Indicator Y
Hardware Security button (Y / N) N
Factory-Defaults Reset Button (Y / N) Y
Wall Mountable (Y/N) Y
MIMO Support Y
Security:
Encryption Types WEP/WPA/WPA2
Firewall (Types Supported) SPI
LAN I/P.. Based Site Blocking (Y/N) Y
Wireless Isolation (Y/N) Y
Port Mapping (Forwarding) Y
Firmware Interface Features:
Basic Setup Wizard (CD/Browser) Y/Y
Online / Offline Firmware Upgrade (Y/N) -
Settings Backup To HDD Y
Load From HDD Y
Ease of Installation/Use
Bundle (Includes Software) (So 10) 7
Firmware Interface (So 10) 6.5
Device Configurable Settings (So 10) 7.5
Build Quality (So 10) 8
Performance
Zone 1 (50 MB File)
Signal Strength in Zone 1 (As per Wireless Mon, %) 1
Sequential (Mbps) 13.93
Assorted files (Mbps) 9.59
Zone 2 (50 MB File)
Signal Strength in Zone 2 (As per Wireless Mon, %) 1
Sequential (Mbps) 10.34
Assorted files (Mbps) 9.19
Passmark Performance Test Zone 1 (Average transfer rate, Mbps) 13.47
Passmark Performance Test Zone 2 (Average transfer rate, Mbps) 13.12
Price (Rs) Rs. 5499

RatingsFeatures: 6.5Performance: 6Build Quality: 7Value for money: 6Overall: 6.5