Configure Linksys E4200 Wireless N Router With Best Settings

Linksys E4200  is a dual-band high performance Wireless N router. It offers large Wireless coverage and additional security by latest wireless encryption. Another attraction is the Speed boost by the high quality antenna. It has various techniques to avoid wireless interference and smooth transfer of data through dual band WiFi network. Some of the important features of this  WiFi N router are are listed below.

Important Features of E4200

  1. Speed boost

  2. Supports two frequencies (both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz )

  3. Supports WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption

  4. It has Gigabit Ethernet Ports

  5. It allows separate login for Guests and Admins


How to Configure Linksys E4200

You can configure this router with setup disc. If you want to configure Linksys E4200 v1 and v2 router manually, follow the link provided at the end of this tutorial.

  1. Connect WAN/ Internet port of it to Modem using Ethernet cable

  2. Connect LAN port of it to your computer using Ethernet Cable

  3. Insert the setup CD in your CD drive

  4. Now follow the instructions

    E4200 V2


  5. We need to accept the license agreement and click on Next.
    License of E4200 V1

  6. Now it will find the settings automatically and you need to click next after entering the connection details.
    Wireless

  7. Now  it will connect to the Internet.
    E4200 V2 router

Manually Setup E4200 v2 Router

To setup Linksys E4200 V2 router manually, follow the steps below.
  1. Connect it to computer using Ethernet cable

  2. Login E4200

    Login  with the IP address 192.168.1.1 and use admin as both username and password.

  3. E4200 Router Settings

    To know more about configuring it with different types of broadband connections, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
    How to Setup Linksys Router Manually

Slow Wireless And Internet With E4200


If you are facing slower connection with E4200 v1 router, it can be due to malware infections. One malware named Moon malware is notorious to make it slower. Hopefully Linksys has solution for slower WiFi and Internet connection with it. By following the  steps below, we can fix the Linksys router infections too.
  1. Update Firmware

    Make sure E4200 has latest version of firmware. To learn more about updating  firmware, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
    How to Update Firmware Of a Linksys Product

  2. Disable Remote Management

    To disable remote management option on E4200, follow the steps below.
    • Login Router Setup page

    • Click Administration Tab

    • Select Disabled option for Remote Management

  3. Select to Filter Anonymous Internet Request under Security tab

  4. Follow the wireless troubleshooting steps provided in the link below
    Linksys Wireless AP Causes Packet Lose



Factors to Know While Using Linksys E4200 As Print Server

  • While using it as print server, it must have latest version of firmware

  • Must have installed Latest Cisco Connect

  • To avoid printer offline state, you must have latest version of printer driver

  • Sometimes Firewalls installed on your computer may disturb the working of print server. You must disable firewall and check for the issue.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

With the CD this is a no-brainer and doesn't warrant any instructions at all. The question I came to have answered is: How do you set up this router WITHOUT the CD?

Siju George said...

Please follow the link below to learn how to configure Linksys E4200 Wireless-N Router.

http://www.corenetworkz.com/2011/05/how-to-setup-linksys-wireless-router.html

PS: The instructions are not model specific.

Anonymous said...

everytime i get to that loading bar it stops at 90% and then after a while it said my router wasnt setup properly

Siju George said...

You may try power cycle your network and try it again.

http://www.corenetworkz.com/2010/10/how-to-perform-power-cycle-power-cycle.html

Anoop said...

I like the features of Linksys E4200 Wireless N Router. I hope the price of E4200 is affordable in my pocket.