I bought this unit to replace the built-in wi-fi in my AT&T U-Verse DSL. Overall performance is good; both 2.4 and 5 GHZ worked great and installation is easy, but I noticed that range is about 20-30% less than my U-Verse 2.4 GHZ wi-fi.
Designed for media active homes, the EnGenius ESR1200 is a draft IEEE 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless AC1200 Router with a built-in 4-Port Gigabit switch and a Gigabit WAN port for faster Internet upload and download speeds. While this AC router is backwards compatible with previous 802.11a/b/g and n products its 5 GHz band utilizes Quantum Beam™, a beam forming technology that concentrates and accelerates wireless speeds with AC computers and other devices (up to 867 Mbps) approaching wired Gigabit speeds and nearly 2x faster than Wireless N. As a result, the ESR1200 is ideal for connecting home entertainment devices like HDTVs, Blu-ray players, set top boxes or game consoles so they can access a family’s Internet connection either through its wired Gigabit ports or wirelessly. This unique pod-shaped router also includes a USB port for attaching a storage device and sharing media content in the home and accessing or uploading media away from home to mobile devices like smartphones or tablet and laptop PCs with EnShare™ — Your Personal Cloud.
The ESR1200 is designed to deliver extended range and expanded coverage so your family can connect more devices throughout your home. The ESR1200 also supports several security features and settings including industry standard wireless encryption, such as WPA/WPA2 (Wireless Protected Access) to prevent unauthorized access to the home network; an advanced SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) firewall to block malicious software from the Internet from accessing networked devices; MAC Address filtering to grant only known computers and devices network access; and URL filtering to block access to unwanted or offensive websites. The ESR1200 also includes VPN Lite so remote workers can securely connect to a corporate office while still meets the sharing and Internet access needs of other family members and their devices.
Users can also enable up to eight separate and discrete SSIDs, Service Set Identifiers (four SSIDs per frequency band) or ways to access the network. This gives families the ability to offer friends or visitors Internet access or access to specific devices, like networked printers, while protecting other networked computers or hard drives in the home that may contain private information.
This smart router also employs Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) to prioritize bandwidth-intensive applications like video and gaming or bandwidth sensitive applications like VoIP (Voice over IP) telephone calls for optimal connectivity whether over wired or wireless connections.
Built-in 4-Port Gigabit Switch to connect Blu-ray players, Set Top Boxes, DVRs, Game Consoles and HDTVs
Up to 1200 Mbps (300 + 867 Mbps) wireless speed with both 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands
Gigabit WAN port for faster uploads and downloads to and from the Internet
Built-in USB port to share media content from an attached USB hard drive to mobile devices inside or away from the home with EnShare™ — Your Personal Cloud
Eight Guest Access Login Options (Four per frequency band)
WPA / WPA2 encryption to help secure the wireless network
QoS optimizes bandwidth performance for streaming media
Wireless AC1200 Speed: Utilizes 802.11ac standard speeds, up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz frequency band and up to 867 Mbps on the 5GHz frequency band that approaches wired Gigabit speeds and is nearly 2x faster than Wireless N — ideal for media streaming, online gaming, and large file transfers in and around the home.
Gigabit Wired Speeds and EnShare™ USB Media Sharing:
-Includes a 4-Port Gigabit Switch and Gigabit WAN port for 10x faster throughput than Fast Ethernet making large file transfers and HD video streaming incredibly fast.
-EnShare™ lets you access or upload media content from a storage device attached to the USB port of the ESR1200 in the home or even when you’re away from home.
More Guest Access Options: Up to 8 separate and discrete SSIDs (four per frequency band) can be set to enable friends or visitors to access the Internet while protecting other networked computers or hard drives in the home that may contain private information.
Prioritizes Applications and Maintains Quality of Experience: Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) prioritizes bandwidth intensive applications like HD video and gaming or bandwidth sensitive applications like VoIP telephone calls.
-WPA and WPA2 wireless encryption, SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) firewall, Denial of Service blocking and MAC and URL filtering to make your home network safer from intruders or from malicious software attacks from the Internet.
-Also includes VPN Lite for securely connecting to corporate offices for remote workers while still meeting the needs of other family members.
1x Gigabit WAN Port
4x Gigabit LAN Ports
1x USB Port (Supports both USB2.0/3.0 devices)
1x Push Button for WPS
Up to 300 Mbps wireless speed on the 2.4 GHz frequency band
Up to 867 Mbps wireless speed on the 5 GHz frequency band
WLAN (Wireless Connection)
1x Power Adapter (12V 1.5A)
1x Quick Start Guide
1x RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
External Power Adapter
DC IN, 12V 1.5A
Operation Temperature: Temperature 0° ˜ 40°
Humidity 90% or less (Non-condensing)
Storage Temperature: Temperature –20°˜ 60°
Humidity 95% or less (Non-condensing)
Auto Channel Selection
Output Power Control
WMM (WiFi Multimedia)
MSSID (Multiple SSID)
MAC Address Filtering
VPN Server (PPTP/L2TP)
VPN Client (PPTP/L2TP)
VPN Pass-trough (PPTP/L2TP/IPSec)
VPN Tunnel (Max. 5)
WAN Type: PPPoE/DHCP/Static IP
USB Features: SAMBA
Weight: 0.5 Ibs.
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