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Giveaway: Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Router

You know those days when you are working over a wireless network with others and you suddenly start experiencing random disconnects?

It sucks. And it can be a major productivity zapper.

Cisco has just launched the new new Linksys E-Series and the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual Band Router ended up on my doorstep.

There’s been Linksys in my home for years — this new model is a virtual new generation though, it’s super small and sleek, and lightweight (all things I aspire to, myself!). It also has Simultaneous Dual-Band N (2.4 & 5 GHz) designed to avoid interference and maximize throughput for smoother and faster HD video streaming, file transfers, and wireless gaming. Maximum wireless speed up to 300 + 450 Mbps, at which your computers, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles, and other Wi-Fi devices are connected for a premium home networking experience. Gigabit Ethernet 4-port switch offers fast file sharing, 10x faster than standard Ethernet, between other Gigabit-enabled devices like computers, hard drives, and servers. Built-in USB port lets you add a range of USB storage devices such as flash drives and external hard drives to share files at home or over the Internet Built-in UPnP AV Media Server enables seamless streaming of your video and media files to an Xbox 360, PS3, or other UPnP compatible device. Full 3×3 MIMO antenna array boosts signal strength to provide exceptional coverage and reliability so you can enjoy your wireless network from anywhere in your home. Easy Installation and management with Cisco Connect software. Trust me, this will make your life an easier place.

Guess what? I’m giving one of these away! Enter to win a Linksys E4200 Wireless Router, by telling me why this awesome device is necessary in YOUR home. You must also follow me on Twitter at @alywalansky and RT this entry. Want bonus entry chances?

Bonus Entries

Like Cisco on Facebook

Link or Like this giveaway on Facebook, a forum or any site you would like, leave the url in a comment (counts as 2 entries per link)

Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link to your status update:

I want to win a Linksys E4200 Wireless Router @alywalansky

Open to US residents only – this giveaway ends August 1!



313 Comments

  1. Michelle S
    07.25.2011

    I need the speed it produces in my home. Everything is way to slow here. Tweeting @MCJunkie

  2. Martin Talamantes
    07.25.2011

    This router sounds God like! I would love to win this much needed upgrade for the increasing networking demands in my home…mom,pop,brother,sister. It’s crazy. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

  3. Andrew
    07.25.2011

    I need the Linksys E4200 in my home because I have horrible problems with limited range and interference with my existing WiFi hardware.

  4. Andrew
    07.25.2011

    I already “liked” Cisco on Facebook.

  5. Andrew
    07.25.2011

    I “liked” this giveaway on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/alee67/posts/10150244007442810

  6. Andrew
    07.25.2011
  7. Oanh
    07.25.2011
  8. Oanh
    07.25.2011

    We need the beauty Linksys E4200 because our old Linksys Wire-less G is broken. Could def use this. – @julybug17

  9. Markdag
    07.25.2011

    I’ve been a very happy Linksys user for years. But just recently, after adding two Wifi-capable Smartphones to my already maxed-out home-system — three laptops, ipods, a Wii, Nintendo DS, AppleTV, etc! — I’m having problems for the first time ever. Sometimes I’ll start up the latest downloaded Real Housewives episode and the wireless on all of my other devices will cut out simultaneously! The Horror!!! Sounds to me like this new-generation Linksys will solve it all. Fingers crossed!!!! (Liked above, and on my Facebook/markdag)

  10. Nancy Reid
    07.25.2011

    Aly OMG ~ not to be greedy but I have been trying to win this exact router all over the net! My son has moved back home and now we have three computers going on a cheap no name router. It takes so long to down load and sometimes I have to ask my son to download his movies late at nite. We seem to be in competition with each other.
    I would be thrilled to have the Linksys router.

  11. Nancy Reid
    07.25.2011
  12. Nancy Reid
    07.25.2011

    I like Cisco on FB (nancy reid)

  13. Bruce
    07.25.2011

    This would fit nicely with my home network. I just received an ancient notebook with wi-fi cardslot adapters that works like a champ with FreeBSD, but I don’t have a wireless router. My collection of parts I will be using to build a NAS device is nearing completion as well. Once this happens, I will be shifting HUGE amounts of data from my primary system to the storage server. I would prefer to do this at gigabit speeds rather than the paltry 100-megabit limit with my current router. The list of benefits goes on from thee…

    http://twitter.com/#!/ultimitloozer/status/95655142090735619

  14. Nancy Reid
    07.25.2011
  15. Nancy Reid
    07.25.2011
  16. Adrienne gordon
    07.25.2011

    We have tons of wireless devices in our household, this would help with our speed issues.

  17. Mami2jcn
    07.25.2011

    Our router is ANCIENT. I really would love to win this one!

  18. Mami2jcn
    07.25.2011

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted-http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/95673602229272576

  19. Mami2jcn
    07.25.2011

    I like Cisco on FB with my username Mary Happymommy.

  20. Mami2jcn
    07.25.2011

    I like this post with my username Mary Happymommy.

    #1

  21. Mami2jcn
    07.25.2011

    I like this post with my username Mary Happymommy.

    #2

  22. Courtney
    07.25.2011

    I’ve never had the pleasure of using anything wireless, and I’ve never even owned a router. Would love to be able to get Netflix – thanks for the chance to win! :)

  23. Courtney
    07.25.2011

    I liked Cisco on fb Courtney I L

  24. Janice
    07.25.2011

    would LOVE, LOVE , LOVE to win this because my router is terrible! We constantly have to reset it because the connection just stops. Always have horrible connection issues so this would be perfect!

  25. Janice
    07.25.2011

    FB fan / like Cisco. My FB profile:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000826352246

    (p.s. I almost forgot to include with my basic entry. I RT’ed the giveaway tweet and tweeted:)
    http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/95688640113541121

  26. Janice
    07.25.2011

    clicked Like on this post. My FB profile:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000826352246

  27. Angela A
    07.25.2011

    It is necessary in our home, mostly for my kid’s gaming and school work. We have an xbox and a laptop and we need the wireless to connect to the outside world.

  28. Angela A
    07.25.2011

    https://twitter.com/lecreolemoon/status/95691821300199424

    Tweeted and I follow you on twitter @leCreoleMoon

  29. Jill L
    07.25.2011

    My current router is a piece of junk. If there is more than one person using the internet, it’s really slow. This would be fantastic.

  30. Jill L
    07.25.2011

    Follow you on Twitter @chipdip2010 and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/95696270437519361

  31. Jill L
    07.25.2011

    Like Cisco on Facebook – Jill Lear

  32. Jill L
    07.25.2011

    Like this giveaway on Facebook – Jill Lear #1

  33. Jill L
    07.25.2011

    Like this giveaway on Facebook – Jill Lear #2

  34. sandy
    07.25.2011

    everything is slow here too

  35. Susan
    07.25.2011

    Our router is so old that when we use 2 lap top computers it is too slow.

  36. Susan
    07.25.2011

    I follow you on Twitter.
    @Westwardd
    I tweeted this giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/#!/Westwardd/status/95704194127904768

  37. Susan
    07.26.2011

    I’ve liked Cisco on Facebook for a long time.

  38. Kelsey
    07.26.2011

    I need this for school. I am in grad school to become a teacher, and some of my classes are completely online (while others require online participation and turn in of assignments). After a day of work with small kids, a hour commute to class, and then 3 hours of class anything that will help me get homework done faster is very deeply appreciated. =) In any case… awesome giveaway!

    I also am following you on twitter, retweeted your post, and tweeted about the giveaway myself.

  39. Susan
    07.26.2011

    I posted this giveaway on my Facebook page. 1
    Susan Clarke Taylor

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580122157

  40. Susan
    07.26.2011

    I posted this giveaway on my Facebook page. 2
    Susan Clarke Taylor

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580122157

  41. Christina Z
    07.26.2011

    Would love to have this with two teens either dl music playing games online and me and my 10 year old trying to get online we are all fighting for our internet time this router would solve so many fights around here.

  42. Bekah
    07.26.2011

    I need it because our current one is sooo slow. This sounds amazing!

  43. Bekah
    07.26.2011
  44. Christina Z
    07.26.2011

    I like Cisco on facebook

  45. Azlan A
    07.26.2011

    In our house we have 4 Desktops and 2 Laptops… This Router will make our life easier to surf internet.

  46. Ravzie
    07.26.2011

    Your pal @DiverSheila could really use this router because I want to use devices in my whole house, not just the living room!!! Thanks for another great giveaway, Aly!

  47. Ravzie
    07.26.2011

    Anne Sweeper aka @DiverSheila likes Cisco umi on Facebook.

  48. fritter
    07.26.2011

    I need this because our current router is from the dark ages and it takes me unplugging/plugging every day (sometimes several times) to get plugged in! I HATE IT!!!! thanks!

  49. fritter
    07.26.2011

    I follow you already (momofthreeeunder) and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/Momofthreeunder/status/95833116924575745

  50. fritter
    07.26.2011

    I like the real Cisco page on FB (hehe) thanks! Farrah R

  51. seth pickett
    07.26.2011

    I need this because my current router is old, slow and out of date.
    Liked cisco via Seth Curmudgeon on FB, tweeted:http://twitter.com/#!/curmudgeonsdeal/status/95828443761082369
    and http://twitter.com/#!/curmudgeonsdeal/status/95829529284722689
    Liked on FB: http://www.facebook.com/curmudgeonsdeal/posts/132963936791753

  52. Schmidty
    07.26.2011

    I’d love to win this for my home so that I may upgrade my current (very spotty) ten year old router. I follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/rusthawk/status/95865045350752256

  53. Schmidty
    07.26.2011

    RT’d your original post (url to second tweet in my original comment)

  54. Judith
    07.26.2011

    Our router was supplied by our provider and it is awful. Need a “real” router. and I follow on twitter

  55. Schmidty
    07.26.2011
  56. Schmidty
    07.26.2011
  57. Schmidty
    07.26.2011

    I like Cisco on FB.

  58. Judith
    07.26.2011
  59. Rick McClenthen
    07.26.2011

    My current router is old and does not support Dual “N” band so I can maximize my laptops “N” band feature, therefore achieving a faster wireless connection

    • Rick McClenthen
      07.26.2011

      Following you at JustSpecial2

  60. Rick McClenthen
    07.26.2011

    I LIKE Cisco on Facebook

  61. Rick McClenthen
    07.26.2011
  62. Rick McClenthen
    07.26.2011
  63. Scott Martin
    07.26.2011

    We need this router becuase my current router is having a hard time keeping up with Netflix streaming. I follow you on and tweeted the contest. THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

    Scott Martin
    @dasasc1971
    spmartin122@gmail.com

  64. Gayle W
    07.26.2011

    I really need this router for a couple of main reasons. 1) my current router came over on the Mayflower and is about as slow 2) My house is not wired well for current technology, and short of having all phone and cable lines redone, I need wireless router 3) (ok, more than a couple) I have my choice of one TV provider option, one phone option and one ISP option here in BFE. So, I have to adapt to them being as I have no other choice. Because of the wiring issues, I have no DVR capability, no streaming movie to TV option and DSL which is slow.

  65. Gayle W
    07.26.2011

    I like Cisco on FB.

  66. shelby
    07.26.2011

    I have a need for speed in my home! This would be a great way to boost the dilapidated connection here!

  67. Kate
    07.26.2011

    I need this router because mine just died and my roomate (who is also my sister) and I are fighting about who has to pay for the next one. Save my mom the trouble of listening to our arguments.

    Also tweeted @ChiGirly82

  68. brando
    07.26.2011

    would love a new router to get m speed on! followed and tweeted!

    • Judith
      07.26.2011

      that was only 136 got confused site changed the number when I refreshed

  69. darrell waites
    07.26.2011

    I need this because I have several computers here.Would be nice to be able to split them into two routers.

  70. Jeff
    07.27.2011

    This device is necessary in my home so I can use the computer on the patio.

    Following on twitter.
    mrcheapo

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/mrcheapo/status/96176183032557568

  71. Jeff
    07.27.2011

    Like Cisco on FB.
    mrcheapo

  72. Jeff
    07.27.2011

    Liked this post on FB.
    mrcheapo

  73. Annette D
    07.27.2011

    I would love to win this to give to my son who just graduated from college and will be getting his first apartments soon!

  74. Heather
    07.27.2011

    We have three computers, a laptop, two phones, and a game system in my house and all of them run on wifi! When more than one of us are online at the same time it can get really laggy because we’re using the wifi router that came from our ISP- this router could totally solve a lot of our problems, and would also make sharing files between computers a lot easier!

  75. susan varney
    07.27.2011

    no disconnect this is great mverno@roadrunner.com

  76. lloyd Vermillion
    07.27.2011

    Can there ever be too much connectivity?

  77. jaime mchugh
    07.27.2011

    i have to have my laptop all the time. i am following you on twitter and retweeted about the giveaway. my twitter name is jaimelea143

  78. jaime mchugh
    07.27.2011

    i liked cisco on facebook

  79. Timmy
    07.27.2011

    I have a speed in my wireless…speed thrills!

  80. Lindsay
    07.27.2011

    My current router is seriously slow… I am in a desperate need for an update, especially since I work from home!

  81. Lindsay
    07.27.2011

    My router is so ancient and slow! Tweeting: @bellebellebeau

  82. Susan Ladd
    07.28.2011

    Like on FB and hope to win :)

  83. Jodi
    07.28.2011

    I have two teenagers at home and they are always online, I need this for the ease, and speed that it possesses.

  84. Jodi
    07.28.2011

    I like Cisco on Facebook

    Jodi d

  85. Elisabeth
    07.28.2011

    I would to have this because we get those annoying and random disconnects you mentioned! It always seems to be when I’m doing something important too.

  86. Elisabeth
    07.28.2011
  87. Elisabeth
    07.28.2011

    I Like Cisco on Facebook!

  88. Judith
    07.28.2011
  89. Judith
    07.28.2011
  90. BM
    07.28.2011

    I need it because my old router always needs rebooting.

  91. BM
    07.28.2011

    I liked Cisco on facebook.

  92. Judith
    07.29.2011
  93. Judith
    07.29.2011
  94. Debbie R
    07.29.2011

    MANDATORY
    My router is old and I need to reset it often. I would like to replace it with this high quality Cisco router before it craps out for good.

  95. Debbie R
    07.29.2011

    MANDATORY

    Following @alywalansky on Twitter/@tnrina

  96. Debbie R
    07.29.2011

    MANDATORY Tweet

    I want to win a Linksys E4200 Wireless Router @alywalansky

  97. Camels & Chocolate
    07.30.2011

    If ever there were an Aly giveaway I needed to win, it is this one! Scott and I have SEVEN computers between the two of us that we keep running at all times (plus two defunct laptops that sit and collect dust), and a speedy router is of utmost importance! We just packed up to move tonight and threw out our old one as it was on the fritz, so we really are in the market for a new one!

  98. Camels & Chocolate
    07.30.2011

    I liked Cisco!

  99. Camels & Chocolate
    07.30.2011

    And liked this giveaway!

  100. Karen Gonyea
    07.30.2011

    I’d LOVE the Linksys E4200 for my home :)

  101. Rob
    07.30.2011

    Well im sitting here with a older Linsys, a WRT160N. Since I bought this Ive added a netbook, an Asus tablet and a HTC EVO to the house. Needless to say Id like to head out in the back yard and bring the tablet with me without worry of signal loss. The duel band would help. Oh and new and shiny is always > old and dusty.

  102. Debbie R
    07.30.2011

    Likes Cisco on Facebook/Debbie Rinaldii

  103. Mary Withrow
    07.30.2011

    The router im using right now is old! I would love to upgrade to a newer, faster, more reliable router! I watch alot of movies that are constantly stopping and starting and with this, I wouldnt have that problem! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Mary

    Twitter: @MaryWithrow1
    PS I already follow you

  104. Mary Withrow
    07.30.2011

    MaryWithrow1 Mary Withrow
    I want to win a Linksys E4200 Wireless Router @alywalansky

    Twitter

  105. Mary Withrow
    07.30.2011

    Liked Cisco on Facebook
    @MaryMWithrow

  106. Lois S
    07.30.2011

    Actually I want this to gift to my son, he could use a dual band, easy to set up and use router. He could really use the feature to easily set parental permissions

  107. Lois S
    07.30.2011

    I follow Cisco Linksys and your link Cisco Umi on Facebook – Lois Shores

  108. Lois S
    07.30.2011

    I follow you on Twitter as ljshores and I twitted https://twitter.com/#!/ljshores/status/97481742163779584

  109. Sally
    07.30.2011

    I would LOVE to have this Cisco Linksys E4200 Router!!!
    So many things mess with my wireless internet, this sounds like it would do the job. It’s much better and faster then the one I have now plus it has USB ports, just what I need.
    I follow Cisco Press on twitter & Facebook
    http://twitter.com/#!/tickingsal/status/97488008357482496
    http://twitter.com/#!/tickingsal/status/97488072064761857

  110. Debbie R
    07.31.2011

    Liked this giveaway with the button on the post.

  111. Rick McClenthen
    07.31.2011

    LIKED this post of facebook #2
    http://www.facebook.com/purepconline#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=242236975799539&id=1164675873

    ** THANKS for the opportunity to win such a great prize **

    ** GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE **

  112. shannon
    07.31.2011

    With a busy house that is always running three laptops and an Xbox 360, we could use the better speed . I also like the fact that the router has an easy set-up.

  113. JD Northwest
    07.31.2011

    I like Cisco on Facebook

  114. Diane Baum
    07.31.2011

    it would be wonderful to increase my computer’s speed.

  115. Erica C.
    07.31.2011

    This would be great to have so I could use my laptop wirelessly while laying in bed at night!

  116. Kari O.
    07.31.2011

    I am moving and don’t currently have a router. It would be great to have this as I am going to school and it would help with money! I am a twitter follower as @thedollarchaser

  117. Rosanne
    08.1.2011

    Our other router is old and has been redone one time already

  118. Angela Winesburg
    08.1.2011

    I need this to increase the strength of my signal, thanks!
    Following on twitter @Hotsnotty2
    Tweeted – https://twitter.com/#!/Hotsnotty2/status/97894674341183488

  119. Angela Winesburg
    08.1.2011

    Liked Cisco on FB (AngelaWinesburg)

  120. Jaque R.
    08.1.2011

    I need the Linksys E4200 Wireless Router in my home so we can connect from any room without adding more cables and wires. :-) Thank you.

  121. Jaque R.
    08.1.2011

    I like Cisco on Facebook. :-) (Jaque Richards)

  122. tomato
    08.1.2011

    I’d like to win this because my current router is on its last legs!

  123. Kayce Crews
    08.1.2011

    I need this wireless router in my home so I can use both my laptop and my desktop at home.

    Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/yadgirl/status/98077911961178113

  124. Kayce Crews
    08.1.2011

    I like Cisco on Facebook

  125. eva
    08.1.2011

    This is essential for our home because our router is getting old! :'[
    ekieuuu@gmail.com

  126. eva
    08.1.2011

    liked this post
    ekieuuu@gmail.com

  127. eva
    08.1.2011

    Like Cisco on Facebook [ eva kieu ]
    ekieuuu@gmail.com

  128. susan smoaks
    08.1.2011

    this awesome device is necessary in our home because right now our router is not any good. we have ps3, blu-ray, laptops and phones that use wi-fi in the home but no router!

  129. Susan Smith
    08.1.2011

    This router would be a great addition to our family as we have 4 people on a router now that isn’t working well at times.

  130. Susan Smith
    08.1.2011

    Like Cisco on Facebook Susan Smith

  131. brian e.
    08.1.2011

    Thanks for the giveaway…would like a Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual Band Router at our place to get rid of the tangle of cables, and finally enter the wireless 21st Century !

    Following YOU via Twitter: @brianpiero

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  132. brian e.
    08.1.2011

    …”like” Cisco Linksys / Facebook : bryan eason

  133. Kat Emerick
    08.1.2011

    I have issues with very slow speed in our house and this would be helpful!
    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

  134. R Hicks
    08.1.2011

    We need a powerful router like this because we have so many dead spots with the cheap router we currently use!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  135. R Hicks
    08.1.2011

    follow you twitter and tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/brich2222/status/98195258634018817
    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  136. R Hicks
    08.1.2011

    like them fb
    richard hicks
    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  137. Jacob LaFountaine
    08.1.2011

    I’m up to about 15 wireless devices and really need something rock solid when more than 5-6 devices are running at the same time

  138. jhc
    08.1.2011

    This is necessary, because we need a better functional router.

    nanoendeavors at gmail dot com

  139. jhc
    08.1.2011
  140. jhc
    08.1.2011

    Like Cisco on Facebook
    Jh Cho

    nanoendeavors at gmail dot com

  141. jhc
    08.1.2011

    Liked this post
    Jh Cho

    nanoendeavors at gmail dot com

  142. jhc
    08.1.2011

    Liked this post
    Jh Cho
    Entry 2
    nanoendeavors at gmail dot com

  143. elangomatt
    08.1.2011

    I really need this in my home because I am still stuck using an old 802.11g wireless router but have never found a good excuse to upgrade it. I tweeted about this giveaway and follow you on twitter with user elangomatt.

    http://twitter.com/elangomatt/statuses/98225987480850433

  144. elangomatt
    08.1.2011

    I like Cisco on facebook!

  145. Stephanie Adkins
    08.1.2011

    I just got a job where I will be working from home ar least twice a week and I need a reliable router. My current router is ancient.

  146. Shay
    08.1.2011

    My current router is not working properly. i’M GOING TO HAVE TO GO ON SEARCH FOR A NEW ONE! :(

  147. acai berry natrol
    08.3.2011

    what a lengthy and in depth article but full of useful information

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