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Cisco E4200 or Asus RT-N56U

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My beloved little Buffalo WHR-G54S with Tomato firmware died last night. A moment of silence please.

I guess it is time to replace it with something in the dual-band gigabit flavor. I have narrowed down my choices to the Cisco E4200 or the Asus RT-N56U. They both seem like excellent routers to me and I am unable to decided which I like best. Perhaps there is something one provides that the other does not that I have over looked?

Fire away with your opinions! I want to go to Fry's and pick this up tomorrow.

Cisco E4200


Asus RT-N56U
post #2 of 4
theres two reasons why i dont like the asus.
1. no dd-wrt/tomato
2. all the ports are on the side. that means that the nice design is thrown off by all the cables sticking out of the side.

the E4200 would be my choice

ddwrt page on the asus
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I went to the store today and would have probably gotten the Asus RT-N56U but they were sold out. In comparisons between the two the N56U sustained faster WLAN to LAN throughput and 34,000+ connections. The E4200 was behind it by several orders in both categories.

I have the E4200 now and will test it for the next week. I will more than likely pick up the N56U at some point because I am interested in field testing both of them.
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i saw a comparison between the two on small net builder and the asus was faster close up but the E4200 had greater range.
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