One of the big up-and-comers in our router roster has been the Cisco Linksys E4200 Tomato Router, an alternate open-source firmware companion to the extraordinarily popular E4200 DD-WRT router. We’ve devoted large chunks of blog realty to the E4200 Tomato router because it’s a real beauty and we’d be remiss not to highlight it at every opportunity.
Well, now the E4200 Tomato router has a little brother router of its own. We’re proud to welcome the Cisco Linksys E3200 Tomato Router into our lineup of heavy-hitting, dual-band routers. The E3200 Tomato router offers much of what the E4200 offers, only at a more affordable price.
Read on to learn more about this great new addition to the FlashRouters team!
Cisco Linksys E3200 Router Specs
We’ll get into the benefits that come from turning the regular Cisco Linksys E3200 into the E3200 Tomato router in upcoming sections, but for now, let’s take a look at what the E3200 offers before our technicians take over.
The E3200 takes what’s been working for the Cisco Linksys 3000 and gives it a considerable boost. This superior dual band device can handle from 10 to 15 high-bandwidth users simultaneously, allowing for online gaming, Netflix streaming, and more to run all at once without annoying interruptions.
Furthermore, the E3200 also features a network USB port for networking a printer or backup drive, as well as gigabit ports, which are ten times faster than standard Fast Ethernet ports for transferring files within your wired network. And again, this is all before we flash it with Tomato firmware!
Added Benefits of a Tomato Firmware Upgrade
Now that we’ve explained why the Linksys E3200 is such a powerful device before FlashRouters even get our hands on it, we should delve into the benefits of owning a E3200 router pre-flashed with Tomato firmware.
We’ve gone into incredible detail about the benefits of Tomato firmware, but if we’re occasionally redundant on this subject, it’s only because we’re so impressed by what Tomato can do for a router. You can manage how you want your bandwidth allocated; you can compartmentalize your online activities with its dual-band coverage; you can even improve the range of your wireless network!
Take a look at the list below to get an even better idea of the world of potential that Tomato firmware unlocks in your router:
- Superior Stability: No more restarting your router every day just to get it working.
- Simultaneous Dual Band Coverage: Two Bands for segmenting your network. Leave standard activities to the 2.4 GHz band and improved high bandwidth activity performance from the clearer 5 GHz band.
- Improved Router Interface & Navigation.
- VPN Client Integration: OpenVPN, PPTP, or L2TP. (See VPN Tab for more info).
- Advanced QoS: Define 10 unique QoS classes. Real-time pie graph display of prioritized traffic with class drill down details.
- Integrated Wireless Survey Page: View conflicting wireless networks in your area to tweak your network accordingly.
- Advanced Setup Options: Client, Bridge, WDS
- Better Wireless Coverage of Up to 250 Feet (depending on interference & home/office construction materials).
And that’s just the beginning! Suffice to say, owning a router upgraded with Tomato firmware unlocks a whole world of router versatility and durability!
OpenVPN on the E3200 Tomato Router
As is the case with all of the Trouters on our line, the Linksys E3200 Tomato Router comes equipped with VPN-integration for OpenVPN and PPTP. This means that, if you’re one of the many people that subscribe to a VPN service, you need not worry about the tricky process of installing the VPN-connection software in order to use it with your router. You’ll be surfing the internet securely and accessing regionally restricted material before you know it.
Additionally, you can use your old router, combine it with the E3200 Tomato router, and go with the popular dual router setup. This allows you to have one router devoted to basic local network usage and another as a devoted VPN connection router. Switching between the two couldn’t be easier, and creates a quick access point for greater maneuverability with your wireless network and your VPN.
The FlashRouters Guarantee
Every Cisco Linksys E3200 Tomato FlashRouter comes with a guarantee of 3 months of free tech support, as well as a 90-day warranty for Tomato firmware installations. Additionally, each router includes an easy-to-follow setup guide to simplify the process of installing your new device.
And, of course, we make sure to rigorously test each product we flash and sell. Our technicians work tirelessly to ensure that your brand new router is ready to revolutionize your network right out of the box, saving you the trouble of toiling through complicated setups that can often lead to bricked routers. Improving your network’s performance in the safest and simplest way possible is paramount to us.
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