Product Information for EnGenius X-TRA RANGE ESR1200 Wireless Router - IEEE 802.11ac
Highlights for EnGenius X-TRA RANGE ESR1200 Wireless Router - IEEE 802.11ac
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.