With up to 300 Mbps Wireless-N speeds (up to 6x faster than a Wireless-G router) and 4 fast Ethernet ports for wired connections, the Linksys E1200 is ideal for users looking for customers looking consistent wireless and wired performance on a basic network, set it up and forget about it.
TP-Link is not obligated to provide any maintenance or support for it, and does not guarantee the performance and stability of third party firmware.
Damage to the product as a result of using third party firmware will void the product's warranty.
The general thinking is that a router that can update its own firmware is better than one that requires manual updating. There are many things that go wrong with a router that self-updates it firmware.
Borrowing from the Security Checklist page, below is my list of things to look for in determining if a self-updating router is doing a good job or not.
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Best Reasons to Upgrade Your Wireless Router If you are still running your network on a workhorse WRT54G but router-based limitations are keeping you from utilizing the high end speeds of your devices, it is time for an upgrade.
As for answering these questions, my experience with self-updating routers has been limited to eero and Google Wi-Fi.
Someone from Linksys provided answers to these questions for their "Smart-Wifi" branded routers (model numbers starting with EA or WRT).
Have you decided its time to upgrade your wireless router?