Review: EnGenius Router ESR750H
A few years ago have a router was a luxury, now it is almost a necessity. With so many Wi-Fi devices, wireless, streaming, online, etc. is almost impossible to have everything connected by cables while, unless your house is an amazing place where the laying of the network through each room, but even there, your smartphone or tablet could not connect to the internet through a cable.
Now discuss this ESR750H EnGenius router that could be a good idea to have at home.
- Ethernet Port: Yes
- High speed ethernet port: Yes
- Gigabit: Yes
- Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11n
- ISM Band: Yes
- UNII Band: Yes
- ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.40 GHz (11b/11g/11n)
- UNII Maximum Frequency: 5 GHz (11a/11n)
- Number of Antennas: 5
- USB: Yes
- VGA: No
- RJ-45 Ports: 4
- RJ-11 Ports: No
- Broadband Port RJ-45: 1
- Serial: No
- Port PoE: No
- Wireless Speed: 750 Mbps
- Certifications: IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.1x IEEE
- Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, TKIP, AES, IEEE 802.1x, WPS
- Voltage: 12 V DC
The box does not bring much, fortunately, is the only router, power adapter, a network cable, manual and quick reference disc “installer” that is rather an assistant and two external antennas to place.
If all goes well, the installation should not take more than 10 or 15 minutes while you get all of your packaging, connect to electricity, configure your modem and Wi-Fi access quickly. If you can not configure the router, you can use the CD included to do it quickly, if you do it manually, what steps are almost the same as those that come on CD but, by entering the IP router (comes in the part of down the team) can make changes and obviously more advanced.
The menu is not complicated, however, is quite simple to understand, there are options for just about everything, for safety each band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), parental control, VPN, firewall, SSID, in short, everything you would expect a router.
If you read the specifications have noticed that said to include five antennas, although clearly specify that inside the box there are only two, what happens is that the other three antennas come inside, to provide a signal range as extensive possible.
At 2.4GHz have at least 15 meters of coverage assured as 20 meters begins to falter a little signal strength, but you still have internet signal, obviously this depends on many conditions, if the walls of your home / office are thick enough signal will weaken but safe in your home is certainly not you run out signal when compared with certain modem (especially given TELMEX in Mexico) whose signal dies at 6 or 8 meters this is a great advantage.
Interestingly 5GHz signal seems to be weaker, or at least that is detected at us and go out to look for a laptop (an HP Envy 17) signal router, 2.4GHz surprisingly appeared in the list of not available and 5GHz networks, that at a distance closer than 30 or 35 feet away.
Although box says it is able to transfer up to 750Mbps, the reality is that they are split transfers, one is 400Mbps and 350Mbps another.
In the 2.4 GHz band can reach speeds up to 79 Mbps average wirelessly, we get (with many cheers and words of encouragement), get a 11MB transfer (88Mbps) which is not bad. Sure, the machines were virtually opposite each other, but in a local environment, you should have no problems.
In the 5GHz band on average can reach speeds of 121Mbps which is not bad, but as I said, is “weird” that suddenly the signal does not go further.
The USB port that includes the router has several functions, one of which is such that you can directly connect computers and peripherals to get a connection to the local network. For example, if you have a printer that is not wireless, you can connect to this port and voila, you can now access it. Further advantage that the router is ready to Shair music. If you have a USB speakers (or audio card USB), simply connect to the port, open iTunes and go to music for the environment.
As you may have noticed from the photos, the design is not ugly, is not worthy of an art gallery, but is generally pleasing. Not occupy much space and can stick to the wall if necessary.
The fact that the two frequencies emitted simultaneously makes it practical for the office but it is fair to say that the 5GHz band is beyond the scope of most laptops, in fact, the laptop “mid-entry” or costing less than $500 is almost certainly not be able to find the 5GHz network.
At home it is almost certain to waste some of the 5GHz frequency, or the PS3 or the Xbox 360 can see it, can not find many smartphones and some tablets, so it will stay in the 2.4GHz band, That if the home signal coverage is pretty good. MacBook models have no trouble recognizing both networks and machines will think that you can get more out of this device.
Something that may scare the customer is its price, at USD $205, the truth is not cheap. Not a bad team, but because of cost, maybe think twice before buying.
- Its USB port
- Establishes two networks simultaneously
- Highly customizable
- The 5GHz signal is not as strong as expected
- It includes a manual suitable for the user
- The coverage area sometimes random