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EnGenius ESR9855G Indoor Multimedia Enhanced Wireless N Gigabit Gaming Router 802.11B/G/N 300Mbps

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SKU: 52949
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Experience: 10 Months


Decent range
Not reliable
Expensive for single band
Built cheaply
Overall I would say that this router definitely did its job for the short amount of time that I've had it, however, I most likely will never purchase another engenius product. Streaming 1080p videos was always troublesome due to constant buffering/lag issues, constant disconnections on XBL etc.
Again it did it's job, for the price however you can definitely find much better routers on the market.

This review was modfied by poster @ 10-07-11 04:54 AM

Experience: 2 Months


If it works, I assume it's great.
If it doesn't, you're screwed!

(I intended to give this 1 star, but NCIX's brilliant system is preventing me from doing so despite my in-store purchase receipt information.)
This product came out faulty but was hard to diagnose due to the nature of internet problems. I got bad lag-spikes despite attempts trying to tweak settings, update  components/software, etc.

Due to this, by the time it was isolated to the router the return back to NCIX was no longer valid. The real fun began trying to deal with Engenius support:

- Their website is unintuitive; registering for warranty involves entering in personal information only to have it disappear with no way of managing it.

- Their forums is virtually dead. Posting there will get you nowhere.

- All of their support is geared for company/business oriented use & is abysmal at best.

I tried contacting them only to find their support email was dead (eventually forwarded to the right one not listed). They offered me a rigid generic RMA form structured for company use which demanded I pay for repairs + shipping.

There were no exceptions, just additional limitations stating that you weren't even eligible if NCIX was not a registered dealer with them.

I couldn't even negotiate to get an understanding. The personality there seemed nonexistant with treatment like I was a number, not a customer.

Verdict: I got no constructive response back. The router does not perform everything it says it should and has become an elaborate paperweight. The cost of RMA-ing this would be the same as buying a new proper working one!

Roger D ©
Experience: 4 Days


Price *onsale*, Gigabit, Stream Engine Optimized, Wireless Range Strong, Setup and Interface Enhancements, Runs Cool, Sturdy Build, Moderate Size, Nice Appearance.
Table Top - Not Standable On It's Side.
I've replaced my D-Link 825 with this router and haven't looked back. The wireless range is very good and I have disconnected my Engenius repeater I had upstairs. The interface is loaded for tweaking and is easy to configure for novices.
There's a Stream Engine optimization feature that apparently helps to alleviate data traffic however I haven't quite felt it's performance. I will say that my network is very responsive as is the internet performance from this, my speedtests have resulted in slightly lower pings (example on my high speed cell I saw pings 89-110ms with d-link...I see 72ms now which I never before). Remember this is on Rogers HSPA+ Cell Network....

There are 2 antenna's that attach to the side of the router that don't allow the router to stand on it's side, if that's an issue it was slightly to me however I'm happy how I've reset my equipment up now.
Also I've not noticed any slow downs yet as I did with my Dlink which had to be reset 1 to 2 times daily...that's worth every penny alone!

My internal Gigabit network is snappy all the same...I like it for a router that sets up out of the box on stock firmware and runs...Very Good.

Firmware Version I have is 1.0.07, 2010-04-01

Remember to reset the router - Press and Hold the WPS button on top of the router for several seconds...lights will go off.

Experience: 20 Days


Small, good price when on sale
Not much better in range than my DLink
I bought this a while ago to replace my Dlink router at home. I haven't used it there but took it out to work instead. I was hoping for a better range but I haven't compared it to my home router for distance which would give me more to compare. Having said that I think it is a fine router and they seem to have a good reputation. ( I am no network guru)

Nuna Y
Experience: 2 Months


Fast and Reliable
None that I have found
This router has performed perfectly for me. I didn't realize how bad my old (very old) router was until I hooked this one up. I immediately noticed an improvement in my network speed. It was quite easy to set up and has been perfectly reliable so far. I read a lot of reviews on many different routers before deciding to purchase this one and I am very satisfied with my decision.

Experience: 4 Days


Fast, lots of Features, great signal strength, looks great.
LED's are a little dim.
This is a great little router. Noticed an immediate improvement over my existing G router & wireless. My Shaw connectivity would only hit 16Mbps on the G Router, getting full 26Mbps with this guy.

I'm a bit of a techie so it was a huge relief not to be forced into those awful "easy setup" menus. (That don't always work!) They are there if you want them, but I had this up and running in 5 minutes.

My only complaint is that the LED's are a little dim, but on the other hand, hearing about rooms that glow blue due to overly bright LED's, this has very little impact on the room it's in. You can see the LED's fine when you are close, but if you have it across the room it's tough to see.

Highly recommended.

Experience: 1 Months


-Strong Wireless N
-Works well with XBOX 360
Extremely small Ethernet cable in box.
This router replaced a Belkin that was giving me all kinds of grief. The router has significantly increased my download speeds. I simply LOVE it! Any certified network technician that knows his stuff will tell you that EnGenius routers are rock-steady. Have it connected to my XBOX 360 and Samsung LED TV and haven't had any issues. The router prioritizes gaming with the STEAM feature. Highly recommended!

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Features [ Edit | History ]


ESR9855G is a Media Enhanced 11N Gaming Router. ESR9855G supports home network with superior throughput and performance and unparalleled wireless range (3dBi antenna included). With easy to use on the WPS function, it helps users to connect to wireless device with just one push button. Most importantly, the latest StreamEngine technology guarantees real-time multimedia services.

There's also a built-in 4-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. The Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network shares a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

Quick Specs:
Wireless Transmission Speed 300 Mbit/s
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 4
Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports 1
Total Number of Antennas 2

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

General Information  
     Brand Name: EnGenius
     Manufacturer: EnGenius Technologies, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: ESR9855G
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.engeniustech.com
     Product Model: ESR9855G
     Product Name: ESR9855G Wireless Router
     Product Type: Wireless Router
     Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
     Management Port: Yes
     Number of Broadband (RJ-45) Ports: 1
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 4
Management & Protocols  
  • Web Based Management (HTTP)
  • DHCP
  • Syslog
  • IEEE 802.1p QoS (Stream Engine/WMM)

     Security Features:
  • NAT
  • NAPT
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • Block ICMP Ping
  • SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection)
  • Rule Based (IP Address Ranges, Port Ranges & Schedule)
  • DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Host
  • Policy Based Parental Controls
  • VPN pass-through (PPTP, L2TP, IPSEC)
  • PAP
  • CHAP
  • MS-CHAP v1/2
  • URL Filtering
  • IP Filtering
  • Port Filtering
  • 56-bit DES
  • 168-bit 3DES
  • 256-bit AES

     Certifications & Standards:
  • FCC Part 15
  • ETSI 300/328/CE

Network & Communication  
     Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless Specifications  
     Antenna Gain: 3 dBi
     Antenna Type: Dipole
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.48 GHz
     ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.40 GHz
     Total Number of Antennas: 2
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n
     Wireless Security:
  • 64/128-bit WEP
  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2-EAP
  • TKIP
  • AES
  • IEEE 802.1x Authenticator

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 300 Mbit/s

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