Linksys WRT 1200 AC Dual-Band Wireless Router Review with ExpressVPN

Today we’ll be taking a look at the Linksys WRT 1200 AC Dual-Band Wireless Router. This particular model differs from the rest of the routers on the market. How so? Well, it comes with ExpressVPN built-in. ExpressVPN is a subscription based service that offers safe, unrestricted, uncensored, anonymous internet access and browsing. For more details visit their website here.


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You may think … what so special about that? I already have VPN options on my router. Well, configuring a VPN on your router can be simple if you’re tech savvy IT person, but for the rest of us, it can be time consuming and daunting.

So one of the main selling points of this router is simple activation, and setup of the ExpressVPN account settings in one easy click.


Once the ExpressVPN is activated, there’s no need to configure your web browser settings or load any VPN spps on your smartphone. Surf the web and access the internet as if you’re connected to the country where ExpressVPN servers are available.


Linksys was acquired by Belkin back in 2013 and continues to sell network equipment under the same brand. Here’s a little blurb taken from Linksys’s parent company Belkin …



At Belkin International, we create products that help people realize the power of technology and make people’s lives better, easier and more fulfilling. This has been Belkin’s mission since our inception in 1983.

Belkin was founded by CEO, Chet Pipkin, in his parent’s garage. Even back then, Chet’s passion was driven by solving customer’s needs. He manufactured computer cable assemblies in the evenings and on weekends, and sold them to local computer manufacturers and dealers in response to the burgeoning personal computer market in the 1980’s. Since then, we’ve kept our southern California origins and are based in Playa Vista, right in the heart of the Los Angeles tech center.”




“Today, Belkin International has three brands – Belkin, Linksys and WeMo – to enhance the technology that connects us to the people, activities and experiences we love. Belkin products are renowned for their simplicity and ease of use, while our Linksys brand helped make wireless connectivity mainstream around the globe. Our newest brand, WeMo, is the leader in delivering customizable smart home experiences. Its product platform empowers people to monitor, measure and manage their electronics, appliances and lighting at home and on-the-go.”


I’m expecting good download speeds both domestically (local 1 Giabit fiber) and internationally (via ExpressVPN). For VP testing, I’m hoping it can stream BBC iPlayer movies and TV shows to both my laptop/PC browser and to smartphone/iPhone.

Let’s not waste any more time and take a closer look at the Linksys WRT 1200 AC wifi router …


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