WRT610N v1 thumb Linksys Dual N Band Wireless Router Available

Linksys today announced the availability of its first simultaneous Dual-N Band
router for the Singapore market. The Linksys by Cisco Simultaneous Dual-N Band
Wireless Router (WRT610N) is designed to offer true Wireless-N performance in
both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. It is like having two N band routers in one
device.
The Linksys by Cisco WRT610N is available at Comex 2008 from 28 August 2008 at
an exclusive Show Price of S$ 259 and afterwards from authorized distributors,
key retailers and value-added resellers for a manufacturer’s sales recommended
price (MSRP) of S$ 279.

WRT610N v1 Linksys Dual N Band Wireless Router Available

SINGAPORE – August 28th, 2008 – Linksys®, a Division of Cisco, and the
recognized leading global manufacturer of wireless and networking hardware for
the home, today announced the availability of its first simultaneous Dual-N Band
router for the Singapore market. The Linksys by Cisco Simultaneous Dual-N Band
Wireless Router (WRT610N) is designed to offer true Wireless-N performance in
both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. It is like having two N band routers in one
device. The WRT610N works with any DSL or cable broadband connection and offers
a great entertainment experience when streaming video and music around the
home1,2.

True Simultaneous Wireless-N Performance

Dual-N Band Wireless networking is designed to allow consumers to utilize both
the 2.4GHz wireless spectrum and the wider, less crowded 5GHz wireless spectrum.
The 5GHz band is ideal for streaming media and provides more than seven times
the number of non-overlapping wireless channels, allowing for clearer
transmissions. The 2.4GHz spectrum allows older network devices like print
servers, cameras or older notebooks and PCs to access the network. As opposed to
other solutions, the WRT610N is designed to allow consumers to achieve full
Wireless-N network speeds on both bands at the same time2.

“There are products in the market that are positioned as Dual-Band that allow
access to only one band at a time or lose transmission speeds when both bands
are in use,” said Jaimohan Thampi, Head of Product Management, Linksys Asia
Pacific. “The Linksys by Cisco WRT610N is a Dual-N Band broadband router that is
designed to support simultaneous, separate Wireless-N radio bands. As we foresee
consumers starting to use the 5GHz spectrum for their multimedia devices, it
becomes more important to have access to the full capabilities of both bands.”

Media Optimized Networking

The Linksys Media Optimized Networking technology helps deliver a premium
experience when WRT610N users share and access multimedia content. The network
performance is fine-tuned to give priority to media such as High-Definition
video without the need for manual configuration. Consumers can also customize
their network to give priority to certain devices like gaming consoles over
others.

Easy Network Setup and Management

Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA) provides consumers with a flash video-based
guided installation for PC and Mac users. LELA uses simplified terminology that
does not require knowledge of networking jargon, and helps make setting up a
wireless network easier than ever before.

With LELA a visual overview of all the devices connected to the network is
presented, providing an easy way to quickly view the status of the network. When
a new device is connected, LELA will automatically add it to the network map and
notify the user.

Next to LELA the WRT610N comes with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) support. WPS is
an optional certification program from the Wi-Fi Alliance that is designed to
make devices on wireless local area networks more secure and to make the set up
as easy as possible. The WRT610N features a button that enables consumers to add
additional devices to their network by simply pushing it and the corresponding
button on the other certified product.

Pricing and Availability

The Linksys by Cisco WRT610N is available at Comex 2008 from 28 August 2008 at
an exclusive Show Price of S$ 259 and afterwards from authorized distributors,
key retailers and value-added resellers for a manufacturer’s sales recommended
price (MSRP) of S$ 279. The matching Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is
also available at Comex 2008 for only S$ 50 with any purchase of the WRT610N. For
more information about the Linksys by Cisco WRT610N, please visit:
www.linksys.com/dual-n-band