Super Speeds With New Linksys Router

  • Can add multiple internet-capable devices
  • Password protected internet access
  • Comes with USB port

With up to 10 percent of the Australian consumer market, router specialist, Cisco, is looking to extend its presence with the introduction the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual Band N Router.

Offering network speeds of up to 450Mbps and a sleek new design, the E4200 is said to deliver the high performance needed for HD video streaming and connecting multiple network devices in the home including laptops, smartphones, tablets, internet enabled TVs, set top boxes and game consoles.

New SpeedBoost technology makes high performance home networking achievable throughout the entire home. The unit is equipped with 3 x 3 antenna technology delivering up to 450Mbps on the 5GHz radio band. Additional SpeedBoost amplifiers enable additional range and MIMO technology uses walls to amplify the router signal. The antennas are hidden within the shell of the device, which has been done on purpose to give it a more industrial-looking design.

As with all Linksys E-series models, the E4200 comes with Cisco Connect software that installs the router in three easy steps, enables security, and assigns a unique network name. Once the router is installed, users can also use Cisco Connect to manage their wireless network by:

  • Adding multiple Internet-capable devices to the network
  • Setting parental controls for each computer or device
  • Giving visitors password-protected Internet access on a separate guest network
  • Customising advanced settings and changing the network name and password

The Linksys E4200 is equipped with a USB port that allows consumers to connect USB devices like external hard drives directly to the router so they can be shared wirelessly. Consumers can then stream HD movies, data and music from the storage device to tablet PCs, laptops, connected TVs and other platforms.

Cisco is also expanding its product portfolio by introducing two new Cisco Linksys switches to meet a growing customer need for connecting devices with wired Ethernet connections. The Cisco Linksys SE2500 5-port and SE2800 8-port switches feature Gigabit ports offering both high speed and reliable connection, ideal for connecting devices that require large amounts of data such as internet set top boxes and media servers.