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Cisco reportedly chasing Linksys sale as consumer segment sours

Cisco reportedly chasing Linksys sale as consumer segment sours

Cisco is looking to shed home router division Linksys, according to tipster whispers, in the hope of exiting the low-margin consumer networking business and making back a little on its $500m 2003 outlay on the firm. The company has reportedly engaged Barclays to sniff out a potential buyer, insiders tattle to

Bloomberg, with TV manufacturers expected to be among those interested given the increasing role the internet plays in home entertainment.

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Linksys Powerline adapters debut; Wireless in pipeline

Linksys Powerline adapters debut; Wireless in pipeline

Linksys has outed a new line-up of HomePlug Powerline adapters, promising up to 200Mbps network connections passed over your regular home electricity wiring. Billed as ideal for consoles, streaming media adapters and the like, the new Linksys AV 1-Port (PLEK400) and AV 4-Port (PLSK400) offer one or four 10/100 sockets respectively, and will be joined by a wireless bridge later this quarter.

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Linksys E4200 V2 router rocks mobile app control

Linksys E4200 V2 router rocks mobile app control

Linksys has a cool new router for your wireless home network that will make taking care of that network while you are away a snap thanks to special access capability that doesn't require you to be at a computer to change your settings. The router is called the E4200 v2, and the new version adds a few other tricks as well.

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Linksys WES610N Wireless-N Bridge gets your HDTV, console & STB online

Linksys WES610N Wireless-N Bridge gets your HDTV, console & STB online

Linksys by Cisco has outed its latest entertainment bridge, the WES610N Wireless-N Bridge, intended to hook up your ethernet-port toting HDTV, cable and other STBs, and consoles like the Xbox 360 and PS3 to your WiFi network. The WES610N offers a choice of 2.3GHz or 5GHz wireless (though not simultaneously) and has four 10/100 ethernet ports.

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Linksys E-Series wireless routers: Gigabit, dual-band & more

Linksys E-Series wireless routers: Gigabit, dual-band & more

Cisco has outed its latest range of Linksys E-Series wireless routers and SE-Series switches. The E-Series spans the $59.99 to $179.99 to price points, with the top-end model, the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router, having both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz radios (supporting simultaneous use), four gigabit ethernet ports, 3x3 MIMO support, six antennas and USB for network storage or printers.

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Linksys E4200 is new dual-band flagship router

Linksys E4200 is new dual-band flagship router

Cisco has outed its latest flagship home router, the Linksys E4200, a simultaneous dual-band model supporting concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz use. The E4200 has four gigabit ports, plus a 3x3 antenna array for six in total, all internal so that the router doesn't resemble a hedgehog.

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Linksys Media Extenders temporarily bricked after Microsoft server shut-down

Linksys Media Extenders temporarily bricked after Microsoft server shut-down

Linksys' ill-fated Media Extender devices for Windows Media Center are suffering an ongoing bug that has rendered them useless in the US, with what appears to be an offline update server leaving the DMA2100 and DMA2200 showing nothing but a black screen. The issue has been reported by multiple owners, though is apparently not affecting Europe (the update server for which is apparently still active).

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Cisco buy MOTO design consultancy firm

Cisco buy MOTO design consultancy firm

Cisco has announced that they've put in a bid to buy MOTO, but before you get too excited it's not the Motorola that produce cellphones but the design consulting firm based in San Francisco.  MOTO are no strangers to the pages of SlashGear - we've featured their Labs work a few times now - but the company has also worked with Cisco before on the Flip camcorder range.

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Cisco Valet easy-setup routers & Linksys E-Series routers debut

Cisco Valet easy-setup routers & Linksys E-Series routers debut

Cisco have gone networking crazy today (though, given networking is their core business we're glad they're taking it seriously) with the launch of both a new consumer range of routers, the Cisco Valet series, and a "tech enthusiast" range, the Linksys E-Series.  The Valet range - which consists of the Valet and Valet Plus - prioritises ease of setup, using a USB stick onto which all of the network settings are installed, meaning you can get a new machine online simply by plugging it in once.

Video demos after the cut

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Linksys DMA-2200 Media Extender price-crash: $95

Linksys DMA-2200 Media Extender price-crash: $95

Back when it launched, the Linksys DMA-2200 Wireless Media Extender retailed for a cool $350.  Capable of streaming content from your Windows Media Center in one room, to your big-screen HDTV in another, the DMA-2200 faired reasonably in reviews, hindered by its big sticker price.  Now, though, Newegg are listing the DMA-2200 for just $94.99 with free shipping, at which point it becomes a very tempting offer indeed.

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Linksys Wireless Home Audio System reviewed: good, but nothing special

Linksys were determined to compare their Wireless Home Audio System to Sonos, rather than Logitech, when we spoke to them at CES, but that hasn’t stopped Digital Trends from making just that comparison in their review of the streaming audio system.  The good news is that the setup – which consists of a variety of WiFi-linked standalone boomboxes, HiFi adapters and media servers, together with a large-screen remote – certainly delivers on audio quality.

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CES 2009: Linksys Wireless Home Audio

CES 2009: Linksys Wireless Home Audio

Linksys by Cisco have been demonstrating their new Wireless Home distributed media system at CES 2009, a Sonos-rivalling system that includes the standalone Conductor DMC350 with integrated touchscreen control and CD player, the Director DMC250 media player with integrated 50W-per-channel amp, and the Player DMP100 for connection to an existing amplified setup.  Each can access media from across your home network or the internet, together with internet radio.

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