Linksys WRT610N router for simultaneous dual-band WiFi N

Chris Davies - Jul 3, 2008, 3:35 am CDT

Linksys have released their latest WiFi router, the WRT610N, the claim to fame of which is its ability to simultaneously maintain WiFi band-N connections on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.  The benefit is in being able to use each band for separate, bandwidth intensive applications; 5GHz has a shorter range but higher throughput, while 2.4GHz is backward compatible with earlier WiFi versions that would usually slow the whole network down.

Linksys WRT610N 

Linksys include their Entertainment Optimized Networking (EON) technology, which can intelligently prioritise time-sensitive data such as high-definition video or online gaming.  The router also includes four gigabit networking ports, for wired computers and NAS devices, as well as a USB port that can be used to attach storage directly and share it across the network.

All the usual firewalls and security features are in place, and Linksys have continued with the swoopy style that means while the router won’t stack neatly, it also doesn’t make your study look like a data center.  The WRT610N is on sale today, priced at $200. 

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