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New Line of Linksys Wireless Routers Launched by Cisco

It has been for quite some time now that the term ‘networking’ has crossed its essential boundaries of commercial establishments and made a gate-crash into the domestic arena. Home networking market has huge potentials and Cisco is determined to curve a niche in this emerging market.

Cisco’s recently launched line of Linksys wireless routers can help take the home networking experience to the next level. The global leader in networking has recently launched a new line of Linksys (NewsAlert) wireless routers. This new, streamlined product lineup is all set to provide a renewed benchmark of simplicity, power, and performance. With this new line of Cisco products, consumers get just the right technology to fit their needs. The line also includes new Cisco Connect software, which gives users tools for easier customization and control of their home wireless experience.

The introduction of Linksys 10 years ago had revolutionized the home networking scenario. Ten years in the industry and 50 million units had found their way to the market. The new line of Linksys’ is designed for today’s savvy home owners that look for simplified products based on cutting edge technology.

“Linksys pioneered the first home router 10 years ago, and 50 million units later is the world’s leading provider of home wireless routers,” said Jonathan Kaplan, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco Consumer Products. “The new E-Series caters to Linksys’ core technology-minded consumer base, with a simplified product line-up that is ideal for today’s sophisticated home network user.”

The new line of Linksys wireless routers comprises of Cisco Connect Software. This provides advanced capabilities on a simple set up. The new Cisco Connect software is designed to make it easier for users to customize and control their wireless network settings to match their preferences. With a quick and easy setup, the software auto-assigns the WPA security passkey and SSID.

Once configured, users can use Cisco Connect to easily manage their wireless home 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

Customizing advanced settings and changing the network SSID and password

More technologically advanced users can access Linksys’ advanced features through the default IP address (192.168.1.1). 

The new Linksys E-Series line is designed for diverse clientele. With a full range of technology options, the line helps users find what works best for them. The new line, including a USB Wireless-N Adapter, is available immediately at Amazon, Staples, Linksys.com, and soon at Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart and other leading retailers. 

Here is a brief review of the price range of the new Linksys line up:

Linksys E1000 Wireless-N Router (MSRP:  $79.99)

Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router (MSRP:  $119.99)

Linksys E2100L Advanced Wireless-N Router with Linux OS:  (MSRP:  $119.99)

Linksys E3000 High-Performance Wireless-N Router (Dual-Band):  (MSRP:  $179.99)

Linksys AE1000 High-Performance Wireless-N USB Adapter:  (MSRP:  $69.99)

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