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Linksys launches budget-level wireless gear

updated 12:25 pm EDT, Thu September 20, 2007

Linksys RangePlus gear

Linksys, soon to be absorbed completely by Cisco, has nevertheless launched a new line of budget-level products called RangePlus. The core component is the WRT100 Wireless Router (not pictured), a stripped-down device whose primary features are MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) support and a computer-based guide that takes people step-by-step through setting up a network. It also benefits from Wi-Fi Protected Setup, a feature on some certified products that allows two to be linked by pressing a button on each.

Linksys is not saying what protocols the WRT100 operates on, though the current industry standard is 802.11b/g. To go with the WRT100, Linksys has announced notebook (WPC100), PCI (WMP100), and USB notebook (WUSB100) adapters. The WRT100 and WPC100 are $100 each, and should be available this week from online stores. The remaining adapters should ship by the end of the year.



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  1. jasontm1

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    Launching budget gear?

    I thought their whole product line WAS budget gear...

  1. derbbre

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    Budget? $100?

    Their current G routers are all below $100...

  1. testudo

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    MIMO

    Isn't MIMO for n-based routers, which would imply that these support n-base (and why they might be considered 'budget')?

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