updated 03:20 pm EDT, Mon October 29, 2007
Linksys offers new routers
Linksys has debuted a duo of new routers, one sporting Power over Ethernet capabilities, and the other utilizing QoS and offering two phone ports. The new Wireless-G Access Point with Power over Ethernet includes the company's proprietary "RangeBooster" technology, which is purported to offer improved performance and "effectively double network size and increase throughput by 35 percent." Also included are 802.11F Roaming and auto-channel Selection. Security protocols include WPA2 Enterprise, 802.1x with Radius Authentication, HTTPS secure control, MAC Address Filtering and DES/3DES/AES Encryption. There are also multiple BSSIDs and 802.1q VLANs for keeping network traffic separate. The Business Series Wireless-G Access Point with Power over Ethernet (WAP2000) will have an estimated street price of $170.
The WRP400 combines Linksys includes voice, video and data services, as well as QoS and secure wireless set-up features. The router offers 10/100 WAN interface, four 10/100 LAN interfaces, integrated 802.11b/g wireless access point, and two standard phone jacks. Security features include Web-access Password Protection, Denial of Service (DoS) Prevention, multiple filters, VPN pass-through for IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP protocols, SSID Broadcast Disable, MAC and IP address restrictions, as well as other security elements. The Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with 2 Phone Ports (WRP400) is available immediately with an estimated street price of $140.