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Cisco offers Linksys 802.11n router with Linux

updated 09:40 am EDT, Tue June 23, 2009

Cisco WRT160NL Router

Cisco today aimed its Linksys routers at the open-source community with its first modern-era, 802.11n Wi-Fi router using Linux. The WRT160NL gives power users more control over the operating system driving the network device without having to resort to hacked firmware. It's also more flexible in hardware, the company says, as the antennas are mounted externally and on removable connectors that let users choose either stronger antennas or simply rotate the pre-supplied ones into an ideal position.

The choice of Linux still allows for media sharing and, through USB storage, can share media to any computer or other device that recognizes UPnP. Security is also as advanced as other routers with a single-button Wi-Fi Protected Setup link for those computers that support it. Cisco's latest hardware should be available today and sells for $120.



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  1. anshuman

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2009

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    Giga Ethernet?

    Well its missing Giga ethernet isnt it. for that price they really should had put giga ethernet port. Would had happily upgraded my netgear b/g router.

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