Linksys launches Wireless Gateway

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 09, 2009

Linksys by Cisco has announced the availability of the WAG160N, an affordable Wireless-N ADSL2+ Gateway and all-in-one solution for Internet connectivity that integrates the functionalities of an ADSL2+ Modem, Router, 4-port Switch and a Wireless-N Access Point. The WAG160N is the center of a network-enabled home, enabling fast Internet connectivity, while supporting file sharing, wireless printing, and other resource sharing in a networked environment.

The Linksys by Cisco WAG160N is the newest addition to the Wireless-N family and it features the same sleek industrial design as sported by the recent Ultra RangePlus family of Wireless-N routers (WRT160N and WRT310N). The new sleek design features an internal antenna technology which integrates the antenna into the device body without compromising signal coverage.

Besides the new design, the WAG160N ships with the Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA) application, which provides consumers with a flash video-based guided installation for PC and Mac users.  LELA uses simplified terminology that does not require knowledge of networking jargon, and helps make setting up a wireless network easier than ever before. This simple-to-use software package is designed to take away the technical hassle setting up wireless network and helps to keeps the network highly secure and connected.

Fast, wide-ranged and reliable wireless connection is made available at all times with the WAG160N. Based on the draft 802.11n technology, the built-in Wireless-N Access Point enables users to connect wireless devices in the building without using cables. It also supports the Multiple In, Multiple Out (MIMO) technology which is designed to increase the range and reduce dead spots in the wireless coverage area.

In addition, the WAG160N helps protect data and privacy with up to 256-bit industrial-strength encryption and 802.1x authentication and authorization. It also has a powerful SPI firewall to help protect users PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks.

The Linksys by Cisco WAG160N is available now through authorized distributors, quality retainers and resellers for a recommended retail price of INR 7,925.