Cisco yesterday under its Linksys brand unveiled a series of Wi-Fi devices for Indian consumers. The Linksys X-series, a range of all-in-one home wireless products, helps consumer to create a high-speed wireless home network that works with both DSL and cable broadband connections. The Linksys X-series is the ideal solution for consumers to go wireless with their fixed broadband connection and for those who want to upgrade to wireless-N.
In the X-series, Linksys introduced X2000 Wireless-N ADSL2 Modem Router that retails for Rs.9,499. Another product in the series is the X3000 Advanced Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router that retails for Rs.11,999. The X3000 is equipped with a StorageLink USB-port to connect and share storage devices over the network. Both the devices are compatible with Windows and Mac OS.
Cisco also refreshed their E-series wireless router family The new lineup of Linksys E-series routers provides the speed required for today’s connected home (up to 450Mbps). Its key features include 3×3 spatial stream configuration for improved coverage, external power amplifiers to maintain signal strength over a greater distance and reduce dead spots and virtual USB technology to connect USB printers, storage, and other devices to the network. Also new on select E-series models is the native IPv6 and 6rd support. The E-series Wireless-N routers are E1200, E1500, E2500, E3200 and E4200. These are priced at Rs.5,999, Rs.6,999, Rs.8,999, Rs.11,999 and Rs.13,999 respectively.
For consumers who face weak Wi-Fi signals or so called ‘dead spots’ at their home the Wireless-N Range Extender can be useful as a repeater. The RE1000 features two antennas and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS. The RE1000 retails for a price of Rs.6,499.