Linksys router ‘cuts the cord’

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Linksys router ‘cuts the cord’

Cisco-owned Linksys has released the Cisco WRT54G2 – the successor to Linksys' WRT54G router – to the Australian market. The new router features the same design as sported by the recent 'Ultra RangePlus' family of wireless-N routers (WRT160N and WRT310N).

Graeme Reardon, Linksys regional director of Australia and New Zealand, told iTnews the product was aimed primarily at those customers who are making their first jump to a Wireless network.

“They may not yet need to speed or range of an "N" network, but want to 'Cut the Cord' so to speak,” he said.

According to Reardon the WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband ships with the Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA) application, which is a software package, designed to take away the technical hassle of setting up a wireless network and helps to keeps the network highly secure and connected.

“Helping to keep a network safe and secure can be configured with the WRT54G2. The WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) feature was designed to help make securing wireless devices easier. Simply push the WPS button on the router and on another WPS-enabled wireless device to create an encrypted wireless connection between them,” said Reardon.

The Linksys by Cisco WRT54G2 is immediately available through authorised distributors, retailers and resellers for a recommended retail price of $89.95.

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