When we looked at the preceding EA6500, it was one of the first draft 802.11ac routers to fall into our hands. Fast forward 14 months and 802.11ac is still not finalized.
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If you were around for the 802.11n multi-draft incompatibility débâcle in the mid-2000s, then you'll be rolling your eyes to hear, if you haven't already, that all the networking companies are currently rolling out Draft 2 802.11ac kit.
The Linksys EA4500 isn't like a normal router. It's more like a glimpse at the future of networking.
The WRT610N is a new Linksys Ultra RangePlus router, but it is also described as a Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router. The Linksys supports dual-band operation in much the same way as the Netgear WNDR3300; however, there is a crucial difference that hinges on that word 'simultaneous'.
Linksys' 802.11b/g ADSL router has been through a few changes, rather like the Netgear DG834G. It has become more reliable with progressive firmware updates, and has also changed colour and shape...
Linksys has used this distinctive router casing in a number of models and we saw it a few months back in the WRT300N. Thankfully, the colours have been toned down, so the casing is black with silver trim.
With the news that Linksys as a brand has been killed off by owner Cisco, it's a somewhat hollow final outing for the latest of its multi-function wireless modem/routers. The WAG-325N is about as uninspired as its corporate blue and black outer shell