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Cisco launches Linksys X-series all-in-one home wireless solution for consumers

 

Cisco launches Linksys® X-series all-in-one home wireless solution for consumers

Linksys X-series works with both cable and DSL broadband connections to make it easier for consumers to make their homes wireless

Sydney, 31st August 2011 – Cisco today introduced the Linksys® X-series, a range of all-in-one home wireless products that help consumers to simply create a high speed wireless home network that works with both DSL and cable broadband connections. The Linksys X-series enables consumers to access the internet and enjoy reliable wireless access on all their wireless devices around the home such as laptops, tablets, smart phones, game consoles and internet ready televisions. 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. The new all-in-one solutions provide consumers with the flexibility to connect to cable and DSL broadband connections when moving to a new home or switching service providers.

“The number of Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home exceeds 1.1 billion devices today and is growing by the minute,” said Scott Jackson, marketing manager at Cisco Australia and New Zealand. “Consumers need to connect more and more devices, including TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and set-top boxes, to their wireless networks, proving the importance of wireless connectivity for today’s home entertainment experience. Viewing a video clip or streaming music is not fun when your wireless connection drops periodically or when wireless coverage is not available at all.”

Linksys X-series models come with Cisco Connect software that installs the router in a few easy steps, enables security, and assigns a unique network name. Once the router is installed, users can also use Cisco Connect to manage their wireless network by:

  • - Adding multiple internet-capable devices to the network
  • - Setting parental controls for each computer or device
  • - Giving visitors password-protected Internet access on a separate guest network
  • - Customising advanced settings and changing the network name and password
  • - Check their broadband connection speed with the Broadband Speed Meter
  • - Check for automatic firmware and software updates

The introduction of Cisco Connect software within Cisco’s home networking products last year has greatly improved the end-user wireless experience, decreasing the need for technical support

Product availability and pricing
The new Linksys X-series will be available starting from October:

Linksys X2000 Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router (RRP $149.95)

  • - Ideal for sharing Internet access, surfing the web, emailing, printing wirelessly and connecting to a DSL connection or cable modem.
  • - Includes a Wireless-N router with wireless transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps*
  • - Equipped with Fast Ethernet ports to connect wired devices
  • - Includes Cisco Connect software that helps consumers set up their wireless network in a few easy steps on a Windows or Mac computer.

 

Linksys X3000 Advanced Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router  (RRP $199.95)

  • - Ideal for sharing Internet access, surfing the web, emailing, printing wirelessly and connecting to a DSL connection or cable modem.
  • - Equipped with a StorageLink USB-port to connect and share storage devices over the network
  • - Equipped with Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect wired devices and transfer files or stream media at higher data rates
  • - Includes a Wireless-N router with wireless transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps*
  • - Includes Cisco Connect software that helps consumers set up their wireless network in a few easy steps on a Windows or Mac computer.

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About Cisco Systems
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco’s vision for the consumer is to enable people to live a connected life that is more personal, more social, and more visual. More information about Cisco and its line of consumer products can be found at www.linksys.com and www.cisco.com/consumer.

*The maximum performance for wireless is derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.

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