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Cisco Expands Linksys X-Series Family that Simplifies Home Wi-Fi

 

Cisco Expands Linksys X-Series Family that Simplifies Home Wi-Fi

 

Confusion between routers and gateways resolved for consumers with the Linksys X-Series that works with DSL, cable or fibre broadband connections

 

London, UK, 15, November 2012 –Want to connect your tablet, notebook and smartphone wirelessly to your home broadband internet connection but not sure if you should get a router or gateway? Search no further. Cisco today introduced a new addition to its X-Series product line, the Linksys X1000. This 802.11n Wi-Fi router with built-in ADSL modem can be connected to an ADSL line or to a cable or fibre modem and share the broadband connection wirelessly to all devices in your home.

The new model is the first to feature the new X-Series design that matches the rest of the Linksys Wi-Fi portfolio. The new design, with a black matte finish, makes it a stylish addition to any modern home. As with all products in the Linksys X-Series, the Linksys X1000 is an ideal solution for consumers who want an easy way to install Wi-Fi solution for their home that works with both Mac and Windows computers. At £59.99, the new Linksys X1000 is an ideal choice for the price and design conscious consumer, regardless of the type of broadband connection.

“In the early days, Wi-Fi products were mainly bought by technology aficionados, but that is no longer the case as Wi-Fi has made its way into many living rooms. Most consumers just want their Wi-Fi to work without thinking about it. That is precisely what the Linksys X-Series offers,” said Jens Hofmeister, director, product management, home networking at Cisco. “The Linksys X-Series are easy to install, look amazing and most importantly, deliver Wi-Fi in a simple way.”

Easy for you and your guests

Linksys X-Series products work with Cisco Connect Express, a free mobile app for smart phones and tablets that enables users to keep control of their home Wi-Fi. Connect a Smart TV to your Wi-Fi with a push of a button or enable the guest network for visitors and immediately send them the password through a text message or e-mail – all directly from your mobile device. The Cisco Connect Express App is available for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Key Features

  • Enhanced design
  • Connects to your ADSL connection or cable/fibre modem
  • Three-step installation with Cisco Connect
  • Guest network and parental controls
  • Free Cisco Connect Express mobile app for Android and iOS
  • Compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n devices
  • Wireless networking speeds up to 300Mbps*
  • IPv6 and TR-069 support

 

Pricing and Availability

The new Linksys Wireless Router with ADSL2+ Modem (X1000) is available now for £59.99 at  

Amazon, Ebuyer, Dabs, Broadband buyer.

 

* 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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About Cisco

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 transform the home network into a solutions and services platform that delivers great customer experiences. Further information about Cisco and its full line of home networking products can be found at www.linksys.com.

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