- Brand Name: Linksys
- Model Number: WET610N
- Hardware Platform: Pc
- Connectivity Technology: Wireless
- Network Data Transfer Rate: 54 Megabits Per Second
Cisco-Linksys WET610N Dual-Band Wireless-N Gaming and Video Adapter
|Price:||$123.29 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- Convert any wired-Ethernet device to speedy Wireless-N Connectivity
- Optimized for video, so videos look smooth with less frame drops
- Compatible with any device that supports Wi-Fi standards and also with any operating system
- Easy setup and powerful security features, including WPA2 and Wi-Fi Protected Setup
- Measures 5.71 x 4.17 x 2.05 inches and weighs 5.61 ounces; 1-year limited warranty
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Connect multiple home theater devices to your wireless network with the power and smooth performance of Dual-Band N
- Easy wireless connectivity
- Streaming HD video and music
- Gaming online head-to-head
- Enjoying online entertainment like Hulu™ and Rhapsody®
- Connecting multiple home theater or office devices
For the ultimate entertainment experience and optimal network performance pair with a Dual Band-N Router like the Linksys E3200 or E4200.
- Converts wired devices to wireless
- High speed connection (up to 300 Mbps) for fast transfer rates
- Superior range with multiple antennas
- One Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) ports to connect wired devices
- Dual-Band designed to avoid interference and maximize throughput
Find the perfect Linksys solution for you below.
The Linksys WET610N provides fast wireless connectivity for an Ethernet-enabled HDTV, Blu-ray player, game console and more. With transfer rates up to 300 Mbps, you'll enjoy a powerful networking experience for streaming video, sharing photos, or gaming online.
Built with leading 802.11n wireless technology, the Linksys WET610N offers superior performance and range. Multiple MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) antennas help create a strong, stable link to your router for reliable connectivity of your home theater devices.
The Power of Dual-Band
Improve your wireless performance with dual-band N (operates at 2.4 or 5 GHz) designed to avoid interference and maximize throughput for smoother and faster video streaming, file transfers, and wireless gaming.
Bring the ultimate entertainment experience to your home with high performance HD/3D quality wireless. The Linksys WET610N is ideal for connecting your home theater. Link HDTVs, media players, game consoles, and more to your router and Internet connection. QoS traffic prioritization technology delivers time-sensitive traffic efficiently so you can enjoy smooth video, music streaming, and gaming performance.
The Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button on your router and bridge is designed to get you setup easily and more securely. Once the wireless connection to your router has been established, simply plug any wired Ethernet device to the bridge and enjoy instant wireless connectivity.**
Keep Wi-Fi freeloaders at bay with the latest in WPA2 security to help keep your network protected.
|Bands:||2.4 GHz or 5 GHz|
|Transmit/Receive:||2 x 2|
|Ethernet Ports x Speed:||1 x 10/100|
|Setup:||Push-Button Wi-Fi Protected Setup™|
|Support:||24/7 Award winning Online Support Resources, 90 days complimentary assisted support|
|Warranty:||1 year hardware limited warranty|
Minimum System Requirements
- Wireless: Existing b/g/n wireless router or access point
- Ethernet Port: Active Ethernet port on device to be connected
- Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7, Safari 4, or Firefox 3 or higher for optional browser-based configuration
- HD/3D Video Streaming: Requires a minimum of 100 Mbps transfer speed. Actual performance may vary
- Linksys WET610N Dual-Band N Entertainment Bridge
- CD-ROM with Documentation Resources
- Ethernet Cable
- Power Adapter
Package Dimensions9.625 x 6.25 x 3.25 in
Maximum performance 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.
** Secure push-button setup works with devices that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ like Cisco Linksys E-Series routers and others.
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Top Customer Reviews
This product has worked *flawlessly* for a year straight! Highly recommended without reservation!
New firmware update available from Linksys 8/31/09 (I went from 1.0.01 to 1.0.03 today). After applying new firmware, the reported signal strength increased significantly. So did the consistency and reliability of pings (previously would vary between 2ms and 410 ms as well as skip an occasional ping - now consistently below 5 ms!). I would recommend this product, but be sure to be running firmware 1.0.0.03. This update may address some (but not all) of the issues that previous reviewers experienced.
Quick shipment from Amazon. As much as I dread Setup wizards, I used the wizard supplied on the CD-ROM, which I ran from my laptop, which is connected wirelessly via the wireless router. Connected bridge to router with the supplied straight-through Ethernet cable. The wizard quickly detected available wireless networks (I selected mine - not my neighbors'). Asked me for passphrase (it knew I use WPA2 encryption) for router (Linksys WRT54G), waited a bit, then wizard told me to disconnect bridge from router and then connect the bridge to my remote device (in my case - a home-theater-in-a-box) (HTIB) with an wired ethernet connection. A bit later, wizard announced setup finished. Instantly able to watch streaming Netflix and listen to Pandora on the HTIB.
Prior to running wizard, I added the MAC address of the bridge (it's on the underside of the unit) to the allowed list of "PCs") on my router's list of allowed MAC addresses.Read more ›
But if you are not able to handle a few set-up issues yourself, reconsider. It took me the second try to set up the device through their setup disk. Then it couldn't find my wireless network, which had 2 laptops on it and was running fine. I called technical support. The manufacturer CLAIMS to offer free technical support during the 1-year warranty. But when I called, the very day my unit was delivered, they wouldn't help me unless I bought extended coverage for their router I was using with it. I didn't have any problems with the router, but they wouldn't tell me how to connect my brand new ethernet bridge to the router because the router warranty had expired. Real ripoff. These things HAVE to go through a router so everyone who calls for technical support will have a router. I think this allows them to avoid giving any technical support on this unit without the customer paying. I figured it out myself eventually - without the assistance of the very unhelpful representative.
My only reason for the downgrade from 5 to 4 is that none of the documentation that I saw stated that it could only run one device through the bridge. I find that to be rather ridiculous for the price. At least two to four ethernet connections should have been enabled for $95. So my downgrade is related to the price for function rather than anything wrong with the device.
I bought a WET610N to replace my Xbox 360's wireless adapter.
I have it connected to a WRT610N (which I assumed was the best of it's kind). I am using WPA2 personal with a static IP address and QoS. The WET610n disconnects every other day and has to be completely reconfigured from ground zero. Apparently this is a known issue ([...] ) It amazes me that Cisco is unwilling or unable to fix their flagship devices to work as advertised.
The issue is apparently related to the passkey re-authentication that periodically takes place in a WPA2 environment. I have changed that r-authentication from the default 3600 seconds to the maximum 7200 seconds; this has reduced, but not eliminated the problem.
DO NOT BUY THIS COMBO UNITL CISCO FIXES THE FIRMWARE.
In addition to my connection being less stable, the wireless sigle strength is no better between these two devices than it was with my Xbox 360s wireless adapter and my old WRT54G running DD-WRT firmware. As far as I can tell, "Range +" or whatever they call it is no more than a marketing gimmick.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product is way overrated for the price and performance. If you need a 20 to 30 foot range this is suitable, outside of that connectivity becomes a lottery. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rick Kuntz
Excellent product, good price and fast delivery service. thanksPublished 8 months ago by Adib Kafati
Use this router as a bridge for my Directv receiver. Serves it's purpose as a bridge, but would not use it as a primary router.Published 8 months ago by Terry R Agorgianitis
Product works as advertised. I wanted to us a cell phone network extender in a place where I couldn't reach the router with a cable. It works great. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Little River Guy
over heats every 3 or four months so you have to unplug it and let it cool down and re hook it up. Sometimes it takes awhile for it to pick up the wireless at setup but when it is... Read morePublished 12 months ago by S. Ragan
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