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Cisco-Linksys WET610N Dual-Band Wireless-N Gaming and Video Adapter

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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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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Linksys
  • Model: WET610N
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 54 Megabits Per Second
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 2 x 4.2 inches ; 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001QVQ7JU
  • Item model number: WET610N
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (439 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Linksys WET610N Dual-Band N Entertainment Bridge

Connect multiple home theater devices to your wireless network with the power and smooth performance of Dual-Band N

Ideal for

  • 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.

Key Features*

  • 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.


High Speed

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.

Superior Range

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.

HD/3D Ready

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.

Push-Button Setup

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.**

Advanced Security

Keep Wi-Fi freeloaders at bay with the latest in WPA2 security to help keep your network protected.

Linksys WET610N in use with router and home entertainment device

Technical Specs

Model: Linksys WET610N
Technology: Wireless-N
Bands: 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
Transmit/Receive: 2 x 2
Antennas: 3 internal
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

Package Contents

  • Linksys WET610N Dual-Band N Entertainment Bridge
  • CD-ROM with Documentation Resources
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter

Package Dimensions

9.625 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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Dual-Band N Entertainment Bridge
Connect a TV, media player, or game console and enjoy smooth media streaming and gaming
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Connect a whole home theater and enjoy smooth media streaming and gaming
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Product Description

Linksys WET610N, Wireless-N Ethernet Bridge. The versatile Wireless-N Ethernet Bridge can make any wired Ethernet-equipped device a part of your wireless network. At home, use the video-optimized Bridge to connect digital video recorders, set-top boxes, or computers to your Wireless-N network. In the office, convert your wired-Ethernet printer, scanner, camera, network storage device, notebook, or desktop for wireless connectivity. Since the Bridge is based on dual-band Wireless-N, it works with any device supporting Wi-Fi standards, and is compatible with Wireless-G, -A, and -B.The Wireless-N Ethernet Bridge works on any platform and under any operating system! Since there's no drivers to load, setup is a snap -- configure the network settings through your PC's web browser, then plug it into your device and go.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Setup was easy enough. Worked great for one week, then lost the connection. Read more ›
I already have an E3000 router so the setup was really easy and it's been working great every since. It's on 24/7 and used to bridge my network to my printer. Read more ›
Instructions were easy to follow and it has worked very reliably for over a month. Read more ›
Currently it is being used with a Sony Bluray player. The setup is pretty easy. I've used both the WPS function and a manual setup. Read more ›
Set up was easy enough with the included disc, but it never tells you what the ip address of the device is, which is rather annoying. Had to use an ip sniffer to track it… Read more ›
I bought this product to make our blue ray player wireless. Installation was easy. It took less than fifteen minutes to install the product. Read more ›
I share internet with my neighbor in a Brooklyn apartment - reception was good in my kitchen but horrible in my living room -- this sucked up good wifi in the kitchen and… Read more ›
I bought this to replace an older Linksys Gaming Router. This one does not drop signal and is very fast. Very minimal if no buffering when watching movies online. Read more ›
Thought it was my slingbox that kept dropping, but it…Found out when Netflix kept warning that the connection speed was slow, then kept rebuffering every 20 minutes or so. Read more ›
Once I set it up, I moved downstairs, plugged it in, and bam, fast internet on my xbox. The signal quality is fantastic. The combo of this and the E3000 is wonderful. Read more ›
This should actually be spelled out in the Linksys documentation. Even though the signal strength is only 13-16% on the 5.0GHz band, the connection is solid. That way I am… Read more ›
I put the unit in the storage compartment under the TV stand. Even closed-up in the cabinet, the reception is perfect. I stream HD content without a hic-up. Read more ›
Performance is good though considering our rather slow DSL connection. Movies stream without pixelation or freezing, music (Pandora) plays easily, and our System 7… Read more ›
I was looking for a reliable solution to get the network to the room without the long blue cable that…I don't notice any lag while gaming and download speeds are very fast. Read more ›
It is always hot (even the computer is turned off), and the light is…The speed is slow, and connection is so unrelaible that I just can not use the PC to browse online. H… Read more ›
I use it to stream Netflix and You Tube to my Blu-Ray player. The speed is good and video never stops or gets choppy like digital cable. I use it with a different brand… Read more ›
Once it was configured I simply connected it to the BluRay player and…The speed is incredible and is going through several walls and up a floor diagonally below the router. Read more ›
When it works, it works great. No loss of signal when connected, and the streaming content works great. I only have a wireless g router, so no issues there. Read more ›
Great!I really like this stuff, recommended!If you are a buyer, China, recommended here for good. And the price is very cheap ~ ~ ~ Read more ›
Unfortunately the rest of our system was so outdated that we had to replace everything else…It works, does the job, and was the best price for this item we could find. Read more ›
You need very little technical knowledge. Good price vs value. Ordering was simple and quick. Read more ›
This is a great product at a great price..... Just did not do what I needed......I did return it.. I am not very savy when it comes to these things... sorry...Kerry Read more ›
Have sense gone back to cable but would recommend this product for what I used it for. Also great price and quick shipping from Amazon. Read more ›
Took 10 minutes and I was finished. Great vendor, great price, received it really fast. Read more ›
Used to connect…Configuration was fairly straightforward but found configuring the device by logging directly into it much faster than using the PC based software provided. Read more ›
Because of this, I definitely will not buy another…This is not a minor feature that is not working, it is the most important feature; i.e. 802.11n with encryption. The… Read more ›
Setup was quite easy and there were no issues with encryption etc. Read more ›
However, for the money I…I spent a half a day on the phone with D-Link Support and Linksys Support each telling me that the problem with configuration was with the other. Read more ›
Once it's configured and connected to the PS3, you'll need to reconfigure your network settings on the PS3 - just use the "Easy" configuration and the PS3 will sort it out… Read more ›
I've read a few reviews where people said they've had to reset their device, but I haven't had that…It's been running flawlessly since the configuration and installation. Read more ›
After setting up the WET610N I have to agree completely. Setup was fairly quick and painless and all the settings in the web interface were easy to find and set up. I… Read more ›
The original firmware was so slow and I was testing this thing non stop different settings was a nightmare... thankyou Linksys for the speed firmware update!!!! Read more ›
The increased speed and…I think the Linksys Advisor software and Network Magic software are great - especially for novices and people not comfortable with installations. Read more ›
This device works perfect with newest firmware. I use heavy traffic with many gameing machines and have it directly connected to a switch. Read more ›
3. Bad software. Bad support. Read more ›
The adapter was easy to setup and worked right away. I do not like the software that Cisco provides with this or heir new Routers. I found it clunky and slow, mostly… Read more ›
this is my third wireless bridge, and I simply live by them. easy GUI interface, and if you own a linksys router, is even easier to connect, by pressing a single button... Read more ›
They couldn't even get it to connect. This adapter was quick and easy to connect as I knew it would and is much faster than other adapters I have used. Read more ›
This new form can only stand on a table top. Overall, these adapters are stable, fast and easy to use. Makes my life simpler. Read more ›
I am using Cisco E2000 Advanced Dual-Band Wireless-N Router. It is so painful to use this setup that I will likely return it and try something else. Is there something else? Read more ›
Update: Used for 10 months now and have finally given up on it. It has a poor reception and is difficult to connect to the router and often drops connection. I bought the… Read more ›
I got this directly from Direct TV, but I'm wondering if…Both my receiver and Blue Ray player have ethernet port in back, and it would be great to connect them as well. I… Read more ›
I use the WET610N to tie my security cameras to the Internet. Range is good, and I never have a problem with it--until it just up and dies after about a year. I'm on my… Read more ›
It would not connect with Wireless-N and WPA2 enabled. It connected with security disabled but the range was poor (too many dropped connections). In hindsight I should have… Read more ›
The coverage is fine. I could probably use it to attach to my neighbor's router, the coverage is that good. I stream a lot of Netflix movies and have only occasionally had… Read more ›
this product has a perfect wifi coverage,it's easy to install,it's fast transmiting data,overall its total reliable product,let me tell you this one is my second unit that… Read more ›
So far so good, I haven't experienced any drop signal yet. Great product with decent speed and range. Read more ›
I…Their support people are great and try to help, but this device just continued to fail When I did finally get it to work, it worked well with few latency issues if any. Read more ›
I needed additional tech support to set up with a 2wire router and linksys support was excellent. Read more ›
I have to say, it was hard for me to write this review because just to relive the…I have to say this is the worst customer service, bar none, that I have ever received. I… Read more ›
3. Bad software. Bad support. A formerly decent company that has gone down the tubes, Linksys has made an enemy of me for life. Read more ›
I originally purchased this to…The setup software would not complete so I called linksys with the error code and it sounded like the tech support person was from India. N… Read more ›
My home network is not simple. It has multiple subnets and is not just a single wireless router. Read more ›
Easy-to-use setup wizard Equipped with one 10/100 auto-crossover (MDI/MDI-X) port Unit Dimensions 5.71 x 4.17…Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network Read more ›
So if you've got a different setup (like not running a secure wireless network), this still might be right for you. However, if want Ethernet for a device like a BD player,… Read more ›
Customer service says it's a network issue, but I have no other issues with the network, so I'm about ready to chuck this out he window and update it with another brand...… Read more ›
My pc is connected by Ethernet cable to the bridge and the roku stick got increased signal to my…The bridge itself has a nice sleek design and looks great on my desk. N… Read more ›
Unboxed it, set it up, followed the directions, 10 minutes later I had it working…This is an example of a good design, easy install, user friendly, a very nice product. I… Read more ›
Sorry! Their help was very limited and this was a function of the bad design of this bridge. Annoying that the bridge isn't plug and play in 2010! Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

120 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Jamie Ratliff on April 5, 2009
I bought the WET610N for my Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-Ray Player. My options were either wired, which I didn't want to do, or buy a proprietary dongle from Samsung. I chose the option that Samsung did not mention - I bought the WET610N! The unit was easy to setup, and the instructions were clear. I've never been fond of using Linksys CD's to setup this kind of equipment, but I have to say it was painless and quick compared to some others I've seen. The value of this unit is simply that it will work with ANYTHING that wants a "wired" network connection. So, it doesn't matter if it's a video game system, a DVR type device, or as in this case a blu-ray DVD Player. For this reason, the unit is a great value and will be in use for a long time, even when the current equipment I am using it with now is long gone.
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68 of 73 people found the following review helpful By E. Linder on September 9, 2009
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Update 10/31/10:

This product has worked *flawlessly* for a year straight! Highly recommended without reservation!

Update 10/2/09:

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 This update may address some (but not all) of the issues that previous reviewers experienced.

Original review:

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.
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77 of 89 people found the following review helpful By E. Turner on July 21, 2009
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After I got the unit set up, it works fine for my purposes - connecting my blu-ray player to my wireless home network. The distance is short, less than 30 feet, and just in the next room. The connection will not carry a lot of video smoothly, but it works OK.

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.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Burgmicester VINE VOICE on April 1, 2010
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I purchased this device to connect my Samsung BlueRay 1600 player to my internet. I tried the Samsung Linkstik, but due to the position in my house and the inflexibility of the Linkstik, my connection kept dropping. I connected the Cisco bridge via a wireless connection to my NetGear 300n router and presto, no problems and downloaded movies began immediately from Netflix.

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.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Aaron P. Harmon on September 8, 2009
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Please be advised, the WRT610N + WET610N combo do not work as advertised.

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.


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.
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