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Cisco-Linksys WRT610N Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router

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  • Internet-sharing Router and 4-port Gigabit Switch, with a built-in, dual-band, speed and range enhanced Wireless Access Point
  • Two simultaneous, separate, radio bands double your available bandwidth
  • MIMO technology uses multiple radios per band to create robust signals for maximum range and speed, with reduced dead spots
  • Connect a hard drive or flash-based USB storage device to allow access to your music, video.
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Linksys
  • Model: WRT610N
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Connectivity Technology: wireless
  • Number of Ports: 4
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 12 x 10 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001AZ01EO
  • Item model number: WRT610N
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (407 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,693 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 10, 2008

Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

The Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router is really four devices in one box. First, there's the dual-band Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100/1000 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together at up to gigabit speeds. The Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

We've also included a Storage Link that lets you easily add gigabytes of storage space onto your network using readily available USB 2.0 hard drives--or plug in a USB flash disk for a convenient way to access your portable data files. The built-in Media Server streams music, video, and photos from the attached storage device to any UPnP compatible media adapter. And you can get to your files from anywhere in the world through the Internet.

The Access Point built into the Router uses a dual-band version of the very latest wireless networking technology, Wireless-N (draft 802.11n). By overlaying the signals of multiple radios for each band, Wireless-N's "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology multiplies the effective data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. The robust signals travel farther, maintaining wireless connections much farther than standard Wireless-G.

With Wireless-N, the farther away you are, the more speed advantage you get. It works great with standard Wireless-G, -A, and -B equipment, but when both ends of the wireless link are Wireless-N, the router can increase the throughput even more by using twice as much radio band, yielding speeds much faster than standard Wireless-G. But unlike other speed-enhanced technologies, Wireless-N can dynamically enable this double-speed mode for Wireless-N devices, while still connecting to other wireless devices at their respective fastest speeds. In congested areas, the "good neighbor" mode ensures that the Router checks for other wireless devices in the area before gobbling up the radio band.

Since the Router can operate in both the 2.4 and 5 gigahertz radio bands at the same time, it effectively doubles your available wireless bandwidth. For instance, you could set up your network to handle video streaming on one radio band, and use the other band for simultaneous data transfer--avoiding any interference or collisions that would degrade the video performance.

To help protect your data and privacy, the Router can encode all wireless transmissions with industrial-strength 256-bit encryption. It can serve as your network's DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

The incredible speed of Wireless-N and gigabit wired networking is ideal for media-centric applications like streaming video, gaming, and Voice over IP telephony, and gives you plenty of headroom to run multiple media-intense data streams through the network at the same time, with no degradation in performance. With the Linksys Wireless-N Storage Link Router at the center of your home or office network, you can easily add storage, share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers and multi-player games, and run media-intensive applications at amazing speeds, without the hassle of stringing wires.

Product Description

Linksys Ultra RangePlus, Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router The Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router is really four devices in one box. First, there's the dual-band Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100/1000 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together at up to gigabit speeds. The Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection. We've also included a Storage Link that lets you easily add gigabytes of storage space onto your network using readily available USB 2.0 hard drives -- or plug in a USB flash disk for a convenient way to access your portable data files. The built-in Media Server streams music, video, and photos from the attached storage device to any UPnP compatible media adapter. And you can get to your files from anywhere in the world through the Internet. The Access Point built into the Router uses a dual-band version of the very latest wireless networking technology, Wireless-N (draft 802.11n). By overlaying the signals of multiple radios for each band, Wireless-N's "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology multiplies the effective data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. The robust signals travel farther, maintaining wireless connections much farther than standard Wireless-G.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I am able to run a desktop and two wireless laptops from the router. Setup was easy but I was in a hurry and I did not download all software on the CD. Read more ›
As part of my order I also got the Linksys WUSB600N adapter. There too, installation was very easy and flawless when following the QIG. Throughout the house a wireless… Read more ›
I replaced a 2 year old WRT54G router with the WRT610N. The installation was easy. The performance of the wired and wireless connections on our home network has improved… Read more ›
The initial setup was easy, I am now able to hook up seven nodes, but my ESD. Read more ›
This wireless router is by far everything that…The setup was clear and concise, even tho i had to trouble shoot it just once, it was still definitely a pleasant experience. Read more ›
Update: 12/24/2009: Received and installed LinkSys Powerline AV Network Kit (PLK300) which carries information on a…Setup was straightforward and took less than an hour. Read more ›
This thing was good for about a year, and now it disconnects…The Cable signal is very strong, so I know it's not the cable company or their signal, nor is it the modem. T… Read more ›
After a lot of trouble getting it to work with my cable modem (and replacing the unit once), the N signal is so poor that it's almost unusable in my house (which really… Read more ›
Was able to adjust settings through the admin site for wireless...streaming at 200MBS on N and great signals on G. Range and strength is much improved (even through my… Read more ›
As my internet connection was working perfectly with a 5 year old WRT54G, I thought moving up to an N unit would enhance my range and free up the old unit for another… Read more ›
So, I've have said some negative things but other than the relatively minor things I've mentioned it I'd say it is…It has a very stable signal and is very easy to set up. Read more ›
I finally just hooked up my…My connection is still horrible and the router hangs non-stop and the highest upload speeds I can get through the router are a minimal .5mbps. Read more ›
So far, the only issue I have with the hardware is that disk sharing does not appear to support NTFS-formatted…But the wireless range and speed are excellent, as promised. Read more ›
My wife gave me a WRT610N router for Christmas 2009. Several days after installing it, I noticed that my internet speed was very slow. Ran a speed test; my 10 mbps cable… Read more ›
After upgrading to the WRT610N I haven't had a single dropped connection and my download speeds have also increased. All together better network performance has been great. Read more ›
After a couple of days and a number of calls I…The hard wired speed is great as I do a lot of internet activity and it's nice not to have sit and wait as a screen populate. Read more ›
Linksys meets that requirement of range and does not fail…I rarely need to download anything on the laptop but when I do, the speed is insanely fast and is wonderful!!!! Read more ›
I did need to update the router's Firmware to version 1.00.02 B10 for it to reliably hold wireless connections to my…Other than this its performance has been quite good. Read more ›
Still don't have one on there and now I never will use this option there are so many ways to do this easyer and better.…The coverage is very nice and I have a large house. Read more ›
I have had my share of routers and this one is by far the best one I have had. The range is excellent and if you play games wired it is very fast. I dont say buy this one… Read more ›
Setup was easy quite easy with no problems encountered. Originally the download speeds were in the 20-24 Mbps range, which is great and what I pay for from Comcast. These… Read more ›
I haven't specifically benchmarked the performance of the router - like I said, I don't even…Like I said, range has been great, and the signal has been clear and stable. Read more ›
It might be a bit confusing and it is not required to use the router. But the range was bad and the speeds were low. Probably this is the reason for most of the bad reviews. Read more ›
Bought this to replace my old Linksys router and I am glad I did. The range is fantastic as are the speeds. Very easy to setup and maintain. Read more ›
I bought this router for it's ability to work in both 2.4 and 5 ghz…This feature is great as I still have some wireless G components connected to my wireless network. I… Read more ›
Streaming video wirelessly to another device on the local network performed…Other than the pesky Network Magic application, the web-based configuration is easy to manage. Read more ›
It installed easily. Configuration was easy (just like three previous Linksys routers that I've owned). It works well and the higher wireless speeds are appreciated. Read more ›
But, be sure you really need and can use all this…I'm sure there are simpler and cheaper routers around, but in my case the price, performance and feature mix was the best. Read more ›
I figured that wireless encryption is pretty secure and with LELA (which comes on a separate CD in the package) I can tell if there are/were any unwanted people trying to… Read more ›
Cons: - Media Server feature is a great when it works. I found it unstable. Read more ›
In the end, I cannot recommend the router as it is. However, with some tweaks and/or alternative firmware this is a great router and I would wholeheartedly recommend it. Read more ›
I understand that most people do not want to know the ins and outs of connecting equipment. Thus the software works great for those people. It even has a nice user interface. Read more ›
It is wise to check…Upgrading firmware is really easy - you just download the file from the web, log into your router's admin screens and tell it to upgrade firmware. T… Read more ›
The WRT610N was easy to setup, it is very fast and provides a strong signal…The supplied Network Magic software is a great visual interface to control the entire network. Read more ›
I…The software is good enough for the beginner to understand how networking works, but is not really intuitive enough to walk the user through with installing new components. Read more ›
I used the manual configuration through the…The interface is pretty good, and I like the help feature that opens a new window and explains each of the settings on the page. Read more ›
I'm also running a wireless-n link to my DirecTV box and PS3 through a Linksys…The set up was easy, and adding additional wireless units to the network is fairly painless. Read more ›
If you have set up any of the Linksys products you will be able to set this up in flash. The added Dual band antenas and rang of supported network cards is great. It has 2… Read more ›
Router admin site isnt very specatacular. It's hard to find settings, and the local network table is buried deep, took me days to find it. Read more ›
I will never purchase a linksys products again because of the reliability and support. I've replaced with a D-link router and not had any problems with my network since. I… Read more ›
On the new one WRT610N though my network card on my Dell 630 does hang sometime and I have to reboot the Dell…(Not sure if it is dell problem or network card or router) Read more ›
If you watch a…I have had Linksys WRT610N for about a month and I have lost the signal once, but I think it was a problem with my network adapter so I just had to reset it. Read more ›
I must say Linksys tech support was exemplary. Both the online chat and the phone techs were more than competent and worked hard to figure out the problem. Read more ›
One more thing to add. Their tech support is horrible! Read more ›
The netgear one…Sidenote: customer service is bad for Linksys but SOOOOO much worse for Netgear (my advise: never get any router from Netgear under any circumstance). A… Read more ›
When I tried the CD (LELA) set up, I ran into problems. However, the customer support was outstanding, and got it up & running for me in 20 minutes. This despite the fact… Read more ›
I have read some cautions about using attached storage, mainly pointing to the limited…There may be issues with supporting a disk formatted with HFS+ for use with a Mac. Read more ›
While the third-party DD-WRT firmware is a work in progress, it now fully supports this router. If you use the latest DD-WRT builds, either 14144 or 14289, you will have… Read more ›
I was look at D-Link, Netgear 3700 but the price wasn't good, over $[...] without tax and shipping, then i saw Linksys WRT610n for $[...] for a refub one, that's a steal… Read more ›
Features vs. price were well balanced making this a good buy. Read more ›
I find this product on the Amazon website .Router works very good !I strongly recomended this for any potential buyers .Price was also excellent !Don't look around buy here… Read more ›
Although lacking hardware VPN support, the WRT610N is otherwise a quick, competent dual-band router with good range at a reasonable price. For high performance wireless, it… Read more ›
I…I wanted something that would be future-proof and at a somewhat reasonable price which this was even though it is still probably $50 more than most people would want to pay. Read more ›
However, unless you have some special need, this is WAY too…Get another N-band product from a reliable manufacturer at a cheaper price and you will be equally satisfied. Read more ›
Very easy to use and set up. Files are slow to open on external hardrive which is connected to routers USB port. Read more ›
The Linksys Router install Wizard is very quick and easy to use, and will get you up and running in 15-20 minutes if you use the Wizards setup options, and are familiar… Read more ›
Turned on the router when it asked me to, helped me…Cisco Network Magic was also installed which can prove to be a useful tool to use but it's not essential in my opinion. Read more ›
The NAS functionality is GREAT. Easy to use out of the box. Works very well when attaching a 1 TB Seagate exernal drive to the router. Read more ›
Although poorly documented, there's a…In conjunction with the DDNS service I use, this gives me a quick and simple way to access some of my data across the Internet. Read more ›
This was especially…Also, the administration web interface was not as clean and easy to use as the DLink that I had been using, and again not nearly as intuitive. For… Read more ›
- within the N band the signal drops pretty quickly as…- The space age design is great, but you cannot see status of the LEDs if your router is perched above your eye level Read more ›
The top of the unit is solid plastic with no way for the heat to escape, but the bottom of the unit is perforated (too bad heat rises…The unit is just poorly designed. M… Read more ›
I bought this router to replace a WRT54G from Linksys. The product has a nice design and runs cool compared to other Linksys products. The setup is rather easy, I didn't… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

317 of 328 people found the following review helpful By Juan C. Cruz on February 8, 2010
Pros: Great speed. Wireless is only less than 5% slower than ethernet connection. USB link port is very solid.

Cons: Not designed for people who want plug & play devices with no knowledge of networking.

I will agree with a lot of people regarding people that stated that this router is no good. Those people do not know what they're doing.
I bought a REFURBISHED version 1... and it works perfect. After reading so many bad reviews, I had the feeling that all refurbished WRT610Ns were probably from people who didn't know how to get it to work properly.

****HOW TO PROPERLY SETUP A WRT610N ROUTER****

1) Download the latest firmware to your computer from Linksys' website. Do this even before you receive your WRT610N. Reading all the comments about the firmware, I didn't even bother trying the stock firmware.

2) Upon receiving the router, plug in the power cable and plug it into the AC outlet. No CAT5 cables yet.

Once it powers up, hold the reset button for a few seconds until the power light starts to blink. Release the reset button.

3) Once it powers up completely, plug your computer to the router with a CAT5 cable. Log into the router. Upload the new firmware.

4) After the upload is complete, unplug the power cable from the router, wait a few seconds, then plug it back it. This is to be assure the load was good.

5) Wireless configurations:
#1 Rule: Do not use auto on both G and N. Set 2.5Ghz band for B-G only and to a certain channel (6 or 11 works best). And set 5Ghz band for N only.
#2 Rule: Do not use the same encryption on both G and N. Set different encryption methods (example.
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302 of 320 people found the following review helpful By Travis McGough on July 14, 2008
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As my title states it is a very good router, but only if you need it. The simultaneous feature only means that you can have items connected to the 2.4GHz band or the 5GHz band. However, please note that this does not mean that your laptop can connect to both at the same time. (I know some people who thought that it would.) That being said, what this feature is good for is if you are surfing the web on your laptop and are also streaming some high definition content to your television. That is when this router is beneficial, or if you are sharing the router with other people this can be a good feature allowing you to keep your own band without slowing down your bandwidth. But if you are like most people who will only be using the router to mainly surf the web on your laptop, then this router is not for you. It has too many features and is not worth the price.

The only complaints I have about the router are very minimal. Before I upgraded the firmware, anytime my laptop was connect to the 5GHz band it would lose the connection. The firmware update solved that problem. The other complaint involves the software that comes along with the router. While trying to install the software on my Vista desktop computer, it took over thirty minutes just to get it installed, and it still seemed a little "buggy." To me it was easier setting it up without the software, as I did on my Mac laptop. If you are skilled with Windows, you can also setup the router without the included software using the wizard found built into Vista and Win 7.

One downside to this router that I have noticed is that it does not have as good of a range as my other Netgear 2.4GHz wireless-N router. My laptop does not pull as strong of a signal from it even being just a few feet away, as it does on my other.
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117 of 125 people found the following review helpful By Simcha on July 14, 2008
I replaced an existing wired router/wireless access point combination with the WRT610N. The replacement was painless, taking about a half hour, including retyping all of my DHCP reservation and port forwarding information.

The only glitch was that running the Linksys EasyLink Advisor (a tool that among other things, shows you everything connected to your router) reset the router. This is fixed in the latest firmware (level 17, my router shipped with 16).

Speeds have been good. I only have one machine that is connected with Draft-N, and it has been able to connect about 4-5 times faster than my Wireless-G connections on the 5Mhz band. My Wireless-G connections have had consistently better quality than through my old WEP54G Access Point.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By J. Fearnside on July 14, 2008
I bought this router to replace my old linksys and I have been pretty pleased with it so far. Somewhat foolishly I started installing this whilst I was in a hurry but all was well as it simply plugged in as a replacement and the software installed without issue. The LELA (or whatever its called) software updated the firmware to the latest version automatically and the software worked without fault. The router initially failed to connect to the internet but this was my ISP locking the connection to the mac address of my previous router. This was easily solved by using the MAC spoofing feature of the WRT610N - the router connected first time after that.

I liked the fact that it persuaded you to change the default passwords (there are so many people that don't change them on there routers). This thing seemed fairly security conscious.

The media connection feature allowed me to plug in a 750 WD USB external HDD (which it didn't see at first - this required a reboot) and I can configure it to share either the whole drive or certain folders - this worked perfectly in both XP and vista - I haven't tried this extensively so I don't know how it works long term. There is also a UPnP server and an FTP server built in (require the USB drive connected). These were really easy to set up.
Overall I have been pretty impressed by this product - setup was so easy that not only did I get it set up in a rush but I also had time to play with a few of the more advanced features.
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