Within the last two years, routers have gone from ugly boxes tucked away in shame to well-designed products, complete with a variety of new technologies and user-friendly interfaces. Led by ambitious startups like Eero, Luma, and Starry, and even bigger companies like Google’s OnHub, routers are having a gadget…
Almost a decade ago, when Belkin's 54GL router reigned supreme, routers could afford to be somewhat restricted when it comes to bandwidth. You had a desktop, maybe a laptop, and if you're a really early adopter, a smartphone connected to your network. Now, devices have multiplied like asexual amoebas, we're swimming…
Linksys' WRT54G is considered to be the best selling wireless router of all time. And its iconic black and blue design has become synonymous with such hardware—just look at the image used on this generic wireless router Wikipedia page. So it makes sense that for its next generation router, the new Linksys WRT1900AC,…
Cisco is trying to sell off the router company Linksys, which it bought for $500 million back in 2003. [Bloomberg]
If you have a bunch of devices sharing a network, the bandwidth can get bottlenecked. For new Linksys routers, Cisco is solving that problem with Connect Cloud, a platform that lets you manage all of your connections from anywhere.
Not only does the latest Cisco/Linksys E4200 router look amazing for a router, it's got upgraded features from their older models, like 6 antennas and dual-band wireless-N.
Even if you hold your laptop up to your face like a flip phone, talking into your computer is lame. You want to use Google Voice like a real phone—with buttons and stuff. We'll tell you how.
The E3000 is Cisco's new king of Linksys routers, replacing the WRT610N. It's a pretty minor upgrade to the previous simultaneous dual-band beast, with a major exception.
I never really cared for the classic look of Linkysis routers to be perfectly honest. The solution: dress it up with Lego.
Like the Everest-climbing George Leigh Mallory, modder Tyler saw a Linksys router and decided to shove a MacBook inside, "because it's there." Well, it was either that, or a Billy the Big Mouth Bass.
After years of having people load custom Linux-based firmwares onto their routers, Linksys decided to just go ahead and make a router with Linux on there from the start. Computer Science grad students are all awkwardly high fiving each other.
They were basically obsolete from the beginning: Massive plastic coffins that beamed media from your PC to your TV. That's it. For $400. And now they're returning to the abyss, where they belong.
Linksys' new Wireless Home Audio system is very similar in function to Sonos' streaming home audio system, and on specs alone, manages to out spec the latter in some areas.
The Gadget: Linksys' Media Hub seems like a server, since it backs up data, gathers your media files automatically, and streams media over IP, but it's more like a super functional NAS drive with RAID support.