Linksys Just Made Its Iconic WRT Routers More Affordable

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… » 1/04/15 7:00pm 1/04/15 7:00pm

Today's Your Chance to Upgrade to This Hackable 802.11ac Router

Everyone remembers those classic blue Linksys routers of yore, so while the Linksys WRT1900AC may exude nostalgia, its technology is all brand new. » 10/31/14 10:15am 10/31/14 10:15am

Linksys Revives a Classic Design For Its Newest Wireless Router

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,… » 1/05/14 7:30pm 1/05/14 7:30pm

Cisco Connect Cloud Lightning Review: Manage A Network's Competing…

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. » 7/11/12 4:20pm 7/11/12 4:20pm

Linksys E4200 Dual-Band Router Is Their Newest Top of the Line

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. » 1/19/11 12:01am 1/19/11 12:01am

How to Replace Your Landline with Google Voice

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. » 10/06/10 12:00pm 10/06/10 12:00pm

Linksys E3000 Review: Still a Lot of Router

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. » 3/31/10 8:56am 3/31/10 8:56am

Is Charter Tricking Customers Into Renting Unnecessary Routers?

One savvy Reddit user seems to think so! Also: hoards of other disgruntled and/or confused customers, according to Google. The scam? Charter's convincing customers that their perfectly good router hardware—including the Linksys WRT54G—just doesn't work with the ISP. » 3/18/10 10:39am 3/18/10 10:39am

The Nerdiest Way You'll See a Door Opened All Week

Take a Linksys running custom firmware, tap into the hardware to power a circuit controlling the locks, and SSH into the router with custom iPhone and Android apps to flip the circuit. Easy, right? [Sunlight via Make via Engadget] » 2/25/10 7:40pm 2/25/10 7:40pm

What To Do With All Your Broken Routers? Make a MacBook Mod, That's What

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. » 12/03/09 12:35pm 12/03/09 12:35pm

Linksys WRT160NL Is Fully Linux Powered, 802.11n, and Acts As Media…

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. » 6/23/09 1:51pm 6/23/09 1:51pm

So Long, Stupid Media Streaming Boxes, You Sucked

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. » 5/18/09 9:00pm 5/18/09 9:00pm

Cisco Linksys Wireless Home Audio Lightning Review

Cisco Linksys' Wireless Home Audio system is a direct competitor to Sonos in the land of room-to-room streaming music. But WHA is more ambitious, with promises of iPod compatibility, touchscreen remotes and 802.11n support. » 3/09/09 4:20pm 3/09/09 4:20pm

Linksys Routers Now Have Built-In Internet Security

Linksys is teaming up with Trend Micro to put the Home Network Defender internet security software into the their routers, helping to block out unsafe sites before they reach any computer on your network. » 2/17/09 12:00am 2/17/09 12:00am

Linksys Wireless Home Audio System Streams All Around Your House,…

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. » 1/07/09 12:00am 1/07/09 12:00am

Linksys Media Hub Babysits Your Video, Music and Pics, Streaming…

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. » 1/07/09 12:00am 1/07/09 12:00am

Gadget Deals of the Day

Emperor, I mean Treasury Secretary, Paulson may have decreed that the bailout isn't just for bunk mortgage securities anymore, but my guess is you and I won't be receiving a chunk of that $700 billion federal pie directly anytime soon. So today's recession special Dealzmodo roundup will ensure you're not left out with… » 11/12/08 5:20pm 11/12/08 5:20pm