Cisco Access Point Does Dual Band, HD Streaming

Recently Cisco released its new Linksys WAP610N, a Wireless-N access point with both 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless frequencies (dual band). The device is slated to be optimized for HD streaming, to be more tolerant of external interference, and simple to integrate into a home or office network. Now users can both extend and upgrade their network to Wireless-N performance.

"With Wi-Fi Protected Setup, you just need to push a button on the Access Point and wireless connection is automatically created on your other device," reads the product description over on Dell's website. "In addition, the device and security configuration is a snap with the browser-based configuration utility. Additionally, this device features an easy setup procedure as well as reliable connectivity allowing you to move your laptops, or set up your devices all around your home or office."

Cisco also said that the device is ideal for VoIP telephony, large volume data transfers, and backups across the network. The device's Quality of Service capabilities also provide an efficient handling of VoIP and audio/video traffic. Thanks to a built-in Digital Signal Processor, video glitches are reduced while special algorithms allow more throughput for a particular range.

Costing $119.99, consumers and businesses can order the new access point by heading to Dell here. The device requires Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit, and Windows Vista 64-bit.

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  • drutort
    i just dont understand why no external antennas... this is pissing me off of these so called high quality devices... have you seen some of the so called internal antennas? like on the netgear router, its about 1/4" in and they claim to have multiple ones which is true but... honestly 1/4" vs an external one which you could upgrade

    i guess its not appealing to the general masses to have antennas sticking out :P
  • touchdowntexas13
    I was wondering about the antenna too. These sleek "antennaless" devices seem to be all rage these days. Do you lose any range without a decent external antennas?