Summary: For reference we have compared the WRT610N to the DIR-655 , DGL-4500 and most recently the TEW-672GR . All of these routers support 802.11n and GB wired Ethernet. A USB stick was used to connect a desktop to the WRT610N while a laptop was used to connect to the 802.11n network using the D-Link DWA-652 Xtreme N Notebook Adapter . Although the performance results are not exactly apples-to-apples, they do show the maturity of the hardware (both router and wireless...
Pros: Excellent port forwarding / masking, Passes all firewall tests, Simultaneous dual-band wireless with separate configuration, Handy and simple NAS feature through USB port, Blistering fast wireless and wired network performance
Cons: QoS features are not as good as the competition, One of the more expensive consumer routers on the market
Summary: The dual-band Linksys WRT610N doesnâ€™t come cheap but this is an advanced-spec router, with USB storage and great performance. The dual-band feature is most useful for those with a mixture of 2.4 and 5GHz clients.
Review: Linksys WRT610N Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router
16 September 2008
Excerpt: (1 items) Mac users want to stream and sync video and play networked games without getting bogged down by lagging data. The Linksys WRT610N router takes advantage of modern Wi-Fi standards by creating two networks at once: a high-frequency, high-speed 5GHz network for media, which happens to work with the Apple TV, and a slower backward-compatible 2.4GHz network for older devices and slower data transfers.
Pros: Allows simultaneous connections, incredible granularity in configuration, No need to restart for most configuration changes
Cons: File sharing broken, Mac setup tool not mature, Basic storage control failures, WPS incompatible with Leopard
Summary: In the end, speed is what counts, and the WRT610N broke just about every router-speed record known to man. With the extra throughput, you can expect to stream HD movies to the living room over the 5-GHz band and perform routine data chores on the other, without sacrificing speed, at the same time. If you’ve been hesitant to jump on the 802.11n bandwagon, the WRT610 is your ticket out of 802.11g land.
Pros: pTrue dual-band N, Gigabit ports, Extremely fastp
Excerpt: Linksys WRT610N is a simultaneous dual-N band router. Traditionally, wireless connections were done only on the 2.4 GHz band – which means most of your wireless devices such as your phones, mouse, keyboard, and others are sharing the same crowded channel. Interferences would definitely occur when everything shares the same space at the same time.
Summary: Though the WRT610N isn’t first to the Australian market with simultaneous dual-band operation, it’s definitely one of the fastest and most consistent at the moment. Setting it up can be slightly annoying, but these minor niggles are easy to ignore when the router performs this well.