Linksys WRT610N Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router
3 weeks ago
Summary: The WRT610N can satisfy both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wireless clients with its solid performance, great design, ease of use, and its ability to work as a network storage device when coupled with an external hard drive.
Pros: Compact, internal antenna design; supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Draft N simultaneously; network-attached storage functionality; runs cool; supports Wi-Fi-Protected Setup.
Cons: Short one-year warranty; 2.4GHz close-range and mixed-mode throughput could be better; expensive.
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 .
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
Conclusion: The Linksys by Cisco WRT610N is a great choice as a replacement router. It's a dual-band device, and features like a USB key and the ability to stream movies make it an impressive media hub.
Pros: Although it's never possible to describe a wireless router as sexy, the Linksys by Cisco WRT610N is about as close as you're going to get! With a dash of colour, and a contemporary rounded design, it actually looks like an intriguing bit of kit. The beauty isn't just skin deep either, as the Linksys by Cisco WRT610N is an excellent device when it comes to wireless use around the home. It operates in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum, and you'll be able to carry out mu...
Cons: When it comes to performance, features or price, the Linksys by Cisco WRT610N is an impressive device, and there aren't really any major issues.
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: 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.
Linksys N Ultra Rangeplus Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router WRT610N
3 February 2009
Excerpt: Wireless routers with internal antennas have a much tidier appearance, and the Linksys WRT610N combines this with an unusually sleek outline. Instead of the usual plugpack, the WRT610N comes with an inline power pack with a short mains lead - and the review sample had a US mains plug! We’ll put that down to an oversight.