Conclusion: The WRT310N is the new look of Linksys home routers, including not just a sleek new case but a face and feature lift to its EasyLink Advisor setup and management software. The result is a pretty new home router at an attractive price, whose one large fault is that it runs at 2.4 GHz only.
Pros: Easy config and network setup. Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) support. Easy new configuration software. Good performance at 2.4 GHz.
Summary: Linksys attempts to make your life easy with the WRT310N, and it succeeds by making it a cinch to install, and by supplying the intuitive and useful network utility LELA. This router does cost more than its 10/100 stablemate, but if you need the extra speed that Gigabit ports offer, then it's a good investment.
Excerpt: The Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router bears the same sleek, antenna-free design as its sibling the WRT160N, except features a four port gigabit switch. We are a little disappointed at the lack of a USB port, which means it can't act as a print server or easily facilitate network storage. It more than makes up for these lacking features, however, with excellent performance in CNET Labs' testing.