The Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router is a high speed wireless router that functions as a wireless access point, or can be used as a four port Ethernet switch. The easy set up wizard makes it simple to get your network set up.
The Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router features Wireless-N for ultrafast data transfer at speeds up to 300 Mbps. It is backward compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g networks. It also allows you to share high speed broadband internet access.
The Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router provides a lower interference rate, by operating on 2.4 GHz, and 5.0 GHz frequencies. The set up menu suggests giving the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands different names.
If you prefer wiring your network, you can use the Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router as a four port Ethernet switch.
The look of the Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router is not what you might expect from a wireless router. For one thing, you do not see any antennas. The Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router hides them inside, and illuminated icons on the top of the case indicate whether is currently connected to the internet, which one of the four 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports is working, and if the network is live. Connections may be handled without an encryption password, by pressing a button in the middle of the icons.
The dual band capability of the Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router allows you to have both bands operate simultaneously, so you can have a newer system stream 5.0 GHz media and allow the older networks to function effortlessly.
Something new with the Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router is support for Mac OS X. This is something that Linksys has rarely done in the past. Instead Mac users have had to rely on the more advanced Web based setup utility. The Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router ships with Linksys Easy Link Advisor. (LELA) This is a streamlined menu driven application. This easy to follow guide will help you to set up on a Mac just as easy as PC.
I purchased the Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router to replace a D-Link router at Best Buy for $199.99, and at first. was not very happy with the purchase. I had problems getting it to run. I did some research and found out there had been some firmware issues in the initial production run, so I contacted Linksys, and obtained the updates. Frankly I would have been happier if they had included the updated firmware with the Linksys Dual Band Wireless Router but I have it up and running now which is all that matters.