Cisco Introduces New Linksys E-Series Wireless-N Routers

Cisco Linksys today announces the availability of the Linksys  E-series, new range of wireless-N routers. It enables consumers to setup the routers easily and enabling families to enjoy the full benefits of Singapore’s newly-launched Next Generation National Broadband Network (NGNBN).

Wireless Made Faster and Easier with New Cisco Linksys E-Series Routers

Line of Powerful Wireless-N Routers Equipped With the Latest Cisco Connect Software Provides Consumers the Ultimate Customisation and Control of Home Networking Experience

November 12, 2010 – Singapore – Cisco today announced the availability of the Linksys® E-series, a new range of wireless-N routers designed for easier and optimised wireless connectivity for the new generation of home wireless networking. Linksys, the number one leader in wireless networking[1], has set a new precedent for simplicity, power and performance with the launch of the latest Cisco Linksys E-series wireless routers. The new routers give consumers the flexibility to enjoy wireless technology catered to their needs and makes getting online a lot less complicated, with the new Cisco Connect software it just takes three easy steps.

“It is an exciting time for Cisco Linksys. As more Singaporeans go wireless with the arrival of Singapore’s Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). Wireless connectivity is now a need for everyone and no longer the domain of tech enthusiasts. The launch of Linksys E-series not only addresses the growing demand for wireless networking, it gives consumers a new experience to wireless connectivity – one that is made faster, easier and a lot more enjoyable.” said Craig Gledhill, Vice President of Cisco Consumer Products, Asia Pacific and Japan.

Designed to transform how consumers use the Internet at home and benefit from faster wireless access, the Linksys E-series routers take away the frustration and complexity of setting up a home network. Consumers can easily connect to any wireless device at home like their laptops, printers, game consoles or even HDTVs to enjoy wireless freedom anywhere, anytime in the comfort of their homes.

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“Consumers have long felt powerless and frustrated with the end-to-end process of setting up their home wireless networks not knowing the joys that high-speed home wireless connectivity can bring. The simple yet powerful Linksys E-series wireless routers are the ideal way to address the needs of today’s home network user. Now every family can easily experience the joy of seamless connectivity, sharing, learning and engaging in various online activities,” Gledhill added.

Cisco Connect Software:  Simple Set-up with Advanced Capabilities

With the addition of the new Cisco Connect software, the Linksys E-Series wireless routers are designed to make it easier for users to customise and control their wireless network settings to match their preferences. With a quick and easy set-up, the software auto-assigns the WPA security pass key and SSID. Once those are configured, users can use Cisco Connect to easily manage their wireless home network by:

  • Adding multiple Internet-capable devices to the network
  • Setting parental controls for each computer or device
  • Giving visitors password-protected Internet access on a separate guest network
  • Customising advanced settings and changing the network SSID and password

Product Descriptions and Pricing

The new Linksys E-Series line offers a full range of technology options to help users find what works best for them.

Linksys E1000 Wireless-N Router (MSRP: S$99)

  • Wirelessly connects computers and other devices at transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Uses four Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) ports to directly connect wired devices
  • Ideal for general wireless Internet usage and home office productivity

Linksys E2000 Advanced Wireless-N Router  (MSRP: S$159)

  • Ideal for subscribers of Singapore’s new Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN)
  • Includes four Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) ports for faster file sharing with other Gigabit-enabled devices, including computers, hard drives and servers
  • Features selectable dual-band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) technology to help avoid interference, allowing for smoother file transfers and media streaming
  • Ideal for connecting computers, gaming consoles, Internet-enabled HDTVs, Blu-ray players and other wireless devices at transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps
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Linksys E3000 High-Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Router (MSRP: S$249)

  • Features simultaneous dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), high-performance Wireless-N technology for smoother HD video streaming, wireless gaming and file transfers
  • Includes four Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) ports for faster file sharing and provides connectivity to storage devices for file sharing at home or over the Internet
  • Built-in UPnP AV media server, enables streaming of entertainment content to an Xbox 360, a PS3 or other compatible devices
  • Optimised for entertainment, ideal for connecting computers, gaming consoles, Internet-enabled HDTVs, Blu-ray players and other wireless devices at transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps

Availability

The new Linksys E-series wireless routers are available at the following retail stores:

A Genuine (Sim Lim), Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, CyberActive, Cybermind Computer House (Sim Lim), Fuwell (Funan), Gain City, Harvey Norman, Inforcom Technologies (Funan), Mediapro Technology (Sim Lim) and South Asia Computer (Funan).

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, this year celebrates 25 years of technology innovation, operational excellence and corporate social responsibility. Cisco’s vision for the consumer is to enable people to live a connected life that is more personal, more social, and more visual. Further information about Cisco and its full line of consumer products including Linksys and Flip Video can be found at www.linksysbycisco.com/apac and www.facebook.com/FlipSG respectively.

[1] Source: IDC Asia/Pacific Semi annual Wireless LAN Tracker, 2H2009 (IDC #1 in WLAN revenues in South East Asia for Year 2009* and #1 in WLAN units shipped in South East Asia for Year 2009*)

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