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Linksys WRT55AG Ver.2 Wireless A+G Broadband Router
From the Manufacturer An Internet-Sharing Router and Switch, with Universal Wireless Access (A, B, and G).
The Dual-Band Wireless A+G Broadband Router is like four devices in one box! The Router function lets you securely share one high-speed Internet connection among your entire network, while the 4-port full duplex 10/100 Switch jump-starts your wired-Ethernet network. Connect four PCs directly, or daisy-chain out to more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need.
The Dual-Band Wireless A+G Broadband Router also contains two Wireless Access Points, supporting all three wireless networking specifications. The first Access Point uses the 2.4 GHz radio band, supporting both the popular and inexpensive Wireless-B (802.11b) standard at 11 Mbps, and the new, almost five times faster, Wireless-G (802.11g) at 54 Mbps. The second Access Point radio operates in the 5GHz band, and supports Wireless-A (802.11a) networking, also at 54 Mbps. Since the two radios operate in different bands, they can work simultaneously, blanketing your wireless zone with bandwidth.
To protect your data and privacy, the Dual-Band Wireless A+G Broadband Router can encrypt all wireless transmissions. The MAC Address filter lets you decide exactly who has access to your wireless network. The Router also serves as a DHCP Server, has NAT technology to protect against Internet intruders, DMZ capability, supports VPN pass-through, and can be configured to filter internal users' access to the Internet. Configuration is a snap with the Web browser-based configuration utility.
With the Linksys Dual-Band Wireless A+G Broadband Router at the center of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games with the flexibility, speed, and security you need!
For more information on the differences between an Access Point and a Router with Access Point, see the following table:
access point vs. router
See a comparison diagram of the different wireless technologies.
Wireless networks are rapidly becoming more popular and coming down in price. Since they don't require cables, you can use the devices anywhere in an office or home, even out on the patio. There's no need to roll out an Ethernet network cable to each room of a house; you can network anywhere -- without wires. Outside of the home, wireless networking is available in hotspots at coffee shops, businesses, airports -- great when you're on the road and need to get some work done. For convenience, wireless networking is the answer.
What Wireless Standard is Right for Me?
Now that you've decided to create a wireless network, the next step is to figure out which wireless standard to use.
Basically, a standard is a set of specifications for a device. All devices that follow a specific standard share operating characteristics, such as the radio frequency used and maximum data transfer speed.
For wireless networking, there are three standards to choose from at this time:
To learn about the differences between the standards and select the right one for your network, click here for an easy-to-understand chart.
This item is in good working condition, although it may have some signs of cosmetic wear. It is fully operational as intended. Pulled from a working environment and not refurbished. Item ships in the original package.
- Dual-band, tri-standard Access Point communicates with Wireless-A (802.11a), Wireless-B (802.11b)
- Protect your wireless investment while preparing your infrastructure for the future
- Built-in 4-port Switch jump-starts your wired network
- Advanced Security: Wireless data encryption (WEP), VPN pass-through, Internet access control and Wireless filters
What Is Included:
- 2x Attached Antenna
- Wall Mounting Bracket- Wall Mounting Screws are not included from the Manufacturer.
- Setup CD and Manuals/Paperwork
- Power Cord
- No other accessories will be included except what is shown
- Photo shows what you will get
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