Linksys WRT300N Wireless N RouterCheck out the Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router. Speedy and reliable, this Wi-Fi networking device is definitely a router to contend with. It boasts of having speed capabilities up to 12 times faster than Wireless-G, while at the same time remains compatible with other Wireless-G and Wireless-B enabled devices. One of its key features is the wireless interface that supports the draft version of the 802.11n standard. Wireless data transfer rates for the Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router can reach up to 300mbps. 

Bringing Draft N Speeds Home to Your Personal Network

Everything that comes with the Linksys WRT300NBesides the fast router, every Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router package contains a stand for vertical installation, complete documentation and manuals, a CD containing an electronic manual and a trial version of Norton Internet Security, a Category 5 Fast Ethernet cable, and a power adapter. Through the help of the well-documented user guide and installation wizard CD, setting up this router was undeniably easy.

Set it Up the Easy Way

If you would like to skip the wizard, all you have to do is type in the router’s default IP address (192.168.1.1) into your browser. This tool can help you breeze through the set-up of the Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router’s various features, such as the four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, SPI firewall, DHCP server, DMZ and VPN pass-throughs, and WPA2 security, just to name a few. The Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router’s appealing case design boasts of three antennas: two standard, pen-shaped antennas and a third one that’s shaped like a paddle. These antennas can be adjusted easily, bent or rotated in multiple directions, for optimum signal reception whether the unit is placed vertically or horizontally.

Like other routers, it has one WAN and four LAN ports, and a pinhole reset button. The ports are color-coded, too: the WAN port is blue and the LAN, yellow.  Along with the color-coded ports, The Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router also features properly-labeled LED lights matching the ports on the other side of the router, a light to indicate that the router is experiencing wireless activity, and another one to show that the security settings are active.

The front of the Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router

All these light indicators aid you in knowing what the current status of the router is. Aside from DHCP, the router also features TCP/IP and NAT routing protocols. Its firewall features include MAC address and URL filtering, besides the previously-mentioned SPI. 

More for your Money

Overall, its maximum throughput and mixed-mode throughput rate well, and with the Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router’s 802.11n spec, you can expect high throughput at great distances. Because of the reasonable price, good maximum throughput, an organized documentation, and long warranty, The Linksys WRT300N Wireless N Router is definitely a better, more affordable choice for all your wireless networking needs.

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By Ethel Kay Merioles