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Linksys makes WiFi router line smarter

Techstination feature for Thursday, January 17, 2013

Linksys makes its home router line smarter.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   If you have a WiFi router for wirelessly connecting to the Internet at home or in the office, Cisco’s Linksys is giving you some reasons to consider an upgrade with its newest Smart WiFi  series.   They use the new 802.11ac standard for faster connections and wider range.  How are the routers smart?   Brand Manager Mathieu Whelan…

If you want access to your network at anytime from anywhere, You want to know what’s happening, what’s connected.  You want to know what type of devices are connected.  Are my kids on Facebook when they shouldn’t be?  Is the Xbox on and playing games when it should be off because it’s homework time?  Linksys Smart WiFi and the software we’ve built into these routers allow you to have that type of visibility and then on top of that also give you the control to make some changes.”

The new Smart Wi-Fi routers will also work with a variety of mobile apps due out this coming spring.  You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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