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Cisco unveils Linux-powered wireless-N router

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Mumbai: Cisco announced the launch of a new Linux-powered wireless-N broadband router, the Linksys WRT160NL, with storage links for the Indian market. The new router complements the existing Linksys by Cisco consumer router line-up.

The product includes dual antenna with R-SMA connectors, a 400Mhz processor, 8MB of flash memory, 32MB of double data random access memory (DDRAM) and a USB 2.0 port and supports customized third-party firmware. The integrated storage link functionality is designed to allow consumers to connect their USB storage device to the router.

Suresh Balasubramanian, National Sales Director-Consumer Products, Cisco India said, “In the past, we have had many successful Linux-powered devices, like the WRT54GL. The new WRT160NL is the next advanced step combining Linux OS, 802.11n technology, USB storage link functionality and the improved sleek design. We see the WRT160NL not just as a possible successor of our WRT54GL as the market transitions to wireless-N, but also the ideal choice for customers looking for superior functionality at reasonable cost.”

The wireless-N broadband router is available from authorized Linksys by Cisco retailers at a price of Rs 7,499.

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