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Linksys’ new routers look like sports cars

Linksys seems to believe that the way to increase their impact in the router market is to focus at least as much on how products look as how they work.

If most routers look like Volvos, the two new routers from Linksys look like Ferraris. The WRT310N and WRT160N both feature sleek, shiny looks and no external antennas. Beyond the looks, both routers support 802.11n draft 2.0, and both feature Wi-Fi Protected Setup, the new push button security set-up system. They each support both the WPA and WPA 2 wireless secuirty specifications.

The 160N has four 10/100Mb/s Ethernet ports, while the 310N instead has four Gigabit connectors. Even though you can’t see them, the 160N has two antennas, and the 310N has three. Both of the routers will be available in the American market right away. The WRT310N costs about $130, while the WRT160N comes in at about $100.



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