Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Linksys is a Cisco acquired brand of networking products for homes and small offices, offering a gamut of wireless routers. Their equipment is used by enterprise and commercial businesses, telecommunications companies and public institutions and homes and are readily available in North America from consumer electronic retail stores and internet retailers.

Linksys has a diverse range of some of the best Linux based routers which are capable of running on third party firmware, like Linksys WRT54G and its successor, the WRT160N/WRT310N series. The WRT N series supports the faster 802.11n which is the next generation wireless transfer standard supporting much faster speeds of upto 600 Mbits/s compared to the 54 Mbit/s of the older 802.11 a/g standards.


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Asus RT-AC68U
Apple AirPort Extreme (2013)
Netgear Nighthawk R7000
D-Link DIR-868L
Asus DSL-N55U
Asus RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station A1521 (ME918LL/A)
Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart WiFi Router
D-Link DIR-868L AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
Asus DSL-N55U Wireless Router
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Sep 2013
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Router Functionalities
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, DHCP Server, Wireless Access Point
Firewall, Wireless Access Point, DSL Modem
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Firewall, VPN Pass-Thru, Wireless Access Point
Firewall, Wireless Access Point, DSL Modem
Connectivity
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless, Wired
Included Adapter
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External
Power adapter - External
Average Rating
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 4.2 stars

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