Linksys 802.11n gear

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Linksys 802.11n gear

The Wireless-N Broadband Router (WRT300N) is slightly smaller than Linksys? previous generation of routers.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - Antennas

The WRT300N includes two standard antennas and a paddle antenna.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - Ports

The WRT300N includes a four-port 10/100 switch.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - Antennas - 2

All three antennas are adjustable. We spent a good deal of time tinkering with placement to maximize performance in our tests.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - LEDs

LEDs show which wired ports are in use, whether the Internet is accessible, when wireless traffic is present and if wireless security is enabled.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - Wide channels

We could manually select whether to support 40MHz channels--called wide channels here.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - Security Irregularity

For some strange reason, Linksys calls the newest security levels PSK. So, WPA2 PSK is PSK2 Personal, while WPA2 Enterprise is called PSK2 Enterprise.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - Before 802.11n

A look at the spectrum in our office before we started the WRT300N, courtesy of AirMagnet?s Spectrum Analyzer 2.0.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - After 802.11n

The swept spectrogram in the bottom middle shows the noise the WRT300N makes. And this is just the beacons, folks.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - Ultrawideband

This is how the spectrum analyzer interprets the new 40MHz channels.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - WPC300N - 1

The Wireless-N Notebook Adapter (WPC300N) looks like an ordinary PCMCIA card.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - WPC300N - 2

When we popped off the top, we found that the adapter has three antennas as well.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - Quality of Service

The WRT300N supports WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia), and we could prioritize latency and jitter sensitive applications.

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Linksys 802.11n gear - High performance spectrum

This is how the spectrum looked once we started blasting some traffic through the WRT300N.

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