Linksys WET610N Wireless-N Ethernet Bridge with Dual-Band - Connect any Ethernet-equipped device to a high-speed Wireless-N network
|The versatile Wireless-N Ethernet Bridge can make any wired Ethernet-equipped device a part of your wireless network. At home, use the video-optimized Bridge to connect digital video recorders, set-top boxes, or computers to your Wireless-N network. In the office, convert your wired-Ethernet printer, scanner, camera, network storage device, notebook, or desktop for wireless connectivity. Since the Bridge is based on dual-band Wireless-N, it works with any device supporting Wi-Fi standards, and is compatible with Wireless-G, -A, and -B.
The Wireless-N Ethernet Bridge works on any platform and under any operating system! Since there's no drivers to load, setup is a snap -- configure the network settings through your PC's web browser, then plug it into your device and go.
To protect your data and privacy, all wireless transmissions can be encrypted with industrial-strength Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security. Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ helps make secure connections pushbutton simple. Let the Wireless-N Ethernet Bridge from Linksys open up new possibilities for your wireless network.
I had an older model a B/G type and it wont communicate with more modern routers and didn't have the newer encryption algorythms. I have been very pleased with this one so far (2 weeks of ownership). It is currently being used with an older X-Box 360 which did not come with wireless built-in. It also gives me the flexibility of adding a router which can extend the number of devices that can operate using this bridge.
The bridge is 35-40 feet from the router (with a wall in- between). Monitoring the device shows that it is only getting 35% signal strength. Don't know if that is good or bad or if the presumed low value is due to the router or bridge, but it does work well regardless.
Does not work3/12/2011
Does not connect to Dual Band NetGear Access Point using 2.4GHz with WEP or 5GHz using WPA2. Gave up after 3 hours of fruitless attempts and reading numerous accounts from others that have had the same problem with it. (The NetGear Access Point works fine with 5 other connected devices). Returned for a credit.
Difficult to install12/24/2010
This product works very well once you get it set up. I am a software engineer and I usually don't have any problems setting up these products. I had to spend two hours on the phone with customer service trying to get this bridge set up on my wireless network. We had to go into the bridge's settings and manually add my wireless router and manually configure it. Once we did that, it found the wireless network easily and has been working well ever since.
I'm totally satisfied with the WET610N Wireless-N Ethernet Bridge. I've connected my Blue-Ray and Direct TV receiver with a 5-port switch with extra ports available for future connectivity. The setup was easy and I was up and running after following the step-by-step directions. Up and running now for two days. Excellent buy for the price.
Linksys wireless gaming8/12/2010
Been a good one but signal error keeps cropping up at times.
Have it configured using a switch so my XBOX360 and Blue Ray player can both be online. I haven't performed benchmarks but downloads seem to be nice and snappy. The initial configuration with the setup CD was very nice. However, reconfiguration with the CD did not go as easily and the manual's only suggestion (other than rebooting all devices) was to call customer service. I didn't need to but other non-tech savvy people probably would have.
Linksys WET610N Bridge Review - Works Well for Me4/20/2009
Purchased to use with a Linksys WRT610N router over the 5ghz media band to get DirecTV On Demand to an HR22 PVR. Connection to the 610N router through Windows XP Pro was done easily with no problems. The bridge is 35-40 feet from the router (with a wall in- between). Monitoring the device shows that it is only getting 35% signal strength. Don't know if that is good or bad or if the presumed low value is due to the router or bridge, but it does work well regardless. The On Demand video streams immediately and seamlessly with no lag time. It does exactly what I wanted it to do so I am very happy with the setup.
Follow the Directions4/20/2009
Worked as expected and has never failed me. I use it to allow my DirecTV SB to down load show, movies etc.
Purchased the Linksys WET610N Wireless-N Ethernet Bridge to connect my DirecTV HD-DVR to my home network. This device works flawlessly.
Works fine, but...4/11/2009
This wireless bridge works fine, but the installation program would not run with 64-bit Vista (as advertised by Linksys). Installation ran fine with Windows XP. And a Vista computer will not reconnect with it after resuming from "sleep" mode. See Microsoft article ID 956119; it is a Vista problem, not a fault with Linksys.
We needed the device to connect our Sony TV to the internet because we didn't want to move our cable box downstairs. We initially tried a powerline ethernet adaptor but were dissatisfied with the speed. We have a new LinkSys router but it did not want to recognize the WET610N bridge. LinkSys support answered promptly and was extremely patient and helpful. I wound up being transfered to advance support and they not only modified the settings on our Bridge but even helped me modify the settings on the TV. I can't say the set up was easy, but tech support was excellent and once set up the bridge is working beautifully and the TV receives and displays movies with no need to pause to keep up.
I have it setup to receive wireless signal and connected to a switch for multiple devices to use. The setup was easy and performance is more then fast enough for basic home use. Further I have yet to experience any periods of slow network performance or loss of signal. If you are looking for an easy, cheap way to get internet to a portion of the house that is far away from the modem/router, this is the way to go.