Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router - WRT310N

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I bought this unit to be a wireless bridge.. I had to put a 3rd party firmware on it in order to get it to work as a wireless bridge. The unit is a nice looking unit much better then linksys's older models.. the lights on it are way too bright it lights up my room enough to see when the lights are out. it also lacks output power.. not as strong output as older models due to the antenna being inside the unit.. it also only works on a 2.4 ghz and not the great 5.8 that most N's do.. but even with all my complaining it still is doing its job.

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I thoroughly researched this model before buying it...This router is great (300mhz, 32mb RAM, gigabit wired net, N draft wireless net), it is the fastest home router CNET had benchmarked as of the end of May '08, but be mindful with all this power comes a lot of heat...this router only appears to stay cooled down well if it's tilted it at a 45 degree or higher angle with the plugin ports facing up. Otherwise you may possibly overheat the router and therefore ruin it within a couple months (as well as experience malfunctions on a weekly basis until permanent damage sets in).

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Excellent Range

on 2/9/2009

Was easy to setup (just make sure your firewall software is updated to accept new hardware). Range is excellent. Wireless signal sent from second floor room to the basement with 82% signal strength received.

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Best Router Ever

by Richard Krakowski on 2/16/2009

This Linksys product is the easiest to install, more along the line of "plug and play" installation. It truly is a product for the computer challenged.

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Product Overview

The Wireless-N Gigabit Router is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex Gigabit Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

The Access Point built into the Router uses the very latest wireless networking technology, Wireless-N (draft 802.11n). By overlaying the signals of multiple radios, Wireless-N's "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology multiplies the effective data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. The robust signal travels farther, maintaining wireless connections much farther than standard Wireless-G.

With Wireless-N, the farther away you are, the more speed advantage you get. It works great with standard Wireless-G and -B equipment, but when both ends of the wireless link are Wireless-N, the router can increase the throughput even more by using twice as much radio band, yielding speeds far faster than standard Wireless-G. But unlike other speed-enhanced technologies, Wireless-N can dynamically enable this double-speed mode for Wireless-N devices, while still connecting to other wireless devices at their respective fastest speeds. In congested areas, the "good neighbor" mode ensures that the Router checks for other wireless devices in the area before gobbling up the radio band.

To help protect your data and privacy, the Router can encode all wireless transmissions with industrial-strength 256-bit encryption. It can serve as your network's DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

The incredible speed of Wireless-N makes it ideal for media-centric applications like streaming video, gaming, and Voice over IP telephony, and gives you plenty of headroom to run multiple media-intense data streams through the network at the same time, with no degradation in performance. With the Linksys Wireless-N Gigabit Router at the center of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games, and run media-intensive applications at faster than 10/100 wired network speeds, without the hassle of stringing wires!


Manufacturer Linksys
Mfg Part# WRT310N
SKU 206462229
UPC 745883582952
UPC 14 00745883582952
Internet-sharing Router and 4-port Gigabit Switch, with a built in speed and range enhanced Wireless Access Point
MIMO technology uses multiple radios per band to create robust signals for maximum range and speed, with reduced dead spots
Much faster than Wireless-G, but also works great with Wireless-G and -B devices
Wireless signals are protected by industrial-strength encryption, and your network is protected from Internet attacks by a powerful SPI firewall
Tech Specs
Model: WRT310N
Standards: Draft 802.11n v2.0, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab
Ports: Power, Internet, Ethernet
Buttons: Reset, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
LEDs: (1-4), Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Wireless, Internet, Power
Cabling Type: CAT 5e
Number of Antennas: 3
Detachable (y/n): No
Modulations: 802.11b: CCK, QPSK, BPSK; 802.11g: OFDM; 802.11a: OFDM; Wireless-N: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
RF Power (EIRP) in dBm: 17
UPnP able/cert: Able
Security features: 128-Bit Wireless Encryption, SPI Firewall
Security key bits: 64, 128
Dimensions 7.95" x 1.34" x 6.30" (202 x 34 x 160 mm)
Weight 11.99 oz (0.34 kg)
Power 12V, 1A
Certification FCC, CE, IC-03
Operating Temp. 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temp. -4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
Operating Humidity 10 to 85% Noncondensing
Storage Humidity 5 to 90% Noncondensing
Internet Explorer or Firefox 1.0 or higher
CD-ROM Drive
Windows XP, Vista or Vista 64-bit edition
Wired or Wireless* Network Adapter
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