A year after purchasing the Linksys home networking division from Cisco, Belkin today brought back the design of what it called “the best-selling router of all time” but with the latest wireless technology.
First released in December 2002, the blue and black WRT54G is an instantly recognizable consumer product despite not being a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Belkin’s Linksys division unveiled a new router with the same design today at the Consumer Electronics Show. It’s planned to be available in the spring for $299.99.
Updated to support the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, the “Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router is inspired by the original WRT54G iconic blue/black stackable form factor but with a modernized spin as well as more powerful hardware such as a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, four removable antennas (instead of the standard three) and eSata and USB 2.0/3.0 connectivity ports,” Linksys said. Four gigabit LAN ports are included. Maximum throughput will be “up to 1.3Gbps on the 5GHz band and up to 600Mpbs on the 2.4GHz band.”
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