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tech reviews Updated: Apr 27, 2010 17:37 IST

Cisco has announced the launch of the new Linksys Wireless-N access point with Dual-Band (WAP610N) for the Indian market. The access point can upgrade your existing wired or wireless home network to high speed Dual Band Wireless-N.

Optimised to stream HD video across the home network, the WAP610N works on both wireless frequencies, 2.4 and 5 GHz, to provide streaming and less interference from other products, or neighbouring network.

The WAP610N is also ideal for SOHO applications. Wireless-N can deliver the necessary bandwidth you need for VoIP telephony, high volume data transfers or back-ups, web surfing and emailing.The access point also comes with a Windows and Macintosh compatible set up wizard, designed to simplify set-up, giving users step-by-step instructions through the process.

The wizard will also prompt users to enable security settings, help prevent network hijacking which can lead to bandwidth constraints and online fraud.With the integrated Wi-Fi Protected Setup, consumers can push a button on the Access Point and on another device to create a secure wireless connection.

The built-in advanced Digital Signal Processor helps reduce video glitches, while special algorithms allow higher throughput for a given range.Specially designed internal antennas provide great range in an attractive, sleek case.