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It’s a Modem, It’s a router – It’s a Linksys Wireless Gateway!

- September 15, 2011 - 14 Comments

Linksys X2000

Cisco’s Home Networking business is launching a new Wireless-N home router today that is actually pretty unique and can be very helpful to a lot of people looking to go wireless.  The new Linksys X2000 a Wireless-N ADSL 2+ Modem Router that works with either DSL or cable broadband connections.

 The Linksys X2000 enables consumers to access the internet and enjoy reliable wireless access on all their wireless devices around the home such as laptops, tablets, smart phones, game consoles and Internet ready televisions. The X2000 is the ideal solution for consumers to go wireless with their fixed broadband connection and for those who want to upgrade to wireless-N. The new hybrid solution provides the flexibility to connect to cable or DSL broadband connections when moving to a new home or switching service providers.   

The Linksys X2000 gateway is shipped with Cisco Connect software, enabling users to set up their wireless home networks in just a few easy steps on a PC or Mac. Consumers also have the advantage of being able to customize and control their wireless settings to match their individual preferences.

Once set up, users can use Cisco Connect to:

  • Add additional devices to the network simply
  • Set parental controls simply
  • Provide visitors Internet access on a separate guest network simply
  • Measure the broadband connection speed with the Broadband Speed Meter
  • Check for automatic firmware and software updates

Other features of the X2000 include

  • ADSL 2+ Modem included.  Users no longer need to use an older DSL modem or gateway that their service provider gave them.  Use the leading  brand name in the industry – Linksys!
  • Works with a Cable Modem as a Wireless router
  • 2.4Ghz Wireless-N Router
  • Speeds up to 300 Mpbs*
  • Includes auto channel selector for finding the best channel for your best performance
  • Has three Ethernet Ports for connecting multiple devices into the router directly – which is ideal for devices in the same room as the router
  • Wireless Protection Setup (WPS) button for simple set up of other WPS enabled devices
  • Cisco Security with all the latest security standards: WPA2™/WPA™ Personal and Enterprise, 128 and 64 bits WEP, MAC Address Filtering, SPI Firewall
  • Wall Mountable
  • Sleek design


X2000 ports overview

For $99, you can get it today at the Linksys Store: click here

*The maximum performance for wireless is derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.


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  5. Very nice looking router and it looks like it will cover all the necessary requirements for a home router. Especially like the idea of getting rid of some of the modem equipment that service providers come with. The price is also very nice as some others I have looked at can be more expensive.

  6. Cool bit of kit ! I am seriously thinking of getting one after reading this great overview.. Thanks Nev

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  8. Love this product, we have it in our home.

  9. This sounds good - both specifications and price. The design is not bad either, in fact it's looking good :)

  10. How about introducing a Cable Modem that can go up to Docsis 3.0? It's been a while since the CM100 was killed off. Most cable providers RENT their cable modems while most DSL providers give away the modem for free. It seems like a no brainer to introduce a cable modem that customers can own outright.

    • Hi Ganesh - thanks for the great comment. Stay tuned more on cable modems coming up in a future blog!

  11. Well connectivity to both cable broadband and dsl connection is something attractive to look for in Linksys X2000 modem. Its good that this modem carries a reasonable price tag

    • one addition comment for clarificaiton. It doesn't connect to a DSL and Cable at the same time -- you have to choose the DSL or Cable -- but it good to have a choice ;)