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Win the War on Buffering

February 22, 2012 at 7:48 am PST

Win the War on Buffering

How many times have you been streaming a video to your computer, downloading media, or playing online games when your experience is interrupted by buffering?  When you have to keep waiting for your media to load, it can be a big inconvenience and it’s then -- that you know you’re losing the war against buffering. 

We want to share four easy tips that will help give you the ammunition you need to win the war of buffering and get the most out of your video streaming or online gaming experience. Read More »

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Home Networking Just got Easier with new Mobile App!

November 2, 2011 at 8:49 am PST

For anyone reading this blog post today, I have no doubt that if I were to ask you what type of mobile phone you are using; it will likely be a certain brand of smartphone. With advances in technology and apps provided to users, the days of the traditional cell phone are behind us.  StarTac anyone?

Now what does this have to do with Linksys Home Networking?

As of today, Linksys is launching its first Mobile App, available on the App Store and Android Marketplace.  For quick and easy access to your network information, you can download the free Cisco Connect Express Wi-Fi mobile app to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android phone. This App is for Read More »

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

September 15, 2011 at 9:10 am PST

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. Read More »

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Back to School Basics with Linksys

August 30, 2011 at 3:20 pm PST

It’s time for back to school and that means new computers, or hand-me-down computers for the kids to  get connected.  There are a few things to know about your wireless home network and how to get all your computers and devices connected simply.  Our Back to School Basics video can help:  Check it out:

The video comes to us from Ted Kritsonis, a technology journalist and video personality covering the wonderful world of consumer electronics. He writes, blogs and appears in a number of publications in Canada and the U.S. including the Globe and Mail, WhatsYourTech.ca, CBC.ca, Huffington Post Canada and Digital Trends.  Ted does this and more from the comfort of his home in Toronto using an E4200 for maximum performance. Follow Ted on twitter:  @Teddy__K or at: http://whatsyourtech.ca

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Going Back to School? Get Your Tech Ready!

August 24, 2011 at 8:49 am PST

Going Back to School for some is the most “wonderful time of the year”!   New clothes, new apartment, new schedule, new friends and the best of all new technology!  Well it can all seem daunting and expensive to get everything new all at once – but it really doesn’t have to be, at least for technology.  Here are a few tips to get you tech ready easily and affordably this back to school season! 

  1.  Need a new computer?  Think again.  Have you considered taking in your laptop for spring cleaning?  Maybe upgrading your memory, updating your wireless card with Wireless-N, getting a new hard drive, or just upgrading your operating system.  It can be less expensive to upgrade your computer’s components as you have the budget, than going out and getting an entirely new computer.   
  2. You bought a new computer and now, what do you do with your old one?  Well this is great for parents with kids – you get the latest and greatest computer and give your kids the “hand me down” computer.  Okay, but make sure you upgrade the “hand me down” for your kids-- you don’t want them to have ancient technology and you want them equipped with the best tech to excel in the classroom,  right?
  3. You moved out of your Parents’ house and now you are on your own – what tech do you really need? Okay besides your Xbox and a computer – you should have a good Wireless-N router.  Your wireless-N router will amp up your devices with the high speed access they need for both school work and entertainment –from research to video streaming.  A good router is a must for gaming online, and if you’re going to video chat with mom and dad, you don’t want annoying jerky pictures that start and stop. Read More »

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