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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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Confessions of a Geek Dad

February 2, 2012 at 8:14 am PST

Yes Geek Dads are Connected and Cool!  We conducted a survey and found a lot of interesting things about this generation of Geek Dads.  Kids say their geek dad is cooler than other dads and they have a lot fun learning about technology from their dad.  Check out the confessions of a Geek Dad:  Read More »

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The Linksys E4200 Just Got Better – The E4200 V2 Now Available!

December 13, 2011 at 11:41 am PST

Cisco is pushing the envelope in home networking again, with the launch today of a new version of its supercharged E4200 home wireless-n router. The new Linksys® E4200 v2 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N900 wireless-n router provides wireless networking speeds up to 450 Mbps* in the 2.4 GHz band and up to 450 Mbps* in the 5.0 GHz band, a faster processor for quicker downloads from a USB connected storage drive, and greater range for use in large or multi-room homes. The E4200 v2 can handle all of the latest and most intensive home entertainment needs from streaming HD video to music downloads and multi-player gaming.

Additionally, the combination of internal and external amplifiers coupled with six antennas help increase the signal strength across greater distances, providing improved home network coverage and reducing dead spots. The virtual USB feature makes it easy to add printers, storage and other USB devices to the network and with the added 1.2 GHz processor users can experience faster download speeds from their USB connected storage device. Included in all Linksys E-Series routers is Cisco Connect® software, which provides the framework for simple setup and network management.  

So this is what you get with the new E4200 V2: Read More »

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Give the Gift your Gifts Want! A Wireless Router of Course!

November 22, 2011 at 10:52 am PST

Well the holidays are approaching and it’s about time to put your holiday shopping lists together.  Did you ask for or are you planning on giving:

  • Tablet like the iPad or Playbook
  • A new laptop
  • A new Smartphone like an Android or iPhone
  • Internet enabled HDTV like Sony Bravia
  • Xbox, Wii or Playstation
  • Kindle or Nook e-reader 

Well if you think about it – all these products above include wireless or provide capabilities for making them wireless so they can access the internet and give you a plethora of features and apps.  All these gifts are going to need a wireless router so they can access the internet in your home.  If you haven’t upgraded your wireless router in a while and you plan on bringing these gifts into your home – it’s a good time to think about upgrading your router.

You’re probably thinking why do I need to upgrade my router if it’s already working great?  Well the answer is -- 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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