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Cisco Sizzle – March Edition

Welcome to the Cisco Sizzle! Each month, we’re rounding up the best of the best froCisco_Sizzle_Finalm across our social media channels for your reading pleasure. From the most read blog posts to the top engaging content on Facebook or LinkedIn, catch up on things you might have missed, or on the articles you just want to see again, all in one place.

Let’s take a look back at the top content from March…

Tomorrow Starts Here
Explore how the Internet of Everything will change the way we work, live, play and learn.

Connected World Technology Report
Calling all IT professionals! Over two thirds of the IT managers agree that Big Data will be a strategic priority for their companies in 2013 and over the next five years as well. Do you agree? Is Big Data a strategic priority for your company?

Cisco on Fortune’s Most Admired
Once again, Cisco is honored to be on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” List. Fortune tells us that the Most Admired list is the “definitive report card on corporate reputations.” Congratulations to our employees, and thanks to Fortune for the honor!

Understanding the Different Types of Wireless Routers
If your small business has grown and your workforce has become more m734216_10151813220863032_619814475_nobile, you may be considering adding wireless to your network. Cisco explains the basics so you can identify which wireless router best fits your needs.

TeleWork Week
If you telecommuted for a week, how much time do you think you would save?

Network Madness
Don’t worry network managers; we’ve got you covered. Find out about Cisco’s solutions to Network Madness.

Check out the Cisco Storify feed for even more great content!

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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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New Firmware Now Available for Select Linksys E-Series Wireless Routers –IPV6 Ready Logo Phase 2 (Gold)

October 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm PST
Okay Linksys E-Series router owners, we had some new firmware upgrades to
our popular E-Series products including:  E1500, E2500, E3200 and E4200.
The IPV6 support will help your router work correctly when service providers
migrate their networks over to the new Internet protocol.  Downloading this
firmware will make sure your router supports their networks.  Also if you
download the new firmware your router can automatically detect if there is
IPv6 traffic on the Internet port.  If there is, it will be able to route
that data between the Internet and the user’s local computers. Cool uh?!   
If you haven’t downloaded the new firmware yet – check out what we’ve added,
enhanced and some of the things we fixed:  Yea – it’s Linksys being committed
to giving you the best experience possible!

Linksys E4200 – Maximum Performance Dual Band Wireless-N Router

Last Release Date:           Sept 28, 2011

Last Firmware version:  1.0.03 (build 14)

  • Added supports of Native IPv6 over PPPoE Internet connection when only keep alive option is selected.
  • Added supports of Native IPv6 on guest network if there are more than two available IPv6 subnets
  • Added supports of Native IPv6 on Parental Control
  • Added supports of 3TB Hard drive with NTFS and HFS+ format
  • Improved firmware upgrade stability
  • Improved IPv6 WAN performance
  • Fixed media server unstable issue
  • Fixed Cisco LED flashing issue
  • Fixed some minor bugs
  • DLNA certified
  • UPnP certified
  • This build is certified with the IPv6 Ready Logo Phase-2 (Gold).
To download the firmware go Read More »

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Take the Guess Work out of Which Home Wireless Router to Buy

September 21, 2011 at 11:35 am PST

We at Linksys understand that picking out the right router can be a challenge.  Do you buy the cheapest, most expensive or right in middle?  Or is it not about price and all about function such as performance, dual band, features, or range?  Or do you not really know?   

60% of households are not wireless yet and we understand there are new users to wireless networking everyday and don’t really understand all the specs about a wireless router — only that they need one because they want to walk around their house with their laptop while still being connected to the internet or want to connect their new tablet to the internet wirelessly or maybe, just want to start a wireless home network. 

All these reasons are good reasons to invest in a wireless router.  The things you should look for are Read More »

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