Linksys WRT54GX Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX - $129.99 Shipped - Amazon.com
Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 2:18 pm
Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 3:15 pm
I was also wondering that and found the following on Linksys.com
What the heck is SRX?
The Wireless-G Networking Solution with SRX Speed and Range eXpansion
Internet-sharing Router, 4-port Switch, with a built in speed and range enhanced Wireless-G (802.11g) Access Point
Shares a single Internet connection and other resources with Ethernet wired, Wireless-G, -B, and other SRX devices
New SRX technology: the farther away, the more advantage -- up to 8 times faster than standard Wireless-G (802.11g)
SRX also increases wireless range by up to 3 times and reduces dead spots in coverage area
The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect Wireless-G, Wireless-B, and other performance-enhanced SRX devices to the network. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.
The Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX combines smart antenna technology with standards-based Wireless-G (802.11g) networking. By overlaying the signals of two Wireless-G compatible radios, the "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology effectively doubles the data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. The robust signal travels farther, maintaining wireless connections up to 3 times farther than standard Wireless-G. And the farther away you are, the more advantage you get -- the higher data rate and reflection-friendly technology can yield up to 8 times more throughput than Wireless-G in some situations. The router avoids interference by dynamically switching to the clearest channel available. Even your standard Wireless-G and -B equipment will work better when communicating with SRX-enabled devices.
To help protect your data and privacy, the Router can encode all wireless transmissions with industrial-strength WPA encryption. It can serve as your network's DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.
With the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX at the center of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games with flexibility, speed, and security!
I wonder how much of it is hype?
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