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Linksys Brings New Routers and Cable Modems to CES

routerModems and routers have been a part of most home computer networks for over a decade now. They’re so commonplace, we pretty much take them for granted. And while most of the modems and routers we get from our ISP’s or big-box retail shops work fine, there are definitely alternatives. Long-time networking products manufacturer Linksys brought some of its latest modems and routers to CES 2016.

The two new high speed cable modems (CM3008 8X4 and the CM3024 24X8) include DOCSIS 3.0 standard technology and are planned to be compatible with all major cable service providers. The two new modem routers include a Wireless AC1900 Router (CG7500) and a modem which carries the same DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding features as the CM3024 and a Dual-Band Wireless AC Router and ADSL/VDSL Modem (X6200). These new modem routers provide a cable modem or DSL modem and a router all-in-one for a seamless wireless broadband networking experience.

Linksys is also launching two new cable modems, the CM3008 which is ideal for subscribers that purchase broadband plans up to 100 Mbps and the CM3024 which is for subscriptions over 100Mbps. Linksys is also launching a Cable Modem + Wireless Router all in one – the CG7500 that will provide wireless networking speeds of wireless AC1900 and a 24×8 cable modem that will support broadband packages of 100 Mpbs +.

The Linksys CM3008 DOCSIS 3.0 8X4 Cable Modem delivers high-speed broadband connectivity to your home and office with download speeds up to 343 Mbps and upload speeds up to 120 Mbps. The Gigabit Ethernet port provides high-speed network performance, while DOCSIS 3.0 support ensures you can connect directly to your existing cable broadband service.

Planned to be certified with all major cable broadband providers, the CM3008 allows users to save on monthly modem fees from their provider. It comes equipped with a variety of features that let you get the most out of your broadband speeds. The Linksys CM3008 is ideal for users that purchase 100 Mbps or lower broadband packages from their service provider.

Pricing starts at $69.99 and goes up to $249.99. These Linksys devices will reach the market between March of 2016 and summer of 2016.

Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender Review

Do you have a large home in which your wireless router signal is not available in some locations. I have that situation in my home, where the kids bedrooms wireless signal is 1 bar or less. Today I fixed that by installing a Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender.

Total setup time of the wireless range extender from opening the box to having it installed was 10 minutes. The kids bedrooms now have 5 bars of wireless connectivity. I am not sure why I did not do this earlier, as it is going to cut the kids complaining considerably. While we have strict family policies on what can be done on the Internet in their own rooms, when it comes to doing homework I would rather have them focused in their rooms so my wife and I can be productive and make noise in the rest of the house.

Setup is simple, you use a computer currently connected to the network via your wireless network, you install the CD and it steps you through the process. Of all network upgrades I have made this was simply the easiest by far the only thing I needed to remember was the password for the wireless network.

The Linksys RE1000 also comes with a built in Ethernet port, which you could use to plug a set top box or other device into is that may not be wireless compatible to bridge to your wireless router.. Heck it could even be connected to a printer in another room, or a computer that may not have a wireless card in it.

Priced at 89.00 this is a great way to get more range and add flexibility to your current network configuration. It will plug into a wall plug or you can use the cable it comes with to hide it away.