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Linksys introduces X6200 modem router and DD-WRT support for flagship WRT range

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Rushden, UK – January 20, 2016 – Linksys®, a leader in networking solutions for the home and business has announced a new ADSL/VDSL Dual-Band WiFi Modem Router – the X6200. The new modem router provides a cable modem or DSL modem and a router all-in-one for a seamless wireless broadband networking experience. 

As cable broadband service providers roll out more premium cable services, the requirement for having the right hardware to go along with the new services are critical to ensuring customers maximize their internet speeds.  “There is a lack of knowledge when it comes to cable modems.  Consumers have cable modems or gateways that don’t match the cable broadband subscriptions they are paying for – thus getting slower speeds and frustrating experiences,” said Justin Doucette, director of product management, Linksys.

Linksys and DD-WRT®, a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems, also announced the expansion of DD-WRT support to include the WRT1900AC, WRT1200AC, and recently released WRT1900ACS  Dual-band Gigabit Wi-Fi routers‡.

DD-WRT now expands the third party firmware choices for the WRT series of routers beyond the current support via OpenWrt's "Chaos Calmer" release, and positions the WRT platform as a leading choice for open source developers. DD-WRT will also be able to provide custom firmware solutions for commercial applications built on the new Linksys WRT platform just as they have for the last 12+ years on the venerable WRT54G.

Linksys ADSL/VDSL Dual-Band WiFi Modem Router – (X6200)

The Linksys ADSL/VDSL Dual-Band Wi-Fi Modem Router – the X6200 features dual wireless bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with data speeds up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 433Mbps (5GHz) making it ideal for internet streaming and gaming.  Four Gigabit Ethernet ports make it easy to share data quickly across your network, and to external devices - at speeds 10x faster than Fast Ethernet. Plus, use the high-performance USB 2.0 port to attach a storage device and quickly transfer large files or share devices across your Wi-Fi network.

The X6200 also contains a built-in DSL modem, making it easy to connect to DSL Internet service and enjoy fast, reliable Wi-Fi throughout the home without having to purchase an additional device.  Additional features include:

  • One VDSL/ADSL2/2+ port, Annex A - RJ-11 port
  • One Gigabit WAN port with auto MDI/MDIX sensing (RJ-45) for Router functionality
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • One USB 2.0 port
  • Supports VPN pass-through with IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP
  • Supports logging for incoming and outgoing traffic
  • DHCP server for LAN
  • Supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
  • IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack support
  • DSL Modem supports ITU G992.5 ADSL2+ Annex A, L, and M and VDSL G.993.1 and ITU G.993.2 standards

MSRP: £79.99

Planned Availability: March 2016

More information on DD-WRT's support for the Linksys WRT Series of routers can be found at http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page.

About Linksys

The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class networking technology, design, and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit linksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.

About New Media-NET and DD-WRT

NewMedia-NET develops software for communication solutions. Its open source router software DD-WRT allows the company to form partnerships with leading manufacturers of wireless hardware products. NewMedia-NET also provides customized development and support services to its customers. For more information, please visit the DD-WRT project website www.dd-wrt.com.

‡ Requires a software/firmware download.