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Cisco Access Point Does Dual Band, HD Streaming

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Here's a good way to extend and upgrade your network.

Recently Cisco released its new Linksys WAP610N, a Wireless-N access point with both 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless frequencies (dual band). The device is slated to be optimized for HD streaming, to be more tolerant of external interference, and simple to integrate into a home or office network. Now users can both extend and upgrade their network to Wireless-N performance.

"With Wi-Fi Protected Setup, you just need to push a button on the Access Point and wireless connection is automatically created on your other device," reads the product description over on Dell's website. "In addition, the device and security configuration is a snap with the browser-based configuration utility. Additionally, this device features an easy setup procedure as well as reliable connectivity allowing you to move your laptops, or set up your devices all around your home or office."

Cisco also said that the device is ideal for VoIP telephony, large volume data transfers, and backups across the network. The device's Quality of Service capabilities also provide an efficient handling of VoIP and audio/video traffic. Thanks to a built-in Digital Signal Processor, video glitches are reduced while special algorithms allow more throughput for a particular range.

Costing $119.99, consumers and businesses can order the new access point by heading to Dell here. The device requires Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit, and Windows Vista 64-bit.

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