When browsing through your local electronics store you cannot fail to have seen the name Linksys in the computer accessories section. After all Linksys is widely known, mainly for it’s range of routers.
Linksys offer a wide product range of both wired and wireless routers for a reasonable price combined with high quality. In addition, for those of you not in the know, they are a division of the company Cisco systems which also has a good reputation.
Although wired routers are declining in popularity nowadays due to the cabling requirements, Linksys are one of the few companies who continue to offer a comprehensive range. At the last count their wired router product range consisted of over ten different types.
Looking at the wireless range there are again over ten different sorts of wireless routers offered by Linksys at the last count. However most if not all of their wireless routers operate broadband only, so if you are still using dial up and want a wireless router, then this company would not be the choice for you.
If popularity ratings affect, the Linksys WRT54GL Wireless router was voted the most popular wireless router in the US as said by http://www.fastmodemrouter.com. Not only does the product live up to it’s expectations, if you are looking for more power and control then it can be easily modified to suit your requirements.
When it comes to installation, Linksys routers come with good documentation and generally speaking you don’t need to be a computer expert to be able to install one quickly and easily. Usually all cabling that you will need will be contained in the packet, but it’s worthwhile checking to make sure that you have everything needed for the installation before you leave the shop to avoid disappointment later.
Not only do Linksys offer a wide range of products at very competitive prices, the after sales service and their helpline are good customer service areas. The helpline is usually staffed with knowledgeable staff who can answer any queries you may have quickly and easily in a way that you will understand.
All in all, if you are looking to buy your first router, then buying a Linksys router would not be a bad choice at all as far as most people are concerned. In any case, due to their large product range it is a good place to begin looking so that you have an idea what you are after and what you can afford.