Cisco's MIMO Router -- Ten Times Faster Than Rivals?By Chris Preimesberger | Print
The new Linksys 802.11G wireless broadband router for home and small business use is powerful enough to raise security issues.Cisco Systems' Linksys division Tuesday announced a powerful new 802.11G home/small business wireless broadband router for local area Internet networks that is expected to deliver data speeds "a magnitude" faster than current G-level routers, an industry analyst told eWEEK.com.
Linksys' newest Wireless-G (802.11g) Broadband Router uses MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) and so-called smart radio and antenna technology with standards-based Wireless-G to deliver data speeds "right around the 54M-bps level," IDC networking analyst Jean Kaplan said.
"To put this into perspective: Realistically, most (802.11) B-level routers are supposed to transport 11M bps, when in reality they only move 1M bps most of the time," Kaplan said.
"In any case, you will notice a marked difference between these new MIMO products [and] the older ones. And the difference between the 50M-bps and 100M-bps data speed really isn't that noticeable to most people," Kaplan said.
Read the rest of this eWEEK story: "Cisco's MIMO Router Delivers Faster Data Speeds". Note that the Linksys router uses a chipset from Airgo Networks, which on Wednesday said it was sampling a