Linksys WAG120N

WAG120N Detailed Features

Wireless-N Home ADSL2+ Modem-Router

The Linksys by Cisco Wireless-N Home ADSL2+ Modem-Router is the heart of your home network. The built-in ADSL2+ modem plugs directly into your Internet connection, while the router function connects your computers, game consoles, and other network-enabled devices together and to the Internet either directly hard-wired or through high-speed wireless*. This easy-to-use device has the features you need to set up a versatile, fast, and security conscious network in your home.

  • High-speed ADSL2+ modem gives you a fast, "Always On" connection to the Internet
  • Internet-sharing router with built-in wireless access point and 4-port switch
  • 4-port Ethernet switch for directly wired devices
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ helps make wireless configuration more secure and push button easy
  • Helps protect your data and privacy with encrypted wireless transmissions and a powerful SPI firewall to block most known Internet attacks

Fast and Far

Wireless Speed and Range
The Wireless-N Home ADSL2+ Modem-Router uses the very latest wireless networking technology, Wireless-N. By overlaying the signals of multiple radios, Wireless-N's "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology multiplies the effective data rate.

  • Wireless-N technology for robust speed and range, and more complete coverage throughout your home
  • Great for media-centric applications like streaming video, gaming, and Voice over IP telephony
  • Also connects to Wireless-G or -B devices
  • Double Channel Width mode doubles the throughput
  • Specially designed internal antennas provide great range in an attractive, sleek case that looks good in any room, on a shelf or wall-mounted

Fast Wired Connections
The Modem-Router also provides connections for 4 directly-wired network devices. You'll get fast file transfers to network storage devices, printers, and other wired network devices.

On-time delivery with QoS
And, to deliver your time-sensitive Internet traffic efficiently, the Modem-Router features Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities. QoS tells your network to give priority to packets in time-sensitive streams like Voice (VoIP) or media (audio or video), so that these types of applications can deliver less garbled conversations and smoother digital video.

  • Prioritize applications:
    • MSN Messenger, Skype, or Yahoo! Messenger
    • Many popular online game presets, or add your own
  • Or prioritize devices by MAC address, specific Ethernet port, or specific Voice device
  • Also supports Wi-Fi MultiMedia (WMM) for automatic prioritization of voice and video streams

Safe and Sound

Wireless Security
To help protect your data and privacy, the Modem-Router can encrypt all wireless transmissions with the latest industrial-strength 128-bit encryption.

  • Choose the wireless security of WEP, WPA Personal or Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, Enterprise, or Mixed, or RADIUS
  • Prevent or permit specific wireless devices from accessing the network by listing their MAC address
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ support for WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) wireless connections at the push of a button

Internet Security
The Wireless-N Home ADSL2+ Modem-Router has a powerful SPI firewall to help protect you against intruders and most known Internet attacks. The Modem-Router also features filters that let you deny specific types of Internet requests, and block certain application types.

  • NAT (Network Address Translation) helps prevent your local network and its devices from being "seen" from the Internet
  • SPI Firewall blocks un-asked-for Internet traffic
  • Port Forwarding and DMZ allow controlled access to your network resources from the Internet

Access Controls for Parents
Of growing concern for parents is the amount and type of Internet access their families have. The Wireless-N Home ADSL2+ Modem-Router can help. Parents can create policies for each PC in the house, to control access by time and day, specific website, keyword, protocols, or applications.

  • For each PC in the house:
    • Specify Internet availability by time and day of the week
    • Block specific websites by web address or categories keyword
    • Block specific Internet protocols like FTP, POP3, IMAP, or SMTP
    • Block specific applications, like online games, by communication ports used

User Friendly

Easy to Set Up
The included Cisco Setup Wizard software runs on both Windows and Mac, and walks you step-by-step through the initial setup of the Modem-Router with clear illustrations and jargon-free language.

Easy to Use
But with all this power and all these features, you might expect that the Wireless-N Home ADSL2+ Modem-Router requires a networking genius to maintain and use. Fortunately, it comes with one, right in the box: Network Magic Essentials (Windows only).

  • Helps connect devices and sets up sharing for printers and files
  • Monitors and helps troubleshoot your network
  • Visualize your network with Network Map
  • Parental Controls: Monitor and restrict Internet activity

The Heart of Your Home Network

With the Linksys Wireless-N Home ADSL2+ Modem-Router at the center of your home network, you can connect to a high-speed Internet connection, share web access, files, printers, and multi-player games, and run media-intensive applications, both wired and wirelessly!


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