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In a roundtable with the European press, John Chambers confirmed the "end of life" of the Linksys name, being replaced by the new and redesigned Cisco branding.
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"It will all come overtime into a Cisco brand. The reason we kept Linksys' brand because it was better known in the US than even Cisco was for the consumer. As you go globally there's very little advantage in that", said Cisco's CEO.
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Sorta off topic, but i hear a lot of people bashing linksys routers on this forum, and all i can say is, what the hell? Honestly, they're relatively cheap, decent quality, and work as intended without limiting my bandwith.

On topic. I read the article and they didn't exactly explain why they're cutting the brand as much as the events around cutting the brand and leading to it.
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I added a second quote that may help.
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post #4 of 17
They got one thing right. I didn't know who cisco was till like 3 months after i got my router. And i've known linksys for a while.
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post #5 of 17
linksys gear sucks compared to the same type of gear from other company's...

with their WRT line, it started ok, having broadcom chipsets... then it went down hill from there... with v5 being ran by VXworks... Even DD-WRT cant revive the performance out of the hardware...

company's like buffalo are making way better products than linksys is, atm...

I'm not all that sure how linksys got so big, other than its been around for awhile... I'd think with its falling performance over other comparable hardware, you would see people migrating towards something else...
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finally i ve killed 3 wireless adapters and 1 a router
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Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post

I'm not all that sure how linksys got so big, other than its been around for awhile... I'd think with its falling performance over other comparable hardware, you would see people migrating towards something else...
As soon as people found out that the WRT's ran linux people jumped all over them. At the time wireless was just starting to get big in the home network and the people who purchased wireless routers were enthusiasts and people who knew how to run a network. So they went for something cheep that could be upgraded to something that was comparable to a $200-300 router.
post #8 of 17
Buffalo FTW. Linksys was an early leader, but the competitors have caught up. I really don't care what they're called now.
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post #9 of 17
well any linksys can run dd-wrt usualy owns but the ones that cant suck. I have a wrt54gs a usr8054 108mps and a um linksys wireless n router all are connected as one big network using ddwrt.
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post #10 of 17
The latest WRT54G runs VXWorks and you can't install DD-WRT on it. V 8.0. I returned mine for a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and flashed DD-WRT onto it. Love the router, amazing range.
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