Any news on the WRT600N?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by kjmcdonald, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Network Guru Member

    I've read the original specualtion on what this model might include. It sounds great, but I havne't been able to find any other info on it since.

    Anyone know anything? I'm in the market for a new Router, and the 350N looks good to me, but I'd hate to buy it and have the 600N come out a month later.

  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    as stated last month linksys had submitted the WRT600N to the FCC for approval. but no time frame for the release.
  3. Gripweed

    Gripweed LI Guru Member

    If the 350N looks good to you then I have some swampland that you might be interested in, too. But seriously, you need to do some searching here and you'll soon discover that the 350N is just riddled with bugs and Linksys has not released a new firmware in over 8 months. And this is their top-of-the-line consumer product. What makes you think that the 600N is going to have any better track record? They keep releasing newer models with supposedly better and better features and it is all just idle promises and no support. I used to have brand loyalty to Linksys (the 350N is my third router model from them) but next time I'm going elsewhere.
  4. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

    This is why 3rd party firmwares exist.
  5. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Network Guru Member

    I hadn't read about firmware bugs yet. I did just finish the 'Does the WRT350N run linux?' thread. And I didn't see anythign there.

    But as slimey said I run only DD-WRT on all my boxes, so if the bugs really are SW based I'm not really worried.

  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    afaik the only difference between the 350N and 600N is the support for 802.11a (5GHz)
  7. Gripweed

    Gripweed LI Guru Member

    Will the 3rd party firmware fix the USB storage issues? That's one of the main reasons I bought the 350N. All the 3rd party ones I've looked at just handle the routing and wireless issues.

    Besides, Linksys claims that their router will do all these marvelous things right out of the box and it is pure lies. They need to be held accountable for their promises. I shouldn't have to put a Mercedes-Benz engine into my Ford to make it perform like Ford's advertising claims it should.

    There is a place for 3rd party firmware and in my mind that is to allow you to have additional features not found in the off-the-shelf model. What we have here is that the basic functioning of the off-the-shelf features are flawed and need to be fixed by the company that put out the product.
  8. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    I couldn't agree more...
  9. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Network Guru Member

    I don't know if it will support 802.11a or not, but it's my understanding that it will support 802.11n at 5ghz.

    You're right though, as far as software features go, it sounds the same.

  10. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Network Guru Member

    It is true that Linksys shouldn't be allowed to make claims that are totally untrue. I don't know the details of the problem you're having, so I can't comment directly. Is noone able to get the storage feature to work? Or does it only not work for a subset of the 350N owners?

    I use 3rd party firmware for the features as you say. I think the person who originally posted it though was probably refering to the rapid release cycle that is so common with open-source software.

  11. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Network Guru Member

  12. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Network Guru Member

    So it's 2 months later...

    So it's 2 months later, anything new on the 600N?

    My neighborhood is just so cramped in the 2.4Ghz spectrum. I really want the chance to climb above everyone to 5Ghz.

  13. Sweet-Lou

    Sweet-Lou Guest

    Saw this while fishing

    Saw this at wireless warehouse
    look at the ETA
    Dont know when it was added to the site hope it helps

    Linksys WRT600N DualBand Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link
    Model: WRT600N

    Click for larger view
    Click for rear view

    Price: £90.28 (£106.08 inc VAT)

    ETA: 18/10/07
    FREE shipping on orders over £175

    Why Buy?
    The Wireless-N DualBand Gigabit Router with Storage Link is really four devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect to the network without wires. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100/1000 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together at up to gigabit speeds. The Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

    Internet-sharing Router and 4-port Gigabit Switch, with a built in speed and range enhanced Wireless Access Point
    Also connects hard drive or flash-based USB storage devices directly to your network to share music, video, or data files
    MIMO technology uses multiple radios to create a robust signal that travels up to 4 times farther and reduces dead spots
    Up to 12 times faster than Wireless-G, but also works great with Wireless-G and -B devices
    Also included is a Storage Link that lets you easily add gigabytes of storage space onto your network using readily available USB 2.0 hard drives -- or plug in a USB flash disk for a convenient way to access your portable data files. The built-in Media Server streams music, video, and photos from the attached storage device to any UPnP compatible media adapter. And you can get to your files from anywhere in the world through the Internet.

    What's Included?

    Linksys WRT600N 4-port Wireless Cable Router
    External power adapter
    CD-ROM with user guide
    1 x CAT5 straight ethernet cable
  14. Lumute

    Lumute Network Guru Member

    The WRT600N just came out on the 23rd... now we just have to wait until retailers have it in stock...
  15. PaulM-D

    PaulM-D Network Guru Member

    Very Black and Shiney

    I've had mine for the past three days, but still can't figure out the Storage Link. The manual does not provide any useful information on how to set up a NAS.
  16. jalyst

    jalyst Network Guru Member

    You in the US? If it's only just come out there...
    We got "buckleys chance" of getting it here before or at the same time. :-(

  17. PaulM-D

    PaulM-D Network Guru Member

    Best Buy

    I got it at Best Buy.
  18. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    from a store? It's backorderd on the Best Buy web..
    also, what firmware is it running?
  19. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    dumb question - can the N series adapters like WPC300N , WUSB300N work with the 802.11a?
  20. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    No they are only b/g/draft-n. You need the WPC600N to get a.
  21. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    why do I feel like Charlie Brown with promise of new router that works great, with Linksys being Lucy, snatching the ball away again?
  22. PaulM-D

    PaulM-D Network Guru Member

    In the Store

    You should be able to view store availability right on the website.

    It is running the only firmware available - 1.01.33
  23. Linkyguy

    Linkyguy Network Guru Member

    So if I wanted to take advantage of a and N, would I need 2 cards?
  24. thepianobar

    thepianobar Network Guru Member

    Nope, one card, the WPC600N will be a dual-band card and support a/b/g/n, it just showed up on newegg for $99.

    I've got the WRT600N on order... I'll see how the Linksys firmware is, but I'm hoping to get DD-WRT on it as soon as possible. And like others, I'm praying Linksys did a decent job with this one.
  25. Bird333

    Bird333 Network Guru Member

    Can either of you take some detailed pictures of the circuit board? I am interested to know if you can put a dual USB port on it.
  26. PaulM-D

    PaulM-D Network Guru Member

    For $269 I Will

    Doing so would void the warranty. However there are some autopsies that have been done and published on the web.
  27. kjmcdonald

    kjmcdonald Network Guru Member

    Google wasn't my friend in locating any of those. Do you have any links?
    (I searched for Linksys WRT600N Autopsy Photo - anything else I should search for?)

    For those that have one of these:

    1) does it do NFS?
    2) How many USB drives can you attach? Can you expand it with a USB hub?
    3) Is DD-WRT blessed on this yet?

  28. kriek1

    kriek1 LI Guru Member

  29. jalyst

    jalyst Network Guru Member

    Yes but can we get this in bloody Australia yet? That is the question!
    Why must we perpetually be the poor cousin, *tech-wise*!!!
  30. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    I feel you mate. Am also waiting for this to become available here in the P.I.

    My contact who works in a Linksys distrubutor in Singpore may be my other recourse to get hold of one.

    I got my WRT350N-v1 from him a month after it was officially released in 2006.
  31. jalyst

    jalyst Network Guru Member

    Where/What's P.I.?
    Don't spose you could give me your mates contact details?!?

  32. young guy

    young guy Guest

    Philippine Islands, I think...
  33. jalyst

    jalyst Network Guru Member

    He speaks like an Aussie, i assumed he was talking about somewhere in oz.
    Well toink, if you're still listening mate, lemme know if you can/can't help out!?

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