Linksys WES610N 4-Port Dual-Band N Entertainment Bridge

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM

Wireless Type 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

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Brand Name Linksys Item model number WES610N Item Weight 10.4 ounces Product Dimensions 7 x 2.7 x 5 inches Item Dimensions L x W x H 6.97 x 2.68 x 5.04 inches Color One Color Computer Memory Type DRAM

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ASIN B0056VP0KS Customer Reviews 3.8 out of 5 stars

244 ratings

3.8 out of 5 stars Best Sellers Rank #457 in Computer Networking Transceivers

Shipping Weight 1.15 pounds Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S. International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More Date First Available June 20, 2011

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10.4 ounces

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7 x 2.7 x 5 inches

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6.97 x 2.68 x 5.04 inches


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3.8 out of 5 stars

244 ratings

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3.8 out of 5 stars

Best Sellers Rank

#457 in Computer Networking Transceivers

Shipping Weight

1.15 pounds

Domestic Shipping

Item can be shipped within U.S.

International Shipping

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Date First Available

June 20, 2011

9 reviews for Linksys WES610N 4-Port Dual-Band N Entertainment Bridge

  1. Bob W

    I have a cellular internet hub (AT&T). I wanted to use it to reach various Internet-connected devices in my RV. I had a combination of wired and WiFi devices (laptops, DirecTV receivers, etc). I purchased a wireless router that would handle everything. The problem was finding a way to get the cellular hub connected to the router. The router needs an ethernet cable to get the Internet. This is the standard way your home system works. So the problem was to make a WiFi connection to the cellular hub and convert it into a wired ethernet connection. The Linksys WES610N-4 is the device that does the job.Setting it up is really simple. Just connect the WES610N to your wireless router. Then power up the device and your cellular hub. You will find a way to connect to a WiFi device to your hub, generally a button to touch. Press the button on the Linksys and do the same on your hub. The devices will connect. Voila! You are done! You can connect wired devices to the 4 ports on the WES610N.This works perfectly. I have been using it for months with no problems at all. It’s worth every penny if you need a way to connect wired ethernet devices to a WiFi network.

  2. Terry Bisgrove

    I have a few wired network devices that I did not want located next to my switch and router. The Linksys bridge resolved my problem. I was in a hurry to check the unit out, so I used the WPS setup button. I really didn’t expect it to work. That would be too quick and easy right? It really did work though. In seconds I had a wired Ethernet VoIP phone set up on my wireless network. Even better, I moved the phone downstairs where I needed it instead of having to leave it upstairs near the Ethernet switch. I tried the unit with several devices (printer, phone, and PC) and had no issues. I had to dig into the guts of the bridge just to see the different options. The unit has QoS settings. This was important to me as I am running a VoIP phone on the bridge. I also tried the bridge on other wireless networks such as a MiFi hotspot. No problems. Both automatic and manual setup are a snap and the bridge works flawlessly. I really like this Linksys product.

  3. vanatic

    I have converted one of my bedrooms into a home-office, the only problem is that I had no way to get wired internet access to the room. Up until now I had been relying upon a USB wireless network adapter, but wanted to get my son’s computer and my laser printer networked, so I went looking for a wireless bridge that would connect all of my networked devices in the office to my network. Upon the recommendation of a friend, I decided upon the Linksys (Cisco) WES610N. I was not disappointed. I had the device online and functional less then five minuted after unpacking it from Amazon’s shipping box. Configuration of the unit was painless by accessing the administration web interface via the default IP address. My internet speed is noticeably faster and all of my office devices are happily online. Very happy and impressed with both the ease of installation as well as the performance of this little unit. Well worth paying a little extra for this model than others on the market!

  4. Stratocruiser

    I originally tried the WET 610N with only 2 ports. After about 2 hours on the phone with Linksys support both Linksys and I gave up. Linksys suggested the WES610N instead. I returned the WET and got the WES610N. This unit was painless to install and works well. I have it located about 70′ from the router, on a different floor with several walls in between. Though the signal measures only 25% I don’t have any connectivity issues. I did have to move the router slightly and the WES can’t be in a cabinet or behind the TV. If it was closer to the router I don’t think this would be worth mentioning. I’m using this in lieu of an adapter for my Tivo and connect a Roku 3 as well. A tip for anyone installing anything WiFi: if you have the MAC filter set on your router set to “On” you must manually enter the MAC address of whatever you are trying to connect. Otherwise there will be no connection. This may be why there are so many connection issues.

  5. sundevil99

    Been looking for a way to get my DiSH box and Blu Ray player connected to the Internet. The DiSH box did have a USB wireless dongle, but it did not seem reliable and the connect would get dropped frequently (as I would discover when I attempted to access my DiSH DVR away from home). I looked at the power adapter (using your home’s wiring) but the bridge was cheaper and seemed like a better option. Setup was very easy, simply push the wireless button on your router and then the wireless button on the bridge to get it connected. I have had it for couple weeks now and only lost connection once, but that was actually the router had crashed and needed to be rebooted. Next month when I get to my new house I will have a ‘guest’ PC in the living room and was looking at spending another $40 to get a wireless USB dongle. But now that I have the bridge I can just run a CAT-5 cable from the PC to the bridge.One piece of advise, spend the extra $10 and get the 4-port model. Sure you can save $10 with just a single port, but you never know when you might need another port or two or three.

  6. Quotidian Void

    Wow, setting this thing up was a piece of cake. I’ve had a number of different wireless bridge devices thoughout the years. This was by far the easiest to use. I don’t have a WPS enabled router, so I had to set up the bridge manually.It auto-senses and connects to the router through ethernet and gets an IP from DHCP. Just use the web interface to set up the wireless settings, it immediately reconnects to the router over wireless instead of wired, and you’re good to go!Works great, super fast and a HUGE improvement over my WGPS606 wireless print server from Netgear that I’d been using for the past few years. I love the Netgear device, but had been looking for a replacement to stream HD video around the house. Wireless G just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Took me awhile to find a replacement with the included 4-port switch (hub?), but I’m glad I happened onto this one.

  7. Badger

    Having so much interference from neighbors on 2.4Ghz freq made using the Roku an exercise in frustration. Using a WiFi scanner on my Android phone found that almost every channel of the 2.4Ghz freq had at least 3 competing signals which explained a lot as web browsing could easily recover but video required bandwidth that didn’t exist. A quick scan of 5Ghz freq showed only 2 access points, so I made up my mind and turned on the 5Ghz band on my router. Sadly, it turned out that my Roku didn’t support 5Ghz, only the newest model supported it (mine only did 2.4Ghz). In comes this little gem, purchased second hand for 1/3 the new price and arrived 2 days later (thank you Prime!). 20 mins later, I was setup with no problems and the Roku was streaming perfectly! I still have video problems every so often (like buffering in middle of watching, but it happens once or twice a month vs. on every movie/show every 15 mins)! On the plus side, my wired TV and xbox now share the multiple ports and can access the internet at much faster speed. The only downside I can think of is range as the router is on 3rd floor, so the 2nd floor TV works fine, but there’s no signal on the 1st floor.

  8. OldnAchy

    I needed a wireless bridge for the “smart” features of my TV, Home Theatre Receiver, and Blu Ray player so I bought this primarily for the 4 ports instead of multiple single port bridges. Set up was a breeze. I just powered it up, did the WPS security handshake with my router, plugged in the ethernet cables from my “devices” and was good to go. The router recognizes all three and they now have internet access. One thing that worried me was even though this is a dual band (2.4ghz/5ghz) bridge and my router is dual band, the setup would have the two communicating at 2.4ghz like my laptop and XBOX and I would have to go into some esoteric setup to get the bridge and router communicating at 5ghz which is what I wanted to minimize LAN traffic. However, the automatic setup has them communicating at 5ghz so no extra work is required. I thought that was nice. I definitely recommend this to someone who has a similar requirement as mine which is to bridge several ethernet devices to a wireless router.

  9. Mergathal

    I initially had issues with getting this setup. However, once I redesigned my network so that my cable modem was not actively broadcasting its built-in WAP and hooked up and reconfigured my Linksys E3200 router, all I had to do was hit the WPS button on my E3200 and then hit the WPS button on my WES610N. Once it synced, the x-box downstairs connected right away to the network and then xbox live. Since then, there have been no issue with this unit.Yes, this could be a gigabyte switch built into it but for a home network, most people have little need and the 100mbps network switch is fine. Gaming doesn’t utilize that much bandwidth and if all 4 devices that you could possible connect to this are active at the same time it would never even see 100mbps.I would recommend buying this for rooms that are not easily reached by cable or if you just don’t have the capability to run your own wiring through your house.

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