Linksys WRT110 RangePlus Wireless Router review: Linksys WRT110 RangePlus Wireless Router

On our max throughput test, at 46.2Mbps, the WRT110 trailed behind recent Draft N routers we've tested by 40 percent to 46 percent. It was even a little slower than the pokey LevelOne WBR-6000 N-One. In mixed mode testing, however, where the router is forced to work with multiple wireless standards, the WRT110 saw only a slight dip in throughput to 41.3Mbps, which far exceeded the LevelOne N-One's score of 23.9Mbps and trailed only slightly behind Draft N routers from SMC and D-Link. At 68Mbps, the Edimax BR-6504N is still the mixed mode speed king, and came very close to the rest of the Draft N routers. It did even better in range test registering 14.5Mbps, which is impressively faster than the Edimax BR-6504N nMax.

It's worth noting that the WRT110's performance--when compared with that of older 802.11g routers we've tested--is excellent and roughly twice as fast as the fastest ones, such as the Netgear WGR614 . On average, 802.11g routers scored roughly 20Mbps and 8Mbps on our max throughput and mixed-mode tests, respectively.

The WRT110 offers excellent range--on par with Draft N adapters. We were able to get its signal from more than 250 feet away. The range reduced with Wireless-G adapters, we never got a signal at more than 190 feet. Our testing environment is not range-optimized, so in real life the WRT110 may offer better range.

Service and support
Linksys backs the WRT110 with a one-year warranty, which is disappointing, since it backs some others, such as the slow WRT300N, with a generous three-year warranty. Toll-free phone support is available 24-7, as is online chat with a support representative. Linksys' Web site includes software, drivers, and firmware downloads as well as a FAQ section.

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