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Belkin to buy Linksys


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#1 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

http://arstechnica.c...working-market/

Maybe they will actually fix the vulnerability in most of the Linksys WPS enabled routers that Cisco never bothered fixing.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

That would be interesting. I wonder if Belkin would just absorb Linksys and the Linksys name would disappear... And yes, I did read the article where it says the Linksys name will continue, but I always take that with a grain of salt.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:04 AM

Yeah, kind of like Logitech says they will continue to support Harmony while they have it on the market...

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:11 AM

Consumer electronics never quite fit the Cisco model.
This is probably a good thing for the Linksys brand (as I glance at my home wireless router with the Cisco branding on it)...

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

(as I glance at my home wireless router with the Cisco branding on it)...


Hold onto it... Maybe it will be worth something someday... :lol:

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

I have a box in the basement filled with old routers.
Think the Smithsonian wants them?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

Maybe they will actually fix the vulnerability in most of the Linksys WPS enabled routers that Cisco never bothered fixing.

Cisco can't keep up with the laundry list of security issues with their $2,500 routers, how could they justify resources for a $80 router?

This should be a good fit as long as they get the whole Linksys line and not just the cheap stuff.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Yeah, kind of like Logitech says they will continue to support Harmony while they have it on the market...

Is Logitech backing away from the Harmony line?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

Yep.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:03 PM

Belkin has completed the purchase, announced today.

http://www.belkin.co...94B29A802D51313

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:29 PM

Thanks for the update.

It's an interesting change for Cisco, and likely a good move for Linksys users.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

I hope so. Cisco wasn't good for the brand.




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