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Linksys launches new router with open source code

Linksys has started shipping a new router, and it’s touting its latest offering as the first consumer-grade Wi-Fi router to provide thorough wireless coverage throughout the home through its four external antennas.

The WRT 1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi router is based on the original design of the Linksys WRT 54G, a router first released 11 years ago. The new iteration of the WRT has a dual-core 1.2 gigahertz processor, 128 megabytes of flash memory, as well as eSata and USB ports.

The router has been certified for 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, and it also collaborates with OpenWrt to ensure there’s an open source alternative, which will be rolled out in the next few weeks.