Linksys ships its first combo VoIP/Wi-Fi phones

Thu, 05/18/2006 - 7:15am
Brian Santo, CED

Cisco's Linksys division has issued two new wireless phones capable of making VoIP calls through 802.11g Wi-Fi networks.

Linksys says the WIP300 and WIP330 Wireless-G IP Phones are the first in a line of Wireless IP telephony products.

The WIP330, the more expensive of the two, allows users to access any network that requires an ID and password. It has a 2.2-inch color LCD display, and also features a built-in Internet browser, enabling users to access Web-based email, view Web sites or even receive Internet-based video, such as that sent by the Linksys WVC54GC Wireless-G Compact Internet Video Camera.

The WIP300 requires a manual process of connecting to a Linksys Wireless-G router. It comes with a 1.8-inch color LCD display.

Both require a broadband Internet connection, a wireless router or access point with DHCP server, and activated VoIP service.


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