Linksys Expands the WRT Product Family with a New 2x2 Wireless AC RouterLinksys highlights new MU-MIMO Router and Range Extenders at CES 2015
2015-01-06 07:51 by Daniela
Tags: Linksys, RE6700, RE4100W, WRT1200AC, EA8500
Linksys, today announced its line-up of new networking solutions at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Linksys is expanding its WRT line to include a 2x2 Dual Band Wireless AC Router the WRT1200AC, a WRT Network Storage Bay and Dual Band High-Gain Custom Antennas. In addition, Linksys is also introducing the new 4x4 AC MU-MIMO AC2600 Router and two new range extenders, including the RE4100W and the RE6700 with AC power pass-thru.
The new WRT1200AC is a 2x2 wireless dual band AC1200 router featuring a Dual-Core Processor, wireless speeds up to 1.3 Gbps, eSATA/USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, four Gigabit Ethernet ports and one Gigabit WAN port. Also included are high-powered Wi-Fi power amplifiers, beamforming technology and 2 removable antennas. Availability is planned for spring 2015.
The new Linksys WRT Network Storage Bay holds two external SATA hard drives and features RAID-1 drive mirroring for seamless back-up and improved read speed vs. eSATA/USB. The Storage Bay also features an eSATA and USB 3.0 port for connecting additional external drives. The WRT Network Storage Bay is built with the iconic blue/black design which stacks perfectly underneath a WRT1900AC or WRT1200AC router helping to de-clutter desktops or closets. Availability is planned for spring 2015.
Linksys has built a new Wireless Dual Band router equipped with MU-MIMO technology in the EA8500. The new router includes the quality and performance users can expect from a Linksys wireless router including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4GHz Dual-Core Processor, wireless speeds up to AC1733 + N800, four Gigabit ports, One Gigabit WAN port and an eSATA, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. The MU-MIMO capability enables more devices to run simultaneously with the best performance on the market today. This means multiple devices such as laptops, tablets, phones, and music players can all be streaming at the same time with the best wireless connection possible for the best home wireless experience.
To help customers get Wi-Fi throughout their home Linksys is introducing two new Range Extenders - the N600 Dual Band Range Extender and the Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Range Extender. Both new range extenders also come equipped with the new Spot Finder Technology to help customers place their range extender in the optimal spot for the maximum performance.
The Linksys RE4100W helps eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots throughout the home by increasing the wireless signal of an existing router up to 7,500 Sq. Ft. RE4100W extends the wireless coverage and features Cross-Band technology allowing the Wi-Fi signal to receive information on one band and transmit on another. The result is a stronger, more consistent signal throughout the home. Also featuring audio streaming with a 3.5mm audio jack so users can connect to speakers to wirelessly stream music from a smart phone, tablet or other music equipped device. A Fast Ethernet port provides hardwire connectivity for digital devices allowing users to experience faster streaming and gaming. The RE4100W Wi-Fi Range Extender can be plugged directly into a wall outlet and setup is simple and fast.
The Linksys AC1200 Range Extender helps eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots throughout the home by increasing the wireless signal from an existing Wireless-AC router. With up to 10,000 Sq. Ft. of coverage, the RE6700 also comes equipped with Cross-Band technology, which enables the Wi-Fi signal to simultaneously receive data on one band and transmit on another. The result is a stronger, more consistent signal throughout the home. Designed for AC power pass-thru, (so you won't lose a plug for other devices) and four Gigabit Ethernet ports, users can hardwire their devices for faster streaming and gaming. Music fans can connect a stereo system or audio speaker to the RE6700 and stream music from a smart device or computer. The Wi-Fi range extender is designed for flexible placement options so users can enjoy all their devices, from anywhere in their home.
The price of Linksys WRT1200AC Router is $179.99, while Linksys WRT Storage Bay will cost $129.99 in the U.S.
Linksys said the price of N600 Range Extender, RE4100W will be $79.99, while Linksys AC1200 Range Extender, RE6700W has been priced at $119.99.
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