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Linksys extends its portfolio of MU-MIMO home networking products

2016-01-05 16:50 by
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Along with new cable modems and DSL routers, Linksys today also announced its line-up of new MAX-STREAM MU-MIMO networking solutions. Linksys has expanded its MU-MIMO portfolio to include two additional routers, a range extender and a USB adapter.

The new Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO router (EA7500) leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology, which helps ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to multiple devices in the home and function as if multiple devices have their own dedicated router. With MU-MIMO, the whole household can play video games, listen to music, check email, shop, stream movies, and more – all at the same time without buffering or lag. The EA7500 features Qualcomm IPQ 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor. It provides Dual-band AC1900 Wireless speeds up to 1300 Mbps 5 GHz + 600 Mbps 2.4Ghz. The router will be available in February 2016 for $199.99.

Linksys MAX-STREAM AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router with MU-MIMO (EA9500) delivers reliable Wi-Fi at the same time and same speed to multiple connected devices including 4K TVs, gaming consoles, wireless printers, laptops and other connected devices at home or in the office at combined speeds up to 5.3 Gbps. The Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 provides business grade functionality to get your home or small office up and running quickly along with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi software that provides added control of the EA9500 Wi-Fi Router from anywhere, at any time. EA9500 Wi-Fi Router also features 1.4 GHz Dual Core Processor, 9 Gigabit Ethernet ports (8 LAN, 1 WAN) and USB 3.0, 2.0 ports. The $399.99 router will be available in April 2016.

Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900+ MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE7000) works with any Wi-Fi router however when paired with a MAX STREAM router it can provide even greater performance to Wi-Fi devices all around the home with seamless roaming. The combination of a MAX STREAM router and range extender creates a single network in the home with a single network name (SSID) so users can roam throughout their home without having to manually connect to the range extender.

The Linksys MAX STREAM Range Extender also features Spot Finder Technology (Patent Pending) to show users where to place the range extender using a mobile device for optimal performance. Crossband Technology maximizes the simultaneous use of both bands, while Beamforming focuses and strengthens the Wi-Fi signal. The router is expected in Spring 2016 for $149.99.

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