New Linksys Wireless Range Extender Boosts Wi-Fi Signals and Helps Eliminate Dead Spots
New Linksys RE6500 Range Extender featuring Wi-Fi Bridge, Gigabit Port and Audio Jack for wireless music streaming from a stereo system or speakers
Rushden, UK – July 17, 2014 – Linksys®, a leading brand in wireless networking, today announced a new product line Linksys Wi-Fi Range Extender. Consumers often experience weak wireless signals in certain parts of their homes or apartments due to blocking factors such as walls or interference from other devices such as baby monitors, microwave ovens, or electricity. DECT phone. The new Linksys range extender maximizes wireless coverage and helps eliminate “dead spots” in indoor Wi-Fi coverage.
Consumers can choose between three powerful new versions – Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500), Linksys N600 PRO Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE4000W) and Linksys N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE3000W). The RE6500 and RE4000W are dual-band extenders featuring Cross-Band technology to help deliver a stronger and more consistent signal throughout the home. All three range extenders are compatible with any wireless router and are designed to extend Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac signals, whether by broadband provider supplied or purchased by the consumer.
“There are a lot of devices in the home that need a good reliable signal to perform,” said Mike Chen, vice president of product management at Linksys. “Consumers depend on their Wi-Fi signal to avoid burning out their data plans and stream in all areas of their home. A stable and strong Wi-Fi signal is critical to connect devices in your home today and devices that users are sure to include in their homes for years to come; a good range extender can help future-proof their home as those devices are added as well as providing a multimedia experience.”
Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender – RE6500
The Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500) eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots throughout the home by boosting the wireless signal from an existing wireless AC router. The RE6500 is also equipped with Cross-Band technology, which allows Wi-Fi signals to simultaneously receive data on one band and transmit on another. The result is a stronger, more consistent signal throughout your home. With four Gigabit Ethernet ports, users can connect their devices for faster streaming and gaming. Music fans can connect a stereo system or audio speakers to the RE6500 and stream music from a smart device or computer. Wi-Fi range extenders are designed for flexible location options so users can enjoy all of their devices, from anywhere in their home.
Next-generation wireless AC technology with simultaneous dual-band speeds up to N300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + AC867 Mbps (5 GHz) to reduce traffic and maximize data*
Cross-Band technology maximizes simultaneous use of both bands for faster data transfer speeds
Audio streaming capabilities – connect a stereo system or audio speaker to the AC1200 MAX to wirelessly stream music from a smart device or computer
4 Gigabit Ethernet ports extend the reach of four wired devices to ensure uninterrupted media streaming and fast data transfers
The detachable external antenna can be adjusted to provide the best coverage.
Universal compatibility Wireless-AC technology compatible with all a/b/g/n devices
Works with any router or gateway including carrier-provided routers
Easy installation Simple installation – no CD required
Linksys N600 PRO Wi-Fi Range Extender – RE4000W
The Linksys N600 PRO Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE4000W) eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots in the home by boosting the wireless signal of an existing router. The RE4000W features Cross-Band technology that allows Wi-Fi signals to receive information on one band and transmit on another. The result is a stronger, more consistent signal throughout your home. Two Fast Ethernet ports provide hard-wired connectivity for digital devices, allowing users to experience faster streaming and gaming. The RE4000W Wi-Fi Range Extender can be plugged directly into a wall outlet, and setup is simple and quick.
Linksys N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender – RE3000W
The Linksys N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE3000W) eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots in your home or apartment by boosting your existing router’s 2.4 Ghz wireless signal. The RE3000W offers N300 Mbps speeds, which makes it great for web surfing and basic online usage. The RE3000W Wi-Fi Range Extender can be plugged directly into a wall outlet and can be easily connected to provide a wireless N300 signal to digital devices in the user’s home.
The chart below helps provide an overview of how the new Linksys Range Extenders stack up and which one would be ideal for a user’s home experience. The Range Extender white paper can be downloaded here: www.linksys.com/RangeExtenders provides more information on what a range extender is and how to choose the right extender.
|Wireless Bands||Single band (2.4 Ghz)||Simultaneous dual band 2.4Ghz + 5Ghz||Simultaneous dual band 2.4Ghz + 5Ghz|
|Plug-in or Desktop||Plug in||Plug in||Desktop|
|Wired port||1 Ethernet||2 Ethernet||4 Gigabit|
Pricing and Availability
The RE6500 is expected to hit the market in August at major retailers and online resellers with an MSRP of £89.99. The RE3000W and RE4000W are expected to ship in September for an MSRP of £44.99 and £54.99 respectively.
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* Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance may vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data transfer rates, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions, and variables, including distance from the access point, network traffic, building materials and structures, operating system used, product mix wireless used, interference and other adverse conditions.
Range specifications are based on performance test results under normal use case conditions. Actual range will increase or decrease depending on wireless obstructions, operating environment and construction materials. The wireless coverage statement is for reference only and is not guaranteed, as each wireless network is unique.
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