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Here are three Linksys products that let you make full use of MU-MIMO

By Ian Chee - on 14 Jul 2016, 10:11am

Here are three Linksys products that let you make full use of MU-MIMO

Linksys recently launched three new products in Singapore - the EA9500 router, the RE7000 extender and a USB MU-MIMO adapter. All of these are here to let you squeeze as much as possible from your internet bandwidth into your devices with the help of the tech called MU-MIMO.

The three products that were recently launched in Singapore.

Linksys MAX-STREAM EA9500 AC5400 Router

The Linksys EA9500 is an AC5400 router (comparable to AC5300 routers by other brands), pushing out two 5GHz bands capable of theoretical maximum speeds of 2,150Mbps and a 2.4GHz band of 1,000Mbps.

Unlike other AC5300 routers however, the Linksys EA9500 is the world's first tri-band MU-MIMO router supporting up to eight MU-MIMO streams. This means more speed for even more devices simultaneously downloading and streaming. And that means a higher total throughput from the router, letting you use as much of your internet connection as possible. It is also UDP optimized for streaming all the 4K content you can get your hands on. And to make sure wired devices aren't left out, it also comes with eight LAN ports.

Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900+ MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender

Next in line is the Linksys RE7000, the world's first AC1900 MU-MIMO range extender. This gives areas beyond the coverage range of the router, the capabilities of MU-MIMO. If you have a MU-MIMO router like the EA9500, you won't lose the benefits of MU-MIMO when your device moves from the router's radio signal to that of the range extender.

Linksys MAX-STREAM AC600 USB MU-MIMO Adapter

Last on the list is the Linksys AC600 USB MU-MIMO adapter. What it does is turn your older notebook PCs that do not normally support MU-MIMO into one that does.

Unlike phones, notebooks usually have a longer life cycle, and people don't really replace them as often as they do phones. This allows for older notebooks to make full use of the MU-MIMO technology using a single USB port. This is only available for Windows systems, however.

The Linksys EA9500 will be priced at S$539 (approx. RM1,580), while the MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender will cost S$199 (approx. RM583). The USB MU-MIMO Adapter, on the other hand, will be priced at S$129 (approx. RM378). All of them will come with three years warranty and will be available from August 1 in Singapore. No word yet on local availability, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear anything.

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