News: Linksys announced its Most Powerful Home Wireless Solutions

Linksys announced its latest and most powerful home wireless solutions yesterday – the first fully functional MU-MIMO AC5400 Tri-Band Wireless Router, AC1900 Range Extender and USB Adapter.

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The Linksys EA9500, one of the most powerful Wi-Fi routers in the market, the Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 provides business grade functionality to get your home or small office up and running quickly along with the exclusive Linksys Smart Wi-Fi software app for your smart phone that provides remote access control of the EA9500 Wi-Fi Router from anywhere, at any time.

The EA9500 is outfitted with Next Gen AC Wi-Fi technology, MU-MIMO, Tri-Band and eight high-powered external antennas that work in concert to deliver powerful Wi-Fi at combined speeds up to 5.3 Gbps.

Setting up the EA9500 at home, the whole household can make use of Wi-Fi connection to game, stream music and 4K movies, workand more, supporting up to eight simultaneous streams linkups to devices enabled with MU-MIMO (multi-user multiple input and output).


– blue lights on the EA9500 indicates the number of MU-MIMO connected

We experienced it in action, with 3 smart tv, 2 gaming laptops, 3 mobile phones and 4-5 MU-MIMO devices linked and worked seamlessly. A tad on the high end in price but ideal investment for those into smart homes and with big families, especially third gen homes, jumbo flats and maybe landed properties.

Suggested Retail Price:
– S$539.00

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As for the Linksys RE7000 MAX-STREAM AC1900+, the first range extender with MU-MIMO and Seamless Roaming, is compatible with any Wi-Fi router. When it’s paired with a Linksys Max-Stream router, it provides greater performance to Wi-Fi devices all around the home with Room-to-Room Wi-Fi.

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 (in short: no additional log in or re-authentication for Wi-Fi after initial setup).

And the Spot Finder Technology to show users where to place the range extender using a mobile device for optimal performance.


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Having just experience the wonders range extenders do for my dead Wi-Fi zone issue and the Spot Finder Technology, the RE7000 will definitely do wonders in boosting Wi-Fi signals to every part of your home (yes, even the toilet).

Suggested Retail Price:
– S$199.00

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And there is the Linksys AC600 USB Adapter, the first MU-MIMO enabled adapter on the market.

The WUSB6100M enables users to connect their Windows-based laptops and computers to a wireless-AC network as well as a MU-MIMO router which helps improve the overall efficiency of your home Wi-Fi, so users can easily stream high-definition video and enjoy high-speed gaming.

We experienced no lag while Overwatch is being played on the gaming laptop while connected to the WUSB6100M.

I feel, the adapter will be useful for older model laptops, which has been experiencing intermittent connection or has a less than capable wifi chip but with other hardware working fine. It will help provide a stable connection till it’s time for a laptop refresh.

Suggested Retail Price:
– S$129.00

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As shared, the Linksys AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Router (Max-Stream EA9500) and AC600 MU-MIMO USB Adapter (WUSB6100M) will be available exclusively at Challenger stores and Hachi.Tech, from 14 July – 1 August 2016.

Island-wide availability will be from 1 August 2016.

As for the AC1900 MU-MIMO Range Extender with Room to Room Wi-Fi (RE7000), it will be available from 1 August 2016.

Challenger members will be able to enjoy a launch offer – purchase the EA9500 router at a special price of $499 and get the MU-MIMO USB adapter FREE (while stocks last)(savings of S$169).

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To the Linksys team: Thanks for having us 🙂

Press release and product images as provided by Linksys and SG Story.

Note: I’ll share my setup experience on an existing Linksys Range Extender (review / loan unit) within the next 2 weeks.