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Published on September 2nd, 2014 | by admin

LINKSYS BOOSTS CONNECTIVITY WITH EXTENSIVE NEW RANGE

New Range of Modem-Routers and Range Extenders continue Linksys’ local ascendance 

Tuggerah, Australia, 2 September, 2014 – Linksys® today launched a portfolio of new products to boost its Wireless product lines, delivering on their commitment to provide reliability, flexibility and increased choice to Australian and New Zealand consumers. The new products include two new AC Wi-Fi Modem Routers and three new wireless Range Extenders, all set to complement the WRT1900-AC router, launched earlier this year.

“Today’s consumers expect a strong and stable Wi-Fi signal at home to connect their ever-expanding collection of personal smart devices. The new Linksys range helps them avoid burning through valuable minutes on their mobile data plans and enables them to seamlessly stream from mobile devices to connected TVs or tablets across all areas of the home,” says Daniel Hall, Product Manager, Linksys ANZ.

“AC Wi-Fi technology will future proof the Australian home, ensuring an uncompromised and rich media experience is maintained as new devices are added to the network,” he added.

The new Linksys Modem Routers offer Smart Wi-Fi, a setup and management software tool that gives users complete access to all connected devices from a browser or mobile app, allowing them to easily manage their network from home or work. Users can check the connection status of devices, block devices from Internet access or provide parental control for specific websites, create a password-protected guest network and more.

With greater expectation for peak performance throughout the home and office, Linksys’ new range extenders deliver extended reach, simultaneous Dual Band speeds and wireless audio (premium model only).

Linksys Modem Routers: 

AC1900 Modem Router – XAC1900-AU (RRP $349.95)

The XAC1900 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi ADSL2+ Modem Router offers AC technology for smooth and seamless video and music streaming. Connect computers, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles, and other Wi-Fi devices at transfer rates up to 600 + 1300 Mbps* speed, for a premium home network experience.

Double network bandwidth with Dual-Band AC (2.4 and 5 GHz) designed to help avoid interference and maximise throughput. Ideal for HD video streaming, high speed file transfers and wireless gaming. 

Key specifications and features:

  • ADSL2+ and NBN Compatible
  • Simultaneous Dual-Band with speeds up to 600 + 1300 Mbps*
  • Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n devices
  • Adjustable External Antennas
  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 2 USB ports (1 x USB2.0 & 1 x USB3.0) and integrated DLNA Certified™ Media Server
  • Optional cloud platform enables remote access and mobile apps to manage your home network
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi:

o    prioritise devices or websites

o    parental control over inappropriate content

o    monitor network activity

o    turn Wi-Fi® access on or off

  • Simple installation requires no CD
  • 2 year hardware limited warranty

AC1200 Modem Router – XAC1200-AU (RRP $249.95)

The Linksys XAC1200 Smart Wi-Fi ADSL2+ Modem Router features high-speed Wireless-AC technology and Smart Wi-Fi software to deliver next generation networking performance. Featuring USB 3.0 and four Gigabit Ethernet ports along with the latest Wireless-AC technology, the AC1200 provides fast, reliable speeds for bandwidth-hungry devices.

Key specifications and features:

  • ADSL2+ and NBN Compatible
  • Simultaneous Dual-Band with speeds up to 600 + 1300 Mbps*
  • Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n devices
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 1 USB3.0 port and integrated DLNA Certified™ Media Server
  • Optional cloud platform enables remote access and mobile apps to manage your home network
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi:

o    prioritise devices or websites

o    parental control over inappropriate content

o    monitor network activity

o    turn Wi-Fi® access on or off

  • Simple installation requires no CD
  • 2 year hardware limited warranty 

Linksys Range Extenders 

Linksys AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender – RE6500-AU (RRP $159.95) 

Linksys AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500-AU) helps eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots throughout the home by increasing the wireless signal from an existing Wireless-AC router. The RE6500-AU 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 or office. Single SSID Technology extends a router’s wireless network name (SSID), enabling seamless wireless connectivity throughout the home or office without creating a separate wireless network. With four Gigabit Ethernet ports, users can hardwire devices for faster streaming and gaming. Music fans can connect a stereo system or audio speaker to the RE6500-AU 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 the home or office. 

Key Specifications and Features:

  • Next-Generation Wireless-AC Technology compatible with all a/b/g/n devices
  • Cross-Band Technology bands provides speeds up to N300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + AC867 Mbps (5 GHz)*
  • Single SSID Technology extends a router’s wireless network name (SSID)
  • Audio Streaming Capability
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Detachable External Antennas
  • Works with any router or gateway including routers supplied by service provider
  • Simple installation requires no CD 

Linksys N600 Plug-in Wi-Fi Range Extender – RE4000W-AU (RRP $99.95)

The Linksys N600 Plug-in Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE4000W-AU) helps eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots throughout the home by increasing the wireless signal of an existing router. RE4000W supports Single SSID Technology to extend a router’s wireless network name (SSID), enabling seamless wireless connectivity throughout the home or office, without creating a separate wireless network. The RE4000W-AU also 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. Two fast Ethernet ports provide hardwire connectivity for digital devices allowing users to experience faster streaming and gaming. The RE4000W-AU N600 Plugin Wi-Fi Range Extender can be plugged directly into a wall outlet and setup is quick and simple. 

Linksys N300 Plug-in Wi-Fi Range Extender – RE3000W-AU (RRP $79.95)

Linksys N300 Plug-in Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE3000W-AU) helps eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots in the home by increasing the 2.4 GHz wireless signal of an existing router. The RE3000W-AU offers N300 Mbps speeds, which makes it great for surfing the web and for basic online uses. Single SSID Technology extends a router’s wireless network name (SSID), enabling seamless wireless connectivity throughout the home or office without creating a separate wireless network. The RE3000W-AU Wi-Fi Range Extender can be plugged directly into a wall outlet and can be easily connected to provide Wireless N300 signal to user’s digital devices in the home.

A Range Extender Whitepaper provides more info on what range extenders are and how to choose the right one, download here: www.linksys.com/RangeExtenders

Linksys Range Extenders ‘At a Glance’ 

Features RE3000W-AU RE4000W-AU RE6500-AU
Wireless Speed N300 N600 AC1200
Wireless Band Single Band (2.4 GHz) Simultaneous Dual Band 2.4 GHz + 5GHz Simultaneous Dual Band 2.4 GHz + 5GHz
Single SSID Yes Yes Yes
CrossBand Yes Yes
Plug-in or Desktop Plug-In Plug-In Desktop
Wireless Audio Yes
Wired Ports 1 Ethernet 2 Ethernet 4 Gigabit
Bridge Yes Yes Yes
MSRP Price $79.95 $99.95 $159.95

 

Availability

The new Linksys Routers and Range Extenders are available from today via online and JB HiFi stores.


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