Video: Linksys launches world’s first MU-MIMO enabled wireless router

Linksys®, announced the availability of the world’s first MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output) enabled Wireless AC router – the Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500) in Singapore.

MU-MIMO sends Wi-Fi simultaneously to all the devices on the network, ensuring faster connectivity – as if each device has its own dedicated router. With MU-MIMO, the entire household can stream movies, play video games, listen to music, shop, check email and more – all at the same time and without the annoying ‘buffering bar’. Check out the MU-MIMO video below.

In a test conducted by Tolly Group, the Linksys EA8500 offered up to 2.5X the single-client throughput of non-MU-MIMO routers (dual-band and tri-band) tested in a multi-client (four devices, similar distance) setting. The singlet-client throughput increased to 4.6X that of non-MU-MIMO routers when tested in a multi-client, mixed distance setting.


Singaporeans own an average of 3.29 devices per person, which is one of the highest averages observed in APAC markets – according to a survey by GlobalWebIndex. With the increasing trend of multiple wireless device ownership in Singapore, users will find that a MU-MIMO enabled router is the future-proofing solution to ensure seamless high-speed connectivity for the entire family.


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Linksys makes Wireless-AC connectivity possible in every home


New Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC900 (EA6200) and Linksys Wireless-AC USB Adapter (WUSB6300) form a complete solution to upgrade any desktop or laptop to the latest and fastest wireless standard

Singapore – October 16, 2013 – Linksys® today introduced its latest addition to the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router family: the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC900 (EA6200). With speeds of up to 300 Mbps* for 802.11n clients and up to 867 Mbps* for 802.11ac clients, the EA6200 is an easy-to-use router for small to mid-sized home networks. Packed with smart features and reliable performance, all for an attractive price, the EA6200 is one of the most value-for-money AC routers on the market today. Accompanying the router is the Linksys Wireless-AC USB Adapter (WUSB6300), bringing a perfect combination to upgrade notebooks or desktop computers to the latest and fastest wireless standard.


“The remarkable uptake of connected home devices that we have observed, including smart devices, media players and network-enabled storage, put a more critical demand on the strength and quality of the home network, said Tang Boon Ping, Director of Linksys in Asia. “Our products not only ship with the latest technologies on the market, they are also easy to install and control through the innovative Linksys Smart Wi-Fi platform, through which you can conveniently manage router settings, or maintain access anywhere and anytime to media stored on a connected USB storage device – right from the palm of your hand.”


Smarter Routers for Smart Devices

With more smart devices entering the home, consumers find an increasing need for Wi-Fi that is powerful, easy to use and enables them to get to their media files – wherever they are. The new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router is equipped with the latest 802.11ac technology, and beamforming technology offering fast wireless speeds—up to three times the speed of Wireless-N*, increased range and backward compatibility with existing wireless devices. Wired connections are also taken care of with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and one USB 3.0 port, ensuring lightning-fast connectivity.

Beamforming technology helps to deliver better network range and faster Wi-Fi speeds in the home. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers with beamforming technology are designed to precisely adjust, steer and monitor the direction and shape of the Wi-Fi signals for better performance.


The new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC900 (EA6200) can be quickly and conveniently set up through most PC, tablet, or smartphone browsers, without requiring the use of an installation CD. Consumers simply connect to the router with their device then follow the simple set-up wizard to complete installation. An optional Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account can be created for easy control of the home network, including settings, connected devices and Smart Wi-Fi tools on virtually any device, anytime, anywhere.


* Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC900 (EA6200)

o Speeds up to 300 Mbps* for 802.11n clients and up to 867 Mbps* for 802.11ac clients

o USB 3.0 connectivity for storage media to be shared on the home network

o Create a free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account and download the free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App for iOS or Android to get access to your home network from anywhere, at any time. Features include guest access, parental controls, and apps that make home networking management a breeze




* Linksys Wireless-AC USB Adapter (WUSB6300)

o Upgrade your notebook or desktop computer to the latest Wireless-AC standard and enjoy increased transfer speeds and range

o Offering speeds up to 867 Mbps* on the 5 GHz band and up to 300 Mbps* on the 2.4 GHz band


In partnership with Challenger in Singapore, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC900 (EA6200) will be exclusively available at all Challenger superstore outlets from 15 October to 15 December at a promotional price of S$209 with GST. Challenger members will enjoy a further discounted price of S$179 with GST during this period.

Thereafter, from 16 December 2013 onwards, the router will also be available at all other leading IT stores.


The Linksys Wireless-AC USB Adapter (WUSB6300) is currently available at all leading IT stores for a suggested retail price of S$99 with GST.