Archive for the ‘Range Extenders’ Category

New arrival: Linksys Velop whole home Wi-Fi mesh system

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Linksys Velop promises to deploy your home Wi-Fi network to the furthest corner and ensure there are no dead Wi-Fi zones. Available from 12 April in Singapore in 1-pack (S$349), 2-pack (S$599), and 3-pack (S$749) configurations.

Sick of poor Wi-Fi signal in your own home? Check this out!

Sick of poor Wi-Fi signal in your own home? Check this out!

Velop is a Tri-Band modular Wi-Fi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations, helping users to get the most out of their broadband subscription by promising 100% of their Internet speed to the edge of their network.

Linksys launched Velop in the Atlas Showroom at Millenia Walk in Singapore.

Singtel Fibre Broadband customers can purchase a 3-pack Velop at $30/month over a 24-month contract.

That works out to S$720 over the 2-year contract.

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New arrival: Linksys EA9500, RE7000 & WUSB6100M networking products

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Linksys launches home wireless solutions leveraging next generation Wi-Fi, MU-MIMO & seamless roaming. Prices & availability below.

The new Linksys home wireless networking products shipping in Singapore now.

The new Linksys home wireless networking products shipping in Singapore now.

Linksys has launched in Singapore three new networking products in its MAX-Stream MU-MIMO portfolio.

  1. EA9500 (S$539) – Tri-Band router capable of up to 8 MU-MIMO streams.
  2. RE7000 MU-MIMO (S$199) – range extender with seamless roaming.
  3. WUSB6100M (S$129) – MU-MIMO USB adapter.

As part of its launch, the Linksys EA9500, one of the world’s most powerful routers and winner of the Network World Best of CES 2016, will be made available at a discounted rate of S$100 to Singtel Fibre Broadband customers from 14 July 2016.

“With the rise of bandwidth intensive activities, such as 4K streaming and online gaming, the importance of an efficient and optimized Wi-Fi network is more critical than ever. The Max-Stream family of products provides the broadest array of MU-MIMO capable and enabled products in the marketplace. MU-MIMO enables multiple devices to communicate with the router and/or range extender simultaneously, so the result is a faster and more reliable Wi-Fi,” said Justin Doucette, Senior Director of Product Management at Linksys.

Singtel Fibre Broadband customers can present their latest broadband bill at selected Challenger outlets to enjoy the offer.

This promotion is offered exclusively by Singtel.

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 2016.

These two products will be available island-wide from 1 August 2016.

The AC1900 MU-MIMO Range Extender with Room to Room Wi-Fi (RE7000) will be available from 1 August 2016.

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

More details from the press release below.

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AirTies partners Singtel to strengthen home Wi-Fi with Mesh

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

AirTies Wireless Networks, a leading supplier of advanced wireless products, has partnered Singtel to provide the telco’s fibre broadband subscribers with Singtel WiFi Mesh. Prices below.

Update (6 April, 2017):

Linksys has launched in Singapore their Velop whole-home Wi-Fi mesh system based on Tri-Band modular Wi-Fi routers. One to three packs available.

The AirTies 4920 1600 Mbps 802.11ac Video Grade Wireless Booster is available in Singapore exclusively to Singtel Fibre Broadband subscribers.

The AirTies 4920 1600 Mbps 802.11ac Video Grade Wireless Booster is available in Singapore exclusively to Singtel Fibre Broadband subscribers.

Singtel WiFi Mesh is a broadband add-on that helps users mitigate Wi-Fi dead zones within their home, improving customers’ surfing experience.

“APAC registered the largest absolute growth in internet user numbers with an impressive 12% year-on-year growth, the global operators are seeking for more stable and reliable broadband solutions to satisfy their customers, and AirTies meet the market needs. In Singapore, we are pleased to be working exclusively with Singtel, the largest broadband provider in the country,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO, AirTies.

Singtel WiFi Mesh with Client Steering technology actively switches devices seamlessly between APs (access points) dynamically, to improve Wi-Fi performance from any corner of your home.

Unlike Wi-Fi range extenders or boosters, the smart WiFi Mesh technology enables the devices to “talk” to one another to select the best wireless transmission path for your device from any corner of your home.

With band steering capabilities, it switches your device to the optimum band (2.4GHz or 5GHz) whenever you move from one room to another, to ensure seamless wireless surfing.

WiFi Mesh can be easily connected to a Singtel-issued router (Aztech 7000, 7002, 7003 and 7009) or your own router to extend Wi-Fi coverage in your home.

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AirTies was at CommunicAsia in Singapore and I got a peak at the range of Wi-Fi mesh boxes they have on display.

Depending on your home layout and size, you can choose the number of WiFi Mesh devices you need at home.

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CES 2016: ASUS showcases new monitors, portable projectors, PCs & networking devices

Friday, January 8th, 2016

ASUS showcased its latest lineup of lifestyle devices including the MB169C+ portable monitor, Designo MX Series and MX27UQ monitors, and ZenBeam portable LED projectors. Price and availability TBA.

The new 15.6” ASUS MB169C+ portable USB monitor (left) and the 34-inch Designo MX Series ultra-wide QHD monitor (right) with 2000R curvature.

The new 15.6” ASUS MB169C+ portable USB monitor (left) and the 34-inch Designo MX Series ultra-wide QHD monitor (right) with 2000R curvature.

The MB169C+ is the world’s first 15.6-inch portable companion monitor that uses a single USB Type-C connection for both power and video transmission.

ASUS ZenBeam portable LED projector.

ASUS ZenBeam portable LED projector.

The Designo MX Series is a 34inch, ultra-wide QHD monitor with a 2000R curvature while the Designo MX27UQ is a 27-inch 4K UHD IPS monitor.

The ZenBeam Series of palm-sized, portable LED projectors are designed for mobile devices.

Additional products on display included the VivoMini VC65 Series, VivoMini UN65H and VivoMini VM65N mini PCs, VivoStick PC TS10 stick PC, Chromebit CS10 Chrome OS device, TUF Sabertooth Z170 S motherboard, ASUS Router mobile app, CM-32_AC2600 all-in-one cable modem router, USBAC68 Wi-Fi adapter, XG-D2008 10-Gigabit network switch, and RP-AC68U Wi-Fi repeater.

Below are more details from the press release.

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New arrivals: Linksys WRT004ANT & WRT002ANT router antennas

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Linksys ships its first dual-band omni-directional high-gain antennas for home Wi-Fi networks – the 4-pack WRT004ANT (S$149) and 2-pack WRT002ANT (S$85). Available exclusively at Challenger @ Funan DigitaLife Mall and Challenger.com.

The new Linksys 7dBi omni-directional antenna helps give up to 2x Wi-Fi signal boost.

The new Linksys 7dBi omni-directional antenna helps give up to 2x Wi-Fi signal boost.

The new antennas help improve a router’s overall signal strength and throughput specifically at the edge of a Wi-Fi network, resulting in enhanced Wi-Fi performance.

“Antennas amplify a Wi-Fi signal and improve performance within the coverage area – providing a stronger Wi-Fi signal and throughput.  New antennas like ours will help customers that are looking to improve Wi-Fi throughput at the boundaries of their existing wireless network. In testing conducted by Linksys, the antennas optimised performance best in a single story environment where the router is on the same floor as the primary Wi-Fi usage. If users require signal enhancement on multiple floors, a range extender is more ideal,” explained Mike Chen, vice president of product management and engineering, Linksys.

Compatible with any wireless router that features an RP-SMA connection, these new antennas deliver 4dBi in the 2.4GHz band and 7dBi in the 5 GHz band for up to 2x antenna gain over stock antennas.

A more focused beamwidth also equates to higher throughput and a faster, more seamless online experience for all users.

Easy to install, simply detach an existing router’s factory antennas and replace with the new high-gain antennas.

Upgrading a Wi-Fi router or other device to omni-directional antennas can help improve connectivity with mobile devices in the home and resolve basic signal issues.

However depending on the environment, a repeater or range extender may be needed in order to amplify and relay signals in multi-level homes.

Features of the Linksys WRT004ANT and WRT002ANT Omni-directional High Gain Antennas are summarised below.

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New arrivals: Linksys RE6500HG, RE4000W & RE3000W range extenders

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

New Linksys RE6500HG Range Extender features adjustable high-gain antennae and an audio jack for streaming music wirelessly from a stereo system to a speaker. Prices (shown below) of the three models range from S$79-S$179.

The RE4000W and RE3000W are immediately available at Challenger for an MSRP of S$109 and S$79 respectively. All range extenders units will be available starting September 12, 2014 at Harvey Norman, Challenger and BEST Denki.  The RE6500HG will be available for S$179.

The RE4000W and RE3000W are immediately available at Challenger for an MSRP of S$109 and S$79 respectively. All range extenders units will be available starting September 12, 2014 at Harvey Norman, Challenger and BEST Denki. The RE6500HG will be available for S$179.

Linksys has announced its new lineup of Linksys Wi-Fi Range Extenders.

There are three new versions:

  1. Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500HG)
  2. Linksys N600 PRO Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE4000W)
  3. Linksys N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE3000W).

The RE6500HG and RE4000W are dual band range extenders featuring Cross-Band technology which helps provide a stronger and more consistent signal throughout the home.

Features RE3000W RE4000W RE6500HG
Wireless Speed N300 N600 AC1200
Wireless Band Single Band (2.4 Ghz) Simultaneous Dual Band2.4 Ghz + 5Ghz Simultaneous Dual Band2.4 Ghz + 5Ghz
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
High Gain Antenna No No Yes
MSRP Price S$79 S$109 S$179

All three range extenders are compatible with any wireless router, whether supplied by a broadband provider or purchased by the consumer, and are designed to extend b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi signals.

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