Posts Tagged ‘routers’

New arrival: Google Wifi mesh Wi-Fi home router in Singapore

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Google has launched its home Wi-Fi system in Singapore – the first in Southeast Asia and the 8th country in the world to begin shipping the mesh router. Prices below.

Customers will be able to get a three-pack Google Wifi at $0 upfront cost when they sign up or renew selected StarHub Broadband or Hubbing all-in-one plans.

Customers will be able to get a three-pack Google Wifi at $0 upfront cost when they sign up or renew selected StarHub Broadband or Hubbing all-in-one plans.

Google Wifi will be available in Singapore from 31 August, 2017 – exclusive to StarHub customers.

By setting up two or more Google Wifi routers around the home, a mesh Wi-Fi network is set up in the home that extends the range of a traditional router and provides coverage to dead Wi-Fi zones plaguing most home Wi-Fi networks.

Alex King, Google Wifi Product Manager explaining features of the app. Google Wifi was launched at the offices of Google Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Alex King, Google Wifi Product Manager explaining features of the app. Google Wifi was launched at the offices of Google Asia Pacific in Singapore.

This is especially useful for larger apartments or homes with physical layouts that are introduce Wi-Fi dead zones.

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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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New arrival: Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream A1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi router

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA7500) will launch at Challenger, Hachi.Tech and the PC Show on 2 June 2016 at an SRP of S$329.99. Promotions and specs below.

The next-gen EA7500 Wi-Fi AC1900 Router can connect multiple devices to a network, including multiple 4K and HD video streams simultaneously.

The next-gen EA7500 Wi-Fi AC1900 Router can connect multiple devices to a network, including multiple 4K and HD video streams simultaneously.

The new Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO router leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology.

“If you have or are planning to purchase a 4K TV you will need a Max-Stream router to ensure you have a seamless 4K online streaming experience,” said Jaimohan Thampi, head of Linksys BU, International Markets.

The technology helps ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to multiple devices in the home and functions as if multiple devices have their own dedicated router.

With MU-MIMO, the whole household can enjoy 4K and HD TV streaming to multiple devices as well as play video games, listen to music, check email, shop, and more – all at the same time.

Perfect for families with multiple users with their own streaming devices, the Max-Stream AC1900 leverages MU-MIMO functionality which helps make Wi-Fi networks more efficient when delivering high bandwidth 4K streams to multiple devices at the same time.

Promotions

The Linksys Max-Stream EA7500 will be available at the PC Show at an introductory offer of $299. This special deal will also be available for all Challenger Value Club Members.

As part of a special joint launch bundle, Singtel will be offering the Max-Stream EA7500 at a special deal of $229 to all consumers who sign up for their Singtel Broadband Fibre Plans at the PC Show.

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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 EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Linksys has launched the world’s first MU-MIMO enabled wireless router. Available from 4 August at Challenger and subsequently at other retail stores and online for S$399.

The new Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500). RRP in Singapore: S$399.

The new Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500). RRP in Singapore: S$399.

The new Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA8500) leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output) technology, which helps ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to all the devices in the home and function as if multiple devices have their own dedicated router.

“MU-MIMO technology revolutionises the wireless experience in the home. The average home has more than 8 devices connecting to the Internet, and they’re not used for just sending emails and tweets. We’re streaming movies and TV shows in high definition, we’re video chatting with our friends and family, and we’re playing video games against competitors around the globe, all on different devices and often at the same time,” said Mike Chen, vice president of product management, Linksys.

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.

The Linksys EA8500 router incorporates Qualcomm® MU | EFX MU-MIMO technology+, which helps to provide up to 3x faster speeds* compared to current W-Fi.

The combined 2.53 Gbps Wi-Fi speeds (up to 1733 Mbps for 5 GHz and 800 Mbps for 2.4 GHz‡) help minimise buffering and enable faster downloads.

A supercharged 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU and four Gigabit ports offer blazing-fast speeds perfect for heavy-bandwidth wired gaming.

Users can attach devices to the USB 3.0 port and a combo USB 2.0/eSATA port for uninterrupted personal cloud content streaming or to share data across their network.

The four removable external antennas are adjustable for maximum coverage, while beamforming technology concentrates the Wi-Fi signal to each device for stronger, better performance and increased mobile speed and range.

MU-MIMO, or Multi-User, Multi-Input, Multi-Output. Having a MU-MIMO router is like having an individual router dedicated to multiple devices in your home.

MU-MIMO, or Multi-User, Multi-Input, Multi-Output. Having a MU-MIMO router is like having an individual router dedicated to multiple devices in your home.

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New arrivals: Linksys AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router E8350

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Linksys today announced its first 4×4 Wireless AC router aimed at families and gamers. Available in Singapore from 7 November at S$399, exclusively at Challenger.

“We have been working closely with our vendors to design and engineer this router so they have advantages to outperform and provide the value consumers are looking for in high end routers,” said Mike Chen, vice president product management, Linksys.

“We have been working closely with our vendors to design and engineer this router so they have advantages to outperform and provide the value consumers are looking for in high end routers,” said Mike Chen, vice president product management, Linksys.

The E8350 router is targeted at households with multiple internet users as well as single users that use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming.

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New arrivals: Linksys WRT 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch SE4008

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The Linksys WRT 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (SE4008) is the first in a lineup of new networking peripherals made to compliment the Linksys Wireless-AC Dual Band Wireless Router (WRT1900AC). Available from 28 November at S$109.

Front and rear views of the Linksys WRT 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch SE4008.

Front and rear views of the Linksys WRT 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch SE4008.

The SE4008 is designed to physically stack below the WRT1900AC router, and expands a home network while reducing the clutter and creating a clean “stack” of vital networking components.

Offering easy connectivity of up to eight devices, the new WRT Switch brings maximum Gigabit transfer speeds to wired products such as game consoles, printers, hard drives, IP cameras and more.

Features at a glance:

  • Eight Gigabit Ethernet ports: deliver speeds up to ten times faster than Fast Ethernet.
  • Space-Saving Design: Build up the WRT system while saving desktop space with the switch’s unique stackable design.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): Prioritize network traffic such as video and audio applications for optimal streaming from a connected router.
  • Auto-Sensing Ports: Advanced ports maximize data flow rates to connected devices. Additionally, when a connected device is turned off or not in use, the SE4008 will place the port in power-saving mode.
  • Easy Setup: Simply plug a router into the switch and instantly connect devices to your Wi-Fi network.
  • LED Indicators: Located on the front of the switch for simple troubleshooting.

More details below.

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New arrivals: ASUS Wireless AC2400 5GHz Router RT-AC87U

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The RT-AC87U is the world’s first 4×4 802.11ac Wi-Fi router with multi-user MIMO and universal beamforming boasting 2334Mbit/s combined speeds and larger coverage.

Available in Singapore at COMEX 2014 from 28-31 August 2014. RRP: S$399.

The AC2400-class RT-AC87U has fast 1734Mbit/s 802.11ac speeds on the 5GHz frequency band — faster than wired Gigabit Ethernet — and uses Broadcom® TurboQAM™ to boost 802.11n 2.4GHz performance from 450Mbit/s to 600Mbit/s with compatible devices such as ASUS PCE-AC68. This gives RT-AC87U a combined maximum concurrent data rate of up to 2334Mbit/s.

The AC2400-class RT-AC87U has fast 1734Mbit/s 802.11ac speeds on the 5GHz frequency band — faster than wired Gigabit Ethernet — and uses Broadcom® TurboQAM™ to boost 802.11n 2.4GHz performance from 450Mbit/s to 600Mbit/s with compatible devices such as ASUS PCE-AC68. This gives RT-AC87U a combined maximum concurrent data rate of up to 2334Mbit/s. Photo credit: ASUS Singapore

ASUS claims that the RT-AC87U is the world’s first AC2400-class dual-band 802.11ac wireless router with a four-transmit, four-receive (4×4) antenna configuration, employing multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology.

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Sneak peek: ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-band Wi-Fi router – 3.2Gbps

Monday, August 4th, 2014

This is the RT-AC3200 Tri-band Gigabit Router, which ASUS boasts is the world’s fastest tri-band router with a combined transfer rate of 3.2Gbps. Price and availability in Singapore are yet to be announced.

Update (20 August, 2014):

ASUS gave a preview of the RT-AC3200 Tri-band Gigabit Router during the launch of the AC2400 RT-AC87U router in Singapore.

With the easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical interface and just 30 seconds to set up, ASUS claims that anyone can enjoy the RT-AC3200’s sophisticated features such as Adaptive Quality of Service (QoS) bandwidth management and traffic monitoring. Photo credit: ASUS Singapore.

With the easy-to-use ASUSWRT graphical interface and just 30 seconds to set up, ASUS claims that anyone can enjoy the RT-AC3200’s sophisticated features such as Adaptive Quality of Service (QoS) bandwidth management and traffic monitoring. Photo credit: ASUS Singapore.

The RT-AC3200 addresses the problem of slower devices affecting overall network speeds, offering good Internet experience in multi-user environments.

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New arrivals: NETGEAR Nighthawk Smart Wi-Fi router R7000

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The NETGEAR Nighthawk offers the latest dual-band 802.11ac wireless router built for gaming, streaming and mobile devices. Available now at S$359.

NETGEAR Nighthawk retails at S$359 and is currently available at A Genuine (Sim Lim Square), Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman and Mediapro (Sim Lim Square) in Singapore.

NETGEAR Nighthawk retails at S$359 and is currently available at A Genuine (Sim Lim Square), Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman and Mediapro (Sim Lim Square) in Singapore.

NETGEAR Nighthawk enhances connection speeds up to AC1900 WiFi (600 +1300 Mbps) and brings outstanding range with its high-powered WiFi amplifiers and three external antennas.

“We see growing demands for a modern connected home and Nighthawk is the answer with fast and reliable WiFi connection coupled with great range. … Nighthawk is a definitely treat for gamers and media streaming enthusiasts alike,” said Tan Wee Fong, ASEAN Sales Manager for NETGEAR.

Nighthawk claims to be the first in the industry to support both implicit and explicit Beamforming+, a smart signal-focusing technology that locks onto a wireless device on the network and directly beams WiFi signals to it.

It boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi connections in both 2.4 and 5GHz bands, providing fast downloads to uninterrupted HD video stream and lag-free gaming.

Key features of the NETGEAR Nighthawk.