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New Arrival: Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot Device with Wi-Fi 6

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

The addition of this new 5G Mobile Hotspot device extends the networking ecosystem that Linksys offers from home networking to mobile networking on-the-go. Available in Singapore now at S$799 at all authorised outlets.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot device enables you to share your mobile data plan with up to 15 devices, at home, at an event venue or while traveling overseas on a local data-SIM.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot device enables you to share your mobile data plan with up to 15 devices, at home, at an event venue or while traveling overseas on a local data-SIM.

The new 5G Mobile Hotspot device from Linksys provides Wi-Fi 6 connectivity to up to 15 mobile devices.

This is great for providing Internet access at event venues with no Wi-Fi networks.

Or during vacation for sharing a local mobile data plan with the rest of the family.

It can also serve as a backup networking solution in case the home broadband connection is down (as in the recent telco outage), or when the Wi-Fi network in an event venue is weak or down.

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#tech4WorkFromHome: Turbocharge Home Wi-Fi with Linksys E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Want to improve the quality, speed and coverage of your home Wi-Fi for #WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning? I’ve been using the E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router from Linksys since its launch half a year ago and I’m very happy that it has delivered.

The Linksys E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh router to expand Wi-Fi coverage and performance for #WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning, as well as for gaming.

The Linksys E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh router to expand Wi-Fi coverage and performance for #WorkFromHome and #HomeBasedLearning, as well as for gaming.

I’ve been using a telco-provided router for years – it has served me well although it could not reach the study, the bedrooms and the garden outside – so Internet access has always been confined to the kitchen, living and dining rooms.

Beyond the reaches of the old router, we had to switch on the mobile data connections on our handphones and hotspot the data to devices (speakers and computers etc) without a mobile data connection.

You can imagine how frustrating and limiting (and expensive) that can be.

And as the number of Internet-lusting devices being used in the household began growing rapidly, connection quality began to deteriorate, with slow speeds and dropped connections occurring more frequently.

Which was why I decided to upgrade the old router with the Linksys E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router.

To expand the coverage of my home Wi-Fi network, I deployed a 2-node (1 parent + 1 child node) mesh network.

This was because a single-node network provided roughly a similar spatial network as my old router, probably because it was a matter of physical topology due to the layout.

The optical network terminal (ONT) for Singtel’s fibre optic network is located at one end of my apartment near the main entrance – instead of the center of the entire apartment – hence the distance between the router (which is connected by wire to the ONT) and the bedrooms tend to render the Wi-Fi signals too weak for connection.

 

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I have a Network Attached Storage (NAS) connected (by wire) to the E9450 so that devices can upload/download files/photos and stream music/videos wirelessly via the Wi-Fi network. Another reason why I need a good Wi-Fi network with reach and performance.

So with a second E9450 router placed at the far end of the living room, the coverage of the Wi-Fi network was successfully extended to every bedroom – because the second router was located at the center of the entire apartment.

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New Arrival: Linksys Velop MX4200 WiFi 6 Mesh Router (StarHub Exclusive)

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

StarHub is offering the Linksys Velop MX4200 WiFi6 mesh router (RRP S$399) free to its 2Gbps Fibre Broadband subscribers (new and recontract). Additional units to set up a mesh network at home are available at S$288 per unit or monthly installments of S$12 or S$24 over 24 or 12 months respectively. Prices include GST.

The new Linksys Velop MX4200 WiFi 6 Mesh Router (AKA StarHub Smart WiFi Pro).

The new Linksys Velop MX4200 WiFi 6 Mesh Router (AKA StarHub Smart WiFi Pro).

StarHub’s name for the router is the “StarHub Smart WiFi Pro”.

The MX4200 is StarHub’s first Wi-Fi 6 router and is the product of a continued partnership with Linksys.

The router combines mesh networking and Wi-Fi 6 technology to promise 4x speed, 4x capacity (compared to Wi-Fi 5) to more than 40 Wi-Fi devices within the home.

The router is especially suited for gamers – who typically subscribe to StarHub’s 2Gbps Fibre Broadband – and desire ultra-low latency and lower ping times.

The 2Gbps plan costs S$62.90 per month.

Those who purchase the MX4200 from StarHub can look forward to firmware upgrades within the year for two additional features that would optimise the home network for gaming and increase speed through intelligent allocation of radio bands (DFS – Dynamic Frequency Selection).

 

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Media briefing by Linksys and StarHub on the Velop MX4200 WiFi 6 mesh router at the company’s office at Level 30, South Beach Tower in Singapore. “Throughout 2020, we have witnessed how pivotal stable connection is for every household as the modern world shifts to normalise home-based learning and working from home. 400 million Southeast Asians – nearly 70 percent of the population – are now online. In Singapore alone, 90 percent of the population are connected online. This increase means demand for faster internet connection will only continue to grow exponentially. Through this partnership with StarHub, we believe that our WiFi 6 offerings will successfully meet consumers’ demand for next generation ultra-high-speed router technology,” said Jenny Ng, General Manager for Asia, Linksys.

More details below on the Linksys Velop MX4200 WiFi 6 mesh router from the press release.

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New Arrival: Linksys E9450 WiFi6 EasyMesh Router with Singtel

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Singapore will be the first in the world to launch the Linksys E9450 WiFi 6 EasyMesh Router. Price and availability below.

* In this story, the abbreviation “Wi-Fi” is used for the network protocol while the term “WiFi” is used as part of the name of the Linksys router.

The E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh router for consumers who want to optimise their home Wi-Fi experience and coverage.

The Linksys E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 Mesh router for consumers who want to optimise their home Wi-Fi experience and coverage.

Linksys, the connected home division within the Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) (HK: 6088) entity, has just announced the global launch of Linksys’ first WiFi 6 EasyMesh router, the E9450 (AX5400).

Singtel is the first operator in the world to offer the new Linksys WiFi 6 router in its effort to bring next-generation Wi-Fi connectivity to Singtel fibre broadband customers in Singapore.

The Wi-Fi 6 standard enables customers to enjoy faster data transfers, increased capacity, better connectivity performance in environments with many connected devices, and improved power efficiency.

As the latest Wi-Fi 6 solution for consumers’ increasingly demanding wireless connectivity needs, the E9450 router will be exclusively available to Singtel fibre broadband customers for two months starting from 10 October, 2020.

The new E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 router is Linksys’s latest advanced model under its updated E-series, launched in September 2020.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Linksys E7350 WiFi 6 & E5600 WIFI 5 Routers

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Linksys will be launching new budget-friendly Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 routers under its new E-series. Price and availability below.

* In this story, the abbreviation “Wi-Fi” is used for the network protocol while the term “WiFi” is used as part of the name of the two Linksys routers.

From Left: The new Linksys E5600 (AC1200) WiFi 5 and E7350 (AX1800) WiFi 6 routers offer greater speeds for faster downloads, lower latency for more network reliability and the ability to connect more devices at once.

From Left: The new Linksys E5600 (AC1200) WiFi 5 and E7350 (AX1800) WiFi 6 routers offer greater speeds for faster downloads, lower latency for more network reliability and the ability to connect more devices at once.

The Linksys E5600 (AC1200) WiFi 5 router is budget-friendly while the Linksys E7350 (AX1800) WiFi 6 router is speedy and more powerful for gamers and early adopters.

The E5600 (AC1200) WiFi 5 router can cover up to 1,000 square feet.

The router can handle up to more than 10 devices at speeds up to 1.2 Gbps making it suitable for gaming, streaming and web surfing.

The E5600 WiFi 5 router is also equipped with security features such as Parental Controls and separate Guest Access that allows users to give guests access while keeping unwanted guests out of the network.

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New Arrival: Linksys EA8100 Max-Stream MU-MIMO Router (StarHub Exclusive)

Friday, July 6th, 2018

StarHub Broadband and Hubbing Plans subscribers will receive the new Linksys AC2600 router (usual price S$329) at no additional cost.

The new Linksys EA8100 Max-Stream MU-MIMO Router is available in Singapore exclusively to StarHub subscribers but may be available in other countries in the future.

The new Linksys EA8100 Max-Stream MU-MIMO Router is available in Singapore exclusively to StarHub subscribers but may be available in other countries in the future.

Linksys has teamed up with StarHub to announce the launch of the Linksys EA8100-AH Max-Stream™ AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router for StarHub customers in Singapore.

Media briefing on the new Linksys EA8100-AH AC2600 router at the company’s office at South Beach Tower in Singapore.

Starting from 7 July, customers who sign up for or renew their StarHub 1Gbps Fibre Home Broadband and HomeHub Plus plans will receive the all-new Linksys EA8100 at no additional cost (usual price: S$329).

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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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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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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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