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Linksys E8350 and EA9200 Routers Launched


Linksys E8350 and EA9200 Routers Launched

Linksys E8350 and EA9200 Routers Target Wi-Fi Environments

Linksys® today announced two new routers that will help provide faster wireless networking speeds for families with multiple internet users as well as single users that use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming. The two new wireless AC routers, the Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router (EA9200) and the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (E8350), a 4X4 AC router, provide network speeds up to 3.2 Gbps and 2.4 Gbps, respectively*. These two new powerhouse Linksys routers provide networking functionality suited for large or small environments that need the maximum performance and range for their home networks.

Linksys E8350 and EA9200 Routers Launched

“Linksys is all about quality and performance. Our goal with these new routers is to provide a solution that will help families who have a lot of devices connected to the internet wirelessly achieve better performance on each device or for single users that demand high performance on a single device such as gaming or streaming video,” said Mike Chen, vice president product development, Linksys. “We have been working closely with our vendors to design and engineer these routers so they have advantages to outperform and provide the value consumers are looking for in high end routers.”

Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router – EA9200

Industry Research firm – IDC, forecasts by 2017, consumers worldwide will be using 9.8 billion devices capable of connecting to a home network router. The Linksys EA9200 Tri-Band Router is designed for homes with many connected devices and simultaneous wireless activities – such as multiple computers, smart phones, tablets, gaming consoles, home automation like WEMO® and other networked devices. It is also equipped with three Wi-Fi radios – one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz that help provide multiple wireless streams for the best wireless connections and speeds. The Tri-Band technology really benefits families with not only lots of devices, but even more so when those devices are using Wireless AC (or a mix of clients – single band, Dual Band N, and Dual Band AC).

The Linksys EA9200 Tri-Band Router features innovative Smart Connect technology utilizing dynamic band steering that optimizes the performance of wireless devices by balancing them across the multiple Wi-Fi bands to provide better overall coverage. The router’s six active antennas – 3 external, 3 internal (for optimal placement) – provide six data streams and a dual-core 1 GHz CPU and 3 integrated co-processors for a total of 2.96 GHz of penta-core processing power. Four Gigabit ports offer a wired connection, while beamforming technology focuses and strengthens the Wi-Fi signal to Wireless-AC devices.

Concurrent dual-band wireless operation of all three radios
One 2.4 GHz Radio
Two 5.0 GHz Radios
AC3200 (600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps)Data transfer rates up to 600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz (3 spatial streams)
Data transfer rates up to 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz (3 spatial streams)
6 Antennas – 3 Removable External Antennas and 3 Fixed Internal Antennas
1.0 GHz dual core CPU
USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 ports
4-Port Gigabit Switch/1-Gigabit WAN Port
Smart Wi-Fi Enabled with parental controls, remote troubleshooting and network map
Integrated DHCP server with dynamic and static IP address assignment
Supports DLNA for home media management
Vertical Industrial Design
Beamforming
UPnP IGD and media server support
Virtual USB support
Smart Connect technology automatically balances your devices over the two high-speed 5 GHz bands in real time. It selects the best band for each device, ensuring optimal device performance
Linksys AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router – E8350

The Linksys AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router offers the fastest Wi-Fi technology for a seamless entertainment experience. This 4×4 AC router is the latest in Wireless-AC, delivering four simultaneous, independent data streams to devices on the network for speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps. The AC2400 helps provide the best overall performance to single devices that require high bandwidth such as video streaming or online gaming. The AC2400 features a 1.4 GHz CPU, four Gigabit ports, and an eSATA port with data transfer speeds of up to 3 Gbps.

Concurrent dual-band wireless operation (600 + 1733 Mbps)Data transfer rates of up to 600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz (3 spatial streams with 256QAM)
Data transfer rates of up to 1733 Mbps on 5 GHz (4 spatial streams)
4 Removable and adjustable antennas
4-Port Gigabit Switch/1-Gigabit WAN Port
USB 3.0 / 2.0 / eSATA Ports
MU-MIMO Ready – which will provide simultaneous streaming and gaming on multiple devices without speed degradation when technology is available
Integrated DHCP server with dynamic and static IP address assignment
PPTP, IPSec and L2TP Pass through
Storage features for external USB hard disk and flash drives (supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS, and HFS+)
UPnP IGD and media server
Supports DLNA for home media management
Virtual USB support
Beamforming
Wall Mountable

Pricing and Availability

The new Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (E8350) is available today for an MSRP $249.99 at Linksys.com, Amazon.com, and other leading retailers; and the new Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router (EA9200) is planned to be available starting this weekend, Oct. 19, 2014, at an MSRP of $299.99 at Linksys.com, Best Buy stores, and other leading retail outlets.

About Linksys

The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class technology, design, and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit linksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.

Notes

*Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance may vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends upon many factors, conditions and variables, including products used, interference and other adverse conditions. Specifications are subject to change without notice. An active, customer-purchased Internet Service Provider broadband account is required for connection of these routers and other connected computers and devices to the Internet. Some devices may require additional wireless adapters or an Ethernet cable to connect to these routers.

EA9200: 802.11ac 1300 Mbps (for 5 GHz) is up to 4x faster physical data rate when compared to 802.11n 300 Mbps Wi-Fi routers using two antennas to transmit and receive data. An 802.11ac adapter may be needed to achieve 11ac data rates. In order to achieve the best performance, router must be used with a compatible AC1300 wireless device.

The standard transmission rates—1300 Mbps or 600 Mbps (for 5 GHz), and 600 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz)—are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.

E8350: 802.11ac 1733 Mbps (for 5 GHz) is up to 6x faster physical data rate compared to 802.11n 300 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi routers using two antennas to transmit and receive data. An 802.11ac adapter may be needed to achieve 11ac data rates. For best performance, use router with a compatible AC1733 wireless device.

The standard transmission rates—1733 Mbps (for 5 GHz) and 600 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz)—are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.

‡May require a software/firmware update available for download at linksys.com/support.


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