New Linksys dual-band WiFi routers

New Linksys dual-band WiFi routers

Jun 1, 2015

Linksys has announced two new Dual Band smart routers for the South African market. Designed for those looking for a seamless connection and simplified home network, the new Linksys AC1900 Dual-Band WiFi Modem Router (XAC1900) and Linksys AC1200 Dual-Band Smart WiFi Modem Router (XAC1200) are the latest additions to the Linksys EA series line-up featuring a built-in DSL modem making it easy to connect to a DSL Internet service and enjoy fast, reliable WiFi throughout a home without having to purchase an additional device.

The modem routers deliver next-generation Wireless-AC technology and dual-band speeds of up to 4,3-times faster than Wireless-N for the XAC1900 and up to 2,8-times faster for the XAC1200. The XAC1900 also comes with three adjustable, external antennas to optimise WiFi signal throughout the home, providing improved signal strength in those tricky blind spots and allowing for more flexibility. Designed to sustain multiple devices and users, the XAC1900 offers simultaneous dual-band speeds of up to N600Mbps (2.4GHz) + AC1300Mpbs (5GHz) making it great for households who game online, stream high-definition media or who are just looking for a quick Web experience. It also features an upgraded CPU that delivers speeds of up to 800Mhz.

Ensuring smooth streaming and file sharing capability, the XAC1200 reaches speeds of up to N300Mbps (2.4GHz) + AC867Mbps (5GHz) perfect for fast downloads of large video or music files and quicker syncing. Both the XAC1200 and XAC1900 can act as traditional wireless routers by connecting the Ethernet port to a cable modem if needed.

Both the XAC1900 and XAC1200 feature Linksys Smart WiFi software so users can manage their WiFi access remotely by prioritising devices or Websites, gain parental control over content, monitor network activity and create password-protected guest networks. A selection of apps also gives additional customisation possibilities such as prioritising the network for specific applications or gaming.

The XAC1900 and XAC1200 integrate Advanced Beamforming Technology to help improve WiFi reception by minimising signal interference, and users can expect a 10x faster experience for photos, video and data files with USB 3.0 transfer rates (compared to USB 2.0).