eero Wi-Fi System Review

eero Wi-Fi System Review
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eero is a home wi-fi system that is based on wireless mesh network (WMN). Accordingly to Wikipedia, A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a communications network made up of radio nodes organized in a mesh topology. It is also a form of wireless ad hoc network.

eero is not cheap. A single eero retails for US$199 (S$285), a 2-pack eero retails for US$349 (S$500) and a 3-pack eero retails for US$499 (S$714).

Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review

Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review
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The Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA9500) has been available in Singapore since 1st August 2016. It is retailing for S$539.

The EA9500 is the highest-end router of the Linksys Max-Stream family. I did a review of the mid-range model which is the Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 Router back in October 2015.

Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender

Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender
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The Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender has been available in Singapore since 1st August 2016. It is retailing for S$199.

The RE7000 is an AC1900 dual-band range extender with a Gigabit Ethernet Port and four internal antennas.

Linksys WUSB6100M Max-Stream AC600 MU-MIMO USB Adapter

Linksys WUSB6100M Max-Stream AC600 MU-MIMO USB Adapter
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The Linksys WUSB6100M Max-Stream AC600 MU-MIMO USB Adapter is the world’s first MU-MIMO enabled adapter. It was launched in Singapore on 1st August 2016 and is currently retailing for S$129.

The WUSB6100M adapter allows you to connect your PC to a wireless-AC network as well as a MU-MIMO router.

D-Link DAP-1860 AC Wi-Fi Range Extender

D-Link DAP-1860 AC Wi-Fi Range Extender
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The D-Link DAP-1860 AC Wi-Fi Range Extender was launched in Singapore last month and is retailing for S$189.

The D-Link DAP-1860 operates on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands using concurrent dual-band technology with four MIMO external antennas. It supports MU-MIMO.

Synology Router RT1900ac Review

Synology Router RT1900ac Review
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The Synology Router RT1900ac is Synology’s first router. It is targeted at the mid-range router market and hence it’s retail price is S$234 US$149 (S$210). It started selling in Singapore on 6th October 2015. I will update this post again when I have the actual retail price in Singapore rather than using the currency conversion from the official retail price in USD.

For the unaware, Synology makes one of the best NAS in the market especially for the prosumer market. I personally owned three Synology NASes, DS210j, DS413j and DS415play.

ASUS RT-AC88U Router Review

ASUS RT-AC88U Router Review
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The ASUS RT-AC88U was launched in Singapore at SITEX 2015. SITEX is a consumer lifestyle IT event in Singapore and is usually the last major IT event for the year. It is always held at Singapore Expo and this year, the event took place from Thursday, 26th November 2015 till Sunday, 29th November 2015.

The retail price of the ASUS RT-AC88U Router is S$429.

Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review

Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review
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The Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router or Linksys EA8500 Router in short was released on 4th August 2015 exclusively at Challenger and is now available in most electronics stores. The recommended retail price of the Linksys EA8500 is S$399.

Despite having a model number of EA8500, it is not exactly a lower end model when compared to the Linksys EA9200 Router. The Linksys EA9200 is a AC3200 router and hence it is capable of speeds up to 3,200Mbps while the EA8500 is an AC2600 router capable of speeds up to 2,530Mbps. But let’s be honest here, even in the perfect case environment, we will not be able to get up to the theoretical speed.

OpenVPN With Linksys WRT1900AC

OpenVPN With Linksys WRT1900AC
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The new Linksys WRT1200AC router will provides users with the high-end features of the Linksys WRT1900AC router at AC1200 speeds and a lower price point. The Linksys WRT1200AC will retail for S$329 from 4th June 2015 at Challenger stores and at other consumer electronics retail stores by the end of June 2015.

I attended the launch of the new Linksys WRT1200AC in Singapore yesterday and I realised that the WRT firmware received a new update (service pack 4) which includes one of the features that I am looking for, which is a VPN server (Linksys is using OpenVPN server).