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.

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).

Linksys EA9200 Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router Review

Linksys EA9200 Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router Review
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The Linksys EA9200 Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router was launched in Singapore on the 6th February 2015 and the recommended retail price of it is S$399. It is only available at Challenger stores for now.

Linksys EA9200 is the new flagship router after the Linksys E8350 AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router and personally I think the EA9200 is the true successor to the Linksys WRT1900AC Router which was launched last May.

Linksys E8350 AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router Review

Linksys E8350 AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router Review
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The Linksys E8350 AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router was available from 7th November 2014 at a recommended retail price of S$399 exclusively at Challenger and their online store. This is the second router to be priced at S$399 after the Linksys WRT1900AC Router.

Personally, I think Linksys should stop pricing their router so high because at that price point, no one in the right mind will get a Linksys. Gone are those days that Linksys is a top consumer brand for router. Their features just pale in comparison with the Asus RT-AC87U which is also priced at S$399.

Linksys WRT1900AC Router Review

Linksys WRT1900AC Router Review
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The Linksys WRT1900AC box got to be the biggest box for a router that I have received. When I opened the box, everything is held in place with foam instead of cardboard and there is sponge sticked to the top of the box to protect the router. I have not seen such premium packaging before for a router.

The Linksys WRT1900AC will be retailing for S$399 which makes it the most expensive consumer router that I come across. It is even more expensive than the Asus RT-AC68U. It will be exclusively available at all Challenger outlets from 22nd May 2014 (yesterday) to 22nd June 2014. After that, it will be available at all other leading IT stores in Singapore from 23 June 2014 onwards.

Cisco Linksys EA6500 Router Review

Cisco Linksys EA6500 Router Review
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The Cisco Linksys EA6500 is the successor to the Cisco Linksys EA4500 and is now available in stores and retailing for S$349.

It utilizes the new 802.11ac wireless technology (which is still under development) that allows you to have gigabit wireless speed. Most AC routers in the market right now is capable of a theoretical maximum speed of 1.3Gbps (3 x 433.3Mbps streams with 80MHz channels).