Linksys who are now the second largest consumer network Company in the USA after Netgear, has expanded their range of network solutions in Australia with the launch of a new Dual-Band Wi-Fi Modem Router.
The Linksys X6200 ADSL/VDSL follows the recent launch of a top end Max Stream, AC1900, EA7500 MU-MIMO home router that is ideal for apartment dwellers who want to stream things like 4K TV.
The Next-Gen Max-Stream AC1900 can provide users with combined speeds up to 1.9 Gbps (in theory – it is how routers are named – 600Mbps x 2.4GHz plus 1300Mbps x 5GHz).
Linksys is also the first networking Company to sell 100 million routers globally they also recently announced that they will ship the first wireless router that will provide Wi-Fi up to 10,000 feet under water.
The new Linksys H2O Wi-Fi Router (EA1900H2O) is a AC1900 wireless router that connects to buoys in the ocean or on lakes and uses a satellite connection to provide Wi-Fi to devices such as under water cameras, scuba gear, weather sensors and so much more.
Leveraging MU-MIMO wireless technology, multiple devices can connect simultaneously to the H2O Wi-Fi router at high speeds with long range coverage. “We get a lot of customers asking when we are going to make Wi-Fi work under water so more devices can connect,” said Joe Czarfunee, product engineer for Linksys. “We’ve revolutionized Wi-Fi to provide the experience for consumers whether they are at home, work or under water.”
Their latest offering was first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the X6200 features dual wireless bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with data speeds up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 433Mbps (5GHz) making it ideal for internet streaming and gaming.
“Our new modem router provides an ADSL / VDSL modem and a router for an all-in-one seamless wireless broadband networking experience – a crucial requirement for people wanting to make the most of their premium broadband services”, said Greg Morrison, business unit director, Linksys ANZ.
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports make it easy to share data quickly across a network, and to external devices – at speeds 10x faster than Fast Ethernet. Plus, use the high-performance USB 2.0 port to attach a storage device and quickly transfer large files or share devices across a Wi-Fi network. The X6200 contains a built-in DSL modem, making it easy to connect to DSL Internet service and enjoy fast, reliable Wi-Fi throughout the home without having to purchase an additional device.
“With the varied connectivity solutions currently rolled out with the National Broadband Network, the X6200 is truly the perfect all in one device for the Aussie home. Providing ADSL for now, VDSL for the NBN Fibre to the node solution and a router for your Fibre to the home solution – it’s the Modem Router for Today and Tomorrow”, he added.
. One VDSL/ADSL2+ Annex A – RJ-11 port
. One Gigabit WAN port with auto MDI/MDIX sensing (RJ-45) for Router functionality
. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports
. One USB 2.0 port
. Supports VPN pass-through with IPsec, PPTP, and L2TP
. Supports logging for incoming and outgoing traffic
. DHCP server for LAN
. Supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
. IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack support
. DSL Modem supports ITU G992.5 ADSL2+ Annex A, L, and M and VDSL G.993.1 and ITU G.993.2
Pricing and Availability
The X6200 will be available from 11th April 2016 at leading retailers including JB Hi Fi and Harvey Norman at an RRP of $189.95.