Linksys announces new wireless range extenders

New devices designed to boost WiFi signal and help eliminate dead spots

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Linksys announces new wireless range extenders The AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500): Music fans can connect a stereo system or audio speaker to the RE6500 and stream music from a smart device or computer.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  July 20, 2014

Linksys has today announced its new line-up of Linksys Wi-Fi range extenders.

The AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500), the N600 PRO Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE4000W) and the N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE3000W) are compatible with any wireless router and are designed to extend b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi signals, whether supplied by a broadband provider or purchased by the consumer.

"There are a lot of devices in the home that need a good reliable signal to perform," said Amanulla Khan, director sales, Belkin. "Consumers are depending on their Wi-Fi signal for their smart phones to avoid burning through valuable minutes on their data plan, or for streaming to TV or tablets in all areas of the home. 

"A stable and strong Wi-Fi signal is critical for connecting the devices in your home today and the devices users are sure to bring into their home in the coming years, a good range extender can help future proof their home as those devices are added as well as provide a rich media experience."

The RE6500, which comes equipped with Cross-Band technology, helps eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots throughout the home by increasing the wireless signal from an existing Wireless-AC router. Featuring four Gigabit Ethernet ports, users can hardwire their devices for faster streaming and gaming. Music fans can connect a stereo system or audio speaker to the RE6500 and stream music from a smart device or computer.

The RE4000W also helps eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots throughout the home by increasing the wireless signal of an existing router and features Cross-Band technology to allow the Wi-Fi signal to receive information on one band and transmit on another. Two Fast Ethernet ports provide hardwire connectivity for digital devices for faster streaming and gaming.

The RE3000W increases the 2.4 Ghz wireless signal of an existing router and offers N300 Mbps speeds for surfing the web and basic online uses.

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