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New Linksys Range Extenders Help Eliminate Dead Zones and Boost Wi-Fi Signals Throughout the Home

New Linksys Range Extenders Help Eliminate Dead Zones and Boost Wi-Fi Signals Throughout the Home

Sydney, Australia – 26 November, 2015Linksys®, today announced new additions to its line-up of Linksys Wi-Fi Range Extenders; the Linksys AC1200 BOOST EX Range Extender (RE6700AU) and Linksys AC750 BOOST Range Extender (RE6300AU). Both new range extenders will help boost those Wi-Fi signal bars in areas of the home where they are weak, so mobile devices can connect to the Internet and to each other more reliably throughout the home.

“The average Aussie home has multiple devices connecting to the Internet at any given time and they’re not just used for simple tasks. More and more, Aussies are streaming movies and TV shows in high definition, video chatting and playing online games, all on different devices and often, simultaneously. More devices put more pressure on the home Wi-Fi router to perform and most older routers were not made to support such high-bandwidth activity”, said Greg Morrison, ANZ Business Manager, Linksys.

“With the summer holidays rapidly approaching, which will only create more demand on your home WiFi, a Linksys range extender will help ‘supercharge’ your home’s existing router and extend the reach of your Wi-Fi signal to all the areas that you want to access the Internet. Uninterrupted Internet to hard to reach areas of the home such as second-floor bedrooms or even the back garden will only serve to increase overall home harmony! Built-in Spot Finder technology will even help you find the optimal position for your range extender, no need for a technician, its plug and play”, he added.

If a range extender is not installed in an optimal location, users may not be getting the most out of this powerful connectivity solution. So Linksys developed Spot Finder Technology, which enables users to visually see the best placement spot for the range extender in the home; using their smart phone, tablet or laptop. Spot Finder Technology automatically activates when the setup process is launched.  Just follow a few prompts.

What Linksys Range Extenders Provide
Linksys provides a line-up of range extenders to meet the needs of families with Wireless-N and Wireless-AC home networks.  They are compatible with any wireless router** and are designed to extend Wi-Fi signals, without needing to modify router settings.

The Linksys AC1200 Boost EX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6700) and Linksys AC750 Boost Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6300) help eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots throughout the home by increasing the wireless signal from an existing Wireless-AC router. With up to 10,000 SQ FT† (RE6700) or up to 6,500 square feet*† (RE6300) of coverage, both range extenders come equipped with Cross-Band technology, which maximizes simultaneous use of both bands for high speed data transfer and uninterrupted streaming and gaming. The result is a stronger, more consistent signal throughout your home. Connect a wired device like gaming console, blu-ray player, smart TV, or streaming player to your Wi-Fi network via the Gigabit Ethernet port.

Key Features:

  • Dual-Band Wireless-AC technology featuring wireless AC1200 and AC750 versions
  • Works with any router or gateway including routers supplied by service providers**
  • Integrated power outlet – Flexible plug-in placement maintains use of existing wall outlet (RE6700)
  • Push Button Connect feature simply syncs range extender to a home router 
  • Easy setup from mobile devices with exclusive Spot Finder Technology for optimal placement
  • Cross-Band Technology maximizes the simultaneous use of both bands for a faster and stronger signal
  • Beamforming Technology concentrates the signal and focuses it directly to connected devices for optimal performance
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port to connect additional devices for a hard wired connection
  • Two external antennas for enhanced performance and throughput

The chart below helps provide an at-glance look at how the new Linksys Range Extenders stack up and which one would be ideal for a user’s home experience. A Range Extender white paper can be downloaded here: www.linksys.com/RangeExtenders which provides more information on what range extenders are and how to choose the right one.

Features

RE3000W

RE4100W

RE6300

RE6500

RE6700

Wireless Speed

N300

N600

AC750

AC1200

AC1200

Extended Reach*†

Up to 5,000 Sq. Feet

Up to 7,500 Sq. Feet

Up to 6,500 Sq. Feet

Up to 10,000 Sq. Feet

Up to 10,000 Sq. Feet

Wireless Band

Single Band (2.4 Ghz)

Simultaneous Dual Band
2.4 Ghz + 5Ghz

Simultaneous Dual Band
2.4 Ghz + 5Ghz

Simultaneous Dual Band
2.4 Ghz + 5Ghz

Simultaneous Dual Band
2.4 Ghz + 5Ghz

CrossBand Technology

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spot Finder Technology

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Plug-in or Desktop

Plug-In

Plug-In

Plug-In

Desktop

Plug-In with Pass-Thru

Mobile Device Setup

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless Audio

-

3.5 mm Audio Jack

-

3.5 mm Audio Jack

3.5 mm Audio Jack

Wired Ports

1 Ethernet

1 Ethernet

1 Gigabit

4 Gigabit

1 Gigabit

Bridge

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

RRP

$79.95

$99.95

$139.95

$159.95

$179.95

 

Pricing and Availability
The Linksys RE6300AU and RE6700AU are available now from  Harvey Norman and JB HI FI. The RE6700AU has an RRP of $189.95 and the RE6300AU has an RRP of $139.95.

About Linksys
The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class technology, design, and customer service.  Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit linksys.com.au, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.

 

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*Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specification. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.

†Range specifications are based on performance test results under normal use case conditions. Actual ranges will increase or decrease depending on wireless obstructions, operating environments and building material. Wireless coverage claims are used only as reference and are not guaranteed, as each wireless network is unique.

**Compatibility claim based on range extender’s ability to repeat the router’s signal. Range extenders have not been tested with all routers
Specifications are subject to change without notice. An active, customer-purchased Internet Service Provider broadband account is required for connection to the Internet.

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