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Linksys Announces Its Fastest 802.11ac Wireless Router at IFA 2013


Linksys Announces Its Fastest 802.11ac Wireless Router at IFA 2013

Linksys introduces new top model at IFA with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi AC1900 Router Equipped with dual-core processor and external antennae delivering more speed and range


Berlin, Germany –September 5, 2013– today introduced its new top model in the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router line-up: the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi AC1900 Router. It offers speeds up to 600Mbps* to Wireless-N clients and up to 1300Mbps* to Wireless-AC clients. Together with a new top end model Linksys is also bringing an AC USB-adapter to upgrade notebooks or desktop computers to the latest standard.

“Trends like the increase in connected devices in the home and the rise of on demand video services, enabling consumers to consume video on virtually any screen, puts a more critical demand on the home network,“ said Mike Chen, Senior Director Home Networking at Belkin. “Our products are not only extremely fast, they are also easy to install and control through the innovative Linksys Smart Wi-Fi platform. With your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account and App you can get access anywhere and anytime to media stored on a connected USB storage device or change settings of the router - all from the palm of your hand.”

Smarter Routers for Smart Devices

With more smart devices entering the home, consumers need Wi-Fi that is powerful, easy to use and enables them to get to their media files – wherever they are. The new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers are equipped with the latest 802.11ac technology and beamforming technology offering fast wireless speeds—up to three times the speed of Wireless-N*, increased range and backward compatibility with existing wireless devices.

Beamforming technology helps to deliver better network range and faster Wi-Fi speeds in the home. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers with beamforming technology are designed to precisely adjust, steer and monitor the direction and shape of the Wi-Fi signals for better performance.

The new Smart Wi-Fi Router can be installed from most tablets, smartphones or from PC browsers. Consumers simply connect to the router with their device then follow the simple set-up wizard to complete installation. An optional Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account can be created for easy control of the home network, including settings, connected devices and Smart Wi-Fi tools on virtually any device, anytime, anywhere.

  • Speeds up to 600 Mbps* for 802.11n clients and up to 1300 Mbps* for 802.11ac clients
  • Powerful 800Mhz Dual-Core processor for maximum performance
  • Supports USB3.0 connectivity for storage media to be shared on the home network
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet Ports for fast wired networking
  • Three removable external dipole antennae for maximum flexibility
  • Works best with wireless-AC clients to achieve the maximum benefits on your game console, smart TV, or desktop computer
  • Create a free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account and download the free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App for iOS or Android to get access to your home network from anywhere, at any time. Includes guest access, parental controls, and apps that make home networking easier and fun
  • Upgrade your notebook or desktop computer to the latest Wireless-AC standard and enjoy increased transfer speeds and range
  • Offering speeds up to 867 Mbps* on the 5 GHz band and up to 300 Mbps* on the 2.4 GHz band


Linksys Wireless-AC USB Adapter is available today and the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi AC1900 Router is planned to be available in stores in October.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1900 $249 MSRP
Linksys Wireless-AC USB Adapter $69 MSRP

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 www.linksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.

Media Contacts

Karen Sohl, Linksys PR, 714 658-7330 or karen.sohl@belkin.com

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Maximum Performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications (draft specifications for 802.11ac). Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends upon many factors, conditions and variables, including products used; interference and other adverse conditions. The standard transmission rates—600 Mbps, 1300 Mbps, 300 Mbps and 867 Mbps—are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.

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