CES 2015: Linksys announces new home devices

Linksys today announced its line-up of new networking solutions at the CES 2015.

The company has launched 2×2 Dual Band Wireless AC Router the WRT1200AC, a WRT Network Storage Bay and dual band High-Gain Custom Antennas.

Linksys is also introducing the new 4×4 AC MU-MIMO AC2600 Router and two new range extenders, including the RE4100W and the RE6700 with AC power pass-thru.

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The WRT1200AC is a 2×2 wireless dual band AC1200 router featuring a Dual-Core Processor, wireless speeds up to 1.3 Gbps, eSATA/USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, four Gigabit Ethernet ports and 1GB WAN port.

The WRT Network Storage Bay holds two external SATA hard drives and features RAID-1 drive mirroring for seamless back-up and improved read speed vs. eSATA/USB. It has an eSATA and USB 3.0 port for connecting additional external drives.

The four-pack of High-Gain Dual Band antennas features 7dBi on 5Ghz and 3dBi on 2.4Ghz band as well as omni-directional for range enhancement.


Linksys has built a new Wireless Dual Band router equipped with MU-MIMO technology in the EA8500. It includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4GHz Dual-Core Processor, wireless speeds up to AC1733 + N800, 4GB ports, 1GB WAN port and an eSATA, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports.

The price of Linksys WRT1200AC Router is $179.99, while Linksys WRT Storage Bay will cost $129.99 in the U.S.

Linksys has priced WRT 4-Pack of Custom Antennas at $129.99, while the retail price of Linksys EA8500 MU-MIMO Router is $279.99.

Linksys said the price of N600 Range Extender, RE4100W will be $79.99, while Linksys AC1200 Range Extender, RE6700W has been priced at $119.99.


Vishal Kawadkar


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