Linksys’s new RE9000 is equipped with an integrated signal amplifier which uses 2 signal emission channels (each at a frequency of 5 GHz). The device claims to be able to eliminate signal dead zones and offers automatic upgrades.
Available beginning November 23rd
The new Linksys AC3000 WiFi range extender uses Max-Stream Tri-Band technology. The RE9000 is able to operate on three different frequency bands and its integrated MU-MIMO technology allows users to avoid being subject to interference when the device is communicating with several peripheral devices. It can, in fact, use a specific band to connect to a router while communicating with all peripheral devices at a frequency of 5 or 2.4 GHz. Linksys has also equipped this device with Spot Finder technology to help users determine the ideal location in which to place the device.
The Linksys RE9000 readily adapts itself to Smart TVs, Blu-ray readers, iPads, tablets, portable computers, and smartphones. And, while it supports manual upgrades, it is also able to apply fixes automatically in the event of security breaches. The RE9000 is not cheap, it retails for 170 dollars on Amazon, Best Buy, Fry, Micro Center, Newegg and Walmart.com.