If you’ve not yet got your hands on the latest Plash Speed 5 routers, Linksys in releasing its first WiFI 6 EasyMesh router – and Singapore will get to get first dibs on it! That is, if you subscribe to Singtel fibre, where the Linksys E9450 will be available exclusively for the next two months starting 10 October.
Singtel will be the first operator in the world to offer the Linksys E9450, priced at S$399. Like all next-generation WiFI 6 routers, this new EasyMesh model offers faster data transfers, wider coverage, increased capacity, better connectivity performance in environments with multiple connected devices, as well as improved power efficiency.
The router targets touts the capability to cover up to 2,500 square feet at speeds up to 5.4 Gbps. The router can also support up to 40 devices, all competing for the same bandwidth, without any interference for continuous 8K video streaming, social media, and uninterrupted use of data-thirsty apps.
The new E9450 Dual Band WiFi 6 router is Linksys’s latest under its updated E-series, launched in September 2020. Enhanced with the latest OFDMA and MU-MIMO in WiFi 6 technology, the router is touted to easily adapt to your WiFi needs so that devices will always have a full-strength signal for uninterrupted gaming, streaming and smart home device support. And with EasyMesh, users can easily expand their home network by adding more nodes (EasyMesh-compatible routers) to their network.
And it is compatible with all your older WiFi devices, so you don’t have to worry about having to upgrade everything else.
|Wi-Fi Speed||Dual Band AX5400 (4800 Mbps on 5GHz + 600 Mbps on 2.4GHz)|
● Length – 15.6cm ● Width – 6cm ● Height – 22cm
|AX5400 Dual Band|
● 4 internal antennas ● MU-MIMO ● OFDMA Technology ● 2.4 GHz radio ● 5 GHz radio ● USB3.0 port
|Processor & Memory|
● 1.5GHz Tri-Core Processor ● 256MB Flash and 512MB RAM
|WAN and LAN Connectivity|
● 5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports: o 1x WAN o 4x LAN
● WPA2 Personal ● WPA3 Personal ● WPA2 / WPA3 Mixed Mode Personal
For your “growing bandwidth demands”
“Asia has the greatest number of internet users in the world, accounting for 50.3% globally,” said Jenny Ng, General Manager for Asia. “In 2019, 81% of Singaporeans were using the internet, with a trajectory to continue growing year-on-year2. As a tech savvy nation, it is no wonder that Singaporeans are discerning when it comes to the routers they use at home. We are pleased to offer consumers an opportunity to optimise their home internet speeds and capacity with the next generation Mesh WiFi system in order to cater to growing bandwidth demands.”
While the router is priced at S$399, the first 100 Singtel fibre customers to sign up or re-contract their 1Gbps plans (S$39.90 a month, instead of S$49.90 a month) will get the router at S$10 per month. After that, the router will be priced at S$14 per month with Singtel fibre plans.
For everyone else, the router will launch 10 December 2020.