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The Linksys AC2200.

The Linksys AC2200 tri-band router delivers fast broadband speed throughout your home, writes

Izwan Ismail

ONE of the most important things to have at home is a fast WiFi connection. Many can live without television but not without a WiFi connection.

However, one common issue with a home Wifi is that the signal may be weaker at certain parts of the house. This is true if you have a big house and the WiFi router is placed in the living room.

The signal on the ground floor may be strong but the connection in the rooms upstairs, especially the ones at the back, suffer.

If you face this problem and want better all-round faster broadband speed at home, here’s a solution — the Linksys AC2200 (MR8300) tri-band router with Mesh WiFi.

The product is designed for streaming movies, gaming online and using smart home devices.

This router offers speeds of up to 2.2Gbps. With the built-in Mesh WiFi technology, your coverage expands as your needs grow.

Out of the box, you’ll get the router AC2200 unit, Ethernet cable, adapter and an instruction booklet. The AC2200 serves as the master router that you connect directly to your modem to create your network.

It works on any ISP plan or modem, and can be set up with the Linksys app.

The device has four antennas with high-powered amplifiers.

The router delivers a dedicated signal to each connected device using MU-MIMO technology, so users can enjoy simultaneous 4K streaming and online gaming.

It’s also future-proof, thanks to built-in Mesh WiFi technology. Add a Velop Mesh WiFi node to expand the coverage in any area of your home.

With the tri-band and MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology, the AC2200 can deliver high-speed WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously.

The speed is awesome. You can stream 4K content, browse the Internet and play games as if each of your devices had its own dedicated WiFi router.

The product offers two 5GHz bands and one 2.4GHz band, which has speeds of 867Mbps and 400Mbps.

While one may not get these speed
in real life, the bandwidth provided is
adequate for even an intense gaming session.

Better WiFi coverage

With the built-in Mesh WiFi, the AC2200 router is designed to scale to your household’s WiFi needs.

As your WiFi needs grow, add a Linksys Velop node to expand your coverage.

Velop nodes work with the AC2200, so there’s no need to manually switch between networks.

Setting up the router is easy. What users need to do is connect the router to the modem, download the Linksys app, name the network and choose a password.

Equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports, the AC2200 supports wired connections up to 10x faster than standard Ethernet and allows you to connect shared storage devices, printers, and other supported peripherals to your network.

Conclusion

If fast Internet speed is a must for you at home, then you may want to use the the AC2200 to boost speed and coverage.

The device is priced at RM799.

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