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Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router utilises wireless 802.11ac

New Cisco router powered by latest wireless tech

Cisco has unveiled its new EA6500 Smart Wi-fi Router and Universal Media Connector, two devices that are powered by the latest 802.11ac wireless standard.

This next stage in wireless technology is said to be approximately three times faster than Wireless N, and it is incorporated in to the EA6500 along with Cisco’s intelligent Cloud Connect software, ensuring a powerful and intuitive connection.

As well as this, the router carries six internal antennae and if fully backward compatible, ensuring it can be easily used as a ‘home hub’ for a wide range of internet capable devices.

Meanwhile the Universal Media Connector connects to wired devices such as a smart TV and has been optimised to be used alongside the EA6500, so that when combined the two devices can offer a very competitive ‘connected home’ solution.

“The power of 802.11ac technology coupled with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers, our game-changing new software platform and mobile capabilities enables all new experiences in and out of the home that consumers can’t get with any other solution,” said Cisco Home Networking’s VP and general manager, Brett Wingo.

“As consumers begin the transition to the new Wi-Fi technology, Linksys is introducing a solution that not only includes a powerful product, but has new innovation that enables them to stay connected to their devices and home wireless networks from anywhere, anytime. We deliver the most complete solution, from performance to usability to customer satisfaction.”-

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