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New Linksys Wireless Range Extender Optimises Coverage and Performance of a Home Network

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PRESS RELEASE

Rushden, UK - April, 29 2013 - Linksys® today announced the new Dual-Band Wireless-N Range Extender - model RE2000, ideal for extending wireless coverage in the home. Consumers often experience a weak wireless signal in some parts of their house caused by blocking elements such as walls or interference from other devices like baby monitors, microwaves or DECT phones. The new Linksys range extender helps maximise wireless coverage and eliminates "dead spots" in the Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home.

Consumers can choose between the 2.4 or 5GHz radio bands to further improve the reach and performance of their network. The RE2000 is designed to extend b/g/n Wi-Fi signals from any wireless router, whether supplied by a broadband provider or purchased by the consumer, and provides connectivity to a wired device such as a printer or smart TV through a built-in network port.

"As more mobile devices are used in the home, consumers realise greater wireless coverage is needed to cover all areas of their house. The new Dual-Band Wireless-N Range Extender helps consumers expand their existing wireless network to where they need it most - whether that is upstairs, in the garden or bedroom," said Mike Chen, senior director, product management, Linksys.

The new Range Extender comes with a wireless setup wizard that makes installation quick and easy. The wizard helps users find the optimal location for the extender to achieve the best coverage and performance. The Wi-Fi Protected SetupTM (WPS) button allows for quick and secure connection with any Wi-Fi Protected SetupTM (WPS) compatible router and to connect other devices to their wireless network.

Key Features

  • Compatible with b/g/n Wi-Fi devices
  • Selectable band option for 2.4 or 5GHz use
  • Simple wireless set-up wizard that helps achieve optimal coverage and performance
  • Easy connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
  • Built-in Fast Ethernet Port to connect wired devices
  • Connects to a wall socket or can be placed flexibly by connecting the 1.5m power extension cable

Pricing and Availability

The new Dual-Band Wireless-N Range Extender RE2000 is available now for £59.99 MSRP at leading online and retail stores.

About Linksys

The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class technology, design, and customer service.  Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit www.linksys.comlike us on Facebookfollow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.

**The maximum performance for wireless is derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance can vary, and might result in lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, environment building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions. To achieve maximum performance, routers must be paired with coordinating adapters/and or computers in both the 2.4 and 5.0 GHz band such that the maximum performance can be maximized for each GHz band.