Rushden, UK - October 16th 2014 - Linksys® today announced its first 4x4 Wireless AC router aimed at households with multiple internet users as well as single users who use the internet for high bandwidth applications such as gaming or video streaming. The new Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (E8350) is equipped with 4 external antennae and provides wireless network speeds up to 2.4 Gbps. The new powerhouse provides the best technical specifications available today and is therefore ideal for consumers that require increased wireless performance and range at home.
"Linksys is all about quality and performance. Our aim is to provide a solution that will help provide better wireless performance, whether that be for families with several devices connected to the internet or for single users such as gamers who need to achieve high performance levels on one device." said Mike Chen, vice president product management, Linksys. "We have been working closely with our vendors to design and engineer this router so they have advantages to outperform and provide the value consumers are looking for in high end routers."
The Linksys AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router offers the fastest Wi-Fi technology for a seamless entertainment experience. This 4x4 AC router is the latest in Wireless-AC, delivering four simultaneous, independent data streams to devices on the network for speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps**. The AC2400 helps provide the best overall performance to single devices that require high band for tasks such as video streaming or online gaming. The AC2400 features a 1.4 GHz CPU, four Gigabit ports, and an eSATA port with data transfer speeds of up to 3 Gbps.
- Concurrent dual-band wireless operation (600 + 1733 Mbps)
- Data transfer rates of up to 600 Mbps on 2.4GHz (3 spatial streams with 256QAM)
- Data transfer rates of up to 1733 Mbps on 5GHz (4 spatial streams)
- 4 Removable and adjustable antennas
- 4-Port Gigabit Switch/1-Gigabit WAN Port
- USB 3.0 / 2.0 / eSATA Ports
- MU-MIMO Ready - which will provide simultaneous streaming and gaming on multiple devices without speed degradation when technology is available
- Integrated DHCP server with dynamic and static IP address assignment
- PPTP, IPSec and L2TP Pass through
- Storage features for external USB hard disk and flash drives (supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS, and HFS+)
- UPnP IGD and media server
- Supports DLNA for home media management
- Virtual USB support
- Wall Mountable
Pricing and Availability
The new Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (E8350) is available today, for an MSRP £199.99 at leading online retailers and leading retail outlets.
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*E8350: 802.11ac 1733 Mbps (for 5 GHz) is up to 6x faster physical data rate compared to 802.11n 300 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi routers using two antennas to transmit and receive data. An 802.11ac adapter may be needed to achieve 11ac data rates. For best performance, use router with a compatible AC1733 wireless device.
The standard transmission rates-1733 Mbps (for 5 GHz) and 600 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz)-are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.
‡May require a software/firmware update available for download at linksys.com/support.