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Featured CES 2019: Linksys Adds Mesh To An Oldie and Subscription Security To Velop

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by SNB News, Jan 7, 2019.

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    Jan 4, 2019
    Linksys announced its first new products since it was bought by Foxconn last March.

    The MR8300 MAX STREAM AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi Router appears to be its EA8300 with new firmware that will form a mesh network with a single Velop Mesh node. It lists for $199.99 and will be shipping shortly.

    The only other Linksys announcement was of its Linksys Shield "premium" subscription software service for "Velop Tri-Band" users. The terse announcement did not indicate any free trial periods and listed a Parental Control (content filtering) subscription at $4.99/mo. or $49.99/yr., available February 2019 and a Network Security subscription for $1.99/mo., $19.99/yr., available "later in 2019".

    Linksys is the only major consumer networking product company that has not announced its Wi-Fi 6/802.11ax product plans.

    Belkin also announced new Wemo light switches with "native" Apple HomeKit compatibility. They will ship "spring/summer" of this year and list for $39.99 (single-pole) and $49.99 (3-way).