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Linksys RE9000 - MediaTek-Based Tri-Band Range Extender

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Internet Man, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Internet Man

    Internet Man Senior Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    FCC filings for the Linksys RE9000 MAX-STREAM Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender were posted yesterday. Here's a hardware breakdown on WikiDevi: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Linksys_RE9000

    This is the first tri-band device using MediaTek radios that I've seen. Its specs should match the AC3000 Netgear EX8000, four-stream backhaul and all, presumably at a much lower cost.

    Last edited: Oct 27, 2017
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  2. Trikein

    Trikein Guest

    Oct 26, 2017
    Looks like it's still using the broken...I mean "Smart Wifi" UI. I assume MediaTek means no 3rd party support?
  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

    May 18, 2008
    Here is the board photo:
    The white filters at photo top are a giveaway that it's a tri-radio design.

    Information on the MT7615N vs. NT7615DN is hard to come by. But the four RF connectors clustered next to the NT7615N are a pretty good indication of a 4x4 radio.

    Using Mediatek vs. Qualcomm should give Linksys more margin to play with if they want to go after NETGEAR's EX8000.