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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

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    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.

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  2. Trikein

    Trikein Guest

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    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

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    Here is the board photo:
    linksys_re9000_board.jpg
    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.