Linksys RE9000 - MediaTek-Based Tri-Band Range Extender

Internet Man

Senior Member
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:

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


Mr. Easy
Staff member
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.

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