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Pre-Orders Start For Linksys Tri-Band Range Extender

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by Julio Urquidi, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

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    Linksys today announced its RE9000 Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender. It takes direct aim at NETGEAR’s EX8000 Nighthawk X6S extender announced this past August, priced at $169.99, $60 lower than the EX8000's $229.99.

    Both products contain three radios, one 2x2 2.4 GHz, one 2x2 5 GHz low band and one 4x4 5 GHz high band. The extra radio enables the option of a dedicated backhaul connection when used with "tri-band" routers. This maximizes bandwidth available to devices by not sharing the same radio for backhaul and client connection.

    RE9000 features include:
    • Integrated four-port gigabit Ethernet switch for wireless-to-Ethernet bridging
    • Three radios supporting maximum link rates of 400 Mbps (2x2 2.4 GHz), 867 Mbps (2x2 5 GHz low band) and 1733 Mbps (4x4 5 GHz high band)
    • MU-MIMO and beamforming support on both 5 GHz radios
    • 802.11 r/k support for faster roaming and band steering for optimizing client connection speed
    • Access Point mode
    • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) for quick, secure device connection and easy setup
    • Linksys’ Spot Finder helps determine the optimal location to install an RE9000 between the extender and the router.
    • Automatic and manual firmware update options let customers decide how they want to keep the RE9000 updated.
    The Linksys RE9000 Max-Stream tri-band Wi-Fi range extender is available for pre-order now at $169.99 MSRP. Ordered RE9000s ship on November 23rd, 2017.
     
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  3. VisionxOrb

    VisionxOrb Occasional Visitor

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    Does anyone know what radios this is based on?

    First question answered. MediaTek
    https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Linksys_RE9000

    And does the 802.11 r/k on work with in the unit itself for band steering or between units If you had 2 or more of these?
     
  4. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    802.11r must be supported on devices and APs to work.
    802.11k provides Neighbor Reports that contain information about neighboring access points to devices. It allows the device to have a better understanding of its surroundings.

    What a device does with that information is in the device's control.

    In other words, 11r and k don't coordinate transition activity among APs. They help clients that support the standards make decisions about the target AP to roam to and speed the authentication process.
     
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