Linksys has introduced three new routers to compliment the 802.11ac router lineup including a new high-end model known as the EA6700 in Europe or AC1750 in the US. Cisco claims to support up to 1300mbps speeds on 5Ghz and 350Mbps on 2.4Ghz.
All three routers were introduced in junction during their CES presentation in Vegas. Linksys has placed the EA6700 above the current flagship model (EA6500) but will continue to sell that model as well. AC1750 is ideal for power users who often have more than 10 devices connected via cable or Wi-Fi. Customers can connect two external devices or printers using the newly added USB 3.0 ports.
One step down sits the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi AC1600 (or EA6400). Speed is down to 1300Mbps or 300Mbps respectively and cisco claims this model is ideal for medium users requiring – on average – five or seven devices to be connected to the router.
As a new entry-level 802.11ac router Linksys has introduced the EA6300 (AC1200) with 867Mbps on 5Ghz band and 300Mbps on the traditional 2.4Ghz band. It’s recommended to connect only up to five devices to this model for proper speed and stability to be guaranteed.
All three routers are expected later this quarter for unannounced prices. All three share connection to the Cisco cloud and support easy connections using nfc.