Saturday, October 26, 2013

(Re-)Connect with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers

Still remember the older days where I was using dial-up connections and modem, the internet speed was slower and only one of us in the household can access to internet at any point of time. So everyday, me and my family will be fighting for the internet connection.

With technology advancing in today's world, such problem can be easily solved. When I am at home, other than eating and sleeping, I spend most of my time sitting down in front of computer or playing with my phone. Therefore, having a wireless network is something I couldn't live without.

So today, I will be sharing with you about one of the pioneered wireless connectivity brand - Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers that makes Wireless-AC connectivity possible in every home.

Since its inception in 1988, Linksys has enable a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move with entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features.

Thanks to Linksys, I have the opportunity to meet the team and understand more about the latest range of product series. The event was held at Cups N Canvas located at Selegie Road.

Linksys Singapore showcased its latest range of Home Networking products, designed to address every wireless need in the home. Packed with the latest technologies that deliver smart features on top of reliable performance, these products complement each other to ensure better signal coverage throughout the home, whether users are in a studio apartment, HDB flat or a three-storey bungalow.

3 key messages that I learnt from the presentation by Mr Tang Boon Ping, Director, Asia, Linksys and Belkin:

1. Linksys is back and is committed to investing & growing the networking business.
2. Linksys = Technology innovator + best in class performance.
3. Linksys differentiates with Smart Wi-Fi ecosystem in both consumer and smart business space.

Mr Tang has shared with us that since joining the Belkin family in March 2013, Linksys is now more committed than ever to equipping every home with a premier ecosystem of wireless connectivity, given the increasing number of mobile devices used and the demand for a reliable and consistently strong wireless network throughout the home.

Their products sport the latest technologies that allow devices to communicate with one another so that users can stay instantaneously updated with the content they care about.

More than just providing the hardware for a home network, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi ecosystem has become the central hub supporting today’s modern and connected homes, giving users the ability to do more with their home networks. The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi platform offers a complete and complementary ecosystem to Linksys consumers by creating and supporting a comprehensive range of tools and mobile applications that deliver effortless control and greater connectivity over home networks anytime and anywhere.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Tools.

With its simple and intuitive interface, users get to stay connected with their home network anywhere, with the ability to monitor network activity in the home and set device or website prioritisation for video streaming and online gaming. Parents who are concerned about what their young children are surfing on the Internet can control content that is deemed inappropriate, while users can also have the option to create a separate, password-protected guest network. 

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Third Party Developed Applications.

Next, Jai, Head of Linksys BU - Intl. Markets shared with us more about the range of products.

The range of products showcased includes: 

1. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6200 Dual-Band AC900 Wireless AC 
2. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6300 Dual Band N300 + AC867 Advanced Multimedia 
3. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6700 Dual Band N450 + AC1300 HD Video Pro 
4. RE2000 Wireless Range Extender N300 Dual Band 
5. AE6000 Wireless Mini USB Adapter AC580 Dual Band 
6. WUSB6300 Dual-Band AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC900 (EA6200)

With speeds of up to 300 Mbps* for 802.11n clients and up to 867 Mbps* for 802.11ac clients, the EA6200 is an easy-to-use router for small to mid-sized home networks. 

Upgrade to the latest wireless-AC technology and enjoy seamless video streaming and fast content sharing across devices. Wireless AC technology provides gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and highpowered signal amplifiers, allowing large video or music files to download faster and sync more quickly for a better streaming and sharing experience.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6300

It is built with the latest Draft 802.11ac technology for the highest quality performance and range. It has an approximately 3x speed of Wireless-N and 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports to to connect wired devices at speeds 10X faster than Fast Ethernet.

Linksys Wireless-AC USB Adapter (WUSB6300)

Connect and upgrade your laptop or desktop computers to the newest, most powerful wireless-AC technology and enjoy increased transfer speeds and range. It offers speeds up to 867 Mbps* on the 5 GHz band and up to 300 Mbps* on the 2.4 GHz band

LINKSYS - WUSB6300 Dual-Band AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter
Experience the super speed benefits with USB 3.0 combined with an enhanced antenna which offers optimal coverage and range.
Parents who are concerned about what their young children are surfing on the Internet can control content that is deemed inappropriate, while users can also have the option to create a separate, password-protected guest network.

Wireless Mini USB Adapter AE6000

Easily connect using the Setup Wizard or by using the WPS button. High performance HD video and gaming. Unique mini design for easier mobility.

In partnership with Challenger in Singapore, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC900 (EA6200) will be exclusively available at all Challenger superstore outlets from 15 October to 15 December at a promotional price of S$209 with GST. Challenger members will enjoy a further discounted price of S$179 with GST during this period. 

Thereafter, from 16 December 2013 onwards, the router will also be available at all other leading IT stores. 

The Linksys Wireless-AC USB Adapter (WUSB6300) is currently available at all leading IT stores for a suggested retail price of S$99 with GST.

After the presentation, it's time to start our lunch.

I had Pasta with mushrooms and bacon in Cream Sauce for my main course. The pasta was good and I finished every bits of it.

Cloudy apple drink to go along with my food.

Brownie with ice-cream to end off my lunch. Every mouth tastes heavenly delicious. Again, I wiped off every bits of it.

How can we not have a group photo every time we meet?
Thanks GF for the photo.

Thanks Luana for the photo, it was an enjoyable cosy session.

Let us all stay connected with Linksys. 
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