Linksys Tri-Band MU-MIMO Router Is The Best Performing Wi-Fi Router On The Market [New Tolly Group]

Tolly Report Shows the Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Router provides:

— Up to 57% greater individual client throughput in line-of-sight tests

— Up to 40% greater aggregate throughput in line-of-sight tests

— Up to 36% faster per client average client throughput in mixed distance/floor tests.

See it on Amazon here.

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Linksys®, a leader in networking solutions for the home and business and the first to ship 100 million routers, today announced new Tolly Report test results on MU-MIMO Tri-Band 4×4 routers.  A recent performance study conducted by The Tolly Group shows the Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router outperformed competition with far superior numbers on both multi-client line-of-sight and multi-client distance tests. Results show the Linksys EA9500 is the fastest router on the market with incredible speeds up to 57% faster over other comparative Tri-Band MU-MIMO Routers from Asus®, Netgear® and TP-Link®.



“We’ve pioneered the home router and know what it takes to make the best performing Wi-Fi routers on the market which includes the best components, antenna design, board layout, software and overall design of the router,” said Mike Chen, vice president of product management at Linksys. “The Tolly Report provides third party affirmation of what we put into our routers to make them the best performing with the value and experience customers demand in today’s Wi-F intensive world.”

To view the complete Tolly Group report, visit: http://tolly.com/Docdetail.aspx?Docnumber=216133

Media also provide high praise in performance resulting in multiple awards on the EA9500 including CNet, Digital Trends, Gadget Review, TweakTown, and WeGotServed.

  • “The EA9500 blew away the competition in real-word testing”CNet (May 25, 2016)
  • “It (EA9500) topped our charts in everything from LAN to LAN throughput, through 2.4GHz and 5GHz performance, and even into storage performance”TweakTown (July 2016)
  • “The EA9500 is certainly a formidable device and makes it to the shortlist for anyone wanting the latest and greatest homerouter WeGotServed (July 2016)
  • “The Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream MU-MIMO Tri-Band AC5400 Wi-Fi router may be a hyphenated heck of a mouthful to say out loud, but it’s also a powerful, feature-rich router that leaves most of the competition in the dust”- Gadget Review (July 2016)
  • “Powerful, fast, and covering a wide range, the EA9500 is the best consumer router on the market right now” – Digital Trends(June 17, 2016)

EA9500 Awards:

  • Best Performance Award Best of CES 2016 Winner- Network World (Jan. 2016)
  • Editors’ Choice – Digital Trends (June 2016)
  • Best Performance Award – TweakTown (July 2016)
  • Approved Award – We Got Served (July 2016)

The average home has more than 8 devices connecting to the Internet1, and they’re not used for just sending emails and tweets. More and more home Wi-Fi users are streaming 4K movies and TV shows, video chatting with friends and family, and playing video games against competitors around the globe, all on different devices and often at the same time. MU-MIMO technology helps provide better overall performance and coverage for each of the devices simultaneously.  This helps enhance the users’ experience so they won’t see that buffering icon when streaming a movie or listening to choppy music or worse, playing games with lag. Even if users aren’t heavily consuming Wi-Fi today, MU-MIMO routers, range extenders and adapters are ideal for future proofing the Wi-Fi network so when more devices are added at a later time, the EA9500 will be more than ready to support them.

Linksys AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA9500)

The Linksys EA9500 is outfitted with Next Gen AC Wi-Fi technology, MU-MIMO, Tri-Band and eight high-powered external antennas that work in concert to deliver powerful Wi-Fi at combined speeds up to 5.3 Gbps‡. As one of the most powerful Wi-Fi routers in the market, the Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 provides business grade functionality to get your home or small office up and running quickly along with the exclusive newly updated and designed Linksys Smart Wi-Fi software app for your smart phone that provides remote access control of the EA9500 Wi-Fi Router from anywhere, at any time. EA9500 Wi-Fi Router also features a robust set of advanced offerings:

  • 1.4 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • Tri-Band Wireless AC5400  (1000 Mbps 2.4Ghz + 2166 Mbps 5Ghz + 2166 Mbps 5GHz) ‡
  • The Latest Wi-Fi Standard – 802.11ac Wave 2 includes MU-MIMO
  • Room-to-Room Wi-Fi with Seamless Roaming Technology
  • 9 Gigabit Ethernet ports (8 LAN, 1 WAN) and USB 3.0, 2.0 ports
  • 8 external antennas for maximum coverage
  • First router capable of supporting up to 8 simultaneous MU-MIMO Streams*
  • WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall help keep your network safely connected
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app for simple set up, remote access, control and troubleshooting
  • Video on the EA9500 can be seen here

Linksys has the largest portfolio of MU-MIMO solutions include the EA7500, EA8500, EA9500 routers as well as the RE7000 MU-MIMO range extender and WUSB6100M MU-MIMO USB adapter.

Availability

The Linksys AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Router (EA9500), available at Linksys.com and at leading retail and online retailers including Amazon $349.00 (click here).

About The Tolly Group

The Tolly Group is the industry’s leading provider of third-party testing and validation services for IT products, services and components. Tolly’s expertise spans wireless, storage, virtualization/ thin clients, switching, security (including but not limited to: endpoint security, NAC, mobile security, backup and recovery and deduplication), networking, and cloud services. For more information, please visit www.tolly.com.

About Linksys

The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class networking technology, design, and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visitlinksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.

1IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Linksys, titled The Home Network, the Neglected Workhorse

‡Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance may vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends upon many factors, conditions and variables, including products used, interference and other adverse conditions. Specifications are subject to change without notice.  An active, customer-purchased Internet Service Provider broadband account is required for connection of these routers and other connected computers and devices to the Internet.  Some devices may require additional wireless adapters or an Ethernet cable to connect to these routers.

The standard transmission rates—2166 Mbps (for 5 GHz) + 2166 Mbps (for 5 GHz) and 1000 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz)—are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.

*A firmware download will be required for the EA9500 to include 8 simultaneous streams – which is planned for release later this summer.

© 2016 Belkin International, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Linksys and many product names and logos are trademarks of the Belkin International. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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Beanfield Metroconnect Launches Unlimited 1Gb Internet Service

TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Beanfield Metroconnect launched an ultra high-speed fibre-optic Internet service that is available to all our residential customers with no bandwidth restrictions, no usage caps, no overages, and no installation fees.  With 1Gbps uploading and downloading speeds, this means unlimited, bidirectional service at just $100/month.  This is yet another example of Beanfield customers getting more and spending less.

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In addition to the 1Gbps package, we have enhanced the speeds of our other residential packages, offering a 500Mbps package at$75/month and a 250Mbps package at $50/month.  All three packages come with peace of mind, a Beanfield Metroconnect promise that we are proud to stand behind.  We offer a network that was purpose built to handle massive amounts of data with unmatched performance and unbeatable support from our service team.

Not only do Beanfield Metroconnect customers benefit from affordable, ultra high-speed Internet service, they also have access to the most reliable service in the city.  We build, own and operate our own 100% fibre-optic network.  Because we are located where you work and live, we connect you to exceptional speed and reliability.

To determine if your building is part of our network and to order our ultra high-speed residential service, please visit:https://www.beanfield.com/residential/.

About Beanfield Metroconnect:

Beanfield Metroconnect is Toronto’s only independent fibre Internet service provider.  Since 1988, Beanfield fibre has been transforming the way businesses communicate, offering Internet, phone, private line, and collocation services. Our On-Net buildings are located across Toronto, right where you work, connecting you to a world of business.

Media Inquiries: marketing@beanfield.com

www.beanfield.com

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Original Press Release: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/beanfield-metroconnect-launches-unlimited-1gb-internet-service-300207956.html

Demystifying internet connections; fibre, cable, 4G and ADSL!

Today we’re more dependent upon our internet connections than ever before – from simple communications such as Facebook, Whatsapp to video chat with Skype all the way through to bandwidth heavy media services such as Netflix and Amazon Video.

Getting the right kind of Internet connection is critical, but what is out there?  This short guide is intended to give you an idea of what’s available to you.


We’ll list below from the fastest to the slowest:

  1. Fibre to the Home – Fibre is all the rage at the moment. By far the best, future proof connection is to lay a dedicated fibre optic cable into your house or office. At present there is quite minimal coverage across the UK (although jurisdictions such as Jersey are much further ahead with this roll-out). BT offer fibre to the home branded as BT Infinity 4, and other providers such as Hyperoptic offer growing coverage. Speeds of up to 1gb (1000mb) are available.  Whilst this is best option it is also the most expensive. Click here to see if BT can provide you with Fibre to the Home.
  2. Cable – Providers such as Virgin Media lay a dedicated copper cable (not as fast as fibre, but more than capable even for high demand media streaming) into your property. You may see this advertised as fibre optic, what this means is that fibre is laid to the street cabinet as part of their infrastructure and then the dedicated copper is used to deliver the connection to your property with a technology called DOCSIS 3. Speeds of up to 200mb are available, which quite frankly is stonkingly fast.  Whilst the technology doesn’t require a phone line, the packages available often require you have one.
  3. Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC). Again, advertised as a fibre service this technology has a fibre optic cable to the BT cabinet in your street, with the final connection to your house made down your phone line (using a technology called VDSL).  Depending upon the distance from your property to the street cabinet you can achieve speeds of up to 80mb.  Again, this is massively fast and suitable for anything that can be thrown at it today.  In the UK you can buy this service from many providers including <BT, Sky, EE, TalkTalk, Plusnet and more.  BT has the benefit that, when you subscribe to their service, you also access their nationwide wifi network so you can access broadband away from home for free. Check out BT’s broadband here and Plusnet’s broadband here.
  4. 4G.  Whilst 4G has taken off in the mobile world, it has had limited success beyond niche use cases for home or office broadband.  This was untill Relish Broadband came along.  The speeds can be comparable to Cable and FTTC if you have good coverage and you do not need any complicated installation.  The coverage is limited to major urban areas though.
  5. ADSL2/2+.  This technology is widely available and makes use of your standard phone line.  Outside of major urban areas this is the most common web connection and is very competitively priced.  Connections speed up to 24mb can be achieved, although in reality you may see lower speeds depending on your distance from the telephone exchange.  You will be able to stream media such as Netflix over this connection, but you may be limited to bandwidth hungry activity at a time.
  6. ADSL.  This is now a rather data technology, but unfortunately may be the only option in remote areas.  Connection speeds up to 8mb are available, but again the quality of the phone line and distance from the exchange will impact performance.  You’re likely going to find streaming media a challenge with this type of connection, although browsing the web, social networks and emailing will work just fine.



What’s our recommendation here?  We would checkout either a Cable connection such as Virgin Media or a Fibre to the Cabinet connection such as BT Infinity.  These give you good, stable and fast connections that will be able to handle anything you need to do with today’s internet products and services.