Linksys offers MU-MIMO Tri-Band router

Linksys is shipping its new 802.11ac Tri-Band MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple Output) Router.

The Max Stream EA8300 is an AC2200 Tri-Band MU-MIMO router priced under $200.  It can offer   powerful Wi-Fi at the same time and same speed to multiple connected devices including TVs, gaming consoles, wireless printers, laptops plus others at combined speeds up to 2.2 Gbps‡.

The Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 provides easy setup options.  Using a Linksys mobile app,  it can be controlled from anywhere at any time.

The router promises offer double the performance of a dual-band router for even faster speeds for downloading, streaming, gaming and surfing.

Fast growing MU-MIMO

According to a white paper by ABI Research ‘The Importance Of MU-MIMO In The Wi-Fi Ecosystem’ more than 84 percent of all wireless 5GHz chipsets will be MU-MIMO enabled by 2019.

The router supports devices such as 4K TVs, laptops, smart phones, tablets and game consoles.

“The introduction of the EA8300 Tri-Band MU-MIMO router to our Max Stream line-up signifies our commitment to the latest 802.11ac specification,” said Justin Doucette, senior director of product management at Linksys.

“With the rise of bandwidth intensive activities, such as 4K streaming and movie downloads, the importance of an efficient and optimized Wi-Fi network is more critical than ever. Tri-Band and MU-MIMO enables multiple devices to communicate with the router and/or range extender simultaneously, so the result is a faster and more reliable Wi-Fi.”