Linksys has started shipping its WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router. First announced at the CES 2014, the new router is actually an enhanced version of the Linksys WRT54G with the Wireless AC technology.
Encased in a classic design inspired by the iconic WRT54G Wi-Fi router introduced 11 years ago, the WRT1900AC is the first consumer-grade Wi-Fi router to feature four external antennas for optimal wireless coverage throughout the home, and ships with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi set-up and management tools. Certified for the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, additional features have been added in the development process since its unveiling at the CES 2014.
Aside from its extremely powerful router functionality, the new WRT now can be configured as a range extender or wireless bridge. Software features have also been added, including support for the No-IP dynamic DNS service. Linksys is also planning to add Wi-Fi Scheduling and an OpenVPN-based VPN server to the WRT in a future firmware update to enable users to establish a secure remote connection to the router from anywhere in the world.
The Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router will be exclusively available at all Challenger outlets from 22nd May to 22nd June 2014, for S$399. It will retail at all other leading IT stores in Singapore from 23rd June onwards.