WiFi 6 is a future-proof technology that offers higher speed and covers a larger area that you’ve always wanted. Think of it as working on your laptop without any interruptions, in your backyard, even when others at home are streaming Netflix and playing online games.
You’ve heard about the new release iPhone SE having WiFi 6, but does your router support it?
Introducing the Linksys MX5300, the newly launched router which comes with the following features:
- 4 times faster speed
- More range than WiFi 5
- 4×4 MU-MIMO
- 4 times better performance than an AC router
- 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU
- Reduce power consumption
- Next-gen OFDMA technology
- Four Gigabit ethernet ports
- Tri-band dynamic backhaul
- Advanced security
- Control from Linksys app
- Easy Setup
The need of the hour is reliable, high-quality internet. This router from Linksys gives you just that, even with your existing devices that use WiFi 5 (IEE 802.11 AC).
Work from home with confidence (no lag during critical video calls), game on with HD settings, and stream 4K resolution movies on your TV. With the newly launched Linksys MX5300, you can do all of the above, at the same time. No more asking folks to go easy on hogging away the bandwidth while you’re on a deadline.
So what’s the big deal with ax?
Wi-Fi Alliance, a non-profit organisation that holds the TM for Wi-Fi, certifies certain devices and also markets the technology. The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11 ax standard is now popularly known as WiFi 6. Chances are you’re using a router with 802.11 ac (WiFi 5) standard.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the differences between these two:
– OFDMA: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access is a feature in WiFi 6 (and not any of the previous standards) which is an efficient way of transmitting data with each of the devices connected to the network, at the same time.
– MU-MIMO: Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output is available in uplink as well as downlink direction, whereas in WiFi 5, it is downlink only. The Linksys MX5300 uses 4 x 4 MU-MIMO to deliver 5300Mbps over three bands of frequencies. This is significant because it allows us to simultaneously download and stream at high speeds.
So what’s a 360° camera seller doing with networking products? Two things:
- Try live streaming your 5.7K panoramic videos from an Insta360 ONE X, then you’ll appreciate the need for WiFi 6. How about 8K media from a Pro 2? You get the idea.
Upcoming panoramic cameras will have WiFi 6 and 5G compatibility because even a camera with dual fisheye lenses needs high bandwidth to transfer two 4K files – the requirement gets bigger with more lenses.
- One of our directors, Niranjan (IEEE member), had worked as a network support specialist for Linksys back in 2004. He vouches for the quality of the products and the professionalism of the tech support team.
Gigabit WiFi? Does Gigabit Ethernet even exist in India? You bet it does and it’s going to be widespread faster than ever now. If you’re wondering if this is just another router that you’ll have to upgrade again after a while, you won’t have to for at least another 10 years even if you’re planning to extend your luxury mansion. This is done by simply adding nodes.
Another director of ours, Sarika, lives in a multi-storeyed building in Whitefield, Bangalore. Sadly, the Airtel network is sporadic, so she has to use WhatsApp calls. The Linksys MX5300 allows her to make WiFi calls without any lag. She can also focus on building VR apps from the garden while keeping an eye on her pet turtle. Her brother’s PUBG finale will not be interrupted, but probably make his enemies wonder how he had that edge.
With the MX5300’s 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, data is transmitted simultaneously with 4 times the capacity of ac routers. BSS (Basic Service Set) colouring technology avoids inference from neighbour’s WiFi, so you have a clear signal at every corner of your home.
Even a small family household has about 7-10 devices connected at the same time. These are just for computers and the cell phones. Think of the smart-home devices, door locks, lighting, CCTV cameras and other futuristic IoT devices coming up – you will need WiFi 6 to support those.
Use the Linksys mobile app to monitor and control your home WiFI remotely. This is a welcome feature to manage screen time for kids.
All this looks so cool and it appears to be what I need, but I hate the technical specs. I don’t even want to think of what happens to the product after purchase. Fret not. There’s an app that will take you all the way. Linksys, since inception, is known to be user-friendly and its main market is home users. You’ll be up and running in no time. And, the best part is that there’s always a friendly customer care agent just a toll-free number away.
Talking about mobile devices, it’s worth mentioning that due to the efficient technologies with the router, the battery life of the device is significantly extended. Many areas in Delhi have jammers, and due to the low network, the phone’s battery gets drained faster than ever. This is an example of how the power is saved because the device is connected easily to the network, even in standby.
You can be rest assured this router will be that pillar of your networking strength that you need for the next ten years. Warranty in India is taken care of, for a minimum of three years. That could mean free replacement, when a technical troubleshooting is not possible. Support is also available beyond these three years.
Adostrophe’s customers get a 30 day replacement, custom support for 5 years, and a free Belkin accessory. You may purchase the product from Amazon or directly from us, depending on your convenience. B2B customers get 18% GST input. Resellers and corporate customers – feel free to reach out to us for a quote and technical help.
Now that the WiFi 6 technology is available in India, and from a top brand like Linksys, what’s the next step? You can buy right away or express interest so that we keep you informed of offers, if any, in the future. Visit our product page to learn more – https://www.adostrophe.com/linksys-mx5300/
Stay safe, stay indoors!