Linksys releases new WRT router and NAS module




Linksys has announced the WRT1200AC, a router that is equipped with two antennas and is priced lower than the faster WRT1900AC. Linksys additionally comes with a Bay Network Storage, a storage system that can be connected to the router and with room for two hard drives.

The WRT1200AC is a dual band router with a 1.3GHz ARMv7 soc. On the 2.4 GHz band can be achieved according to Linksys speeds up to 400Mbit / s, while the 5 GHz frequency gross rates of up to 867Mbit / s would be possible. The router also includes four Gigabit Ethernet ports, one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 input and an eSATA connection.

The router with its US retail price of $ 189, or 158 euros, friendlier priced than three antennae WRT1900AC, which costs 244 euros. The appearance, based on the classic WRT54G router 2002, is largely the same.


Besides the new WRT Linksys router also comes with a NAS device that listens to the name WRT Network Storage Bay . In the storage SATA drives can be stacked up to 8TB. The nas, who received the same design as the current WRT routers, offers RAID 1 mirroring and also has a USB 3.0 and eSATA connections. The WRT Network Storage Bay will cost $ 180, converted about 150 euros.

WRT Bay Network Storage

Linksys announced at CES is also the EA8500 router to a model with four antennas and throughputs of up to 1733Mbit / s via 802.11ac WiFi. On the 2.4GHz would with the right wifi adapters speeds up to 800Mbit / s to be achieved. The router also has a USB 2.0, one USB 3.0 and an eSATA connection. The retail price is $ 280, converted 234 euros.


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