Setting up a high performance wireless network can be a pain in the neck, especially if you are someone with no prior knowledge with computer networks. There are so many different possible types of configurations and setups available which confuses many users. Luckily, Linksys has a whole range of product solutions available to meet the needs of various kinds of users.
In this article, we are going to look at the Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream™ AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router, RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extender and WUSB6100M Wireless AC Receiver, and the roles they play in our new wireless network setup. We will also put our new network to a simple test, where we will also discuss the performance and features that are available.
The Case Study
|Meeting Room on Level 1|
|Meeting Room on Level 1|
The Network Design and Plan
The Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream™ AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router will be a great choice for such an office setup. Since it can reach a maximum wireless bandwidth of 5.3Gbps, it would be perfect for all the clients connected to the router, there would be more than enough bandwidth for simultaneous usage. This Tri-Band router serve wireless signals over the 2.4GHz frequency, which can reach speeds of up to 1Gbps. On the other hand, it also has two 5GHz bands which can transmit up to 2167Mbps each. This Gigabit wireless router is ready to handle any kinds of wireless workload you throw at it, in the toughest possible SOHO networking environments. Moreover, with a quad stream MU-MIMO support, multiple users can transmit and receive wireless signals at the exact same time.
Since Wi-Fi signals are spread out from the router and have a downward motion, the router is preferred to be placed at a higher ground. Therefore, the Linksys EA9500 is placed on one of the cubicles on the higher level. As the signal strength of the Linksys EA9500 is considerably strong, we have no concerns of wireless connectivity on the higher level. However, after experiencing poor wireless signals and frequent disconnections on our previous wireless network in the meeting room on the first level, we decided to place a wireless repeater on the first level, nearer to the meeting room to extend the wireless capabilities of the EA9500.
Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream™ AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extender
Wireless Connections, 2nd Level, 20 metres away
Wireless Connections, 1st Level Meeting Room
If you are looking for a new network setup for your home or office, do give these products from Linksys your consideration as they are genuinely quality products. We could only ask for more customization features on their routers, such as VPN, DDNS etc. Other than that, it works great for any layman who wants to get started with something powerful.