Linksys unveils Smart Wi-Fi Router with 802.11ac technology and Universal Media Connector

Telecom Lead America: 

Linksys has launched Smart Wi-Fi Router

with 802.11ac technology and Universal Media Connector to connect devices — Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and game consoles at Gigabit speed, wirelessly.

The Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750 HD Video Pro, according to Linksys, is now available through retail and online stores in the US.

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750 HD Video Pro delivers powerful performance with Wi-Fi speeds up to 450+1300 Mbps1. Customer will benefit as it can reach speeds approximately three times faster than existing 802.11n products but also offers better range and reliability and helps to improve power consumption of mobile devices.

“Designed to meet the increase in video consumption and the rise of Wi-Fi enabled devices in the home, the new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router with AC technology delivers incredible speed and simplicity while changing the way consumers interact with their electronics and HD content,” said Brett Wingo, vice president and general manager, Cisco Home Networking.


  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account can be accessed securely from any web browser
  • Or through the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App on a smartphone or tablet
  • SimpleTap lets consumers connect devices to the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with one tap of a button

Linksys has also announced its partnership with LG Electronics to assist consumers to get HD viewing experience on their Smart TV in the near future when using video on demand services such as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube HD, as well as LG’s enhanced 3D World app that offers popular Disney movie titles.

“While delivering an unparalleled Smart TV experience with our slim-profile CINEMA 3D Smart TVs and the unique LG Magic Remote, we’re also focusing our efforts on simplifying home network connectivity. Using Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers that also enable superior streaming experiences represents an important first step in a broader relationship between LG and Cisco intended to enhance and simplify end-user enjoyment of a variety of broadband services,” said Samuel Chang, general manager of Innovation Development, LG Electronics USA.

Cisco has collaborated with service provider Qatar Telecom (Qtel) in the Middle East for rolling out AC-enabled Linksys Smart Wi-Fi products to its fiber broadband customers.

“We share a vision for the connected home with Cisco Linksys, and see 802.11ac as a key technology for delivering the benefits of this vision for the people of Qatar. With improved range and the capacity to reach Gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi, we will be able to roll-out richer and more agile video services to our customers, enabling them to watch content effortlessly on almost any connected device,” said Waleed Al-Sayed, chief operating officer, Qtel.

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