Linksys Ships Speedy MU-MIMO Wireless Networking Products

Playa Vista-based networking equipment maker Linksys has shipped a trio of devices that implement the new MU-MIMO standard, including a router, range extender, and USB adapter. According to the company, its MU-MIMO AC5400 Tri-Band Wireless Router, AC1900 Range Extender and USB Adapter support Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, with the router supporting 8 antennas and a combined speed of up to 5.3Gbps. MU-MIMO is a wireless protocol update which allows multiple devices to send data to a router simultaneously, running on the 5Mhz frequency band. The AC5400 has a MSRP of $399.99, the range extender of $149.99, and the USB adapter $59.99. All three products roll out this weekend both online and at retailers.