ZyXEL Introduces 802.11ac Wireless Range Extender

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The new device doubles as high-speed Wi-Fi access point or repeater

Anaheim, California – September 23, 2014 – ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access, connected home and routing products, today announced a new 802.11ac wireless range extender – WRE6505. The new devices offer speeds of up to 750Mbps, eliminating Wi-Fi “dead spots” in larger homes, backyards and basements.
The WRE6505 takes advantage of the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology to deliver concurrent speeds of up to 433 Mbps for 5 GHz and 300 Mbps* for 2.4 GHz band for blazing fast Internet connectivity. This ensures an entire family can simultaneously enjoy media streaming, online gaming and video chatting on their laptops and other mobile devices. The new wireless range extender is also compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices.

A compact, palm-sized plug - the WRE6505 comes with a variety of operation modes to give users many options for different applications – including operating as an access point or a wireless repeater. In the repeater mode, depending on the consumer’s needs, the WRE6505 can be set in “Speed Booster” mode for faster than normal speeds vs. “Range Booster” mode for longer than normal range. The WRE6505 comes with additional user-friendly features like its three-color LEDs (red-good/ amber-better/ green-best) to indicate signal strength for ideal placement of the device.

“Consumer Internet needs vary greatly depending on the size of their home and the number and type of wireless devices connecting to the network, among other factors,” said Steven Joe, executive vice president for channel business for Americas at ZyXEL. ”We created the WRE6505 with flexibility in mind to ensure it works for everyone. The solution offers whole-home coverage, is compatible with the most current, as well as legacy, wireless standards, and allows consumers to quickly extend their network without compromising the speed required to stream rich video content.

Price and availability

The WRE6505 will be available September 22, 2014 from all ZyXEL authorized resellers for $80 MSRP.

About ZyXEL Communications

ZyXEL, a pioneer in IP technology for 25 years, provides a complete portfolio of multi-service LTE, fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity solutions, smart home devices and enterprise-class Ethernet switches, security and Wi-Fi equipment for small to mid-size business. ZyXEL offers integrated, interoperable network solutions based on open standards. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, ZyXEL offers its partners service-rich solutions backed by a domestic team of logistic, sales, and technical support professionals.

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