Linksys WRT AC3200 Dual-Band Open Source Router
Linksys WRT AC3200 Specification –
Brand Name: Linksys
Brand Origin: United States
Model Number: WRT3200ACM
Router Type: Wi-Fi Router
Router Weight: 3.57 pounds
Router Dimensions: 9.68 x 2.04 x 7.63 inches ( Length x Weight x Height )
Internal Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer battery
Wireless Network standards: 802.11ac
Wireless Frequency: 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz
Possible Area Coverage: Unknown
Data transfer rate: 2.4 GHz 600 Mbps + 5 GHz 2600 Mbps
Number of USB 2.0 Ports: 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 1
Number Of Antenna: 4
LAN Port Interface: 4
WAN Port Interface: 1
Speed: 3.2 GBps
Network Protocol: IPv4 & IPv6
Operating Temperature: 32 to 104 F or 0 to 40 C
External Power Supply: DC 12v
Wireless Technology: Tri Stream, MU MIMO
Certified Operating Systems: MacOS (10.X or higher), Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Features: 1.8 GHz Processor for Handling Heavy Traffic
Price: 200 USD
Router description –
The WRT3200ACM MU MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router is powered by Tri Stream 160 technology, which doubles the bandwidth on all spatial streams for the fastest dual band router on the market to power all your high bandwidth activities. Featuring MU MIMO technology, it’s like a dedicated router to multiple devices for Wi-Fi at the same time, same speed. Open source ready with OpenWrt and DD WRT for complete flexibility and customization of networking functions or to optimize your router for specific use cases. Upgraded Smart Wi-Fi app allows you to manage and monitor your home Wi-Fi from a mobile device, anytime, anywhere. It is the one and only WRT.
About Linksys –
Linksys is an American company selling data networking hardware products mainly to home users and small businesses. Linksys was founded in 1988 by Victor and Janie Tsao. Both were Taiwanese immigrants to the United States. The company was purchased by Cisco in 2003, and sold to Belkin in 2013 which are the current owner of the company. Its products were branded as Linksys by Cisco when it was part of Cisco. Belkin has kept the Linksys brand and released new products under its name since acquiring it.
Its products include wired and wireless routers, Ethernet switches, VoIP equipment, wireless Internet video cameras, audio visual products and network storage systems.
In 1988, the married couple Janie and Victor Tsao founded DEW International, later renamed Linksys, in the garage of their Irvine, California home. The company’s first products were printer sharers that connected multiple PCs to printers. From this, it expanded into Ethernet hubs, network cards, and cords. By 1994, it had grown to 55 employees with annual revenues of $6.5 million.
The company received a major boost in 1995, when Microsoft released Windows 95 with built-in networking functions that expanded the market for its products. Linksys established its first U.S. retail channels with Fry’s Electronics in 1995 and Best Buy in 1996. In 1999, the company announced the first Fast Ethernet PCMCIA Card for notebook PCs. In 2000 it introduced the first 8-port router with SNMP and QoS and in 2001 it shipped its millionth cable router. By 2003 when the company was acquired by Cisco it had 305 employees and revenues of more than $500 million. That was also the sum paid by Cisco for the company.
Cisco announced in January 2013 that it would sell its home networking division and Linksys to Belkin. Giving Belkin 30% of the home router market. Belkin pledged to continue support warranties for existing Linksys products.
As of March 2018, Belkin is pending approval from the U.S. government to be purchased by Foxconn, a Taiwanese multinational electronics firm, for $866 million.
Linksys products are sold to consumers off the shelf from consumer electronics stores, Internet retailers and big-box retail stores such as supermarkets. Significant competitors in the home and small business networking market segment include D-Link, TP-Link and Netgear.