Amped Wireless to show off high-power AC1900 Wi-Fi router and extender at CES 2014

Amped Wireless will showcase its latest high-power Wi-Fi devices at CES 2014, including the RTA30 router and the REA33 Range Extender, both offering a combined Wi-Fi speed of up to 1900Mbps on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequency bands.

The RTA30 High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Router.
The RTA30 High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Router. Amped Wireless

Amped Wireless, the networking vendor known for making high-power home networking device, today unveiled two new next-generation long-range AC1900 Wi-Fi products, the RTA30 High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Router and the REA33 High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender. Both with be showcased at CES 2014, the company says.

The two devices offer dual-band Wi-Fi with top speeds of up to1300Mbps on the 5Ghz frequency band, and up to 600Mbps on the 2.4Ghz band, for the total of 1900Mbps (hence the AC1900 designation).

AC1900 routers are not new, with a few having been on the market for a while, such as the Asus RT-AC68U or the Netgear R7000, but these are the first from Amped Wireless. They are designed to offer exceptional coverage, though real-world performance always remains to be seen.

Other than faster Wi-Fi speeds, Amped Wireless says the RTA30 also features eight Wi-Fi radios; four high-gain, dual-band antennas; and 16 high power amplifiers. It also includes a USB 3.0 port for file sharing, and five gigabit wired ports for connecting to a broadband network and attaching additional wired devices. Other than that, it shares similar features with previous routers from the company, such as the RTA15. It's designed to be the main gateway for a home network and connects to the Internet via your broadband modem.

The REA33 High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender
The REA33 High Power AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender Amped Wireless

The REA33, on the other hand is an extender, meaning it's designed to extend an existing network. It can extend the range of any 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi network, simultaneously. It also features eight Wi-Fi radios; four high-gain, dual-band antennas; 16 total high power amplifiers; five gigabit ports; and a USB 3.0 port.

The two new home network devices are slated to be available in mid-2014 with pricing likely being announced then.

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