Nowadays, the Wi-Fi router market is starting to get crowded day by day. However, there is always going to be room for one more, and that is the new Amped Wireless RTA2600 Athena Wi-Fi router.
Customers should know that with a typical router, several Wi-Fi devices, like laptops, smartphones or TVs, with a lower Wi-Fi speed will affect the performance of higher-speed devices located in the same network.
In this case, a MU-MIMO router, such as the new Amped Wireless RTA2600, has the capacity to give each connected device just as much as it needs, making the network more efficient. This means that users could connect multiple wireless devices at once without having the surprise of drops in speed for any of them.
However, to get the full benefit of this technology, both connected devices and router need to support it. Well, this is the sad part, because a few routers found on the market in present use MU-MIMO. Actually, Linksys A8500, a competitor device, is probably one of the few other routers that support MU-MIMO. Moreover, the EA8500 has more features and it also is faster than the RTA2600. At the same time, it costs 40 dollars less than Amped Wireless RTA2600. To be added that RTA2600 can be found at the price of 280 dollars.
As for its design, the new Amped Wireless RTA2600 Athena Wi-Fi router is very compact and good looking. Moreover, it is considered to be one of the most powerful routers given by Amped Wireless, being powered by a dual-core 1.4Ghz processor, 512MB of DDR3 and 128MB of flash storage. To be added that this router also supports USB 3.0, having one port on its right side, while on the back users can see another USB 2.0 port. To be said that these two ports can be used to host storage devices.
To be added that this router also comes with the usual Gigabit WAN and Gigabit LAN ports on its back. Moreover, it also has four detachable antennae and on top of the router there are located an array of LED lights to show its status.