Thoughts: Setting up the Linksys AC1200 Max Wi-Fi Range Extender

For the longest time, after my HomePlug constantly overheated and died on me, any attempt to get stable Wi-Fi connection in my room had been taxing, annoying… and contributed to my heavy mobile data usage.

After hearing me bitch share my pain with my Wi-Fi dead zone and setup woes, the kind people from Linksys, offered me their Wi-Fi Range Extender for testing / review.

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The review unit: Linksys – RE6500 AC1200 Max Wi-Fi Range Extender
Release year: 2014

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The steps I took (on my second attempt, cos silly me messed up the first by plugging it into the modem):

  1. Unboxed everything, screw in antennas and plug in the power plug.
  2. Find a spot that is in between modem (in living room) and room, the spot would be my kitchen.
  3. Switch on the extender and wait for about 2 minutes, for a solid light (non-blinking) to appear.
  4. Connect to the Linksys Extender Setup, via Wi-Fi on mobile.
  5. Open up the mobile browser and key / log into http://192.168.1.1.
  6. Look for my own modem Wi-Fi signals and log in.
  7. Shifted the Linksys Extender or anywhere that will at least give you 50% connection (for me, shifted it into my room and received full connectivity)
  8. That’s it, uninterrupted connectivity in my once Wi-Fi dead zone

Time taken for set up:
– 15 – 20mins (inclusive of unboxing and screwing in antennas)

Ease of use:
– 8/10

If you wish to set it up via laptop / desktop, do refer to the help guide provided by Linksys – User Guide for RE6500.

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Although the RE6500 or Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender is an older model, it still works great to enhance Wi-Fi coverage for home use.

If you require one to boost signal strength into certain areas of your home, you can get it on Lazada at S$150 – S$170.

Alternatively, if you are looking for something new and compact, do consider Linksys latest extender – RE7000 MAX-STREAM AC1900+ with MU-MIMO and Seamless Roaming. It’s available at Challenger at S$199.

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Once again, a big Thank You to the Linksys team for the unit.

The setup test was smooth and yes, Linksys products will definitely be in my to-buy list for upcoming home 😀

News: Dell augments brand experience with new Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura

Dell announced the opening of its new Dell Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura earlier today.

The new store features experience suites with Dell’s latest XPS, Inspiron and Alienware portfolio, including award-winning products from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show and the recent Computex 2016 in Taiwan.

Customers will also be able to immerse themselves in virtual reality powered by Alienware’s VR-optimized products which were announced at the recent E3 in Los Angeles. Local availability of the products will be announced in the coming months.

The new Dell Exclusive Store operates from 10am to 10pm daily and takes on the same distinctive customer-centric approach as the previous store at Funan DigitalLife Mall.

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To mark the opening, Dell is offering in-store promotions to all customers for a limited period.

From 14 to 17 July, customers will be able to enjoy exclusive in-store promotions of up to 50% discount for selected Dell laptops and peripherals.

Additionally, 50 Targus Seoul 15.6 laptop backpacks worth $99 will be sold at $30 each from 16 to 17 July.

All proceeds from the 50 backpacks will be donated to Willing Hearts, a secular, non-affiliated charity operating a soup kitchen in Singapore.

For more information, visit www.dell.com.sg.

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Press release and images as kindly provided by Dell Singapore.
Congratulations Dell Singapore! 🙂