We’ve reviewed several Amped Wireless offerings here at Techaeris and now the company is announcing their latest ATHENA-R2 AC2600 router. The company says this successor to the ATHENA is a big improvement to its earlier version. The ATHENA-R2 should be able to handle multiple devices for today’s users who have many devices connected at once. Pricing is set at $199USD, which is reasonable given the performance of the previous router in this line-up. Read the full press release below.
FULL PRESS RELEASE
Unprecedented Speed and Range with the Now Available ATHENA-R2 AC2600 Router with MU-MIMO by Amped Wireless
Next-gen MU-MIMO technology allows more high demand device use than ever before
Ontario CA – Jan. 17th, 2017 – Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long-range wireless solutions for the home and office, announced the newest generation of AC2600 Wi-Fi performance. The all new ATHENA-R2, High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Router with Advanced MU-MIMO is now shipping. Now consumers and businesses will have access to a router that can deliver immediate connectivity to multiple users at the same time without slowing downloads, streaming or browsing.
The new and improved ATHENA-R2 Router is the predecessor of the original ATHENA router, released in 2015. It is faster and stronger, making it best suited for homes and businesses that harbor multiple devices all reaching for the same Wi-Fi connection. It is designed to provide reliable, whole-home connections with four high gain antennas, 16 high power amplifiers, and an incredibly powerful 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor. Traditional routers stream data to just one device at a time, leaving the rest of the devices to wait their turn which results in slower downloads and video buffering. The new ATHENA-R2, however, is able to stream high-quality data at faster speeds to up to four devices at once, delivering quadrupled speeds for multiple devices. It is also built with both a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port the ATHENA-R2 is equipped for high-speed, local file sharing powered by Paragon Software and is built with four gigabit wired ports to directly connect other devices like PCs and Smart TVs. The ATHENA-R2 also features Advanced Wave 2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi technology that streams data to multiple devices simultaneously allowing for faster connections for all devices on the network.
Larger homes with multiple stories, garage or basement work stations and other areas that have traditionally been difficult to beam Wi-Fi to will be well covered. The ATHENA-R2 Router is the perfect replacement for an outdated router and provides unmatched range and performance in hard to reach areas as well. The high power components can tackle concrete walls, layers of insulation and stream through doors and windows, for powerful reliable connections from any corner of a home or yard.
“Every modern home is overflowing with Wi-Fi devices. Tablets, televisions, gaming systems, and smartphones are staples in the everyday household,” said Jason Owen, VP of Networking at Amped Wireless. “The Wi-Fi hardware has to keep up with this demand and that is exactly what the ATHENA-R2 does. It is a future-proofed router, ready for the demands of today and tomorrow.”
The ATHENA-R2 (RTA2600-R2) is affordably priced at $199.99 and available for order now at ampedwireless.com. It will also be available at most major online and brick and mortar retailers in the weeks to come.