Amped Wireless announces pair of AC2600 MU-MIMO home Wi-Fi devices

It’s unclear to me what’s different between the router and Amped Wireless’s earlier AC2600 device, but it’s great that they now have an AC2600 extender and the price of both is pretty compelling.

January 5, 2016, Las Vegas, NV – 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 and the ATHENA-EX AC2600 Wi-Fi Range Extender with Advanced MU-MIMO, were announced today and will be unveiled tomorrow at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. The High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Router and Range Extender with MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) deliver unrivaled Wi-Fi connectivity and coverage for multiple devices at once.

The new and improved ATHENA-R2 Router is ideal for homes that harbor multiple devices all reaching for the same Wi-Fi connection. 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 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 designed to provide reliable, whole-home connections with four high gain antennas and 16 high power amplifiers. With both a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port, the ATHENA-R2, High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Router 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 only range extender of its kind, the ATHENA-EX, is the first High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi Range Extender. It features four high gain antennas and 16 high power amplifiers and is capable of extending the range of any Wi-Fi router by up to 15,000 square feet. It eliminates Wi-Fi dead spots and packs enough power to blanket more than just the home or office. The ATHENA-EX is also the first Wi-Fi extender to feature Multi-User MIMO technology to provide the best performance for multi-device households. Paired with Amped Wireless’ award winning High Power Technology, the ATHENA-EX delivers unparalleled connection reliability, range and performance. Every smartphone, tablet, computer and TV can connect from virtually anywhere in the home or office and at blazing-fast AC2600 speeds. The Extender also houses five gigabit wired ports to bridge in any wired network devices like printers, PCs and gaming consoles. The two USB storage ports also allow for fast file sharing within the network.

Amped Wireless will be talking to press and showcasing their latest innovations at tonight’s Digital Experience! event by Pepcom, at the Mirage Events Center in Las Vegas from 7pm-10:30pm. Amped Wireless will also be showcasing the ATHENA line along with its full line of new products for 2016 at Booth #35842 in South Hall 4 during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For press meeting requests please email: or call Lacey Limbrick at 909-217-3229 x 152.

The ATHENA-R2 is affordably priced at $239.99 and the ATHENA-EX at $219.99. Both units will be available for order at towards the end of Q1.