Linksys WRT1900AC

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  • Impressive speed; Excellent range and performance; Easy setup
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  • Runs warm
  • expensive; Electrical odor noticeable when running

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Linksys WRT1900AC Review

Linksys WRT 1900AC is quite different from high-end routers offered previously by the electronics manufacturer. It is a highly powerful and delivers great performance to the user. Unlike Linksys EA6900 which faced launching challenges, WRT 1900AC exhibits outright positive attributes, especially of being among the fastest-performing in the market today and having exceptional range capabilities.

 

 

It has impressive network storage performance when hosting a storage gadget, which is equal to that shown by many high-profile dedicated NAS servers. As well, the router does have some minor shortcomings, which includes its costly price tag, together with lack of Wi-Fi network customization. The Web interface too is a bit unintuitive, though organized, mostly for first-time users. New WRT 1900AC from Linksys is worth investing in and should make for an excellent home router. Advanced users who are keen on utilizing its custom firmware plus other crucial features should benefit greatly from it as well. A revolutionary design has been used on this device. This model features the blue-and-black old design of Linksys that is reminiscent of the WRT series produced earlier, but much larger compared to them. You can mount it up on your wall, with the stackable functionality featured in previous gear from Linksys.

 

New Linksys WRT 1900 AC router comes with more powerful components compared to its predecessors and rates quite well in the market up to now. It runs an ARM-based 1.2GHz dual-core processor that contains flash storage of 128MB, along with DDR3 RAM of 256MB. The powerful hardware is expected to support third-party firmware as well in future. This gadget features four antennas as opposed to the three present in high-end routers (three- and not four-stream). Expect the AC1900 router to deliver maximum speeds of 1300Mbps on 5GHz frequency band and 600Mbps on 2.4GHz band.

The router comprises of four LAN gigabit ports and one WAN (internet) gigabit port. It comes as well with a single USB 3.0 port, plus another port which can function as either eSATA or USB 3.0 connection. Make use of these ports for hosting a maximum of two devices for external storage at a given time. The WRT 1900AC, presents with multiple fancy LED lights on the front showing router status. These lights are quite helpful and apart from the power light, can all be turned off via Web interface of router.

 

Default settings are printed on the underside which allows you to use the router soon after plugging into power and connecting its WAN port to an Internet Source like broadband modem. The WRT 1900AC router helps you to achieve use of even more functions, providing access to Web interface and thus imparting ability of managing your home network both over the web as an option and locally. This operation however needs you to have free Smart Wi-Fi account from Linksys. 

  • The Good :
    Impressive speed; Excellent range and performance; Easy setup
  • The Bad :
    Runs warm, expensive; Electrical odor noticeable when running
Our score:
4 / 5

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  • The Linksys WRT1900AC is manufactured by Linksys and was added in December 2014 in the Routers section
  • This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5

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