Linksys EA6900 Review
The Linksys EA 6900 router was designed to handle multiple simultaneous connections with dual-band capability that ensures users get uninterrupted streaming. The unit is perfect for larger homes needing connectivity for various types of equipment. Gone are the days of Wi-Fi dead spots with a device that provides strong signal even in multiple floor scenarios.
The EA 6900 supports 1,300 Mbps transfer rates on a 5GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4GHz one using three internal and three external antennas. In addition to offering dual-band wireless connectivity, the unit features four Gigabit LAN ports. Two USB ports enable the user to connect Network-Attached Storage devices and make storing or sharing data easy and fast. The Quality of Service feature allows to prioritize traffic from different sources.
The EA6900 features the ability to create up to 10 password protected guest networks. Parental controls enable adults to block websites or limit Internet connectivity for their kids. Restrictions may also apply to specific times of day. The Stateful Packet Inspection firewall tracks network connections and recognizes suspicious patterns of packets. The router supports WEP and WPA encryption in both 64 and 128-bit versions. The Media Access Control address filtering technology additionally offers control concerning which devices may or may not have network access.
An easy to use interface makes the Linksys EA6900 suitable for novice users. Despite a stellar performance, the MSRP of about $200 may put some off.
Submitted By: rdagger
After several years of using a low-end wireless router and rebooting every few days I decided it’s time to upgrade to something that will give me more reliability. I bought Linksys EA6900 thinking $200 router can’t be bad. Boy was I wrong. This router isn’t any better than my old Netgear Centria. I have to reboot it every few days because it drops all connections. The speed and range aren’t that much better either. Don’t waste your money on this unit.
Submitted By: Disneyhouse
The impression of this router is that it’s a well built unit and relatively large. The setup is very simple, you don’t even need to connect it to your PC using a wire, everything can be done through wireless. Mine came with a newest firmware version, no need to upgrade. I didn’t have to change any of the configuration except for things like SSIDs and passwords, it’s running mostly on factory settings. The wireless connections are stable and fast, especially fast on newer client devices that support the AC standard. Excellent router for a not very technically savvy user like myself.