Linksys WRT1900AC Review

LinksysWRT1900AC has an average rating of 5 out of 5 based on 1 user reviews.
Linksys WRT1900ACASUS RT-AC68UNETGEAR Nighthawk R7000
WiFi PerformanceAC1900 WiFi (600 + 1300 Mbps)AC1900 WiFi (600 + 1300 Mbps)AC1900 WiFi (600 + 1300 Mbps)
WiFi Band2.4GHz & 5GHz2.4GHz & 5GHz2.4GHz & 5GHz
Ethernet Ports4 Gigabit LAN port
1 Gigabit WAN port
4 Gigabit LAN port
1 Gigabit WAN port
4 Gigabit LAN port
1 Gigabit WAN port
USB Ports1 USB 3.0 port
1 eSATA/USB 2.0 port
1 USB 2.0 port
1 USB 3.0 port
2 USB ports
1 USB 2.0 port
1 USB 3.0 port
Processor1.2 GHz dual-core ARM-basedDual Core Arm Cortex A9 clocked at 800MHz1GHz dual-core
RAM256MB DDR3256MB DDR3256 MB
Flash Memory128MB 128MB128 MB
MSRP$249.99$199.99$199.99

Consumers who are looking for a powerful router that has a very large Wi-Fi range should look no further than the Linksys WRT1900AC. This particular model performs great and allows for a surprising amount of add-ons and adjustments for advanced home users to use in order to maximize their experience. Compared to other products it is higher priced, but if you are looking for a router that will stand head and shoulders above the competition, it is worth the investment.

At first glance, you will immediately see a departure from the trend of creating small and slick looking routers. Linksys has gone retro with the WRT1900AC, bringing back the classic blue-and-black color scheme of a decade ago and going with the bulk required to include a strong fan to prevent over-heating and a unique-looking antenna set-up that features four big antenna. Designed to support even the most active households with multiple Wi-Fi connections to stream movies, play online games, download music files and more, all without lags or drops, you will quickly overlook the retro appearance and find a place for this big router in your home.

If performance is what you desire, the WRT1900AC delivers. This Dual Band Wi-Fi router features a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor that works great in multistory buildings and provides more thorough coverage to stop dead spots in their tracks. The unique four antenna configuration takes full advantage of the dual 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands to achieve better, more consistent connections throughout your home. There are four Gigabit Ethernet ports, a USB 3.0 port and a dual eSATA/USB 2.0 port that allows you to connect directly to the router for even faster file transfers and downloads. Advanced users will appreciate the ability to customize the firmware through its open source ready options for total home networking control and management.

In addition to all of the power and opportunity that the WRT1900AC provides, there are also other unique options that give homeowners more control than ever before. The Linksys SMART Wi-Fi software is also included with this model, giving you access to industry-leading software that allows you to control and monitor your home network via your smartphone no matter where you are located.

Parents have the ability to restrict Internet access when they are home, and you can give guests a unique Wi-Fi password when they visit. Monitor the devices that are connected to your home network: check Internet speeds for uploads and downloads, monitor the amount of time that each device is online and give priority to some devices over others to prevent lag or buffering on important devices.

Home users that require a range extender or a wireless bridge to add range to large properties or areas that have a difficulty maintaining a strong and consistent connection can double-up on the WRT1900AC and add a second unit to create the most powerful wireless signal available via the SMART Wi-Fi interface. This option allows you to extend the signal for both of the dual bands in Wireless Repeater Mode, or choose one of the bands to extend in Wireless Bridge Mode, to increase range and speed throughout your property.

If you are looking for a powerful router that is easy to set-up, yet allows for endless custom adjustments, add-ons and opportunities to maximize your connections throughout your home, the Linksys WRT1900AC is probably exactly what you need. While priced higher than other routers in the same class, you will quickly see that it is worth the investment by the improved connectivity and ability to monitor and control your network.

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User Reviews

Submitted By: Solange

This router has slightly better range than the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900. Otherwise the 2 routers are pretty much the same. I choose the Linksys because I need large coverage but if you have a smaller area to cover you might be okay with the Nighthawk.