Linksys EA6900 AC1900 802.11ac Dual- Band Wireless Router Review
20 April 2014
Conclusion: It has been quite some time since I have been able to have a play around with some of Linksys’ networking hardware and boy it feels good to be back under the wings of one of their latest routers.
Pros: Renowned networking Vendor, Superior wireless speed of up to 1.3Gbps on offer (with compatible devices), Gigabit WAN interface, Smart WiFi mobile applications, Ease to use GUI, Sleek and simple design
Cons: High performance hardware carries a stronger price premium, Wall mounting points leave router in a side on orientation with the antennae and cabling coming out to one side as oppose to up from the body of the router.
Excerpt: The Good Fast AC speeds - Easy to set up - Cloud-based management The Bad Expensive - AC not yet widely adopted - Speed gains not noticed without higher-end AC wireless cards As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for...
Pros: Fast AC speeds - Easy to set up - Cloud-based management
Cons: Expensive - AC not yet widely adopted - Speed gains not noticed without higher-end AC wireless cards
Conclusion: Although Linksys was just recently purchased by Belkin that doesn't seem to have affected their products (at least not in a negative matter) and thus the EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router took the performance crown from the TEW-812DRU AC1750 Wireless Router by TRENDnet with ease.
Pros: - Build Quality, - Design, - 5GHz Performance (Fastest In Our Charts), - AC1900 Technology (Concurrent 802.11n & 802.11ac), - 6 Antennas (3 Interior & 3 Exterior), - User Friendly Web Interface, - Features, - 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports, - 2 USB Ports (USB 3.0 & USB 2.0)
Conclusion: The Linksys EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router is a high-performance?and high-priced?router that's easy to manage. It's a good fit for multi-device home networks with lots of movie and TV streaming, Skype use, and online gaming.
Pros: Fastest router tested to-date. Excellent range. Very good cloud-based management. Speedy NAS functionality with connected USB drives.
Cons: Expensive. Runs slightly warm. Problems with disconnects at 2.4GHz band using Linksys WUSB6300 wireless USB adapter.
Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900
30 October 2013
Summary: Plagued by issues, the Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900 is only as good as a single-band router and hence not worth its premium price.
Pros: The Linksys EA6900 Smart WiFi Wireless AC Router AC1900 sports powerful hardware to offer superfast Wi-Fi speed at close range. The router boasts a compact and practical design.
Cons: The Linksys EA6900 has a long list of issues, including an unstable 5GHz band, a nonworking USB 3.0 port, a glitchy Linksys Smart Wi-Fi cloud-based feature, and overheating. Its performance over longer range is also not as good as similarly configured routers, and there are no new features.
Excerpt: With growing adoption in laptops and portable devices, as well as desktop systems, 802.11ac WiFi continues to gain pace in the consumer market. With a theoretical transfer speed of well over a Gigabit per second, wirelessly, can the Linksys EA6900 802.11ac router prove that ultra high-speed WiFi...
Summary: An impressive router, but how come 802.1ac still isn't finalized?
Pros: Fast 802.11ac wireless performance, Responsive software interface, Widgets for quick access to software functions, Router settings accessible via cloud, Fast USB ports, The Linksys EA6900 is powerful, its on-board software looks great and it's straightforward to use. Having a fast dual-core proce...
Cons: Only one USB 3 port, Becomes quite hot during use, It's slightly cheeky that Linksys didn't include two USB 3 ports, but one that's forgivable, given the USB 2 port is fairly nippy anyway. At £147, the Linksys EA6900 is significantly more expensive than most 802.11n routers, but all 802.11ac rout...
Excerpt: The Linksys EA6900 is an AC1900 wireless router, which means it should be one of the fastest routers available. It has a theoretical maximum throughput of 1300Mbit/s when using 5GHz 802.11ac and its wireless chipset also supports the Turbo QAM standard, which can theoretically bring 2.4GHz 802.11n...