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
Excerpt: Today on our test bench we will be taking a look at the new top of the range Wi-Fi router from Linksys (now part of the Belkin group) the EA6900. Boasting a range of high end features and supporting the latest 801.11AC standard this product looks to set itself apart from the competition.
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.
Excerpt: 32 Flares 32 Flares × 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...
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...