Linksys AC1900 EA6900 Review

The Linksys AC1900 EA6900  is a unique and sophisticated router that offers unprecedented functionalities in range, speed and performance. The classic speedy NAS performance, pure speed and range linked to the product’s USB 3.0 port makes the Linksys AC1900 a powerful and elegant wireless router. Even if the overall cost of this router may be slightly expensive than other products, you are sure to every dime of your investment. To get the best result from this router, you will need a wireless adapter or an 802.11 AC adaption with a 3×3 MIMO antenna configuration.

Linksys AC1900

Summary:

The Linksys AC1900 remains an expensive and high-performance router that you can easily manage and use. The EA6900 router is a great fit for multi-device home networks having lots of television & movie streaming, online gaming and Skype use.

Pros:

  1. The Linksys AC1900 is highly intuitive to assemble
  2. It comes with an elegant design
  3. Boasts an industry leading UI
  4. The EA6900 unleashes mindboggling wireless functionalities
  5. THe Linksys AC1900 has excellent range and remains the fastest tested to-date
  6. It provides speedy NAS functionality with USB drivers connected
  7. It also has top-notch cloud-based management

Cons:

  1. The EA6900 router operates slightly warm and is expensive
  2. When using Linksys WU SB6300 wireless USB adapter, the router often experience disconnects at 2.4GHz

Specs:

Apart from the three-extra external dual-band dipole antennas attached to the device, the Linksys AC1900 EA6900 looks like the EA6400. The product includes a  silver metallic and black covering decoration with a sharp-looking appearance. There is every possibility for the metal strip to become warm after working for a couple of hours. When talking about specs the EA6900 AC1900 remains highly robust. In a nutshell, the device is simply a dual-band and concurrent router. It has a 3×3 receive/transmit antenna configuration on every band. The 5GHz band supports up to 1300Mbps, while the 2.4GHz band can as well operate to a limit of 600Mbps. The EA6900 HAS A 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 for connecting to four Gigabit Ethernet ports, printers and other storage devices.

Setup Overview / Steps:

Installing the Linksys AC1900 EA6900 is not a difficult thing to do. Even if you are a newbie, setting up this router will only need setup disc and a quick start guide. Normally, you will only have to follow five simple steps to setup the device.

  1.  The first step is to power on.
  2.  To the WAN port, simply connect your internet cable.
  3. Wait for the  LED light of the Linksys ac1900 to change into a solid green color.
  4.  From a laptop, quickly connect an Ethernet cable to one of the device’s LAN ports or link the pre-configured SSID.
  5.  Insert in the URL (linksyssmartwifi.com) to get everything ready. that’s it!

There is no CD or password requirement on the initial connection to the Linksys 5G and 2G SSIDs. Nevertheless, a new tab will appear in your default browser on the first connection. It comes with a wizard that will help to detect your connection type, wireless passwords and the router. Once these steps are checked, you are ready to go. When it comes to ease of setup, Linksys, D-Link and Asus have been on the same page. Nonetheless, the EA6900 also maintain the culture of having a quick and simple setup process. Users can go ahead to plug in the device and connect it to your peripherals and modern you want to switch on or tether.

Features:

A: The Linksys AC1900 look may not be the primary point of focus. The area of focus on this router is the Broadcom BCM4708A chipset feature. The chipset operates with the Turbo QAM mode, which remains a top-notch technology that increases theoretically 802.11n speeds from 450Mbps-600Mbps. Users will eventually get 1900Mbps when the 1300Mbps theoretical maximum of 802.11 AC combines with the previous 450Mbps-600Mbps. The Turbo QAM is the upside of this potential. This is because it provided the older wireless n standard a powerful operation. Regardless, the Broadcom chipset increases the wireless AC and wireless n. The chipset will also unleash the same huge spike in horsepower to the router.

B: The EA6900 comes with an upgraded small PCB, which is connected to every of its amplified exterior antennas. This will help to add extra features to the Beamforming in the 802.11 AC spec.

C: There is a Smart Wi-Fi Cloud system in the design of this AC1900 router. This will help you to remotely regulate and monitor the device’s settings via any smartphone, tablet and PC with an internet connection. If you are not a big fan of security, using the EA6900 does not require a Smart Wi-Fi account. The router is the most reliable and dependable Cloud-based platform on the marketplace today.

D: The product satisfies the most important features. It comes with 2x USB (1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0), four Gigabit Ethernet ports, QOS, Guest access, WPS security, WPA2/WPA, and support for IPv6. Users have the opportunity to replace and unscrew the antennas of the router with third party options.

Conclusion

If your quest is for a fairly simple and high-performance router, then the Linksys AC1900 wireless router remains a great option. Since the device can operate a bit warm, it is expedient to position the router somewhere that gets good air circulation. If you don’t want upgraded networking features such as complete VPN or regularly tweaking network settings, then the product can always be the perfect fit. As a good choice for your home, the EA6900 is fit for multi-device networks. If you like to play online games, Skype, stream video or any other internet tasks at home, the Linksys AC1900 will provide the best functionality. Even if the cost of purchasing the EA6900 sounds slightly expensive, this router guarantees the best user experience. It is easy to install and long lasting.

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