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Linksys EA6200 Dual Band AC900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

  • Smart Wi-Fi Apps, tools and mobility
  • Wireless-AC has approximately 3x speed of Wireless-N
  • Fast content sharing across devices
  • Home cloud for media management
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Linksys AC900 Smart Wi-Fi Router (EA6200)

Wireless-AC offers gigabit Wi-Fi speeds that allow you to download and stream video and music files without lag time.
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Access and control your home network from wherever you are using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
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Wireless-AC for Faster Speed and Reliability
Upgrade your wireless home network and enjoy faster speeds than conventional Wireless-N using the AC900 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router from Linksys. This router offers Wireless-AC technology, which delivers a faster, stronger Wi-Fi connection ideal for online HD video streaming services. With speeds up to AC900 Mbps (N300 + AC565), Wireless-AC provides gigabit Wi-Fi speeds that allow content to download faster. Wireless-AC makes it possible for you to stream shows on your HDTV while family members download music or other files—without interruption due to a slow network connection. The AC900 includes a USB 3.0 port and four gigabit ports to let you connect multiple devices, allowing you to quickly print, share, and store content across your network.

Beamforming Creates Stronger, Faster Connections
The Linksys AC900 Smart Wi-Fi router features beamforming, an innovative technology that optimizes the wireless signal strength between your connected devices and Linksys router. Beamforming enables the router to identify and connect directly with other devices, rather than simply sending out wireless signals in a general direction. The result is faster network speeds, better wireless range, and reduced interference from other devices. It also helps extend the battery life of connected devices and reduce their power consumption because data is transferred more quickly.

Manage Your Home Network Remotely with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
With Linksys Smart Wi-Fi, you can access and control your home network from wherever you are using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. For example, you can set parental controls to restrict Internet access during certain times of the day and create unique, secure Wi-Fi passwords for your guests. You can also monitor activity on your home network, add new devices, and check upload and download speeds. In addition, Linksys Smart Wi-Fi allows you to prioritize which devices on your network receive the most bandwidth to reduce lag times and buffering when you're streaming HD media or gaming. Your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account also gives you access to of apps that provide additional ways to control and interact with your home Wi-Fi network. Block the Bad Stuff lets you add one of three levels of protective filtering to help safeguard your wireless network. Device Monitor allows you to monitor game consoles, tablet computers, and other devices, while NetProofer lets you restrict access to certain websites.

Upgrade Your Devices to Enjoy the Full Benefits of Wireless-AC
Using Linksys's family of Wireless-AC peripherals, you can take full advantage of the improved speed and stability of Wireless-AC. Linksys Universal Media Connector lets you connect wired devices such as game consoles and smart TVs to your Wi-Fi network and stream HD or even 3D HD video content. The connector operates on the 5 GHz band, resulting in less interference and a clearer signal. Additionally, the Linksys Wireless-AC Mini-USB Adapter (AE6000) makes it simple to upgrade your laptop or desktop computer to Wireless-AC technology.

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At a Glance:

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  • Wireless-AC provides exceptional Wi-Fi speeds of up to 900Mbps optimizing multimedia streaming to meet all the needs of today's digital lifestyle demands
  • USB 3.0 port allows users to add an external storage or other device to share across a network and provides 10x faster file transfer speeds than USB 2.0
  • Four gigabit Ethernet ports offer speeds 10x faster than standard Ethernet
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi lets you remotely access and optimize your network

Which Linksys Router is Right for You? Linksys
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Beamforming Technology focuses Wi-Fi signal for optimal performance
USB 3.0 Port for super-fast file transfer
Smart Wi-Fi to manage your home network remotely
Parental Controls and password-protected guest access
Advanced Network Protection (WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall)
DNLA-Certified Media Server for easy media file storage/access across your network
Quality of Service prioritizes Wi-Fi traffic for smooth HD video streaming
Adjustable Antennas for maximum Wi-Fi performance      

What's in the Box

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  • Linksys AC900 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router (EA6200)
  • Quick start guide
  • CD-ROM with documentation
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power adapter

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Nicholas M.
  • 4/26/2015 1:42:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Range and constant drops

Pros: Cheap and decent 5 GHz signals when in the same room as the router

Cons: Bad Range and constant 2.4 GHz drops and low Download speeds when it is working

Other Thoughts: I bought this Router to replace an old 2.4GHz only Netgear Router.Now I get constant drops and very bad range (You basically have to be in the same room or next room over). I tried to give it a chance and tried it out for a few months but there was no change and by then Neweggs 30 day return policy was up. So I went back to my old Netgear router after my family complained about how bad the wifi was and Im stuck with this useless paperweight

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/14/2015 6:04:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCould have been amazing.

Pros: - 128MB flash.
- 128MB RAM.
- USB.
- GbE ports.
- AC1200 at an affordable price.
- Serial headers included!

Cons: - It's an ARM CPU (vs. the MIPS in the previous routers), which is not a con by
itself. However, the CPU die size is a mere 5mm x 5mm (vs. ~25mm x 25mm
die size of the previous CPU SOCs), and that causes issues because of heat
not being dissipated to the heat-sink fast enough.
Hence all the issues with this router.
- The two WiFi chips run hot too, and have only the thin Faraday cage for
heat dissipation (!).
The CPU heatsink is big enough, but the WiFi chips should have had
heatsinks too. This is a flawed design of too many routers.

Other Thoughts: I had to cut the Faraday cages in half in order to add heatsinks to the two WiFi
chips. This was the easy part.
I bricked the router while mucking around with ddwrt, which is not supported yet.
This will be the hard part, since I have erased the nvram partition.
Warning to all: Do NOT erase the nvram partition of this family of routers.

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  • John M.
  • 3/14/2015 5:21:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor range

Pros: Specs look good on paper but this thing is JUNK. Range is horrible. I got an Asus RT-N53 for under $20 that blows this thing to smitereens. If i am right next to this router it is relatively fast, but moving more than 5 feet away and the speed drops dramatically. Linksys used to be good, but not anymore.

Cons: Everything. Literally the worst firmware i have ever used and no 3rd party firmware support.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/10/2015 1:36:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot great, not great at all

Pros: For the few hours at a time where it works, it will work quite well. The speeds on both 2.4 and 5 ghz bands were just fine however...

Cons: The router cannot maintain said speeds for any appreciable amount of time. Neither band would remain stable for multiple devices (HTC One, logitech revue, toshiba laptops etc), all devices using wireless n. A reset of the router would correct this for a very short amount of time, then it would revert to being extremely unstable (multiple disconnects, varying speeds at times dipping to .7 mbps).

Getting the newest firmware update didn't help in with any of these issues.

Other Thoughts: The range isn't stellar either, but I knew that going into it. I ended up sending it back, and thankfully newegg refunded me so I could just spend a bit more and buy the archer that I should have went with in the first place. Don't buy this router to save a little cash, it isn't worth the hassle.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/9/2015 5:48:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsPlease Do not purchase

Pros: none

Cons: Very bad range
Connection drops very frequently
never have trusted connectivity or speed
Do not attempt to do "work from home" when had this router connected
Customer service from linksys is very very bad and not helpful at all
Tech support from linksys does not have correct information, when i bought new from new egg, they say i may have refurbished product so i need to return to new-egg and buy directly from linksys was the recommendation for double the price.

Other Thoughts: please buy any other router except this one. do not compromise with low price(though this is not very low price)

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  • Craig H.
  • 2/12/2015 9:34:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStarted Good, deteriorated quickly

Pros: Was very fast and had decent range originally.

Cons: Quickly degraded in performance and range. Starting out, this router blanketed my whole house with great speeds. After about a year, the speeds crept lower and lower and the range diminished such that I could only connect at 5mbps in a room just 15' away with no metal obstructions. Had the same issue with two previous 'high end' routers from the same manufacturer. Will never buy a linksys product again.

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  • Christina R.
  • 2/10/2015 8:51:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Buy

Pros: Great router, plugged in, configured with ease, and had no issues with Xbox One, PS4, or any other devices.
All NAT types show open, get this if you play games online.

Cons: None so far, still up and running.

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  • Tim S.
  • 1/22/2015 8:59:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

Pros: I would say cheap but if it doesn't work right it's not a Pro

Cons: This Linksys EA6200 is a very bad Wi-Fi router. I got it to replace and old Netgear router I purchased from Newegg years ago. The signal strength on this Linksys is terrible I go more than 10 feet away from the device and I lose signal plus the signal keeps dropping. It will work for a few minutes the drop and my wireless devices have to reconnect making any kind of web surfing, movie streaming or anything else for that matter impossible. I reset the device several times trying to make it work for my needs but this device was horrible.

Other Thoughts: I put my old router back is place and it worked 10x better, I haven't bought Linksys in several years so I thought I'd give them a try, will never buy them again after this.

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  • Dmitri L.
  • 1/9/2015 2:34:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSo much promise but such a letdown

Pros: It works

Cons: Dismal WiFi range
Dumb interface
No opensource firmware (e.g. DD-WRT)
Power brick is rated for twice as many watts than my old router,
I'm guessing this thing is pretty hungry.

Other Thoughts: I thought there were no bad WiFi routers left in this day and age. I was wrong. Certainly didn't expect it from a Linksys/Cisco product.
How can a WiFi router be bad at WiFi? It had one job... Yet, this thing has the worst WiFi range of any router I've ever owned in the last >10 years.

To add insult to injury, this router has an impressive spec sheet for the price. Gobs of RAM and flash, Broadcom chipset, GbE, USB, 802.11 ac. So much promise... If only I could replace the dumb, awful, stupid stock firmware with a nice DD-WRT build. No. Not an option. It's such a pity to see all this (presumably) nice hardware go to waste.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/27/2014 4:29:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRubbish router

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Drop connection Constantly!

Other Thoughts: I will never purchase again. Stay away!!

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