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Linksys EA6200 Dual Band AC900 Smart Wi-Fi Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • 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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Learn more about the Linksys EA6200

Model

Brand
Linksys
Model
EA6200

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Ports
1 x 10/100/1000M WAN; 4 x 10/100/1000M LAN
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) and 867 Mbps (5 GHz)
Frequency Band
2.4GHz/5GHz
Antenna
4 x Internal Antenna
Interface
USB 3.0
Wireless Adapter included
No
System Requirements
PC:Wi-Fi enabled with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows 7, or Windows 8

Mac: Wi-Fi enabled with CD or DVD drive, running Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8 or later or Snow Leopard v10.6.1 or later, Lion v10.7, or Mountain Lion v10.8

Features

Features
Easy setup (no CD required)
Latest Draft 802.11ac Wireless Technology
Up to AC900 Mbps speed
Simultaneous dual-band 2.4 + 5 GHz
Backward compatible with a/b/g/n devices
4 Gigabit 10/100/1000 ports to connect wired devices
IPv6 Enabled
Parental controls
Separate guest network
1 USB 3.0 Port to print, share and store content
Beamforming technology
DLNA CERTIFIED for home media management

Packaging

Package Contents
Linksys EA6200 Dual-Band AC Router with Gigabit + 1 x USB 3.0
CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources
Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Manny K.
  • 4/3/2014 9:23:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy-peasey

Pros: Easy to install. Paired to my HDTV and my BD player that are about 50 feet away on the first try. Smart TV apps never pause to buffer. Extremely pleased with all aspects of operation.

Cons: None.

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  • Horace G.
  • 3/19/2014 9:08:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot "SMART"!, Why call it SMART Wifi?

Pros: Looks pretty (but no brains)
It functions (just the basic configurations)
802.11ac

Cons: Fee based App marketplace
Bridge mode handicaps "SMART" WAP capabilities
LAN-to-LAN mode limits WAP internet connectivity
Crippled WIFI speeds in LAN-to-LAN "mode"

Other Thoughts: After almost 6hrs on the Belkin telephone tech support system (I, know, long story) I finally got a suggested solution to enabling MAC filtering in Bridge Mode from the Supervisor of the call center... That suggestion was to take the EA6200 out of Bridge mode to a static IP "LAN-to-LAN" configuration. Oh great!, that allows MAC filtering and web-based UI configuration access on the LAN segment, however the EA6200 WAP can lo longer directly access the internet!

So that means...

No more "SMART" features:
No one-button check for firmware updates
No access to fee-based marketplace app addons (not a big loss since I probably won't purchase an "app" for a home WAP anyways) ...

AND worse of all, traffic to my LAN and the Internet for Wifi connected clients has significantly reduced speeds!

Very disappointed! If this is the best Belkin engineers can do with the recently acquired Linksys line it's time to look elsewhere!

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  • Dan V.
  • 3/12/2014 5:48:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWarning: Guest network does not support encryption

Pros: Easy to return

Cons: Guest network does not support encryption

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  • Tim W.
  • 3/4/2014 9:34:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBelkin

Pros: Very fast (40MHz N, 80MHz AC)
Relatively inexpensive
Excellent range
Very configurable, down to turning the port lights off.

Cons: Somewhat unstable (has crashed twice since setup over a month ago)
Drops internet connection at random once a week, old router never did this.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded from an E2500 in order to get onboard Gigabit and AC band. This router transfers very fast even on 5GHz N connections compared to the E2500.

However, Belkin Firmware leaves a lot to be desired. It doesn't appear to be very stable and like most people here, I don't care for the interface.

If you can deal with voiding your warranty and spare about an hour, I'd recommend flashing the Asus RT-AC56U (tomato-based) firmware which effectively gets the EA6200 running DD-WRT. I did this last week and haven't had a crash or connection drop yet, but time will tell.

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  • Henry C.
  • 3/1/2014 10:42:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent but simple settings

Pros: I have this working as a bridge and it does the job. Pretty stable wifi connection so far. It acts as the access point for a bunch of ip surveillance cameras and I haven't noted any problems so far. It also streams netflix without any hiccups. It has gigabit ethernet which is great. I only have one AC device so I can't really appreciate the advantages of AC so far.

Cons: The router settings GUI is pretty dumbed down for people who are not so computer savvy. Those who are more technical will probably find this not versatile enough. It has no support for dd-wrt or other open source as far as I know. Also, it needs to connect to a Linksys account over the internet (the smartwifi feature) to allow access to some settings and to activate the much touted and questionable usefulness of remote access.

Other Thoughts: Initial setup for bridge mode was a little tricky, as I had to bypass the wizard and set it up manually. Took a few tries but finally got it.

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  • Matthew B.
  • 2/28/2014 7:16:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: Inexpensive
5GHZ working well
Built-in speed test @router
Device list including custom names/pictures for each device

Cons: Not immediately obvious to all users that this can--and should IMO--be setup as any other router: with a wired connection and navigating to 192.168.1.1 with default password of "admin"

Other Thoughts: I only got this going yesterday. First did a fresh flash to newest Linksys firmware. It was a replacement to the Asus RT-N66U which, while a better routed (and reviewed by professionals) router, is IMO overpriced for an N router, so sending back to the store I got it from locally.

I haven't tested range on this much, but i will say that, in contrast, to the "better" N66U, this actually performs on 5ghz at range better (for me--I realize many users will not have the same result). In the same location as with the 66U my 5ghz signals are 2-3/56 mbps (On the U were 3-4 at same location), but surfing net is still fast, and I can still pull 20 (my cable limit) on speedtest. Same device at same location on the N66U was unable to even surf the net at the same range even though it showed a strong signal. Also, this EA6200 has worked fine with four devices on a 5ghz-only SSID, whereas the Asus was absolutely unable to connect successfully @5 GHZ on an iPhone 5 or Dropcam Pro. In both cases the devices saw the network but couldn't connect properly.

I've thrown in an old USB flash drive to this and its DLNA works fine. Also it has the ability to easily share files on the USB like any network-share. I was able to wirelesses copy files off that USB at 10 MBps (that's around 100 mbps). This was on an old flash drive, so I have no idea if the speed was limited by the router, its wireless, or the age of the flash.

If I find out in the coming weeks this router has failed me or started to go down the tubes I will update this review (if updates are possible--I can't remember), but so far it worked fine out of the box and I've had no connectivity--or range problems.

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  • Gregory O.
  • 2/23/2014 6:56:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE

Pros: Worked for a month? and was fast?

Cons: After the return period (conveniently) this paper weight of a router crashes every 60 minutes, then takes a full 1-5 minutes to reboot. Piece of junk. Ive had ONLY linksys routers for about 10 years now (derivatives of wrt54s, even a refurb!) and those were very reliable 24/7/365. Linksys is now junk, i dont know what changed, but considering how many reviews have the same problem as me its obvious this router has a good chance you'd be insane to buy this router. Look elsewhere, buy another brand. Im never buying linksys again. Period.

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  • Ankit K.
  • 2/21/2014 2:10:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFeels like a downgrade from WRT54GS

Pros: Small, doesn't get hot,
easy to setup and administer
speeds are better than my WRT54GS

Cons: I got this router as a replacement for my old WRT54GS (which has been working perfectly all these years) since it was capped at 54 Mbps and had just 10/100 for ethernet which has been proving inadequate for me.

this one from linksys cannot hold a connection and the range sucks. I have hardly any signal 30ft from the router. Both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz signals drop connections at random intervals and take more than 1-5 minutes to get back.

Tried updating the firmware but nothing changed for the signal and range.

Other Thoughts: Never buying Linksys again.

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  • Philip S.
  • 2/16/2014 8:07:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThis device is terrible

Pros: Small and quiet

Cons: Poor wireless signal, drops connection to USB drive, intermittent wireless signal, cannot connect to management portal, poor GUI, security vulnerabilities

Other Thoughts: This router sucks. I mean, this router really sucks. The first issue is the poor wireless signal strength. If your home is 1200sqft or less then the signal strength would probably be adequate, but if your home is larger than that then don't get this router as you'll have issues connecting to the network.

Unfortunately, even when you're close to the router it will drop connection intermittently. Not enough that it will bug you immediately, but enough over time that it will be become a really annoyance if you're like me and you expect constant connectivity.

If those two issues weren't enough, the USB drive functionality seems to be completely broken. When I connect a drive the router sees it and mounts the drive. Too bad this only last for a couple minutes, after which the router loses connectivity to the USB drive and can no longer access it until the USB port is unplugged and plugged in again.

There is also an issue with the management portal going down. Some times it will take a long time (or forever) for the management portal display. When this happens the management services are down the router must be rebooted in order for it to work again. The services may be up for as little as 30 minutes before they go down again.

My recommendation would be to look elsewhere for a good wireless AC router. Please excuse any typos, this was done on an ipad.

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  • David R.
  • 2/9/2014 4:23:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPoor Reliability

Pros: Very fast first 3 months and then started to drop off. After 3 months router would fail during use and require a reboot.

Cons: Started to loose connection at 3 months. At the 4th month it died. Power light comes on but will not connect to cable modem or any wireless device.

Other Thoughts: Service not good. Recommend buying a different product, this is a lemon.

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