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Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless AC Dual Band Router AC1900, Open Source ready, eSATA/ USB 3.0 Ports

  • Four High-Performance Antennas
  • 1.2 GHz Dual-Core ARM Processor
  • 4 x Gigabit Lan Ports, eSATA and USB 3.0 Ports
  • Media Server DLNA and Open Source
  • 128MB Flash, 256MB DDR3 RAM
  • Open Source Ready

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WRT1900AC

WRT1900AC
Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

Features:
  • Engineered to enhance dual-band communication
  • Adjustable for optimal positioning in single or multi-story buildings
  • Removable to accommodate antenna upgrades
  • Double the bandwidth to maximize throughput
  • Open Source Support
 

Features

WRT1900AC

Performance Perfected
Engineered to deliver best-in-class networking performance, the Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router delivers an unmatched user experience and ultimate Wi-Fi coverage for your home. We've upgraded the iconic Linksys blue-and-black design and outfitted the router with the latest Wireless-AC platform along with the industry's first four antenna configuration with a powerful 1.2GHz dual-core ARM to provide exceptional signal strength and range to simultaneously support multiple users. We also added a unique dual eSATA/USB 2.0 and a USB 3.0 port to the Linksys WRT1900AC to conveniently connect an array of devices and experience lightning-fast transfer speeds.

The WRT1900AC features exclusive SMART Wi-Fi software to monitor and control your network anywhere and anytime. It's our first router to offer the Network Map smart tool, providing an intuitive at-a-glance view of your entire network. For advanced users who want to customize their firmware, the WRT1900AC stays true to its lineage by offering an OpenWRT compatible firmware to allow advanced users to expand the capabilities of the router.

WRT1900AC

Four High-Performance Antennas for Maximum Coverage and Reliability
To provide strong, reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home, the WRT1900AC is the first router in the market to feature four external adjustable antennas that ensures your Wi-Fi signal is always at maximum strength, keeping everyone simultaneously gaming, downloading and streaming without lag. The antennas also enhance 2.5GHz and 5GHz simultaneous dual wireless bands performance for a strong, reliable Wi-Fi signal that eliminates dead zones even in multistory homes. The antennas can be detached for future upgrades.

Leveraging the Wireless-AC standard, the WRT1900AC delivers innovative Beamforming technology enabling the router to strengthen the wireless signal to specific devices, rather than simply sending out Wi-Fi in a general direction. Now you can experience faster network speeds, better wireless range, reduced interference from other devices, and stronger Wi-Fi connections.

Fastest Dual-Core ARM Processor to Surf, Stream, and Game Simultaneously
With a professional-grade, 1.2GHz dual-core ARM CPU the WRT1900AC is one of the most powerful Wireless-AC routers in its class capable of moving data at unprecedented rates in even the busiest of networks. Pushing wired and wireless speeds to their ultimate capabilities, the Linksys WRT1900AC router can easily support multiple users at once - whether they're streaming music, watching HD videos, or playing online games.

WRT1900AC

Most Advanced Wired Connections
For blazing-fast performance, we equipped the WRT1900AC with four Gigabit Ethernet ports - which are 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet - to provide the fastest wired speeds. Using the USB 3.0 port, you can add external storage or other devices to share content across your network. For those with an external SATA storage device, the WRT1900AC is outfitted with a unique eSATA port for added convenience and optimal data transfer rates; it can also serve as a USB 2.0 port.

WRT1900AC

Monitor and Control Your Network - Anytime, Anywhere
With the industry-leading SMART Wi-Fi software you can monitor and control a home network from anywhere, anytime using a PC or mobile device. You can set parental controls to restrict Internet access during certain times of the day and create 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 apps that provide additional ways to control and interact with your home Wi-Fi network.

WRT1900AC is the first Linksys router to incorporate the Network Map tool in SMART Wi-Fi when using your SMART Wi-Fi account. Network Map provides a visual overview of your network allowing you to see all devices on your network, their online status and signal strength, and also measure how much bandwidth they're using at any time. It also allows you to create personalized identifiable names so that you can identify your connected devices.

Open Source Ready
While Linksys fully embraces the open source community and is providing open source use capabilities, they do not offer technical support on using open source firmware. Installing 3rd party firmware is done at your own risk and replacing factory-installed firmware with OpenWRT firmware will void your warranty. Please always seek the advice of more experienced users via open source community forums if you’re unsure.

Wireless Repeater Mode and Wireless Bridge Mode for a More Powerful Wi-Fi Network Signal
Users who own a second WRT1900AC will enjoy a more powerful wireless signal using the SMART Wi-Fi interface. Now you can extend the Wi-Fi signal for both of the router's dual bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) with Wireless Repeater Mode, or just one of the bands with Wireless Bridge Mode. Either option effectively turns the WRT1900AC into a powerful range extender or wireless bridge, adding range and speed to wired and wireless connections on your network.

Advanced Security to Stay Safely Connected
To keep unauthorized users from accessing your data, the WRT1900AC offers Wi-Fi Protected Setup along with WPA2 encryption and an SPI firewall for maximum network security. Parental controls enable you to restrict Internet access for children.

WRT1900AC

Minimum System Requirements
For router setup and Linksys Smart Wi-Fi access, the WRT1900AC requires Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5, Firefox 8, or Google Chrome. For printer sharing and user documentation, it requires a Wi-Fi-enabled PC that has a CD or DVD drive and that runs Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows 7, or Windows 8; or a Wi-Fi-enabled Mac that has a CD or DVD drive and that runs Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, Lion 10.7 or later, or Mountain Lion 10.8 or later.

 
WRT1900AC

Dual-Band (2.4 + 5GHz)
Double the bandwidth to maximize throughput

WRT1900AC

Beamforming Technology
Focuses signal to your device for optimal performance

WRT1900AC

USB Port
Add external storage or other devices to share across your network. USB 3.0 is 10X faster than 2.0 (up to 5Gbps)

WRT1900AC

Four Gigabit Ports
Gigabit (10/100/1000) is 10X faster than Fast Ethernet

WRT1900AC

Advanced Security
WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall to keep your network safely connected

WRT1900AC

Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Dual-core promotes simultaneous high-speed data processing

WRT1900AC

Performance Antennas
Position antennas for optimal performance

WRT1900AC

Open Source Firmware
Developed for use with OpenWRT

WRT1900AC

eSATA Port
Capable of data transfer speeds of up to 3Gbps. Also accommodates USB 2.0 (up to 480Mbps)

 

 


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsThe WRT1900AC is really really really fast <did I say really>?

Pros: Linksys is a long term player in the networking product market.

USB3 AND E-Sata(@3gbs) connectors for media sharing

Twonky DLNA Server

FTP and Samba file service--
I had no problems using either service, FTP is a little faster then Samba for things like scripted disk backups.

Tweakable Antennas- I like the option of moveable antenna, the Linksys has 4 of them.

Reliable and fast--
The UI for the router includes a speed test link, of course I had to try it and after picking my jaw up I tried it again, I was actually getting a 60MBS download! NO WAY!...So I went and downloaded some big stuff and lo and behold, it was true. Yipee! I even tried a few of the other web speed tests and they all came back showing around 50-60mbs/sec. My old router (really about three years old) was bottlenecking me) So after blaming my remote location, turns out it was old hardware!

Cons: High price--
Not a true con, but this is a high priced bit of hardware as far as routers go. In my case it would have been worth every penny given the faster download speeds. The bang for the buck factor certainly realized.

Bad rep from first revision--
Not much to be said, don't take possession of the V1 version of this "AC" product. It 's clearly marked on the bottom of the unit. The review unit was "V2" There is a newer hardware revision with faster processor + more ram available ( "ACS" version)

Open Source Firmware difficulties have been noticed on a number of web forums.--
Beware- if you install third party firmware your warranty is negated. Look hard before you leap.

Other Thoughts: The interface is attractive and visually pleasing and the networking map just shows connected devices but it often mistook my iPhone for having a wired connection. I’m sure the firmware team had many items higher up on the must fix list for this new hardware revision.

Nice Linksys router app available for IOS which allows you to monitor your network activity. It does require a cloud account if you want to check status when you are away from home. I opted not to participate in yet another opening up of my data to outside sources. My wife can check network status from her phone now instead of calling me from across the house.

I’d rate this router an above average buy given the immediate benefit in internet speed I gained by replacing the previous router..

We run multiple remote desktop connections from our home office every day and this router was able to serve up large amounts of data over the course of three weeks without a single call for the “family IT” guy to look into any problems.

It can take upwards of 15 minutes to get back to the previous working state if we get booted from a remote session, so reliability in my application is paramount. It’s obvious that the issues in V1 of this router have been corrected in V2, as I didn’t have a single instance after the setup that came close to raising an eyebrow, except seeing what the speed test numbers were.

Overall: Outstanding product

If you have 50mbs or greater internet service and you aren’t getting what you think you are paying for then it’s a pretty much a no-brainer that this Linksys should be on the top of your upgrade list.

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3 out of 5 eggsHigh Price but Very Nice

Pros: We'll start from the beginning.

I anticipated the router to be a decent size, but it was larger than I even anticipated. When I opened it up and saw the physical device I remember thinking 'Wow' it looks stellar, it looks like a $200 router. It is securely packaged with a nice presentation when you open the box (So Linksys if you are curious about curb appeal there you have it) It looks great.

A lot of devices I receive have a protective film over the plastic displays and smooth glossy finishes. This one that I got did not... But was secure enough inside the box that it appeared fine.

Presentation aside, lets touch on some of the nice things on a consumer level that I find nice about this router.

-It has exceptional range. I had a full service from the office I installed it, to the curb (Approx 800+ feet) Once I walked across the street, I lost one bar of signal strength.

-It features a USB 3.0 port. If you have a 1TB portable SSD USB 3.0 capable loaded with files you'd like to be able to easily share with out networking an outside PC, this is pretty handy. Don't compromise the vulnerability of your network (if you're a small business or something of the sort) to be able to send files/media, to a foreign station within range.

-While most people will set this device in a location utilizing the feet, each of the feet have a cross X on the bottom so it can be installed, and hung professionally on a wall, or a vertical server mounting board.

-Dual Band is a must have at this price point as is... that goes without saying. I run my PC off the AC and attach secondary devices to the N600 network.

-Dual core 1.3GHz is a nice variable to add in to this equation, offering extra processing power to a beastly router that will most likely be intended to handle a small connected network is a very nice addition.

Cons: Something that grinds at me at times, is how things are labeled... or mis-leading at first glance. 'WRT1900AC you would think would be a direct representation of its abilities. Well, the WRT1900AC is capable of up to 1300 only on its 5GHz band. This frustrates me and I just wanted to make sure to make a note of this. Linksys even states this in their own specifications.

I have used a D-Link for quite sometime AC1750, and I use a dependable (in four years never have had an issue) ISP. I stream everything, to everywhere, consistently and fine. On rare occasions (trying this Linksys) I have hiccups, buffering, and loss of signal. The router disappears briefly on occasion. Its not frequent just every so often. It is almost like it randomly power cycles for some unknown reason.

I have put my other router back as my primary, and back to no problems. Perhaps a firmware issue, or needed update or patch? Maybe it doesn't like my modem? I tried to discover what the culprit may be but was unsuccessful.

Other Thoughts: I would only give this three eggs because there is enough annoyance and 'off' about it that I couldn't justify the price tag. My AC1750 router is incredible and gives me no problems and I paid far less for it to do its job, and do its job better, than I could to justify spending THIS much and have it (WRT1900AC) irritate me enough that I would not recommend it.

I think it's a great, very easy to get going router, But as a consumer I don't like feeling mis-lead, I don't appreciate a price like that and it's underwhelming slightly frustrating issues it wanted to present.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, Matthew,

We appreciate your time for sharing this feedback. To try and fix the minor hiccup's that you're experiencing, it is best to make sure that the firmware of the router is up to date. Once updated, please reset and reconfigure the router again. Should the problem persist, we can escalate your case to our 2nd level support team for further troubleshooting. Just send us your contact details through our email at LinksysCares@linksys.com. Please include the link to this review in the email.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,
Linksys Support
www.linksys.com

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  • shawn j.
  • 2/26/2016 8:33:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsupdates revision

Pros: the newer versions of these routers are great. don't worry just buy one.
installed several of these over the past few moths, all working great and very fast. +10MB's over a previous model.
feels really solid and well made. love the 4 detachable antennas

Cons: you see some bad comments below but that's likely on the older versions of this router.

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4 out of 5 eggsThis is a update

Pros: Speed, and great range

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I had the version 1 router and it was junk, kept disconnecting and rebooting. But Linksys made good on fixing my problem. They sent me a version 2 model that replaced the old version 1. The router has been has been very reliable and fast. Linksys did go out of their way to make me happy, which they did.

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1 out of 5 eggsNot like the old wrt

Pros: looks cool, brought back the old wrt look

Cons: drops all WiFi connections all day at random
drops wired connections
poor warranty

Other Thoughts: I got this product when came out, so I have a V1, since the day I bought it my WiFi would always drop in and out, no big deal, its got 2 bands so I would just switch back and forth when that happened. I thought I would be patient and wait,maybe a firmware update will fix this, Now, after is just out of the short 1 year warranty, it has been giving me wired connection issues, and both bands still drop in and out. I went to linksys forums for some kind of clarity and most people say the same thing, there is even admission by linksys techs saying that the V1 products are bad. I called and talked with them, just wanting a replacement v2, told them Id pay for shipping and even a slight premium if needed, They just offered no help, because you only have 90days for tech support, then you have to pay yearly fees to have it. or I could just buy a new one, and use this one as a paper weight. with only a 1 year on replacement and 90 days on free help they must not be to confident with the product that are making. My old wrt54g is still here working fine, after 14 years, its just not as fast. What went wrong?

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  • Chris G.
  • 1/4/2016 11:26:07 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSWEET

Pros: UPDATE: Got this router almost as soon as it came out and have had no problems since. Got a new adapter card the ASUS AC68. Had trouble with the Beta drivers (Win 10), would not connect with 5GHz but shifted to the non-Beta drivers and everything is happy now. This thing never drops and I never have to reset it. MOST stable router I have ever owned. With 3 computers, 2 smart phones, 2 tablets, thermostat, carmeras, Fire TV, cromcast and host of other things this router never skips a beat. Would buy again!

The range and speed. My old router was getting bogged down with to many things connected to it. WOW what a difference I can now walk to the street and still have signal. Before I would step out of the house and I lost signal. Everything is responding much faster. Happy with the difference this has made to my system.

Cons: Needs more ethernet ports in the back. Expensive but with gift cards I had recieved brought it down to a resonable cost so I went top notch.

Other Thoughts: UPDATE: Now I have an AC adapter card so I get 700+Mb connection in the basement on the other side of the house from the router(Upstairs).

I wanted a router I could have for many years without going obsolete quickly. The cable internet even at its highest speed is quite a bit under the top speed of this unit. The WiFi adaperter will be next because my computer will only do 300Mbs...but I'll take my time because cable will only do 110Mbs (comcast). Don't have time to play with it right now but soon I'll have time then I'll put up another review.

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  • Robin S.
  • 1/3/2016 12:46:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow!

Pros: Never realized my tier III service was so fast. Had been using a modem/router; bad idea. The WRT1900AC was extremely easy to set up with the exception of my old HP P1102w which just needed new drivers (and updated 10/15 firmware if you have this printer. HP has it). Very nice to have so much control over the network. I was a full-on GNU/Linux geek for many years but I'm perfectly content with the operation of the WRT1900AC and doubt I'll fiddle it.
As already stated, it is very nice to get the absolute full benefit of 30Mbps down and 5Mbps up.

Cons: None at all and I'm very "surprised" by some of the "complaints", if ya know what I mean.

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  • Greg S.
  • 12/9/2015 1:26:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Fast speeds, reliable, attractive design, range is great, open source capable

Cons: Factory software is very basic and weak, but dwrt fixes that

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/29/2015 11:05:20 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsJUNK!

Pros: Simple interface

Cons: Drops connections
Wifi is a joke

Other Thoughts: Let me tell you this: my wife started complaining about wifi at some point. At first I thought it was my ISP's fault, but I decided to do few speed tests with my laptop using wifi and ethernet. Guess what? Ethernet works JUST FINE. Wifi sucks dirty word.

I need to find something more reliable. Are real cisco product any better? Belkin made a disaster device.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with the WRT1900AC router. Our apologies for the undue stress this setback may have caused you. We don’t ever want to be surprised that we’ve lost a customer so we need to find out any challenges immediately, and fix them straight away. We know we've let you down, however, we'd like you to give us a chance to look into this, and rectify this matter. Kindly email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details (name, phone number, email address, and location) along with the link to this post.

We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com/support

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1 out of 5 eggsDon't Buy

Pros: Very fast when it works

Cons: Disconnect 5ghz at least once a day. went through 2 routers and it does the same thing. Support is a joke and not very helpful

Other Thoughts: I since bought a Asus RT-AC68U, and all my problems went away. Sad thing is my Linksys WUMC710 works better with the Asus than with Linksys router.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We'd like to apologize for not finding the product to be up to your satisfaction. We strive hard to provide fulfilling products to our customers so we were taken aback knowing the unit failed to meet your expectations. Just the same, we appreciate your taking the time to let us know about your experience with the WRT1900AC. We understand that we've let you down, however, we'd like you to give us a chance to look into this. Please send us your case number at LinksysCares@linksys.com so we can check what happened, and figure out what we could've done to make things right. If we disappoint someone, we want it to be the last time.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Linksys Support
www.linksys.com/support

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