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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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  • Amy K.
  • 8/26/2015 7:15:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsMeh.

Pros: Nice Design
Lots of Cool Features
Fast Connection Speeds

Cons: The Price Tag.
And also this router's pretty good, but it keeps changing my WAN IP. idk why, but it does. another thing is that i get weird connection fluctuations. one day i can have blazing 100+mbps download speed and the next day, i'd have a download speed of like, 0.50-1.00mbps. its riduclous. not even a hard reset will fix the issue...

Other Thoughts: to be honest, its a good router, it just needs some more work. i doubt its my ISP because i have cox, and i pay for the ultimate speed which is 100+mbps. hopefully this issue gets fixed soon.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Amy,

Thank you for taking your time in making this review. We appreciate sharing your observation with the Linksys WRT1900AC. We understand your connection fluctuates. Does it happen with both wired and wireless connections? What speed are you receiving when directly wired to the modem? Please send us the details at LinksysCares@linksys.com. This will help us in sorting out this situation. Kindly include your contact details and the link back to this review.

We look forward to hear from you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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  • Chris G.
  • 8/26/2015 5:33:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat unit

Pros: Never drops connection, besides power outages I have never had to restart the unit. This unit stays fairly cool unlike my Linksys E3000 that would get really hot. The range is good covering my house and yard. It is stable and fast what more could you ask for.

Cons: High price.

Other Thoughts: I set it up and forgot about it. I got it in Jan. and it has been running good since. Some day I'll get some time to play with it and see what it can really do.

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  • jeff g.
  • 8/18/2015 7:10:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsNice Unit

Pros: State of the art, great feature set.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to use as a range extender in repeater mode with the D-Link DIR-890L/R. Works as advertised. No issues. One Note: You must first connect to your router to complete setup.

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  • Christophe J.
  • 8/11/2015 6:51:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat router

Pros: Easy setup, nice application for Android, great range performance and like the ftp access to extern drive and parental control

Cons: Can't setup any dynamic ip address website (like no-ip.com - or i didn't find where to setup). For parental control, the device list don't show which device is already on parental control or not when using smart wi-fi (but it show a icon on the Android app)

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We're grateful to hear your feedback for this router. It is good to know that you are enjoying it.

If you are looking for the Dynamic DNS, go to Security > Apps and Gaming. For the challenges that you've noticed with the Parental Control, we'll take note of it and share it to the Engineering team.

If you'll need our assistance in the future, we can be reached anytime via email at LinksysCares@linksys.com. It would be our pleasure to help you.


Sincerely,

Belkin Support
http://www.belkin.com/support

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  • Jason M.
  • 8/9/2015 4:40:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsThis Router

Pros: Fast

Cons: Nothing

Other Thoughts: Everyone saying that they cannot achieve max speeds you might need to turn off the mixed signal. If you have old devices on your network it will slow your throughput to the other devices on the network. You should make it just one speed, as most devices have support for 'g' or 'n'. There is not reason to use 'a' or 'b' unless you have a very old device that needs to connect to the internet or your home network. Just go straight 'n' or 'g' to get better results. Or go straight 'ac'. It will work better, and this applies to all routers AFAIK.

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  • Anthony K.
  • 8/4/2015 2:19:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Yet to see the pros.

Cons: I am extremely disappointed in this product. I did extensive research in January of this year prior to purchasing, and I read great reviews from various reliable sources, along with mostly positive from forums on Linksys. But, I am having extreme connectivity issues that I did NOT experience with my prior Linksys WRT54G. This router appears to be much faster and the ability to achieve connectivity at 802.11a/b/g/n - but I have yet to experience the high end speeds. My older WRT54G had great speeds and solid connectivity throughout my house. Even though it was limited. I have been reading that there are known issues with v1 of this model - and I do believe that is what I have. I hope a new firmware version is soon released otherwise I will be replacing. Sooooo disappointed!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Anthony K.,

We regret to hear about your experience with the Linksys WRT1900AC. Thank you for letting us know about what happened and we would like to offer our assistance in setting up the router to work as expected. Please email us the challenges you experienced with the unit so we can provide you the best solution possible. Send the details to LinksysCares@linksys.com along with your complete contact details (name, phone number, email, and location) and the link back to this post.

We look forward to assist you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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  • David W.
  • 8/3/2015 5:50:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsPotentially great

Pros: It's flexible with great features and performance. Open source potential. Guest network is potentially useful

Cons: Open source firmwares not really in existence yet; drops connections every day or so; have not tried more yet; guest network is not able to be limited by bandwidth, credentials, sites, etc. Really not useful as implemented at this time.

Other Thoughts: I'm going to use this with an eSata storage array and USB 3 drive but just for wireless it's super fast throughput and really low latency. I've not yet encountered stability issues in the router itself, but am not pleased that my one connected device (Dell laptop with Intel wireless N) will drop once a day. It reconnects in about a minute when I retry. It's my hope that this get ironed out quickly. Such a vanilla configuration (FIOS on the WAN side) should be rock solid. I've never had this with another router. Unacceptable as I work from home.

This is a premium router and as such should at least perform stably.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi David,

Thank you for taking your time in sharing with us your feedback for the Linksys WRT1900AC. We understand your thoughts about the Guest Network and we've taken note of it. With regard to your wireless connection, we suggest you specify the channel of your wireless network to ensure stable connectivity on your laptop. Set the Channel Width to 20 MHz only and Channel to Channel 6.

Let us know how it goes. Feel free to email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com should you need further assistance.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/2/2015 11:10:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsBest router I've ever had

Pros: easy setup, excellent range, amazing speed

Cons: none

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  • Kannan M.
  • 7/14/2015 1:35:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGetting better

Pros: After my previous review, I emailed linksys support with the issues, as requested. They are actively following-up. Plus, recently they are pushing updates faster than before. Signs are looking good.

Cons: There are only two issues in my setup now:
- Stability of router. It tends to hang randomly in 14-15 days. A good indicator is led light for 5 GHz goes off first, even though there are devices active on that band. A day or two after this happens, router freezes altogether. A power reset restores it. I am used to routers that doesn't need a power reset for months at a time. So this is one drawback
- Second one is minor. Read/write speeds to HDD connected to USB port of router over wireless is slow (15-16 MBps write, max 25-30 MBps read). Read/write speeds to the same HDD through ethernet is working as expected though. Linksys support is following up on this one. This is not a deal breaker though.

Get the router stable, and sure - this is a good product!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Kannan,

Thank you for your time and for continuously sharing your observations with the router's performance. We're glad to know that you've noticed improvements. You may also contact us via email at LinksysCares@linksys.com. The development team would be happy to hear more from you.


Sincerely,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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  • Daniel T.
  • 6/27/2015 12:06:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMixed Feelings

Pros: Fast handles large data transfers, excellent range and easy to use interface when setting up. Handles all my traffic including large file transfers to my NAS along with all other router traffic. Security set ups work with most of my gaming systems without any connection issues.

Cons: After several months of using the router it suddenly reset itself back to factory settings while I was connected to it. Looked it up seems to be a common issue and suggestion of using the most recent firmware stated i.t would remedy the problem. Issue with that was that I was already using the most recent firmware. Since setting everything back up signal has been very intermittent and I have been using only linksys products since the WRT54G which is why i decided to go with this router. Now I am thinking of using another brand of router to hopefully get away from these issues.

Other Thoughts: If this issue could be fixed it would change the router for the better and make me feel like i didn't throw away 200+ dollars. My 80 dollar refurbished linksys router had performed better than this router.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Thank you for letting us know about the situation. We recommend that you perform a firmware reflash and reset process. Download the firmware file here: http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=148550. Once you have the file saved on your computer, upload it to the router by following the instructions in this link: http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=140365. Reset the router by pressing the reset button on the back for 10-15 seconds. Reconfigure the settings and observe the connection. Should you encounter the same challenges, please email us your complete contact details, location, computer OS, name of the ISP, and the link to this review at LinksysCares@linksys.com so we can have our best technicians assist you in fixing the setback.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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