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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 the Linksys WRT1900AC provides an outstanding experience via SMART Wi-Fi immediately out of the box, advanced users can further modify the router, which will have Open Source firmware available. Developed for use with OpenWRT, an open source, Linux-based operating system, the router offers an additional layer of customization to suit an individual's needs.


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)



Learn more about the Linksys WRT1900AC

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the Linksys WRT1900AC

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  • Cliff W.
  • 3/24/2015 6:41:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBuggy, expensive, crash prone

Pros: Powerful, extends wireless network farther than any Wireless router I've ever owned.

Cons: Buggy software, resets constantly, firmware updates do not correct the issues. Wireless radios will sporadically reset even when the router isn't crashing (which is often)

Other Thoughts: Expensive router, you may think you're buying the best based on the price, but you're really not.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi CWMS,

Your time for sharing a review for this product is appreciated. We understand you're having some challenges with it and we'd be glad to help you straighten this out.

First off, how's the firmware? Is it up to date? If you have recently updated it, a factory reset will correct the imperfection of the previous firmware and the new one should run the router. About the wireless connection, adjusting the wireless channel may prevent wireless interferrence. You may try setting 1, 6 or 11 for the 2.4GHz network and 36, 40, 44 or 48 for the 5GHz network. Those are the non-overlapping channels.

We're hoping to receive an update from you via email at LinksysCares@linksys.com, together with your full name, phone number, location and the link to this post.


Sincerely,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Kristine M.
  • 3/11/2015 4:06:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot so good...

Pros: Has lots of features, dual-band, and an easy to use Web interface for configuration.

Cons: As an IT manager I am very frustrated with this router, especially with its high price tag. After owning this router for 3 months it started having major issues. I need to reboot the device at least once per week in order for it to allow WiFi connections. Basically what happens is that the connected devices will lose Internet connectivity, and when they try to reconnect to the device it will prompt them for the WiFi password. No matter what password is entered, it will not allow a connection. Only a reboot of the router will resolve the issue. Very unreliable for what is supposed to be a quality router. The issue occurs with both the 2.4GHz and 5 GHz bands. I have tried many different channels and channel widths within both spectrums to no avail. What is more frustrating is that I convinced my boss to go with this item because it would be much more reliable than the cheapo $50 router we had before. The once per week reboot has become standard-fare for me, and I do not even mention the issues to my boss.

Other Thoughts: As an IT manager it is very fun to have your CEO contact you on a regular basis because his laptop lost connection to the Internet. If you also enjoy this sort of thing, then this router will not disappoint.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Kristine,

Thank you so much for your detailed review. We understand your frustration and we would like to help you. Allow our support team to walk you through the set up given the challenges that you have. Send us email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link back to this review. Looking forward to assisting you.


Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Nathan R.
  • 2/25/2015 7:04:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid this router

Pros: When it worked was a great router.

Cons: Started to drop wireless signal to devices at about the month and half period (just long enough so i couldn't return it). Continued dropping signal then internet well maintaining wireless signal. Finally it just started to reboot itself. Dealt with tech support for about the last month trying to get it fixed has not been fixed. Bit the bullet and bought a different router. Too expensive to not function properly.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We appreciate you in taking time to share your assessment with us. However, this is not the experience we would like to hear from you and we certainly would like to apologize for the inconvenience this matter has caused you. We'd still like to offer our assistance if there is anything else we can do for you. You can send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com, make sure to include your contact details and the link of this review.

We're looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
www.linksys.com/support

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  • Michael L.
  • 2/21/2015 2:05:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsDoes a super Job!

Pros: easy to setup, very nice browser interface, no brainer configuration options. It allows at least 150mbp of my 300 mbp service to pass wirelessly. Overall it works in the manner I expected with I bought it.

Cons: All of the cons I see here are around bad connections, slow speeds which germinated into other areas like tough to setup etc. I am an engineer by trade for going on 25 years now. Most of your connection issues are around having OLD connection bands on you OLD systems. This product supports AC and N bands not b g etc.. If your system only supports those older bands then you wont see an improvement with this product. If you are with it and have AC / N type bands both 2.5 and 5gig then it's going to rock and be solid.

Other Thoughts: This product was not designed for OLD technology. I had a dell laptop that was an XPS16 with old B and G bands for wifi. it's connection got worse because it's designed for the newer bands. My NEW dell XPS15 screams on this router.

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  • Nikolay G.
  • 2/20/2015 7:43:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsThe OEM Firmware is Useless

Pros: High powered, good looking, high speed 5GHz (no, really? gotta be faster then 2.4 GHz).

Cons: The original firmware is very poor, especially if you have neighbors, and your neighbors like their wifi, specifically, the 2.4 GHz (the 5GHz is still a well kept secret around here), Every main channel has at around 4-5 routers on it and a couple here and there on the intermediaries, it seems that the router senses all the other routers in the area, and being a good little - live and let live sort of piece of tech, it drops your transfer rates to nothing.

Other Thoughts: If you want to actually have a useful router again, install OpenWRT, if works relatively well, and there's growing support for it. Hope this helps someone out there.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We value your feedback and we appreciate you letting us know about your thoughts. Should you need help in checking the unit out and make it work to its full potential, please feel free to reach out to us at LinksysCares@linksys.com. Kindly include your network setup, contact details and the link to this review and we'll take it from there.

We look forward to receiving an email from you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/14/2015 6:38:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsA complete waste of money

Pros: Great range, fast speeds over wifi

Cons: Pricey.
Internet connection drops randomly
5GHZ connctions frequently drops
Guest network suddenly unable to connect, need to reboot the router to make it work.
Error 2118, cannot access the bottom half of the Options in Smart WiFi. Was with a Linksys Support tech for 3 hours trying to solve this error but no joy. They're sending the replacement unit in a few days. Crossing my fingers it's a hardware fault.

Other Thoughts: I'm very disappointed with this product. A Netgear or an Asus router for half the price and would probably have no issues.

I used a N600 Netgear router for a year with zero issues before jumping into this highly-publicized piece of junk. Wish I didnt switch. Stay away from this Linksys router.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Cottonbuds,

We appreciate your feedback on this product. It was beyond our intention for you to encounter any of this but allow us to look into this. Do you have the case number from the support team? If you have it, email it to us at LinksysCares@linksys.com so we can review what happened, as well as the steps you tried with them. In the message, include also your full name, contact details, location and the link to this post. We'd be glad to hear from you.


Sincerely,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Jeffrey M.
  • 2/8/2015 8:22:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsOver priced hardware

Pros: Has great range.

Cons: High priced junk for aweful networking settings! 1.If you turn on mac filter for your normal home network it is also on for the guest network. The whole point of guest is not to have to enter mac filters for guest devices. 2. No place to put in white list or black list. 3.Have waited for over a year for Belkin/Linksys to give code for hyped advertising of promised openwrt or dd-wrt so the router can have more options. Buy something else save your money

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Jeffrey,

We appreciate the time spent in providing us a feedback about the Linksys WRT1900AC. We would like to offer our help with the challenges you’re facing and provide possible solutions. Please send us the steps that you’ve tried so far at LinksysCares@linksys.com. Please include your contact details, location, and the link to this post.

We are looking forward to assisting you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Debra P.
  • 2/4/2015 4:17:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot Worth the Money

Pros: - Easy to use interface

Cons: - Firmware update ruined my router
- 2.4 GHZ band is useless, doesn't work at all
- Lots of stuttering on WiFi
- Random Reboots

Other Thoughts: Linksys released an awful product, worked alright for about 6 months, then starting having issues, called support and had to run through troubleshooting for 3 hours, didn't work.
They told me this router has lots of problems and that they are fairly common, tried to offer me the same router to replace, turned them down. At least I got my money back. Try to stay away from this router. I purchased the new Asus RT 3200 and immediately reaped the benefits, 5GHZ speeds doubled, connection stuttering was gone.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We a value the time you spent in sharing your experience with us. We wish to have had the chance to be of service to you. If you had a minor setback after the upgrade, reflashing the firmware usually fixes the connection. We also have our second level support team, which is more than capable of assisting with the troubleshooting process. Thank you for trying our product. We are looking forward to be of service to you in the future.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Michael W.
  • 1/17/2015 2:42:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat router!

Pros: Fast, works well, I am able to hook up all my devices.
For Most people this will be a great router. There are a lot who have seemed to buy it so they could use open WRT.
And since that is not available yet, there mad and giving the router bad reviews. To them I say GROW UP! They did not promise open WRT right away. Most will be able to just plug and play with this router. It has very good range, and the online configuration is fine for most.

Cons: I amazes me , how many people claim there tech level is high on postings. And the truth is most are Novice at best. Until you hold certifications in the industry DON'T claim you tech level is high. IT"S NOT! Until you do it for your job, don't claim you a tech! Your not! You are just misleading people on products because it did not do something YOU thought it should, and you did not research before you bought.

Other Thoughts: I am a Tech, in fact I own a computer repair brick and mortar shop, We use this router, and I use one in my home, we have many devices hooked up to in both places, Fast, has never dropped out on us even once. Easy to configure, and has everything most people need. People who say is hard to configure get someone who knows what they are doing to set it up, or go back to tech school. And people who bought this for a wireless AC point? WHY? There are many AP point options out there that are cheaper. WRT will be out for it soon, give it time for the ones who want it. Most normal users will not. They just want it to work and be fast. AND IT IS!

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  • Brennan G.
  • 1/15/2015 6:09:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSome serious hardware for a router...

Pros: -1.2 dual core processor and RAM excellent for handling big packets fast.
- Good AC wifi signal coverage
- Boots up quicker than any previous router I have personally owned
-Open source firmware is coming together now that Marvell finally decided to realise radio driver info
- Awesome throwback 54G case design

Cons: -The Linksys "smart wifi" user interface:
I know you can replace this with 3rd party firmware if desired, but since the WRT is marketed to users that probably desire higher levels of control and customization, it would have been nice to see a factory firmware with more options/ features.
Sometimes I feel like comparing it to a $4K top of the line gaming PC runing Windows 95.
- I feel with a "opensource firmware" stamp, it needs an external port or easier method for reflashing a router bricked from bad flashing/firmware

Other Thoughts: Do your own research before taking any of these reviews seriously. Contrary to many posts, there IS opensource firmware compatible (although because the wifi radio driver was just recently realised, its just now coming together completely); and im not really sure what the "IT expert" below is talking about, with stock fw its just as easy to setup as any other linksys router...

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