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Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

  • Latest Draft 802.11ac Wireless Technology
  • Backward Compatible with Dual-Band N and A Wireless Routers
  • Ultimate Speeds- Up to 1300 Mbps
  • Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Advanced Security
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Learn more about the Linksys WUMC710

Model

Brand
LINKSYS
Model
WUMC710

SPEC

Standards
IEEE 802.11ac
Frequency Band
5.0GHz
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 1.3Gbps
Security
WPS
Antenna
3 x Internal Antenna
Interface
Ethernet Port
Ports
4 x 10/100/1000M
System Requirements
Wireless: Existing Wireless-AC, dual-band N or A wireless router or access point

Ethernet Port: Active Ethernet port on device to be connected

Web Browser: Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5 (for Mac), Chrome, or Firefox 8 or higher for optimal browser-based configuration

HD/3D Video Streaming: Requires a minimum of 100 Mbps transfer speed. Actual performance may vary.

Feature

Features
Latest Draft 802.11ac Wireless Technology

Backward Compatible with Dual-Band

Wireless-N and Wireless-A routers

Ultimate Speeds- Up to 1300 Mbps

10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

Advanced Security

Quality of Service (QoS) for Smooth

Video Performance

Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

Packaging

Package Contents
Linksys WUMC710 Wireless-AC Universal Media Connector
CD-ROM with Documentation Resources
Quick Installation Guide
Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • David P.
  • 4/15/2014 3:44:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIf you set a static IP address, it's great. If you don't do that, it sucks

This review is from: Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

Pros: 1) Supports 5Ghz N band
2) High throughput
3) Good price (at discount)
4) Very stable if you set the IP address to be static
5) Gigabit ports
6) Supports the latest AC standard.

Cons: 1) No 2.4Ghz band
2) Unstable unless you set IP address to be static

Other Thoughts: The key to this bridge is that you HAVE to set the IP address to be static. To do that, you need to connect router to your PC, and use the built-in configuration panel.

You HAVE to do this.

If you use the router out of the box, and attempt to use the "push a button" WDS connection approach: Yes, you will be able to establish a connection with no effort and almost instantly. But the connection will NOT be stable.

If you don't understand what I'm saying, or if using the configuration panel seems to difficult, don't buy this bridge, because it WILL be flaky and lose connections.

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  • Nicholas K.
  • 4/15/2014 11:31:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

Pros: Easy setup, had it up and running in under 5 minutes, speeds are constant and high.

Cons: none so far, everything has worked as it's supposed to

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  • Anthony S.
  • 4/11/2014 11:24:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIrritating.

This review is from: Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

Pros: When it works, it works well.

Cons: Appears to drop its wireless connection and reboot every 60 minutes. The outage lasts ~30 seconds. The "time since reboot" on the status screen starts over from 0.

Other Thoughts: Fine for casual web browsing and related internet usage. Don't bother with it if you can't tolerate disconnects every hour.

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4 out of 5 eggsWorks well and fast.

This review is from: Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

Pros: - It has a four-port gigabit switch built in so you get maximum bandwidth when it's connected to an AC router AND you can connect up to four hard-wired devices to it.

- Doesn't take up much space.

- Fast wireless and wired throughput

- One of the few AC bridges on the market.

- Easy to configure / connect to a router.

- Backwards compatible with 5GHz N.

- Supports WPS even though WPS is not secure.

Cons: - 5GHz only.

- Can get hot.

- Would sometimes need to be rebooted to function properly.

- Must configure your PC with a static IP to get into the WUMC710's settings.

- Cannot be wall mounted.

- Web interface / settings is slow to respond.

Other Thoughts: The unit itself does work and does what it's supposed to well. I averaged about 365mbps connected to my D-Link DIR-868L when transferring a 4GB file from my laptop to desktop.

The unit does sometimes drop its connection to the router so you have to manually reboot it. I have seen others mention that setting up a persistent ping to the unit keeps it from dropping its connection.

Overall, I would recommend this unit to anyone that needs to connect multiple, wired devices to your wifi network. It's also one of a few AC bridges available in the market.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat little connector

This review is from: Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

Pros: Small in size, great signal.

CD contains a very complete manual, tells everything about it's functionality except why you might want to change from defaults.

Averaging 390 Mb/s streaming media at about 40 feet. And has been very consistent.

Cons: Gets fairly warm after long hours of use.

Had to configure it as a static IP or my other router would drop it. While I expected this, it will likely confuse unknowledgeable users.

Would really like to mount it to a wall.

Had to configure WPS Manually, push button garbage never works for me.

Power brick is the standard "take up all your plugs size" but it can be flipped. Would like to see the plug separate from the brick for better useability.

Other Thoughts: If you experience drop offs, set it as a static IP, that means your router is changing it's IP and it don't like that. (best I can do with out getting all technical and confusing you more)

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5 out of 5 eggsWUMC710

This review is from: Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

Pros: Great idea for game consoles and media devices!
instead of buying a separate adapter for each device!
great thinking!

Cons: would have liked it better if it laid flat or ever better wall mounted!

Other Thoughts: those of you complaining about price! if you had to buy a separate "wireless-ac" adaptor for every device you own.
thats would cost more! be realistic! this is a targeted device solution. built around home entertainment devices that require an internet connect. and what if you're devices manufacturer never releases a wireless-ac compatible adapter. you'd have one device bottle-necking you network. so before you complain about price, think before you post!

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5 out of 5 eggsLinksys WUMC710 Review

This review is from: Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

Pros: • This device is one of the easiest I’ve ever setup. Setup through WDS or manual configuration only takes minutes.
• Has a built in DHCP server. HOWEVER, this server is only designed to assign an IP to the Bridge and a pc connected directly. This is done for its initial setup. After setup is completed, the bridge is assigned an IP from your router.
• Has a Cisco – Emergency miniWeb Server. This appears to be in place in the event a firmware update causes a brick scenario. The emergency server is accessed through the router assigned DHCP IP and contains an option to reboot, to restore default NVRAM values (factory reset), and to upgrade the firmware.
• Does allow you to assign static IP to bridge. I prefer this configuration as I will always know what IP the bridge has without having to go through my DHCP lease table in the router.
• Has a built in Site Survey, which allows you to connect to wireless networks through the survey. This is important to me because I have seen wireless bridges in the past require entering SSID, security type, and passphrase manually.
• Was able to handle streams up to 20Mbps without any buffering or other issues. Unfortunately I don’t have any content with a bitrate over 20Mbps and my Internet connection is limited to 20Mbps as well.
• Have not had to reboot once since installing the new firmware

Cons: • Assigning a static IP requires a manually reboot on Firmware 1.0.00. This issue was addressed in version 1.0.01.
• Even though it’s typically recommend before a firmware upgrade, this device will factory reset your settings AFTER applying the new firmware. As a side note, the backup configuration file name changes from Cisco to Linksys between versions 1.0.00 and 1.0.01. Because of this, you cannot use a backup of your configuration after updating to the newest firmware, so I recommend updating firmware before any fine tuning of your settings.
• Cannot be wall mounted.
• Gets warm to the touch when it’s being taxed heavily, either during HD streaming or large file transfers.

Other Thoughts: I tested this bridge on both a N600 router and a AC1200 router. I was able to, sporadically, see speeds that exceeded the 450Mbps limit of non AC routers. However, I found my speeds were more consistent with my N600. This is a reflection of my N600 being one of the top of the line models when it released and my AC1200 router, quite frankly, not. I don’t see this as being a con on the WUMC710.

I do also want to say that I received higher throughput with the bridge standing vertically than I did laying it flat on either side, so it is intended to be stood up.

This device appears to be marketed to individuals who have their game consoles, smart TV’s, Roku boxes, etc… in the living room, but their wireless router in another. If you have any wired devices that are only 100Mbps you can get higher throughput with this AC bridge, however I would not recommend it over a wired network. Now if you have Cat5e cables running along the floor of your house to get your devices connected that don’t natively support wireless, this device is a good investment as it will allow you to eliminate all that clutter without any noticeable performance loss. And by performance loss, I mean I was able to consistently get pings of around 30ms, with a jitter of 3ms – 5ms to a server 250 miles away and off my ISP’s network. This is especially important to all of us gamers out there. I can’t reiterate enough how impressive that is over a wireless connection.

During the 10 days I spent testing I did not encounter a single disconnect from my network. The PC I was testing on is used heavily as a media server, FTP server, and my primary gaming PC. I have to honestly say I am impressed by the performance of this device and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

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4 out of 5 eggsSlick device, could use improvements

This review is from: Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

Pros: 5ghz which helps negate common noise issues in the 2.4ghz spectrum. Seems to have a good radio, the unit gets better signal and speeds than most my other 802.11ac devices. Has WPS, which makes it pretty easy to setup (I do not personally recommend using WPS for security reasons). Unlike most standard access points this unit has a 4 port gigabit switch built in which works well. It turns on and connects pretty quickly and I get my full internet bandwidth on devices that otherwise only support 802.11G which is much slower.

Cons: Web interface is very slow to respond, when it does... I installed the firmware update which gives some more details on the wireless connection. But it didn't seem to do anything about the incredibly slow response rate while trying to configure settings. Thankfully there are not too many settings that need to be made.

Other Thoughts: If you have a lot of wireless devices or some older ones that can be cabled this is a great solution!

I recently used this in a location where I can see over 40 wireless networks, this is a seriously high noise area for the 2.4ghz range. This unit allowed me to connect to my router using 5ghz and then cable out to my xbox and bluray player. The connections hold much stronger and are quite a bit faster as well.

It is worth making the extra note that this unit is 5ghz, it is NOT dual band and will not connect to a 2.4ghz signal.

Since getting it connected to the wireless I can't seem to be able to open the web interface however it's still my direct gateway so I'm uncertain what is going on there. Once reset I can get back in, I'm uncertain if simply removing the wireless connection will fix the issue. I would be fairly certain a firmware update in the future could repair this minor annoyance.

So far nothing has had a hiccup and the unit is working great!

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  • William O.
  • 3/30/2014 8:26:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

Pros: using as access point . So far works nicely and seems fast enough for my usage

Cons: not really a con, but not sure the exact connection speed (as I can get from wireless connection clients on my laptop

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Wifi Bridge

This review is from: Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch

Pros: + Easy manual setup
+ Good range
+ Can stream 1080P without stuttering
+ Did not have any of the dropped connection issues others have noticed.

Cons: I have not experienced any cons yet.

Other Thoughts: Until I received this unit, I was using a very old Linksys WRT54-GL router with DD-WRT firmware as a wireless bridge from the wired segment of my main LAN across the entire house to a set of consoles I have in another room (PS3, Xbox 460). For gaming it worked just fine, but it could not handle 1080P video streaming from my Windows Home Server 2011 box. The video would stutter every 2-3 seconds. But that was expected on an 802.11g 2.4Ghz signal. Knowing this unit had 802.11ac functionality, I was anxious to test this unit to see if it could truly deliver smooth 1080P video wirelessly.

This unit did not disappoint. I was able to manually connect the Linksys WUMC710 up to my Engenius ESR-1750's 5GHz signal within minutes. If you know your wireless router's SSID and security settings, manual setup of this bridge is a cinch. Just set the IP to a valid IP address for your LAN, point it to the right default gateway, and then enter the matching SSID and security info from your primary router. Then plug in the wired devices via its 4 built-in Ethernet ports, and away you go.

Whereas on my old bridge 1080P video choked, on this bridge it was buttery smooth. Downloads to my video game consoles were also very fast. This was across the entire house, at least 40 feet away, and through a couple of walls.

Simple setup. Great performance. Hopefully I won't have any of the dropped connection issues others have experienced. If it holds its connections the way it has been so far, this thing is a real winner. I wish I had one sooner.

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