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

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  • 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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  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

Learn more about the Linksys WUMC710

Model

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Brand
LINKSYS
Model
WUMC710

Details

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Standards
IEEE 802.11ac
Frequency Band
5.0 GHz
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

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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.

Package Contents

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Package Contents
Linksys WUMC710 Wireless-AC Universal Media Connector
CD-ROM with Documentation Resources
Quick Installation Guide
Ethernet Cable
Power Adapter
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsDoes its job really well!

Pros: It’s dedicated to one purpose and one purpose only: bridging your wireless AC router to another location to provide similar speeds as if you had a wired connection. It does that job really, really well. I’ve used it on my gaming computer in another room, and I don’t notice a bit of difference between using the bridge and the wire. So yes, it does its job just fine.

I also appreciate having 4 ports available for use. This would go great in a TV/media center/gaming console area. Wire up a Chromecast for better quality, let your smart TV get information quicker, and your PS4 will have no lag (provided your other hardware and services are any good!).

Setup is pretty straightforward even if you don’t have WPS enabled on your router. It’s just like adding another device to your network. After getting the IP from the manual or running a command to show the default gateway, you login and simply find your 5GHz SSID. There are no other tricks or widgets to go with it. The only additional feature is QoS. Like I said: it does pretty much one job, and it does it really well.

Cons: This looks strangely familiar like old Linksys devices. The interface is a classic blue and looks like an old WRT54G. If you like that, great; I do not.

The cord that comes with the bridge is pretty short, which is fine, considering that you would buy this to avoid a lot of cable mess anyway. Also, the ports seemed a little tight, so be careful plugging in cables. You won’t get them in easily, at least not the cables I used.

I haven’t had a problem with the range that it picks up 5GHz signals, but my apartment is pretty WiFi friendly (walls don’t block signal, router can be placed in a good location, etc.). However, do note that both the placement of your router and the placement of this device are critical to proper performance.

Other Thoughts: It is an **absolute must** that you have a 5GHz capable router. This device does not support 2.4GHz! This is intentional from what I can tell and not necessarily a bad thing. But don’t expect this to work without the right router specs!

Overall, I’m pretty satisfied. It’s nothing fancy, but it does everything that I would ask of it. Many times the extra features on similar types of devices can degrade performance or add one extra layer of troubleshooting if something goes wrong. But with an easy setup and consistent, solid performance, this definitely will stick around in my network setup.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/3/2015 3:51:07 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks well for often-on devices

Pros: inexpensive way to hook up HD HomeRun and NAS devices, media bridge (also switch alternative)

powerful chipset, maybe someone figures out how to run 3rd pty firmware on these

Cons: no G band - but you knew that. no new firmware since 1.01, they can make it better

Other Thoughts: not a bad investment, one of the best bang for the buck items

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  • NICHOLAS P.
  • 10/23/2015 12:37:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMUCH Better then powerline if you know your basics

Pros: it works as advertised and with other brand routers (Buffalo, Trend) make sure to update firmware to latest (which is still old). I have a few devices sharing this same connection and it remains stable and fast enough for HD movies (8gb mkv plays right away). All my nating and dhcp reservations still work exactly as before and no changes were needed on my main router. Signal is in the 90% range, main router is about 20 feet away in another room.

Cons: Lights are very bright at night, not really a con I put electric tape over the status ones on the front, problem solved.

Other Thoughts: Perfect for anyone wanting to upgrade from powerline adapters, it's doubled my speed and all my nating still works from outside my network as it should, once connected to your wifi it actually extends the IP range provided by your main router/wifi so reservations still worked etc.

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  • paul c.
  • 9/29/2015 4:22:51 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill working perfectly

Pros: Just does what it is supposed to. Thought I was having trouble with this, with random wifi drops, but it was my Router! Firmware update, and it's been LIGHTSPEED ever since. Streams HDX movies from Vudu just fine. I don't have a 4K TV yet, so I can't comment to Daredevil's scenes yet...

Cons: Doesn't fold laundry

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  • Karsten A.
  • 4/20/2015 1:23:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsnot good

Pros: cheap, works at first

Cons: I too eventually got the disconnect error with this, usually after the computer was off overnight with no network activity. It required rebooting the unit. Overall it was too much of a hassle to do every day and I now use a long ethernet cable.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Karsten,

We are sorry for the inconvenience you have experienced with the Linksys WUMC710. If you still have the device with you, we would be glad to assist you improve your network. If the bridge frequently gets disconnected from the main access point/router, place the bridge within the AP/router's line of sight and minimize physical obstruction. Changing the AP/router's wireless channel could be of help too.

We would appreciate it if you could email us the details of your network setup so we can assist you properly. You can reach us at LinksysCares@linksys.com anytime. We hope to hear from you.


Regards,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com



Regards,

Linksys Support
www.linksys.com

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4 out of 5 eggsGood, If You Know Your Stuff

Pros: I've had experience with several brands and models of wireless bridges. They come in quite handy if you need to connect a wired-only device to your wireless network.

That said, this is the first wireless bridge I've used that has multiple ethernet ports. Every single one I've come across in the past has only allowed a single connection, so kudos to Linksys for that. This would be a nice gadget to tuck behind your entertainment center to connect multiple home theater devices.

Another first from my experience, is a bridge that connects to the new-ish 802.11ac standard. I was able to connect to my Netgear AC router just fine and the connection was fast enough to stream a full blu-ray quality MKV video file without any skipping.

So far, after initial set up the device does what it's supposed to do without any troubles. Set and forget.

Cons: Linksys/Cisco has let a few goofs through their QC department. The attention to detail is slightly lacking. For example, in the user manual the English instructions are suddenly in French for one paragraph, and then back to English in the next.

My biggest complaint, however, is that Linksys did not print the default username/password or IP address anywhere on the device. Typically, it's placed in small text on the bottom of the networking equipment. You'll have to look up the default username/password in the user manual unless you have an exceptionally good memory.

Other Thoughts: Out of the box this wireless bridge had a firmware update available that I manually installed. The stock firmware on the device was a bit dated... from 2012.

Since I brought up upgrading the firmware, I must share my experience with that. Immediately after updating the firmware, I could only get a 169.254.x.x IP address from the DHCP of the bridge. I rebooted the bridge several times but could not get it to connect properly. I had to reset the device using a paperclip in order to get the bridge functional again.

For those of you out there too lazy to look it up, the default IP address of this bridge is 10.100.1.1 with DHCP enabled by default. After you get the bridge to connect to your wireless, it will then have an IP address determined by your wireless router and it's that new IP address that you can use to log into the bridge.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi rwpritchett,

Your feedback is truly appreciated and valued. We took note of it. It will surely help us to provide better experience. We also would like you to know that we’re always here to help. Do send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com.

Regards,

Linksys Support
support.linksys.com

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  • Evelyn S.
  • 4/2/2015 5:51:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute Total Junk!

Pros: 5GHz, 802.11ac, low price

Cons: Do NOT buy this product. The only reason I gave it one star is that I couldn't give it zero. Like many others, I had a complete failure to get ANY connection. I have a Cisco WAP371 Access Point (same brand!!) and couldn't even get the media connector to detect the SSID in a site survey. It occasionally detected my neighbor's, but even that was hit or miss. I know the WAP works because I have three other 5 GHz 802.11ac devices attached. This is a very poorly designed product and (IMHO) Cisco/Linksys needs to toss and replace. After 45 minutes on the phone with tech support, they said it was defective and to get a replacement. I acquired one locally just to see if it was worth my time to return; the second unit had the exact the same result. Now both are going back for a refund. Save yourself the grief and get the D-Link version. It costs more, but it actually works.

Other Thoughts: I read this same warning on other reviews but was lulled by the hope that I have a Cisco setup at home and was reasonably certain it would work. I also noted the Cisco/Linksys responses to bad reviews and remained hopeful. Don't fall into this trap. This device has MANY such reviews across the web for very good reason. The tech team that put this on the market needs to go to unemployment line.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We appreciate you for taking the time to share your outright feedback about the media connector. We're very sorry to hear that you weren't completely happy with your experience with the unit. Allow us to discuss this with you further so we can rectify this matter. Please send us an email with the details below and the link to this review at LinksysCares@linksys.com

Name:
Phone Number:
Location:

Regards,

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

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  • Lucinda C.
  • 3/26/2015 4:31:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Device

Pros: Easily connects via WPS. No issues. Also connects well with web interface. Did speed tests. Speeds are great.

Cons: Web interface could use a little bit of work. Terms different for searching for SSID's. Not enough to subtract a egg. This is the second one first had some issues and had to do a RMA. Didn't subtract a egg due to performance. Newegg has always did me right on rma's. Seems to have problem connected to Verizon FIOS equipment. It disconnects from modem/ router and when you try to reconnect the SSID disappears. A router reboot fixes problem but it's annoying. Works well with other Linksys equipment.

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  • Alan L.
  • 3/26/2015 1:57:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks for KODI

Pros: Easy setup, fast connection, gigabit ports

Cons: no external antennas

Other Thoughts: upgraded firmware before I used the unit.
easy setup and fast speeds

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  • Tim B.
  • 3/6/2015 8:59:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWireless 4 Port Bridge

Pros: Easy set-up (2 pcs)

Cons: Wireless connection (WPS) simply did not work and connection to modem / router was impossible. .Could not access or run wireless manual set-up web-based utility. Called Cisco tech support number and after giving the model number of this device only to be told that they no longer support this device unless I was willing to pay a fee for doing so? Setting up a manual IP address is far too much trouble to be doing for the benefit.

Other Thoughts: WPS wireless set-up (push button activation) is overrated. My Direct TV Genie and iPad wireless link up to my modem / router were done by manual configuration methods and did not require any manual IP address set-up.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We appreciate your detailed review of this product and we value your thoughts. Allow us to help you check on the unit and assist you with its setup. Please send us the details of your network environment ( e.g. ISP, model # of router) at LinksysCares@linksys.com along with your contact information and the link to this review for our reference.

We will be glad to hear from you anytime.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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