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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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WUMC710
Wireless-AC Universal Media Connector

WUMC710
Ideal For:
  • 3D/HD Video and HD media streaming
  • Connecting multiple home theater or home office devices
  • Making wired devices wireless

Key Features:
  • Latest Draft 802.11ac Wireless Technology
  • Ultimate Speeds- Up to 1300Mbps
  • Backward Compatible with Dual-Band Wireless-N routers
  • Four Gigabit ports
  • Quality of Service (QoS) for smooth streaming performance
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup
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FEATURES

Wireless AC technology
Wireless AC Technology

The WUMC710 is the first Linksys Media Connector offering AC technology for fast video and media streaming. Connect your entertainment devices at transfer rates up to 1300Mbps speed for a premium home network experience.

Benefits of Gigabit
Benefits of Gigabit

Use the four Gigabit ports to connect devices at speeds 10X faster than standard Ethernet.

Optimised for entertainment
Optimized for Entertainment

Bring the ultimate entertainment experience to your living room by connecting your Smart TV, Blu-ray player, game console and other devices to the Internet. The integrated media prioritization technology helps to prioritize video and other media files.

Ultimate Range
Ultimate Range

MIMO antenna array expands coverage and reliability.

Advanced Security
Advanced Security

To protect your data and privacy, all wireless transmissions can be encrypted with industrial-strength Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security. Wi-Fi Protected Setup helps make secure connections pushbutton simple.

Push-ButtonSetup
Push-Button Setup

Enjoy quick, three-step setup, plus parental controls, instant guest access, and easy network management

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Easily Connect up to Four Ethernet-Enabled Entertainment Devices to Your Existing Wireless Network and Enjoy HD-Quality Video Streaming

The next generation Wi-Fi with speeds approximately 3x faster than Wireless-N. For optimal performance, pair with a Wireless-AC router.

How it Works:

The Wireless-AC universal media connector can make any wired device a part of your Wireless-AC network. It's optimized for streaming video and is ideal for wirelessly streaming or sharing music, photos, movies, and other files around the home.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  • Model: Linksys WUMC710
  • Technology: Wireless-AC
  • Bands: 5GHz
  • Transmit/Receive: 3 x 3
  • Antennas: 3 (Internal)
  • Ethernet Ports x Speed: 4 x 10/100/1000
  • Setup: Push-Button Wi-Fi Protected Setup

MINIMUM 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 100Mbps transfer speed; Actual performance may vary

PACKAGE CONTENTS
box
  • Linksys WUMC710 Wireless-AC Universal Media Connector
  • CD-ROM with Documentation Resources
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter

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


Customer Reviews of the Linksys WUMC710

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  • Shaun G.
  • 1/11/2015 7:41:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUnexpectedly stable

Pros: Better stability than expected; no Wifi drops since this was installed a couple of weeks ago
Multiple Ethernet ports allow you to avoid using a switch

Cons: Runs a bit hot. I've added a usb powered netbook cooler to counter this

Other Thoughts: I've read a lot of reviews of this product and I was hesitant at first to order it. Most of the issues revolve around wifi disconnection, which seem either to be caused by heat or firmware issues. I placed the WUMC710 on a netbook cooler to force cool air into it. I also upgraded the firmware to version 1.0.02 as soon as I got it.

I installed a Wireless 802.11ac router (Asus RT-AC68U) the day before the WUMC710 arrived. The WUMC710 is located two floors and the width of my house apart. The Asus unit is in the basement.

I'm presently getting a connection speed of 877.5 Mbit, which is much better than the 200 Mbit powerline adaptors I had been using.

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  • Jarrod B.
  • 1/8/2015 6:17:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever ending dropped connection

Pros: Easy to setup

Cons: I own two of these and both drop connectivity to my Netgear R7000 routers. Previously I used a Trendnet router and had the same problems with this bridge so I'm fairly certain the issue is with this Linksys bridge. At first I thought it was just a range issue but I moved one to around 15 feet with a line of sight of one of the routers and it still looses it's connection. The only correlation I could find is the probability of the dropped connection seems to increase during idle times.

Dropping the connection should be expected with any wireless equipment on occasion but the bad thing with this bridge is that it never reconnects and requires either a power cycle or you have to locally reboot it through the web interface. I'm an engineer and have worked with a lot of networking equipment over the years and I have never been so frustrated by network problems as I have been with this product.

When this bridge works properly it's fairly quick. I have seen problems moving media streams through it with a high data rate but that happens infrequently.

Other Thoughts: Linksys updated the firmware revisions *once* and this product has been on the market for at least three years. The last (2nd) update was 8/29/2013 so I think you can consider this hardware abandoned so even thought the price is cheap I wouldn't expect them to offer you any support if you can't get the bridge to operate correctly either.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi MrGiggleNutz,

We appreciate you in sharing a detailed review about your experience with the Linksys WUMC710 though we feel bad that the device is not working well as expected. How long have you been using the devices? Have you tried re-flashing the firmwares on each device? Email us the details at LinksysCares@linksys.com and we'll do our best to get this sorted out.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

Linksys Support
www.support.linksys.com

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  • Julio C.
  • 1/8/2015 11:18:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuick setup, works like a charm!

Pros: If your router supports WPS, you can literally be connected in 30 seconds. Once linked, plug in the Ethernet cables for your devices, and you're good to go! I've been running the new setup for 3 days without a hiccup so far - better yet, it resolved the problem that my XBOX 360 S model has connecting over 802.11n on the WRT 1900AC's 2.4GHz band. I literally had to force the 2.4GHz band into b/g only mode in order to prevent connectivity issues on the 360 S - a problem that seems to prevalent with this console and a few of the newer routers on the market, after doing some additional research.

Cons: None that I can think of - my older PS3 that uses 802.11g can now download at 24Mbps over Ethernet via the Bridge.

Other Thoughts: Not a Con, but I hate it when devices don't have an On/Off switch - I hate plugging things in "hot". I like the minimalist design of the bridge, which looks exactly like the WET610N that it replaced in one of my media hubs. Given that this device is 1300AC, I really hope that Belkin/Linksys relaease a 1900AC version of this bridge to take advantage of the speed potential offered by my WRT 1900AC. Given the CES announcement of the WRT 1200AC, these bridges would partner nicely with that router.

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  • Joseph H.
  • 1/8/2015 10:04:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsLInksys WUMC710

Pros: I bought this as a way to upgrade the wireless performance on my PS3 and PS4 gaming consoles. I benchmarked the results using the built in Internet test in the PS3/PS4 networking setup. On the PS3 my data rates were roughly double the built in wireless rates. I was getting about 16mb downstream and now I'm almost getting 30mb downstream. On the PS4 my data rates were roughly 33% higher than the standard PS4 wireless. I was getting about 30mb downstream and now I'm getting 40mb+ downstream.

Cons: No issues so far!

Other Thoughts: I am using a TP-LINK WDR4300 router and it only supports 450MB on the 5g band. I think my results would be better with a faster router.

I read reviews where people reported issues with dropped signals. I have not encountered any issues like that. From my understanding, this device has more internal antennas than either the PS3 or PS4, so I expected it to have stronger reception (even after moving from 2.4ghz to 5ghz).

The device also did not require any customized setup, the WPS setup worked perfectly. I saw that some reviewers reported problems with this but I did not encounter any issues.

I bought this device from another retailer (xmas gift card), so it's not a "verified purchase", but I wanted to post a review here since newegg is where I purchase most of my goods and it is my favorite site for product reviews.

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  • Aaron A.
  • 1/2/2015 9:26:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrops Network

Pros: Easy to connect if you have a Linksys router with Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

Cons: Challenging, if not impossible, to setup if you don't have a router with Wi-Fi Protected Setup without updating the bridge's firmware.

I can not get it to stop dropping my wifi network, and it doesn't automatically reconnect.

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  • Tim L.
  • 12/31/2014 4:03:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Bridge

Pros: Worked great out of the box with a EA6400 router Linksys as well. Seems just as fast as the router itself in most cases although some tasks take more time, they seem minor.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Other Thoughts: These new smart network devices take all the hard work out of setting up a whole house network.

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  • Patrick B.
  • 12/25/2014 11:05:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrops Packets

Pros: Fast. Easy to configure.

Cons: Drops packets to devices behind it.
I wanted to replace my D-Link Wireless-N Media bridge with new AC units after upgrading my AP. I updated to the latest firmware and put it in place with a NAS and a DVR on the other side of it and began streaming a video from the NAS only the find the video having problems playing. I began a continuous ping to the NAS and found it was dropping anywhere from 1-7% of the pings. I started pinging my DVR and found it dropped about 1% of them. I put my DLink back in place and the ping drops stopped. I bought two so I swapped them out and the ping drops continued. I replaced with a DLink DAP-1650 and access to my devices on the other end are stable.

Other Thoughts: I didn't try with the out of the box firmware (1.0 I believe).

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Thank you for sharing your experience through this review. Do you still have the wireless bridge? We understand how tough it was for you and allow us to help you look into the challenges that you have encountered with it.

How far is the bridge from the router? Try to relocate it as the signal might've been interfered. You may also try to change the wireless channel of the router's 5GHz network to 36, 40, 44 or 48 and observe the connection. We'd appreciate if you'll update us via email at LinksysCares@linksys.com. In the message, indicate your full name, phone number, 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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  • Joseph T.
  • 11/30/2014 6:06:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsFun while it lasted...

Pros: - Fast
- Easy to connect
- Rock solid 4-port switch built in, see Other thoughts.
- Wireless AC
- Easy on the eyes (looks cool)

Cons: - Extremely unreliable connection
- Signal strength was reading 18% when the router I'm connecting to is less than 10 feet away (one room over and a floor down)

Other Thoughts: The wireless worked beautifully for a month. After that, however, it would drop out for about 15 seconds every hour. So I guess it's good for Youtube and stuff like that, but for online gaming, stay away.
The 4 port switch is the only thing this has going for it. As I got the access point for (cheap) on sale, it was not worth it to return to Newegg (and I was out of the return window if I'm correct) so I now use it as a simple 4-port switch for LAN parties, and for that it works flawlessly. I have also ran a CAT-6 cable to the room the wireless access point was, and have no connection issues (well, duh).

Manufacturer Response:

Hi capt_Banana,

Thank you for telling us about your experience with the Linksys wireless bridge. Some conflict with other devices or networks would cause the connection to be unreliable. We would like to assist you in optimizing the device's settings and improve the connection. You may send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link to this post.

We would already appreciate if you can share us the steps that you have taken in trying to resolve this matter.

Regards,

Linksys Support
support.linksys.com

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  • Marshall M.
  • 11/7/2014 1:04:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat wifi bridge

Pros: This thing is so fast, I liked it so much that I bought 2 more. I got tired of usb ac adapter with slower speeds

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: This is far better than usb ac adapters, faster and more reliable

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  • Mark D.
  • 11/2/2014 7:04:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome bridge at a really cheap price

Pros: Great little device, I've been running this for about 2 months now, works like a charm.
I get an average of 50MB/s (~400Mbit) from my basement to the main router (which is 2 floors up).
Super easy to set up, pressed the WPS button and I was done.

Couldn't ask for more at this price point.

Cons: Setup might be over simplified for some tech-savvy people. There are really no available options on this unit.

You can change from Automatic assigned IP to Static IP for the unit. and choose whether or not to enable QOS. That's it. If you want more options this isn't the device for you.

Static IP is really the only option I wanted/needed so it's simplicity works for me.

Other Thoughts: It's definately got a stronger antennae than your average wifi card or ordinary device.

I have my HTPC and PS4 hooked up to this, neither device was getting remotely close to the 400Mbit I'm getting now using this bridge.

Connection is definitely stronger and more reliable.

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