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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
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Linksys WUMC710

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  • Karsten A.
  • 4/20/2015 1:23:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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  • Timothy J.
  • 3/26/2015 4:31:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Average
  • 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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  • Michael K.
  • 2/19/2015 2:51:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice once set up properly

Pros: Works great with my RT AC 66U router once you update firmware and reset the unit and do WPS again. I also like the 4 gig Ethernet ports and the price is right. I didn;'t need "extender" capabilities or 2.4ghz so I didn't have to pay for it either. just a 5ghz AC bridge. 2.4ghz is useless for multiple heavy streaming anyway. Running 3 of these with no issues whatsoever.

Cons: Shape of unit. wish it was shaped like a switch

Other Thoughts: 1. Update your router to latest firmware
2. push WPS setup on unit, then router
3. Update WUMC710 firmware (get from linksys website)
4. Reset WUMC710 with little button on bottom of unit
5. Do WPS setup again (step 2 above)
6. Give the WUMC710 a unique host name before adding another one (if you are going to add another)

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  • W K.
  • 2/17/2015 11:49:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat at first, now disconnects frequently

Pros: Good price. Looks nice in my living room. Great when it works.

Cons: It worked great at first, but now it keeps disconnecting every few hours and will not automatically reconnect. I have to power cycle it to get it to reconnect to my ASUS RT-AC68U router.

Other Thoughts: Why can't they just charge more and make reliable hardware? My time is valuable. I'd rather spend money up front to avoid having to waste hours of my life fighting with tempermental wireless gear.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi there,

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We regret to hear the inconvenience you have experienced with the unit. Allow our team to assist you with your Linksys WUMC710. Please send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact information and the link to this review. We're looking forward to working with you.

Regards,

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

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  • WAN-YU L.
  • 2/5/2015 8:19:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood for long distance

Pros: - I have a home server hidden in a closet due to the noise. it is in a room without network drops. this product gave me a solution and now I can stream from the server.

- I am not getting drops that others claim. (see other thoughts for my set up)

- Data transfer rate from my server to my pc (vice versa) is locked at 25MB/s. connection status states 500mb, which in a perfect world, i should be getting around 60 - 70MB/s. but 25MB/s is good enough for streaming 1080p videos with 5.1 surround.

- this media connector is around 50ft away from my router that the signal has to go through 4 walls including my kitchen and garage. connection is solid.

Cons: - came with out dated firmware. too many problems. if you get it, please update to newest firmware immediately.

- runs warm.

- no option for 2.4GHz

- Does not broadcast for extra wireless coverage. wireless only talks back and forth with router.

- even right next to the router, I've never surpassed 30MB/s on data transfer. my router is AC1900mbps rated, so i should be getting at least the max speed of this media connector which advertises as 1300mbps, which boils down to abount 160MB/s in a perfect world.

Other Thoughts: most people who purchased it had ping drop issues which explains streaming inconsistencies. here is what i did.

1. updated the firmware on the WUMC710
2. hit WPS on WUMC710 and my router for the connection
3. on my router, i disabled QoS but left QoS enabled on WUMC710.
4. set my router to broadcast 80MHz on my 5GHz and channel 157.
5. gave WUMC710 a reserved IP address w/ DHCP.

P.S. I am still messing with it for the best signal with speed. my goal is to reach at least 40MB/s so that others in my household can stream simultaneously without buffering issues.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Henry,

We appreciate your comprehensive feedback for the Linksys WUMC710. Thank you for letting us know about the challenges you had with it. This unit is specifically made as a wireless connecting bridge for 5GHz network. It connects to your wireless network to allow your wired devices like TV's, Blu-ray DVD players and gaming consoles to stream wirelessly. We suggest that you change the channel on your wireless network to either 1, 6 or 11 and observe if the data transfer improves. Feel free to email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com should you need further assistance. We'd be glad to assist you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Lucas Z.
  • 2/3/2015 9:08:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsInexpensive 1300 Mbps 802.11ac solution

Pros: This bridge is extremely cheap, capable of three-stream 802.11ac. I have four running reliably in my home network. 585Mbps for the one furthest away from my router. With the previous 802.11n bridge, I was getting around 100Mbps from the same location. The other three WUMC710 bridges are running 800Mbps or higher.

Cons: Some units have hardware issues that cause them to randomly disconnect, does not support lower channels, limited number of systems supported through the LAN ports.

Other Thoughts: Here are tips to help others get these units running smoothly. I definitely think the cost savings are worth the setup hassle.

Flash to the latest firmware followed by a factory reset before you do anything else.

These will not connect to the AP on lower channels. Do a wireless survey where your AP is and manually configure it to use a clear higher frequency and specify 80MHz channel width. This is a good idea anyway. Auto config is rarely reliable.

From the web interface, do a survey to join the network. I found this to maintain more reliable connections than manually typing in the SSID.

Some units are problematic at the hardware level and will randomly drop wireless. I got 1 bad out of 5. Reflash the latest firmware, do a factory reset, and reconfigure. If that doesn't work, return it and get another.

Don't have too many systems/MACs attached to the LAN ports. I tried using one as a bridge to wirelessly connect my central AP to second AP that all my internet traffic goes through. It would randomly drop entries from the ARP cache and drop traffic. Was very frustrating to isolate this in a network where all the wireless components were upgraded at the same time.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Lucas,

Thank you for the time you spent in sharing your thoughts with us. We appreciate your detailed feedback as this is an opportunity for us to gauge how our device is performing. Feel free to contact us at LinksysCares@linksys.com for questions, suggestions, or Linksys assistance. Please indicate your contact details and the URL to this review.


Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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