Excellent WIFI Upgrade with increased range & speed; BUT....4/2/2021 11:40:02 AM

Pros: Previous Router was WRT1900AC & has limited WIFI connection speed when I upgraded my internet. The MR9600 was an excellent choice for our home office, video chats, video conferencing, large file upload/download, etc for multiple users [2-3]. The increased range is also a bonus. We run two small tech companies from our home, so WIFI is critical. I would estimate we have purchased ~10 routers over the years.

Cons: Because the range increased, I had dropped connections. I need to use the range finder option & relocate the base communication channels. My neighbor's WIFI units were interfering because antenna coverage increased. I reduced one egg from 5 because I am not a fan of the iPhone GUI. While it gets the job done, I preferred the standard unit GUI. Also, I configured a custom DHCP table for the home MAC addresses & then reduced the DHCP lease range. i.e. not a configured MAC address, no internet access from me if you crack my SSID password. I could not locate a method to reproduce the DHCP configuration.

Overall Review: Overall , this unit is an good WIFI upgrade. I do recommend to enhance your WIFI experience with this unit. I took another egg rating away today. I have a nagging issue with my Honeywell WIFI Thermostats. All three will drop off-line & will not connect until I execute Channel Finder via the App [Info came from LinkSys Technical Support]. I actually replaced one [not WIFI related] & it behaves just like the others. We also experienced a router crash yesterday. My previous router never failed me. I also re-activated my WIFI extender for the second floor.epilogue & thoughts one year later: I removed another egg today. I reported the issue to Linksys technical support. I did not receive any feedback. So, after a year of dealing with the various dropped connections, about every 1-2 weeks, I am very disappointed especially considering the product cost. I keep checking for newer firmware, still nothing. I no longer support this product.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Christopher L, Power cycling the Linksys MR9600 after running the Channel Finder can help. Allow us to have you assisted by our Escalation Engineers. Please send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact information and link to this review for our reference. Regards, Elyza Linksys Support
Perfect upgrade to increase available storage10/19/2020 11:47:28 AM

Pros: The faster USB-C connection works well. I purchased this drive for my Time Machine Backups. It is a faster drive that my other USB SATA drives.

Cons: None at this time.

Overall Review: I recommend this drive because of the USB-C interface.

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Six Drives in a Software Defined RAID-66/24/2018 6:36:45 AM

Pros: I ordered six 6TB drives to replace six 3TB drives in my media server (BSD Free NAS). The only issue was the rebuild time since i replaced the drivers one at a time. The RAID is online without errors.

Cons: There are no negative issues other than I need to increase the RAM to support the larger RAID.

Overall Review: Update: After two years running my media server [in RAID configuration], a drive just failed. My opinion; this is an acceptable event because I built this server with a drive failure in mind.

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Worked well in both Windows10 & IOSX with excellent I/O Performance.8/18/2017 12:19:13 PM

Pros: I purchased this drive as a "filler" disk for my Windows10 Storage Space disk upgrade [3TB to 6TB]. This is a very intensive I/O process lasting 24 hours, empty data partitions from RAID config, replace hardware, add drive to RAID & rebalance (repeat until done). The USB-3 WD drive handled the numerous [12] data partition migrations without issue, including the drive I/O performance. I now use it for my Mac Backup drive. This is my second WD external 3TB drive. The first one [silver] is attached to my media win10 server.

Cons: A padded carrying case would be nice, since my external drives tend to have issues over time. And because, I travel a lot, I repurposed a zippered case with foam padding from a small USB battery backup to help protect the drive.

Overall Review: I definitely would purchase this product again. It is faster drive than my 2TB external drives.

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Works as advertised4/20/2017 4:39:49 AM

Pros: if you need a quiet power supply, this is it.

Cons: I now need to replace the case fans because they are loud. I did not notice when the other power supply was installed.

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Simple transaction; fast delivery3/3/2017 9:18:29 AM

Pros: The MacBook arrived on time; booted & loaded my last time clock backup within an hour. It is 100% functional without any issues.

Cons: I do not have any negative feedback.

Overall Review: I definitely recommend the supplier.

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Easy to Install & fast4/15/2016 2:55:32 PM

Pros: I replaced my old Linksys 3000 only because it was getting old. The EA6900 integrated into my network very nicely. The signal coverage encompassed the entire house. I turned off my WIFI extender & the secondary WIFI access point while I finish my testing. All WIFI units are online so far. I ran a DSLreport performance test prior & afterwards. It reported a 2x-3x performance improvement.

Cons: The unit shipped with a previous WIFI configuration. I held the factory reset for 20 seconds and it cleared.

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