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Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router

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Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router

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  • Wireless-N & AC Technology
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/draft ac Standards
  • 2.4GHz / 5GHz Frequency Bands
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 / 1 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • Enhanced Wireless Security Encryption
  • Native IPv6 Support
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You Pay: $179.99

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The EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router from Linksys features wireless AC technology offering enhanced wireless data transfer speeds able to reach further than traditional wireless protocols. Along with integrated wireless AC technology, this Linksys router supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies making it possible to allocate less data intensive tasks such as web browsing and email to the 2.4GHz frequency, while keeping the faster 5GHz frequency open to tasks such as streaming HD content and transferring large files.

The Linksys EA6900 Dual Band Router also features four Gigabit Ethernet ports for a stable, wired connection option. Also found on the back of the router are one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port designed to support peripherals such as external hard drives and printers. Once connected, users throughout the network can access and utilize the attached devices.

Security is a major concern when administering a network, and the Linksys EA6900 covers all the bases. Setup and configure parental controls and guest access to limit user access to various parts of the network and the Internet. You can also utilize WEP, WPA, WPA-2 mixed, WPA2 personal, WPA2 enterprise, and Wi-Fi Protected Setup advanced encryption standards for enhanced network security.

Wireless AC Technology
The Linksys EA6900 uses the next generation Wireless AC technology for powerful networking.
Up to 4.3X Faster than Wireless N
With the Linksys EA6900 you experience speeds approximately 4.3x faster than Wireless N (N600+AC1300).
Dual Band 2.4 + 5 GHz
Double the bandwidth to maximize wireless throughput.
Beamforming Technology
Focus the wireless signal from router to the client device for optimal performance.
USB Ports
Add external storage or other devices to share across your network. The integrated USB 3.0 port transfers data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.
DLNA Certified Media Server
Easily search for and play media (video, music, images) across your network.
Advanced Security
Wireless WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall help keep your network safely connected.
Guest Access
Easily secure your network while providing guests with Wi-Fi access.
Easy Setup
Simple installation, no CD required.
Parental Controls
Easily manage access to the Internet by device with ability to create schedule and specific websites. Monitor at home or while away with SMART Wi-Fi using your computer browser or smartphone.
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
Enhanced wireless router web interface. Monitor and control your home network from anywhere using computer browser or smartphone.
Device Priority Quality of Service (QoS)
Wi-Fi traffic prioritization for smooth HD video performance.
Adjustable External Antennas
Adjust antennas for optimal wireless Wi-Fi performance.
Technology Supported Wireless-N & AC
Frequencies 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Transmit / Receive 3x3
Antennas External antennas
Ports 4 x Gigabit LAN
1 x Gigabit WAN
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Power Switch Power On and Off switch
Wi-Fi Protected Setup Wi-Fi Protected Setup with push button
LEDs Power, Ethernet LAN, Internet, WPS
Software Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
Setup access, manage parental controls, advanced network settings
Setup CD-less setup
OS Compatibility Windows, Mac
Wireless IEEE/802.11 a/b/g/n/draft ac, Simultaneous Dual Band 2.4 and 5 GHz, WEP,WPA/WPA2-Mixed, WPA2-Personal, WPA2- Enterprise, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) support
IPv6 Native IPv6 and 6rd support
Minimum System Requirements PC
Wi-Fi enabled PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7 or Windows 8
Mac
Wi-Fi enabled Mac with CD or DVD drive, running OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.1, Lion 10.7 or later
Web Browser
Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5 (for Mac), Firefox 8, or Chrome configuration
HD/3D Video Streaming
Requires a minimum of 100 Mbps transfer speed, actual performance may vary
Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router
  • CD-Rom with documentation
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    LinksysEA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router
     
    4.6

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Fast connection (8)
    • Fast (7)
    • Reliable connection (7)
    • Secure connection (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network (8)
      • Small networks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (6), Mac (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice, but expensive considering....

      Had to replace a Dlink router that stopped working. With visions of installation issues like I had with the Dlink, I decided to order this Linksys Router. Surprisingly, the installation was straightforward and...Read complete review

      Had to replace a Dlink router that stopped working. With visions of installation issues like I had with the Dlink, I decided to order this Linksys Router. Surprisingly, the installation was straightforward and easy for my home network consisting of an Apple iMac, a Macbook Air, three PCs, and 4 printers (all wireless).
      This router is FAST. The iPhone app works as advertised. The downloaded computer app works on the iMac. The apps allow access to the router settings and makes it real easy to troubleshoot, add a guest, set priority, etc.
      All said, seems like a really nice router, well worth the price compared to other routers available.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Find something elses

      I have a fair sized home system which includes high speed cable, a new 20Mbps 8 lane Cable modem (Arris Motorola SB6141 White) and this wireless EA6900 router. I had looked at reviews...Read complete review

      I have a fair sized home system which includes high speed cable, a new 20Mbps 8 lane Cable modem (Arris Motorola SB6141 White) and this wireless EA6900 router. I had looked at reviews for several weeks and it seemed like the best. After 4 months I have finally had it. With 20+ N wireless or 1GB devices (Cameras (11), Laptop (2), Server, Desktop, iPads (2), Smart Phones (2), Taglist alarming, ViewZone, Cisco Entender, 3 TV's wired and wireless, HP wired/wireless printer, 3 Linsys WiFi extenders RE1000 (2) & RE2000 - the AC1900 EA6900 is junk. It has serious overheating (design flaw) and will not EVER list the devices in full. Some listed as gone still running and sending info out of the network. I have had it choke up (No more Smart App access or local http web), reboot spontaneously (heat?) and generally hit or miss any one of these devices - meaning they just will not all list. Linksys support will spend an hour (each of several weekend calls) only to state you need level two, which will never materialize or call back at the appointment times. They will try re-treading your auto tires if they think it MIGHT work. Stay clear of this. I have had to travel to the remote site several times to find 1/2 of the things connected and running and the rest with DHCP failures or other invisible items inaccessible. I have even used a laptop cooler under it. Time to look beyond this company.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing Router!

      By Kevin

      from Buenos Aires

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Fast Connection Speed
      • Reliable connection
      • Secure Connection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home network

        Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

        I needed more range and power from the router, and with this one i am really satisfied!
        i have no dead zones, and it's easy to install and setup.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Killer

        By Slinsmith

        from Portland, ME

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Fast Connection Speed
        • Reliable connection
        • Secure Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home network

          Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

          Simply Plug & Play. But if your techie,then advance set-ups galore. Highly recommended.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Find something elses

          By M

          from Fresno, CA

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Interface
            • Slow Connection Speed
            • Unreliable connection

            Best Uses

              Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

              I have a fair sized home system which includes high speed cable, a new 20Mbps 8 lane Cable modem (Arris Motorola SB6141 White) and this wireless EA6900 router. I had looked at reviews for several weeks and it seemed like the best. After 4 months I have finally had it. With 20+ N wireless or 1GB devices (Cameras (11), Laptop (2), Server, Desktop, iPads (2), Smart Phones (2), Taglist alarming, ViewZone, Cisco Entender, 3 TV's wired and wireless, HP wired/wireless printer, 3 Linsys WiFi extenders RE1000 (2) & RE2000 - the AC1900 EA6900 is junk. It has serious overheating (design flaw) and will not EVER list the devices in full. Some listed as gone still running and sending info out of the network. I have had it choke up (No more Smart App access or local http web), reboot spontaneously (heat?) and generally hit or miss any one of these devices - meaning they just will not all list. Linksys support will spend an hour (each of several weekend calls) only to state you need level two, which will never materialize or call back at the appointment times. They will try re-treading your auto tires if they think it MIGHT work. Stay clear of this. I have had to travel to the remote site several times to find 1/2 of the things connected and running and the rest with DHCP failures or other invisible items inaccessible. I have even used a laptop cooler under it. Time to look beyond this company.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Other

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              GREAT ROUTER

              By SMPNMP

              from Lombard, IL

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast Connection Speed

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home network

                Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

                Great range, easy setup

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                As advertised

                By Bud

                from Des Moines, IA

                Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

                This router worked very well out of the box. Easy setup, streams to multiple devices as advertised!

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                5.0

                Stable; Fast Great Range

                By Tom

                from Washington State

                About Me High bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Fast Connection Speed
                • Reliable connection
                • Secure Connection
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home network
                  • Small Networks

                  Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

                  This is an excellent product and better thatn other dual-band routers I have used.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  WONDERFUL ITEM

                  By FOSMAN

                  from DOBBS FERRY, NY

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Fast Connection Speed
                  • Reliable connection
                  • Secure Connection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home network

                    Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

                    IT GIVES ME MORE SPEED

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    so far, so good

                    By Joel

                    from Massachusetts

                    About Me Low bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

                          It took a while to get it set up (but LinkSys in the Philipines was very helpful) and now does what I wanted it to do - namely send out a stronger signal than what my previous router did.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Good product

                          By Danny

                          from Sf Bay Area

                          Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

                          Works as advertised. Easy setup. Fast.

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                          5.0

                          Nice, but expensive considering....

                          By Doc

                          from Chesterfield, MO

                          About Me High bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Convenient Iphone App
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Fast Connection Speed
                          • Reliable connection
                          • Secure Connection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home network
                            • Small Networks

                            Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

                            Had to replace a Dlink router that stopped working. With visions of installation issues like I had with the Dlink, I decided to order this Linksys Router. Surprisingly, the installation was straightforward and easy for my home network consisting of an Apple iMac, a Macbook Air, three PCs, and 4 printers (all wireless).
                            This router is FAST. The iPhone app works as advertised. The downloaded computer app works on the iMac. The apps allow access to the router settings and makes it real easy to troubleshoot, add a guest, set priority, etc.
                            All said, seems like a really nice router, well worth the price compared to other routers available.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Quick and Easy Installation....

                            By doc

                            from Chesterfield, MO

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast
                            • Fast Connection Speed
                            • Reliable connection
                            • Secure Connection

                            Cons

                            • Wireless Printers Difficu

                            Best Uses

                            • Home network

                            Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

                            Install went much more smoothly than expected. Connection to my cable modem and to my wired computer (3pc, 2 apple) went without issues. Connection to my three wireless printers required reinstallation of the printer software in order to re-initiate the wireless connect.

                            Wireless range from the Linksys router is exceptionally good (much better than the drink router it replaces), and the speed of the connection to the internet through the cable modem (ISP: Charter) is actually faster (upload and download) than what I was experiencing with the previous drink router.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            AWESOME!!!!

                            By sam

                            from san diego

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast
                            • Fast Connection Speed
                            • Reliable connection
                            • Secure Connection

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home network
                              • Small Networks

                              Comments about Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band AC1900 Router:

                              I have been a long time Linksys user but ever since Cisco took over Linksys I have used Dlink and I hated my Dlink Router. But When I heard Belkin bought Linksys I went out and bought 3 of these routers. This by far is the easiest router to install. So easy even someone that doesn't know anything about computer could do it. But I love the features and the WiFi speed is the best on the market. You will no go wrong with this router!!!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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