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The WRT1900AC Wireless AC Router from Linksys is a dual band router complete with a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM processor, 128MB flash memory, and 256MB DDR3 RAM memory. Take advantage of enhanced wireless network functionality as the WRT1900AC supports wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac networking standards and functions on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. With simultaneous dual-band connectivity you benefit from data transfer rates up to 1.3 Gbps, perfect for streaming HD content, online gaming, and more.
The WRT1900AC router features four detachable external antennas, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, one eSATA/USB 2.0 port, and one USB 3.0 port. The four upgradable antennas provide expansive wireless networking connectivity while the four Gigabit Ethernet ports ensure a fast, reliable, wired networking option. Additionally, the integrated eSATA/USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports make it simple to attach peripherals such as external hard drives.
For enhanced networking functionality the WRT1900AC comes equipped with Smart Wi-Fi software giving you the ability to monitor nearly every aspect of your network. Whether on a PC or mobile device you can monitor your network, set parental controls, restrict network access, and more. This router is also open-source ready giving advanced users the ability to modify the router including the option to take advantage of available open source firmware.
The Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router delivers an improved user experience and enhanced Wi-Fi coverage for your home or office. This router has been updated to be compatible with the Wireless-AC platform along with a four antenna configuration, and a powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM processor to provide a stronger signal and increased range. The WRT1900AC router also features a dual eSATA/USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port to conveniently connect an array of devices.
Smart Wi-Fi Software
The WRT1900AC features Smart Wi-Fi software to monitor and control your network anywhere at any time using a PC or mobile device. You can set parental controls to restrict Internet access during certain times of the day and create secure Wi-Fi passwords for your guests. You can also monitor activity on your home network, add new devices, and check upload and download speeds. In addition, Linksys Smart Wi-Fi allows you to prioritize which devices on your network receive the most bandwidth to reduce lag time and buffering when you're streaming HD media or gaming. The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account also gives you access to apps that provide additional ways to control and interact with your home Wi-Fi network.
The WRT1900AC router incorporates the Network Map tool in Smart Wi-Fi when using your Smart Wi-Fi account. Network Map provides a visual overview of your network allowing you to see all devices on your network, their online status and signal strength, and also measure how much bandwidth they're using at any time. It also allows you to create personalized identifiable names so that you can identify your connected devices.
Four High-Performance Antennas for Maximum Coverage
To provide strong, reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home or office, the WRT1900AC features four external adjustable antennas to ensure your Wi-Fi signal is always at maximum strength. The antennas also enhance 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneous dual wireless bands performance for a strong, reliable Wi-Fi signal that helps to eliminate dead zones. The antennas can also be detached to allow for future upgrades.
Leveraging the Wireless-AC standard, the WRT1900AC delivers innovative beamforming technology enabling the router to strengthen the wireless signal to specific devices, rather than simply sending out Wi-Fi in a general direction. Now you can experience faster network speeds, better wireless range, reduced interference from other devices, and stronger Wi-Fi connections.
Dual-Core ARM Processor
With a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM CPU the WRT1900AC is capable of moving data at enhanced rates in even the busiest of networks. The enhanced data speeds can easily support multiple users at once whether they're streaming music, watching HD videos, or playing online games.
Advanced Wired Connections
For enhanced performance, the WRT1900AC is equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports, which are 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet to provide enhanced wired data transfer speeds. Using the USB 3.0 port, you can add external storage or other devices to share content across your network. For those with an external SATA storage device, the WRT1900AC is outfitted with a unique eSATA port for added convenience and optimal data transfer rates. The eSATA port can also serve as a USB 2.0 port.
Open Source Ready
While the Linksys WRT1900AC provides an enhanced networking experience via Smart Wi-Fi out of the box, advanced users can further modify the router, which will have Open Source firmware available. Developed for use with OpenWRT, an open source, Linux-based operating system, the router offers an additional layer of customization to suit an individual's needs.
To keep unauthorized users from accessing your data, the WRT1900AC offers Wi-Fi Protected Setup along with WPA2 encryption and an SPI firewall for maximum network security. Parental controls enable you to restrict Internet access for children.
Minimum System Requirements
For router and Linksys Smart Wi-Fi access, the WRT1900AC requires Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5, Firefox 8, or Google Chrome. For printer sharing and user documentation, it requires a Wi-Fi enabled PC that has a CD or DVD drive and that runs Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, or later, Windows 7, or Windows 8. The WRT1900AC is also compatible with a Wi-Fi enabled Mac that has a CD or DVD drive and that runs Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, Lion 10.7 or later, or Mountain Lion 10.8 or later.
4 x Gigabit LAN
1 x Gigabit WAN
1 x USB 3.0
1 x eSATA/USB 2.0
100-240 V 50/60 Hz
Storage File Systems
FAT, NTFS, and HFS+
Power, Internet, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, LAN (10/100 Mbps or 1 Gbps), USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA, Wi-Fi protected setup
PPTP IPSec pass-through
128 MB flash
256 MB DDR3 RAM
802.11b: Up to 11 Mbps
802.11a/g: Up to 54 Mbps
802.11n (2.4 GHz): Up to 600 Mbps
802.11ac (5 GHz): Up to 1.3 Gbps
Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5 GHz wireless AC technology for enhanced networking capabilities.
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
Minimum System Requirements (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
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