Woot!! Look what the mailman brought us to test drive thank to Best Buy!!
Awww it's a bouncing baby Linksys Wireless AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router sent for me to review from Best Buy.
Of course, I put our rather enthusiastic resident computer geek to work installing...and then PB and I were off to take senior pics in the front yard.
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Less than an hour later, we came back to seamless new Internet connection.
From my guy’s notes, there were many high notes to this new router.
First up were major bonus point for super fast and east installation. CG was impressed also with the easy customization, parental controls and guest WiFi. My daughter will appreciate the no less than FOUR antennas that are tilt-able considering her room usually ends up in a wifi dead zone. No bueno when it comes to data overages on her phone. The range on this baby will definitely help that. My hands-down personal favorite though is that is has a super fast eSATA port to plug in one of my external storage hard drives plus a USB. Hello backing up as we sleep! No more tragic lost data stories for me!! The only improvement we could see was that it tested a razor thin 4% slower wired than our current router, but honestly that could have been a fluke. Close enough! Where is shines is it's blazing fast wireless and ability to handle all the devices our family throws at it. So now we are off check out the map of our network! It's already working, to our late on a school night gamers' chagrin? Hahah parental blocks when we need them. Luckily, he'll forgive us with the crazy fast gaming on the week-end!!
- 1.8 GHz CPU for high-powered performance
- MU-MIMO technology for high-speed Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the same time, same speed. MU-MIMO gives every compatible device its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so that multiple devices can connect at the same time without slowing down the network.
- Open-source ready with OpenWrt and DD-WRT® for complete flexibility and customization of functions
- Upgraded Smart Wi-Fi app to manage and monitor your home Wi-Fi from a mobile device, anytime, anywhere
- 256MB Flash plus 512MB of RAM Memory promotes optimal performance.
- 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports offers a high-speed wired network connection.
Compatible with 802.11ac
1 USB 2.0 / eSATA and 1 USB 3.0 ports
Built-in media server
Complies with a variety of standards
Auto detecting and auto sensing
Makes setup simple.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.