It's expensive and its firmware is a few features short of the competition's, but the Linksys WRT1900AC is the fastest 802.11ac router you can buy today (today being April 16, 2014).Read the full review →
The WRT54G was a widely popular and successful router for its reliability and hackability, and now Linksys wants to bring some of that love back in an updated, modern form with the WRT1900AC.
Not surprisingly, the WRT1900AC has an easy and friendly user interface, one that TrustedReviews calls "the most intuitive router UI." PC World says part of the reason it's so friendly is that is has "few features to configure" and the firmware is "very much a bare-bones affair," which may be an issue for some power users. However, for those who do want more will be happy to know that Linksys is planning to provide support for OpenWRT, adding back in the missing features users want.
… show more On the performance front, you would be correct in thinking this router is fast due to its AC branding, and CNET says the WRT1900AC "proves itself right out of the box," calling it "one of the fastest Wi-Fi routers on the market." In testing PC Mag found it offered "excellent performance" and when paired up with another AC bridge, the WRT1900AC provides "unprecedented throughput."
The WRT1900AC is quite expensive, but great performance doesn't come cheap. If you've been missing the old Linksys and need the fastest WiFi available, you should seriously consider the WRT1900AC -- just remember that you will need to spend a bit more for AC adapters or bridges for any non-AC capable devices.
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The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1900 (WRT1900AC) delivers excellent throughput with current-gen wireless clients, and promises killer speeds for future devices. In the meantime, it already offers flashable firmware, wonderful QoS, easy setup, and powerful NAS functionality—for a hefty price.Read the full review →
If you can afford the hefty price tag, the Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router is easily one of the best home routers on the market.Read the full review →
The Linksys WRT1900AC is a blazing fast wireless routing solution. The included set of features allows marketable range with throughput numbers matching all existing solutions. The only downfall ... is the price which reflects the launch of an entire cloud network behind it.Read the full review →
It is the fastest, maddest and most expensive router we have ever tested and for most it will simply be far more than they need. But this is a router built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, and if value is no object you can't go wrong here.Read the full review →
All in all, the Linksys WRT1900AC is a very capable router.Read the full review →
My tests can only tell so much. And what they tell me is that the WRT1900AC is in the race. Whether it comes in win, place or show will depend on Belkin's commitment to the product.Read the full review →
The router is everything I expected except for the rom. I would have expected a rom with more pro features and out of the box pro feeling. If im paying $300 for the router i would expect to see only pro options.Read the full review →
The router has a pretty solid build and the range is pretty good. The concept is also great but the only thing Linksys failed to do was the execution. The device has the most unstable firmware I've ever seen on a router. The devices continually crashes, and incidentally reboots. The radios (the...Read the full review →
Update 6-22-2014 My kids 2006 17" iMac OS X 10.6.8 AGAIN, could not connect to this router. Restart the router and then the iMac. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE I called their support 2 days ago about the problem with it crapping out at 16GB on eSata on a hard drive plugged into the esata port. The...Read the full review →
The internet is fast back again, but the only problem is the control panel, there is not much advanced features, I can't wait if dd-wrt makes a release for it.Read the full review →