from Lancaster, PA
Excellent Router - typical Linksys quality , November 29th, 2013
This is the fourth Linksys router I have purchased over the past eight years. I like to stay on the cutting edge of technology and Linksys is a big part of that effort. I have never had a problem with any Linksys product.
from Menchalville WI
Its very nice and easy to use, October 29th, 2013
Very easy to use and easy to monitor what everyone is using on the internet!
from METEO Algeria
a small Suggestion, October 29th, 2013
Thank you for developers of Linksys products, I use the Linksys EA6500 router since January 2013, and I'm happy now if you will give a suggestion on the new Linksys EA6900 concernat antennas, I think it is wrong designed, I prefer if they was a little long and very fine.
Example: Router CISCO Model SA500.
Thank you very much.
Dr. Ronald Berninger
from Mukilteo, WA the other Washington
This is a fantastic router when configured correctly, October 24th, 2013
I purchased ($199) the EA6900 router and some wireless adapters at Best Buy and set it up easily. However, my network speed on both the 5 GHz and the 2.4 GHz was 144 MBPS; the same as my Linksys E3000! At one point we had no internet connection and I reset the router which did not fix the problem and then reset my cable modem which got the same speed back. I called the Linksys support and Grechen ID29464 ended up helping me as follows. It turns out that one should NOT reset the router if there is a problem, do a power recycle, i.e. pull out the power plug for 15 seconds and reconnect. It took almost two hours because of some computer issues on my end but Grechen hung in there cool and calm walking me through every step and getting everything configured exactly right, which included changing some settings, resetting the router up again, etc. Bottom line: my 2 year old desk top computer is running at 867 MBPS using the Linksys wireless adapter WUSB6300 in a USB 2.0 port with Windows 7 Professional, an 8 year old laptop using the same wireless adapter in a USB 2.0 port is running 760 MBPS with Windows XP Professional, and a three year old computer is running at 300 MBPS using the network card (E3000 speed was 144 MBPS with same set up) in the computer with Windows 7 Pro all on the 5 GHz band in a 4300 sq. ft. contemporary (high ceilings, lots of space) house. I also set connected two iPhone 5Ss, a Smart Samsung TV, and two Smart DVD players all through the 5 GHz band. We are quite pleased with the router once Grechen helped me get it optimized in terms of speed. Worth every penny in my opinion and the free support back is just great.
Nice product, easy to setup., October 25th, 2013
Was a snap to setup and coverage is excellent throughout the house. I have three floors and I have good to excellent signal everywhere. I even have good access on my deck where I did not have any with my SonicWall Firewall at the highest signal strength. The Guest access is really handy when friends come over. The mobile app is handy when setting up WiFi Protected devices from other rooms. Would recommend highly.
from Boise, ID
Met the high speed internet requirements, October 20th, 2013
Previous Linksys router was not handling the 50megs plus of internet speed. Was only getting 18 to 20 megs on my computers through the Internet Speed Test. Am now getting 48 to 49 megs. Works great with my smart TV's and video streaming. Everything hooks up to new router just fine. My wireless printers love it too.
from Gainesville, Ga
not working for what purchased for, October 14th, 2013
I bought this router for the intent of cascading to my att uverse router to improve performance and to give me the opportunity to have a usb hard drive attached to it which is The primary reason why I brought it. I have 2 laptop computers hooked up, a sony vaio laptop intel I5, gateway laptop and seagate freeagent 1TB external HDD, wired, running windows 7, to it so my system is not complicated. Speed of the laptops are not the issue here. The setup prior to this was fine and working with no issues. The internet from this router is good and so is wireless BUT the transfer speeds moving files to and from the usb drive is extremely slow....90-95KB per sec rate slow. This is unacceptable!. I have tried numerous setting but no change. No sense calling tech support since they charge you. I read on the forums that this will not change and this is normal. This router cost me $230.00 and tonight I will take it off line and put it back in the box and go back to my previous setup and since I cannot return it I will try to sell it to someone for a fraction of the cost. This is not very good for a company like yours to sell something that does not deliver only to find this out after the sale. Your specs do not mention transfer rates to and from the usb HDD. PS: I did notice that your 5 star reviews did not include usb transfer issues to/from a pc to the usb hard drive thru the router.
from United States ADDISON NY
HAPPY, October 19th, 2013
IT REALLY WORKS FOR ME.
from United States
This EA6900 easily connected and operates with the EA6500V2., October 17th, 2013
The EA6900 was easily installed and connected with the EA6500V2 to provide strong signal throughout my house. Often four or more devices are simultaneously operating off the wireless network serviced by these routers. Really appreciated the automatic synchronization of the routers.
from Prescott, AZ
Easy setup, October 16th, 2013
I setup this router this morning with just one cup of coffee, actually it set itself up. Even being half asleep the setup was flawless.
from los angeles,CA
Much improved router, October 16th, 2013
I replaced a recently purchased AC1750 ,which was disappointing in its coverage.
This model is a much better performer. I get stronger signals over a greater distance.
Set up was easy, however the software update took several tries to download completely.
from Rio Vista, TX
Smart Wifi is the way to go with EA6900, October 16th, 2013
This is the most advanced wifi router I have ever owned and setup was simple. Signal is received everywhere in my house now and it is a strong signal everywhere. Interface can be accessed from any internet connection. Great product!
from Pineville, Mo
easy setup, speed increase noticeable, very pleased with Linksys, October 15th, 2013
Setup was easy. Performance of laptops and desktop was improved. Other device's seem to be performing very well. I am very pleased with Linksys.
from United States
Network doubled from 150Mbps to 300 Mbps., October 15th, 2013
Unfortunately it does not work with the RE 1000 range extender
from Rochester NY
Great product for todays home, October 14th, 2013
Have had since the end of September. Wanted to buy the best available because we have so many wireless devices, my son would have his friends over with their Ps3's and getting kicked off. Works great for the traffic and smoother faster speeds. Had to reset 4 times allready. It runs very warm also.So far so good
Good, Not Great, October 10th, 2013
Set up was easy, and signal quality and strength are great. However, there seems be an issue with how the router prioritization is working. I had an issue with dropping internet speeds on my LAN connected TV buffering when streaming movies. I never had this issue with my previous Linksys/Cisco wireless N router. I thought it was my internet connection, so I had them come to my home and test it. It was perfect 30Mbps, they told me the router was reducing the speed. I spent 2 hours on the phone with Linksys support doing many speedtest.net tests on many connected devices and they confirmed the router was the cause of the reduced speeds and recommended turning off the prioritization, which helped but was still slower than my current Linksys router, and this is why I bought this router...the Smart part. There seems to be a lag switching between multiple connected devices ( holding one connection low like 1 mbps, and reducing band with on the other connections. Then eventually kicking in and balancing the band allocation)to the connected devices. It could be a software bug. I hope they fix it fast.
from Rochester, NY
Excellent upgrade from my previous Linksys router., October 14th, 2013
Great upgrade to my system. Easy to install, big range/signal improvement. Surprised by the greatly improved signal using the N band and can't wait to get an A/C device to use with it. No issues other than a minor annoyance of having to reset the router 2 or 3 times per week; but haven't determined whether the cause is the router or the source.
Worthwhile Upgrade, October 14th, 2013
Excellent replacement for my three year old Cisco E4200. I was experiencing some "dead zones" in the house and thought about a range extender. When I saw the news release for the AC1900, I checked out the features and decided to give it a try. Installation was a snap. Easiest router installation to date. The "dead zones" were eliminated and can stream through the house with ease. Highly recommended.
from Pottstown, PA
Expected better, October 11th, 2013
The router works, but I expected a better range - 25-30 feet and the signal becomes spotty. It sets up private and guest access and you can do traffic shaping, but as far as being "smart" I expected more inclusions and features for the premium price paid. I bought this so I wouldn't need extenders - it's a disappointment.
from Lafayette LA
Short Range, October 12th, 2013
Not at all happy with the AC products Range
from C-Bus Oh
V Easy to set up and get running, October 13th, 2013
I was hoping install and set up would go easily and it went even better than I thought it would.Did have to do the steps but the guidance was good. Haven t done much with it since installing but the two desktops and lap top and three smart phones all are on line without any problems. Plus the peripheral equipment. Now need to see what all it can do.
impressed with new router, October 13th, 2013
This new model really has been a great investment. Got it setup and running. Did experience one setback where lost access to internet. Spoke with tech support and made a modification to channels and so far so good. The 5g option works well on the newer computer, but it did nothing for an older computer on XP. It wanted to continue running at 2.4g which was still improvement due to better signal coverage. The improved wireless coverage was very good compared to my older E2000 router so that was great improvement. Now all the add on's buy this usb connection for other stations gets costly. you can move that one around but affraid of possible loss or forgeting in what machine I have it in which is neccessary for allowing access to the 5g portion. But still very happy with improvements and product. I recommend the upgrade to anyone.
from Miami, FL
Best WiFi Router ever, October 13th, 2013
Linksys continues improving the AC technology with the EA6900. Outstanding performance, easy installation and configuration. My previous router was a EA2700 and I have noticed a huge difference in coverage.
Range goes through concrete wall in Jamaica , October 13th, 2013
Purchased for house in Kingston Jamaica. Jamaica houses are made of pure concrete about 1 foot thick. Inner walls are of same construction. Needed a strong router to penetrate concrete walls for Netflix video streaming. Expect a six feet range on opposite side of block walls. This was good enough for sister-n-law to get netflix video streaming in her bedroom wifi tv. She is happy. Download speed is fast. Thanks Linksys support for helping me set it up. Linksys support also gets 5 plus stars.
from Lees Summit, MO
Quick and painless setup., October 12th, 2013
I recently just upgraded from an older E4200. The EA6900 is easy to use and meets the needs of todays demands. Though I plan on upgrading other hardware on my network... the EA6900 worked just fine with my older switches throughout the house. I've had no problems with the Wi-Fi either, smartphones and both new and older laptops worked just fine finding and connecting to the network form both sides, LAN/WAN. I use RDP allot to... that worked as expected as well.
I'd recommend this to others.
from Taylros, SC
Nice product, October 12th, 2013
It installed pretty easily though I was more familiar with the older ones. I was expecting Cisco Connect and now everything is through the SMartWiFi interface on the net. I am very disappointed in my WiFi Calling performance on my Galaxy SII phone. I get intermittnet dropping of my calls and this is not good when I am on Conference Calls and such. Hope to work with Support to get this corrected. Solid WIFi signal to PCs and other devices.
from Cincinnati, OH
Good upgrade. What happened to NFC?, October 12th, 2013
Setup was quite simple. I really like the addition of the external antennas. I do NOT like the removal of NFC, and the lack of an additional USB3 port. Since USB3 is downwards compatible, it amazes me that they did not make the other port USB3 as well.
from Asheville, NC
fast and secure, October 12th, 2013
Based on the reviews conducted by better qualified persons I purchased the router. Easy to install great Smart WiFi interface with all options one reasonable can think of having.
3 laptops an android phone all surfing the web simultaneously wireless, experienced no issues. Wicked fast to be more dramatic! not tried the AC wireless connection yet.
cons: antennas could be longer for the price
from Huntly, VA
Great, October 12th, 2013
I had a few bumps setting it up, but the technical team was great and walked me through the setup. I am still exploring its capabilities.
from Tampa FL
The best router to date, October 11th, 2013
So far I have it working fine with connecting all my wireless devices - 2 smart tv, 2 wi if blue ray players 2 laptops and ipad & smart phones . Some reason Ipad has lower speed. Lynksys apps on smart phone is great. The only inconvenience is I still have to connect to computer to activate the router and any time I move router to another room it still ask me to connect via computer to connect wifi...other than it deliver the same speed as wired connection I tested on fios quantom with 59mbps over wifi same as wired connection.
from United States
Big Step up from the 54g, October 11th, 2013
This was a big step from our basic home network equipment. Good wireless range, good security, great wired reliability for towers and servers. I would recommend this router to users who rely on their router for home office and light commercial applications. Not entry level.
from Woodbridge, VA
Great WIFI upgrade , October 11th, 2013
Equipment is far faster than my Linksys EA4500 system. NO issues so far.
from Yankton, SD
Very good router, October 11th, 2013
This is a significant improvement over previous routers. Great signal strength and provides outstanding up and download speeds for all devices.
from The Villages, FL
Excellent performance, easy setup., October 11th, 2013
Setup was easy, performance is great and I am not aware of any problems. Two things I would change is to have the Media Center option not under USB settings and not have MAC address filtering limit Guest access. I have a Seagate 1TB external drive attached to the USB 3.0 interface and have Windows 7 Backup using it for output. I have not yet implemented folder security as there are only two systems on my home network with access.
from Jackson, MS
Easy setup!, October 11th, 2013
Only had it installed about 2 weeks, works like promised. Range is really good and setup was a very easy. I am thinking about replacing my old wireless router at home with this one.
from Boulder CO
Improved Range and Speed, October 11th, 2013
I replaced my EA4500 with the new EA6900. Immediately saw a substantial improvement in 2.4MHz range. The AC band is incredibly fast, but right now is limited to the few devices that support it (my HTC One phone does). I am still disappointed in the range of the 5MHz signal (same as with EA4500), so have limited it to devices in the same room as the router, like my SlingBox.
I was always reluctant to give up the old direct, web page interface to the router, but the latest LinkSys Smart WiFi interface has finally convinced me.
from Anchorage, AK
Excellent Product, October 11th, 2013
Love the new router and its speed and features. A step up from pass linksys routers. Only negative is the external antennas do not improve the coverage as much as I hoped for. The new set up software is easy to use. Recommend the router if you need more speed and features.
from Kaneohe, Hawaii
Great Router, October 11th, 2013
This is a great. Easy installation, long ranged on the wifi, and the software to monitor your network is great. The only thing missing is the feature to hide your ssid.
Mark Wilke - K8VL
from St. Clair Shores, MI
Fast set up, great for my video library., October 11th, 2013
I have been a Cisco/Linksys fan for many years. Started installing Cisco products at work 20 + years ago. When they purchased Linksys they took a product which was already great and made it even better. The EA6900 is a work of art. Love the new user interface and fast speeds. My only wish would be adding port and wireless activity lights to the top as with the E3000 series. Other than that I give it 5 stars and two thumbs up.
from United States
Super easy setup. Runs fast, October 11th, 2013
Setup was really simple. The 802.11ac wireless speed is really fast - just like the specs indicate.
from Shorewood, IL
Fastest router to date, October 11th, 2013
Easy install, long range. Using it in three story house without problem. Running 4 wireless televisions, 4 other devices like breeze. Most of all shipping times were way ahead of posted date.
Aesthetically merges well with surroundings. Great product
from Dallas, TX
Great Wireless Performance with Easy Setup, October 11th, 2013
The setup on the EA6900 Router is a major breakthrough. You can do it from the configured wireless network it is shipped with. I configured mine via ethernet cable since I had specific wireless names and passwords I wanted to retain. The setup was quick and accurate. I tested the wireless throughput and it was over 4 times that of my previous Linksys (E4200) which easily carried HD. Coverage was extended to the point that I no longer needed a range extender in my entire house. This router rocks!
from Fremont, CA
It's worth the money for the added mgmt you get, October 11th, 2013
I had a simple linksys wireless router which did work non-stop for 3-4 years in a row. I was looking for something that would support the new 802.11ac as well as has some of the features that will allow me to operate remotely.
I was completely blown away with the simplicity their cloud based interaction provides. I changed the SSID in matter of few clicks.
I'm very happy with the purchase so far.
from Houston, TX
Best wireless router i have ever owned, October 11th, 2013
I just moved into a large house, and had problems getting proper wifi coverage inside and in the backyard. Tried various routers with repeaters, but nothing was good or stable. I then installed the EA6900, and i now have very good coverage inside my whole house (two story house, 8600 sqft) and also in the backyard. I do not need to use any repeaters.
I have it set up with a USB HD to share media files, and this works very well also.
The router was easy to set up, and i now manage if from my Iphone with the app.
I higly recommend this router to anyone.
from Newtown, PA
Easy setup, Fast , October 11th, 2013
This was so simple to set up. It took this 60 year old lady less than five minutes. It linked flawlessly with my existing Linksys Range extender which takes it to the garage and beyond. Unbelievably fast, even with 2 preteens playing Minecraft and streaming videos, and myself editing photography or downloading large files - function is like having an Ethernet connection all over the house.
from Ava, NY
Security is plug and play!, October 11th, 2013
Easy setup of the new router. The ability to take it out of the box, power it up and plug my cables in and have secured WIFI is great. Would recommend this router for sure.
from Davie, FL
SSID Broadcasting, October 11th, 2013
This an awesome router and the installation process was without any complication.
The only drawback is that it does not allows for inhibiting the broadcasting of the SSID.
Online chatting was very helpful. However, they indicated that Linksys does any any longer support the option to block the broadcasting of the SSID. Tey suggested to choose a strong password.
Unfortunately, removing the boradcasting option is equal to removing another layer of protection.
from Bristol, RI
Quick and easy setup, excellent performance, October 11th, 2013
I put the EA6900 into an increasingly wireless environment in our condo. It replaced an E2500 that was still serviceable, but limited. Using the same WEP code as the E2500 had used, I set it up and then installed it in place of the old unit. Everything came right back up and has been humming along since then.
The wireless device count in the household is now over 25, from smartphones to tablets and Kindles to IP video cameras to AirPorts, Rokus, and Chromecast. And the occasional computer. Everything runs fast and signal coverage (even in a concrete-and-steel building) is excellent.
Happy, happy, happy.
from Midlothian, VA
Fast is Beautiful, October 11th, 2013
The AC1900 is so fast it's hard to believe. Setup is very easy! Make sure it's connected to the internet, answer a few questions and it's smoking the airwaves for you.
I like it a lot!
from San Diego, CA
Very easy to set up, October 11th, 2013
I bought this new router to have a better video streaming for my apple TV and prioritize it on the 5GHz Network and also to be able to connect older technology on the 2.4MGz as worked as promised.This is the perfect router for dedicated video streaming.
from Danville, CA
Works as Advertised, October 11th, 2013
Purchased this router as a replacement for both our standard AT&T access point and an iBoss wireless access point that our children use. The purpose of the iBoss was to limit (with hardware, not software) what the kids can access. It worked well but was woefully underpowered. However, it was a very comprehensive and finely manageable solution for content filtering and time access. The EA6900 allows device-by-device time restrictions, as well as content filtering, with the caveat that the filtering is provided by Norton and is NOT finegrained. You choose one of three levels--that's it. However, assuming you can live with their levels (plus manual blacklisting; we are giving level 2 a test now), it seems effective and hassle free. And the performance is very good. We have 22 devices (laptops, kindles, dvrs, game machines) showing right now, all working fine. And 4 or 5 bar signal strength throughout the 3K sq-ft 2-story house. Happy with it so far.
from Seattle WA
Quick Easy Effective, October 11th, 2013
Easy Setup, Great Range. Excellent Product
from Minneapolis, MN
Loving it so far, October 7th, 2013
Best Linksys router I have setup and used so far. Excellent performance in the N range. I was really suprised with how easy this thing was to set up out of the box. I am happy!
from Seattle, WA
Linksys EA6900 and Bridge , October 7th, 2013
I was having some connection issues with my old WRT54GS router in my new home. The house is pretty large, new construction, 2 stories and about 2900 sq ft. So I tried the signal boosters, which did not help at all. So I decided to upgrade my hardware to the wireless AC type. Went with this router and the WUMC710 AC bridge so I did not have to upgrade the wireless card in my desktop or get one of those shady usb network cards for my laptop. I have a 100 MBps connection through Comcast, and my pre upgrade speed tests were ~15 to 20 MBps DL and 11 MBps UP. My post upgrade speed tests were between ~75 to 80~ MBps DL and 15 MBps Up. The only problem if you want to call it that was the setup of the bridge was not as easy as it could have been, and the routers channel is set to AUTO, which.. in some cases may not choose the best channel for your install. I changed my channel number until i found the one that worked best in my home. I now get perfect signal everywhere in my home! Perfect!
from Nashville, TN
Set-up Couldn't Be Easier, September 26th, 2013
I'm using the EA6900 in a small business, and the coverage & signal strength is outstanding. The set-up process couldn't be easier! Just a couple suggestions that are mentioned in the instructions: Initial connection should be done using an Ethernet cable and not wireless; When setting up the online account, make sure it is on the same computer that is connected to the router, and not another device (i.e. another computer, phone, etc.). It is better to not go wireless until set-up is complete.