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Linksys EA6900 AC1900
Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router

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Speed and Range
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PC Magazine Editors' Choice

Wireless AC 4.3 Times Faster Than Wireless N
"The EA6900 is an exemplary router, providing unprecedented performance in range and throughput."
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Next Generation Wireless AC Technology and Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Software & Apps For Powerful Networking

Watch Video - What is Wireless AC Technology?

Watch Video - An Introduction to Linksys SMART Wi-Fi - Software Powering Linksys EA6900

Linksys AC1750 Dual-Band AC Router (EA6500) Product Shot

Delivers speeds up to 3x faster than Wireless-N--ideal for online gaming and HD video streaming. View larger.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

Access and control your home network from wherever you are using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
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Up to 4.3x Faster than Conventional Wireless

Get superior performance and enjoy speeds up to 4.3x faster than wireless-N with the Linksys AC1900 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router. Using wireless-AC technology this router offers exceptional data streaming speeds of up to AC1900 Mbps (N600 + AC1300), making it ideal for large households, serious gamers, and HD video enthusiasts. The router's gigabit Wi-Fi speeds allow for extremely quick downloads of large files. As you add Wi-Fi-enabled devices, wireless-AC makes it possible for you to catch up on your favorite show on Netflix while family members simultaneously stream HD movies on another device, play online games, or browse the web--without waiting for content to buffer. The AC1900 also boasts three adjustable antennas that help distribute the Wi-Fi signal and extend its range throughout your home. The AC1900 includes USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, letting you easily share devices like external hard drives and printers across your network. It also has four gigabit ports to connect wired devices at speeds up to 10x faster than Ethernet.

Beamforming Creates Stronger, Faster Connections

The Linksys AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi router features beamforming, an innovative technology that optimizes the wireless signal strength between your connected devices and router. Beamforming enables the router to identify and connect directly with other devices rather than simply sending out wireless signals in a general direction. This results in faster network speeds, better wireless range, and reduced interference from other devices. It also helps extend the battery life of connected devices and reduce their power consumption because data is transferred more quickly.

Manage Your Home Network Remotely with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

With Linksys Smart Wi-Fi you can access and control your home network from wherever you are using your smartphone, tablet, or computer. For example, you can set parental controls to restrict Internet access during certain times of the day and create unique, 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 times and buffering when you're streaming HD media or gaming. Your 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. Block the Bad Stuff lets you add one of three levels of protective filtering to help safeguard your wireless network. Device Monitr allows you to monitor game consoles, tablet computers, and other devices, while NetProofer lets you restrict access to certain websites.

Upgrade Your Devices to Enjoy the Full Benefits of Wireless-AC

Using Linksys's family of wireless-AC peripherals you can take full advantage of the improved speed and stability of wireless-AC. The Linksys Universal Media Connector (WUMC710) lets you connect wired devices such as game consoles and smart TVs to your Wi-Fi network and stream HD or even 3D HD video content seamlessly. The connector operates on the 5 GHz band, resulting in less interference and a clearer signal. Additionally, the Linksys Dual Band AC1200 Wireless 3.0 Adapter (WUSB6300) enables you to upgrade your laptop or desktop computer to fully benefit from the faster speeds of wireless-AC technology to stream high-definition video or enjoy high-speed gaming.

Wireless AC Technology


The Linksys EA6900 uses the next generation Wireless AC technology for powerful networking.

Wireless AC 4.3 Times Faster Than Wireless N


With the Linksys EA6900 Experience speeds approximately 4.3x faster than Wireless N (N600 + AC1300).

Dual Band Wireless 2.4 + 5 GHz

DUAL BAND 2.4 + 5 GHz

Double the bandwidth to maximize wireless throughput.

Beamforming Wireless Wi-Fi


Focuses wireless signal from router to the client device for optimal performance.

Two USB Ports 1x3.0 1x2.0

USB PORTS** - 1 X USB 3.0 - 1 X USB 2.0

Add external storage or other devices to share across your network. USB 3.0 transfer rate is 10x faster than USB 2.0.

DLNA Certified Media Server


Easily search for and play media (video, music, images) across your network.

Four Gigabit Ethernet Ports


Gigabit (10/100/1000) are 10X faster than Ethernet (10/100).

Advanced Wireless Router Security


Wireless WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall help keep your network safely connected.

Guest Wireless Network Access


Easily secure your network while providing guests with Wi-Fi access.

Easy Wireless Router Setup


Simple installation, no CD required.

Parental Controls


Easily manage access to 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 Enabled


Enhanced wireless router web interface. Monitor and control your home network from anywhere using computer browser or smartphone.

Device Priority QOS


Wi-Fi traffic prioritization for smooth HD video performance.

Adjustable Antennas


Adjust antennas for optimal wireless Wi-Fi performance.

*Maximum Performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications (draft specifications for 802.11ac). Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends upon many factors, conditions and variables, including products used, interference and other adverse conditions. 802.11ac 1300 Mbps in the 5GHz Band is approximately 3 x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps in the 2.4GHz Band. An 802.11ac adapter will be needed to achieve 11ac data rates and up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds may be achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices.

**May require a software/firmware update available for download at linksys.com/support.


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  • 1 year hardware limited warranty; 90 day complimentary assisted support (includes only technical phone support and live online chat support). Linksys online support resources are available 24/7


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What Your Purchase Includes
  • Linksys Smart Wi-FI Router AC 1900, HD Video Pro
  • CD-Rom with Documentation
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Power Adapter


  • Model: Linksys EA6900
  • Technology: Wireless-N & AC
  • Bands: 2.4 & 5 GHz
  • Transmit/Receive: 3x3
  • Antennas: External antennas
  • Ports: 4 x Gigabit LAN, 1 x Gigabit WAN, 1 x USB 2.0 + 1x USB3.0
  • Power Switch: Power on and off switch
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup: Wi-Fi Protected Setup push button
  • LEDS:Power, Ethernet LAN, Internet, WPS
  • Software: Linksys Smart Wi-Fi: Setup guest access, Manage parental controls, Advanced network settings
  • Setup: CD-Less Setup
  • Warranty: 1 year hardware limited warranty
  • 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 support: Native IPv6 and 6rd support


  • 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

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Average Review: Number of reviews: 89
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  RickyA from Sammamish, WA
Great router, but firmware need work, January 13th, 2015
I purchased this router to move from wireless 802.11N to 802.11AC on my home network, and the performance upgrade was definitely worth it. Download speeds are very impressive with AC-compatible devices (my iPhone 6 and a desktop PC with a wireless AC adapter). Set up was easy and everything worked as advertised except for the printer after connecting it to one of the USB ports on the router, and downloading/installing the recommended USB printer controller software. While the older HP2100 LaserJet printer connected to the router via the Belkin parallel-to-USB adapter worked just fine from my main desktop PC that is connected by Ethernet cable directly to the router, it has been very frustrating to get the printer to connect to and print from the wireless-enabled desktop PC. I've spent many hours troubleshooting this problem mainly because the router firmware does not show the USB printer adapter in its Device List. This deficiency in the firmware led me to believe the router was causing the problem because it did not recognize the printer adapter. Further Troubleshooting determined it was actually a Norton firewall and Windows 7 problem ultimately solved by searching the internet for a solution. Chatting with Linksys tech support revealed the router does have a problem recognizing attached hardware components from some manufacturers even though those devices are actually connected. The problem was solved by resetting the Norton firewall on both WIN7 Ultimate PCs in the network, and stopping and restarting the Windows printer spooler service on both computers. I recommend this router with five stars even though getting an older parallel/USB laser printer connected to and working on a wireless client PC may be difficult. Hopefully this review will spare others from going through the same frustration.

  Hoa Nguyen from Houston Texas
Excelent router, December 16th, 2014
I like this router. I use this router with two Extenders RE6500.

  Javier Pinzon from Miami,FL
Excellent, December 30th, 2014
I liked it because the signal is very stable, the storage option usb 3.0 is very good, I put a 64GB memory and it works perfect, very fast the connection and compatibility with all devices is universally recommended.

  A reviewer from Fayetteville, Ga (Atlanta area)
great router , September 13th, 2014
great router but bought a range extender and Smart wifi app will not keep the extender connected without going "offline" My iPad goes offline also and to reconnect I have to go to settings turn wifi off an then reconnect wifi. The extender has to be unplugged and rep lugged to get back online

  A reviewer from Boston,MA
Best Linksys Router...EVER!, October 11th, 2014
I do not remember when we have never had a Linksys router once we had cable in the mid-90's. I have an exceptionally large house and about 10 "toys" running off of this wirelessly. We have speed and no log jams at all. For those of you who complain about lost connections, be aware your cable service provider is often more to blame than your router. I've had this router since late June early July as my previous EA2700 didn't have the reach we needed. No complaints here and we are totally wireless. This router is the best! I have an extender we've never had to use as well. Again, it's a great bang for the buck.

  A reviewer from Seattle,WA
Watch HD Videos with No Lag!, October 26th, 2014
Just received the EA6900, (bought the certified/refurbished unit from Linksys store). Set it up in less than a half hour and man does it rock! So nice to be able to facetime with family and friends, watch the HD video from Netflix. Works great! Now just need to add a Wi-Fi extender to be able to sit in the backyard and we'll be totally set! Love this router!

  A reviewer from Casa Grande, AZ
Great Unit, November 21st, 2014
Right out of the box, a few adjustments and it was up and running great.

  A reviewer from Free state of Idaho
Great improvement, August 13th, 2014
I replaced an old E2500 modem. With that device my netlix was forever the victim of the dreaded spinning "Buffering". Simply replacing the device almost completely stopped the 'buffering' and made using Netflix and You Tube far more pleasant.

  A reviewer from Prairieville, LA
Easy and great signal, July 26th, 2014
Purchased this having an older Linksys product that served my family well for about 6 years. Set was very easy and had all devices on the network in about 10 minutes, signal strength is excellent throughout a 2000 sq. ft. house and even to the street. Linksys takes all the headaches out of set up and the device performs very well. I highly recommend this unit and any Linksys product due the high quality of their products. Thanks Linksys for making home networking easy.

  A reviewer from Davenport, Iowa
Excellent router , April 10th, 2014
Plenty of WiFi coverage throughout the entire house. Works great with multiple devices. Smart WiFi feature is nice to access your router controls from anywhere. I recommend this router for multiple users and devices.

  David from United States
This unit has GREAT range in our large house with dead spots!, April 5th, 2014
We have a large house with some serious dead spot issues. We have range extenders & they don't work as well as the EA6900 as a stand alone. I am very happy with the product!

  A reviewer from United States
Promising but not always reliable, March 30th, 2014
I've had this router about a month. Was easy to setup. However, at least once a week it drops all connections and I have to reboot it. This was replacing an older router from another vendor that was 5 years old and had no issues. I was just looking for a technology upgrade. This Linksys unit was rated higher than other vendor's latest router and I'm disappointed by that rating. i like the web admin panel that I can access anywhere, but it's difficult to find online help for some parts of the interface. The iphone app is a bit counterintuitive at times, but seems to mimic most of the web admin panel. Range is very good as I have many other wifi routers in my neighborhood. Also nice to have guest wifi. I'm hoping I'll see a firmware update that will resolve the reliability issues soon.

  Bob Kerstein from Fairfax, Virginia
Keeps needing rebooting to connect, March 24th, 2014
Technical support keeps me running in circles. The product is defective. What a waste of time.

  A reviewer from United States
Not as advertised., February 9th, 2014
If I could give this less than one star I would. I bough this router to "upgrade" from my 10 year old Linksys wireless-G router. The range is less than my 10 year old router. This thing couldn't even cover my 2300 sq. ft. house with no stone or brick work to go through. The stability is less than my 10 year old router. It never stayed up for more than 6 minutes. It took three tries to set-up. I finally took it back and went back to my 10 year old router that works infinitely better. Try again Linksys. Either I got a lemon or this is an epic fail.

  Bob from Fairfax, Virginia
Horrible technical support!!!, March 2nd, 2014
I keep getting disconnected on my EA6900 so I have to reboot ever day. I just spent an 1/2 hour on the phone getting through to customer support. I had to go through all of the questions, model and serial number, etc only to get cut off with no call back. Your support really is poor and I WILL NEVER EVER EVER BUY ANOTHER LYNKSYS PRODUCT AGAIN. I have been a loyal customer for 15 years but your website and service has gone down hill and I don't have the time to waste.

  A reviewer from Stafford, VA
Drops connection too frequently, March 12th, 2014
I brought this router to upgrade from a EA4200. The EA6900 could be a good router if Linksys or Belkin whatever you are called now would fix the issue of dropped connections. Currently, the router loses internet connections or connections with my modem once a week and I have to restart the modem everytime. I checked the internet to see if there was a fix but all I could find was reviews by many others that seem to be having the same issue of dropped connections which should be an indication that the router does have problems. My EA4200 never dropped connection. So Linksys or Belkin, whoever you are, please fix and provide a solution for the problem we are having with the EA6900. When the router has connection it is great but having to restart all the time is not good. Looks like this has been a problem for awhile so if you value your products please provide a fix or many others will jump ship with Linksys/Belkin products.

  A reviewer from Minnesota
EA6900 excelence router, March 7th, 2014
I used EA6900 in a large 2 level split house, approx 2500 sqft total. Signal is very strong even though i place the router at one end of the house in the basement. 2.4 Ghz signal is very strong thru out the house even at the upper level. All laptops indicated 99% signal strength entire house, upper or low level. 5 Ghz is good at lower level, but reduce to 60% strength at the upper level. I found out that the 5 Ghz is not for long distance and thru wall etc. Also i can make higher prioritize signal to three devices. Other devices are at normal priority. I have 14 devices total and they all connect well, no drop or slow or conflict etc. Overall very happy after two months using it.

  A reviewer from United States
Great range & easy to install, March 10th, 2014
I just installed this unit to replace another of Linksys router for better range and it worked out great. It got rid of all my weak spots and was very easy to install. I have one in each of my houses and in my business and I am totally satisfied with them all

  Alfred Stewart Jr from West Covina, Calif
Linksys EA6900 Smart Wifi, February 21st, 2014
Great Product easy to setup ran with no problems, and improved my network. I am very happy with EA6900 smart wifi

  pinestump from Columbus Ohio
Perfection, February 15th, 2014
I just installed my AC 1900 this morning and it was exactly what I expected from Linksys. Perfection. I have 15 connected devices in my home and all but 2 are wireless. I set the router up via ethernet cable and then did my wireless set up. The setup was flawless and the new style web interface makes it that much easier. Not only did my speed increase but the wireless range is at least 2 times better than my old router. I would recommend the AC1900 to anyone looking to upgrade or set up a new network. Thanks Linksys for continuing your tradition of excellent products.

  A reviewer from Columbus, Ms.
Works Great!, February 12th, 2014
So far it has worked to perfection. No problem noted.

  richard b hunter from United States
software problems, February 8th, 2014
the software wont get me to the website but without much help win 8.1 connected to the internet by itself

  A reviewer from Wrentham, MA
Not Usable with FIOS, February 9th, 2014
I purchased this router to replace my Verizon FIOS wireless router to gain more range only to find out it cannot be used with FIOS. Apparently FIOS has there own routers and no one else makes a replacement. I ended up using this router as a wireless access point off my FIOS router. In doing so I was unable to access most of the features of this router. For regular cable (Comcast-Cox) this router is great, for FIOS not so good. Range appears to be great and the design looks great on top of my home theater. Just wish it could replace the FIOS router. Tech support was fantastic, but I think they should make a disclosure right up front about FIOS

  A reviewer from Castle Hayne, NC
Router works well except for Parental controls function, February 10th, 2014
The EA6900 SMART WiFi wireless AC Router I purchased was easy to set-up per the instructions. However, I found out the set-up software does not provide option to set up the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz networks with different names. I also find almost daily the parental controls turn OFF automatically forcing me to log in daily to verify it is on and turn it on. The chat service attempted to help me fix the issue, but, were not successful. I am disappointed in the performance of the Parental Controls feature.

  Denise from porterville,ca
great , February 10th, 2014
This greAt now I can get my internet better and faster thanks a lot.

  Mike from Okanogan, WA
Great product, really bad support, February 9th, 2014
Don't rely on customer support for this great product. Unless you are able to do the setup completely by yourself, you need to perhaps look elsewhere or get a IT person to assist you. Calling them will result in minimum of 45 min wait time then they don't know what to do.

  A reviewer from United States
very good product pwerful wifi, February 2nd, 2014
the product has powerful wifi. Can have more equipments to work with the product. Very seldom need to reboot the router.

  A reviewer from Greensboro, NC
Works great, February 1st, 2014
This is the third router, both cable and WiFi, and it works great. Each different router has been an upgrade from no router to this one being the fastest WiFi. Thanks for the quality.

  A reviewer from az
Trouble installing, January 26th, 2014
Out of the box product would not work at all.Called help desk and a nice hard to understand woman got it working but then it failed again. Had to call again and this time another woman named Samantha who really knew her stuff had to step me through a complete redo. Product has been working well since.

  Howard from Hamilton, NJ
Easy setup, January 21st, 2014
I have been using Linksys products for years. The EA6900 is by far their best product on the market. Up and running in less than 10 minutes, no hassle at all

  John Dawson from Austin, Texas
Fantastic power and range., January 7th, 2014
The AC 1900 is a sure fire bet if you need range and data rate.covers my entire 4500 sq/ft home. Up to 450 Meg's per second.

  A reviewer from The Dalles, Oregon
Jaw dropping performance, January 3rd, 2014
I switched from my 300/300 Gigabit router to this unit all four of my ROKU 3 units started performing as advertised. No slow downs etc. I haven't even begun to push the envelope with this unit. I am currently running 4 PCs and 1 Mac (server) along with two NASD 4 TB each 2 printers (wireless) 8 hard wired Security cameras long with 4 wireless cameras, Movies on demand from the server to the entertainment center and my home automation software/services. The range on this is at least two fold over my last Linksys router, which is now set up 2nd inline of downstream routers. I love it! No more arghs and watching a bogged down movies.

  A reviewer from United States
Pleased with results, January 4th, 2014
From day 1 of CenturyLink internet installation I had considerable trouble maintaining wireless connection to my laptop, wireless printer and television connections (both the Direct TV connection and the TV connection (Panasonic Veira).Finally brought a computer technician over to troubleshoot he recommended an additional router to provide the wireless account for those devises. I chose the EA6900. Since installation of this router I have experienced flawless performance from the wireless network.

  A reviewer from Omaha, NE
Supporting the "Connected" House, December 28th, 2013
This Linksys EA6900 SMART WiFi AC Router Dual Band 2.4 + 5 GHz is the BEST router I've ever owned. It is a little pricy but well worth the cost as it should work for years. Having 3 separate LANs is really great. There is a 2.4 GHz Guest LAN, a regular 2.4 GHz LAN and the 5 GHz LAN for doing lots of Data Streaming. Rather than loading up my old router and slowing it down with tons of data streaming traffic, I decided to go with a router built to handle the chore for normal home owners with the potential of having lots of electronic toys added on, web cams, Roku's, etc.. This is the router to buy if you are looking for the "connected house" environment.

  Anthony Murphy from Peyton, Co
Simply Outstanding product!, December 21st, 2013
I was running a WRT160N V2 and was getting around 10 M/bps on a good day. After buying this product, I am now at 28.88 M/bps! Thank you for this outstanding product!

  A reviewer from Jamestown, NC
Almost 4 stars, December 10th, 2013
I bought the EA6900 as a replacement to a SMC router I had been using for about 14 years. Reason, I wanted to be wireless on 5GHZ because my 2GHZ sound system interferes with my network. I am on the second EA6900. The first unit developed problems that Linksys techs said would require replacing the unit. So far the second unit is working. Linksys' support group I would give 5 stars for swapping the unit out with me. I am worried about future problems as I spent a considerable amount of money for this router. It should have a life time replacement warranty. I hope my review gets posted. I believe in honesty.

  Jeff From Massachusetts from Southcoast of Massachusetts
Excellent AC Router Period!, December 5th, 2013
This router is EXTREMELY EASY to set up. It took me under 30 minutes to have ALL my devices connected. My iPod Touch 4th Gen could never be used outside my home (in my yard) with my old DLINK router (DGL-4500). Now with the extended range of this one, I can be at my neighbors yard and still have access to my router. Speed increase is very noticeable. I am on Docsis 3.0 (50Mbps down & 10Mbps up) so there is plenty of bandwith for all my equipment. The guest option is a big plus! When the baby sitter is over, she can now access the internet without me worrying about the security of my own computer and files. It is also a great looking router (to me it matters) and compliments my gaming rig!

  A reviewer 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.

  Kathy 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!

  Benguettaf Med 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.

  itpeet from Massachusettes
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.

  A reviewer 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.

  Andrew Schoenbrun 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.

  A reviewer from United States ADDISON NY
HAPPY, October 19th, 2013

  Lynn Schloesser 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  mark 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.

  Philip Hawker 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!

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer from United States
Network doubled from 150Mbps to 300 Mbps., October 15th, 2013
Unfortunately it does not work with the RE 1000 range extender

  A reviewer 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

  A reviewer from Linksys
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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer from Connecticut
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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer from Lafayette LA
Short Range, October 12th, 2013
Not at all happy with the AC products Range

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer from buffalo
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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer from Louisiana
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.

  Bob 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  Dr.Tek 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.

  A reviewer 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

  A reviewer 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.

  JM 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer from Woodbridge, VA
Great WIFI upgrade , October 11th, 2013
Equipment is far faster than my Linksys EA4500 system. NO issues so far.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  John Wadle 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer 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

  Patrick Flanagan 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!

  Tejas 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  NJFMD 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer 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!

  A reviewer 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.

  A reviewer 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.

  Al Wyse from Seattle WA
Quick Easy Effective, October 11th, 2013
Easy Setup, Great Range. Excellent Product

  A reviewer 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!

  Dustan Korte 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!

  R. Rogers 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.