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Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual Band WiFi Router

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Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual Band WiFi Router is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
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  • WAN cable (RJ45) connection allows this router to be connected a modem or pre-existing router to extend your network
  • 1900Mbps combined wireless transfer speeds allow for web access, email and HD media streaming across your wireless network
  • Simultaneous 600Mbps 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps 5GHz bands provide network optimisation by allowing supported devices to run at higher speeds
  • Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports allow for high speed wired internet connections
  • USB and eSATA ports allow connection of external storage for your network
  • Equipped with 512MB of RAM that works in tandem with the 1.6GHz CPU which improves data transfer speeds

Product details

Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual Band WiFi Router

• WAN cable (RJ45) connection allows this router to be connected a modem or pre-existing router to extend your network
• 1900Mbps combined wireless transfer speeds allow for web access, email and HD media streaming across your wireless network
• Simultaneous 600Mbps 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps 5GHz bands provide network optimisation by allowing supported devices to run at higher speeds
• Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports allow for high speed wired internet connections
• USB and eSATA ports allow connection of external storage for your network
• Equipped with 512MB of RAM that works in tandem with the 1.6GHz CPU which improves data transfer speeds

Special Features
• Advanced 1.6GHz Dual-Core processor delivers faster speeds and easily handles multiple data streams simultaneously
• Beamforming gives your wireless connections a directed signal, allowing for a stable link to your router
• Monitor and control your home or office network through the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app
• Open source firmware will allow you customise network using OpenWrt software

What does this router provide?
This Linksys router will provide a medium-sized home or office with a connection point for wired or wireless network devices. The router can be attached to a modem to provide your network with web functionality. Alternatively, you can extend your network by attaching this router to a pre-existing router. The advanced 1.6GHz Dual-Core processor manages to deliver fast speeds and easily handles multiple data streams simultaneously, great for multi-device homes and small offices.

What can I expect from the wireless connections of this router?
Twin dual band antennas with beamforming wireless distribute a stable, channelled 600Mbps 2.4GHz signal, which is primarily used for basic web applications such as browsing the internet or checking email. A 1300Mbps 5GHz band is emitted at the same time, allowing supported wireless to use the extra bandwidth for speedy HD media streaming or online gaming. You can pair devices to this router by using the WPS one touch button. The WRT1900ACS comes equipped with 512MB of RAM, which works side-by-side with the 1.6GHz CPU to move movies, music and other large files faster. With double the memory than most routers - the data transfer speed allow you to do more, faster.

What wired connections are available on this router?
As well as the WAN cable (RJ45) connection on this router, you are supplied with four Gigabit Ethernet ports. These ports can be used to provide a stable transfer of data between devices that require high network usage, or to attach devices that do not have the capability to attach to your wireless network - smart televisions and video game consoles, for example, USB 3.0 ports are provided for you to attach external hard disks, which can be used as a central location to back up your network or store your media files.

What network management can I use with this router?
Included with this router is the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi application, which can be installed to iOS and Android portable devices. This app allows you to view network usage and set up bandwidth priorities for each device connected to your network. Provide your admins with the power to block inappropriate or distracting web content. Additionally, set up guest Wi-Fi networks to keep files and passwords safely hidden from visitors. Open source support for this router will give you the option of developing or using user created network management programs for your network.
Operating Specifications
USB Ports Yes
Connectivity
Number Of Ethernet Port 4
Rated 1 out of 5 by from really buggy firmware what a disappointment, everything looked good, easy to set up, simple GUI, fantastic build quality but then, as soon as my wireless devices had disconnected from the network the could not reconnect, looking at numerous forums this is very common there is no firmware updates from Linksys. I would like to state that I have been a Cisco network engineer for over 10 years so this is not a configuration or user error issue. Please save your money and do not buy this router.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerhouse router at fantastic value This is perhaps the best value performance router at the moment, especially at £120 current maplins price. The stock firmware performs flawlessly for the few days I used ran it, but anyone who knows the slightest thing about networking will tell you that if you flash it with Openwrt or LEDE firmware and you will get an enterprise level device. The flash process is simple and can be done directly from the Linksys configuration browser page. Openwrt or LEDE can do a huge amount more than the stock firmware, but if you only want normal router function it's no more complicated to use than the Linksys configuration page, apart from the lack of setup wizard. I have just under 30 devices on my network, mostly on wifi and with LEDE the CPU load is almost 0 - it's frankly just laughing at me! It has far more power and throughput than I will need for a long time. I'm on the talktalk 40Mbps fibre package and after changing from the HG633 "super router" to the WRT1900ACS + Openreach modem (HG612) my download speed went up from around 25Mbps to around 35Mbps. Get one while they're available at this price!
Date published: 2017-03-06
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Can this be used on standard network( Adsl ). Not fibre

Asked by: John
Unfortunately, we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range. Therefore we are unable to obtain any further in-depth Technical specification.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-09-18

I have BT fibre broadband.Can this replace the BT smart hub ?

Asked by: Paul
YES, but it needs to be correctly configured with your BT account login data to work.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-02-09

Hi can this be used with a dsl vdsl modem on a b t line thanks alot phill.

Asked by: Phill
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-23

Does this router come with a default user password or is it unique to device for initial set up. I am trying to stop unauthorised access through the resetting of router to default values.

Asked by: rmg360
This would come with a default password to get into the administration panel
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-11-16

Can I change DNS settings on this router?

Asked by: Riocht
yes you will be able to change DNS settings using the router's firmware
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-10-17

Can the Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual Band Router act as a printer server? So i can print wireless from windows laptop, ipads/iphones and android devices??

Asked by: BoomBoom
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-05-10

I purchased this router yesterday and found that I cannot match the speed of the super hub 2. The super hub gives me a constant 212mbps and the linksys gives a fluctuated connection the highest being 157mbps

Asked by: Dave
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-05-05

Are the wireless speeds as fast as a virgin media super hub 2

Asked by: Dave
the speeds for the 2 bands are provided as follows 600Mbps 2.4GHz and 1300Mbps 5GHz Virgin claim to have 1300Mbps 5GHz on their latest version of Superhub (2ac)
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-05-03
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