Linksys EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

  • Linksys EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router
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  • Good feature set, Dual USB ports (one USB 3.0/one USB 2.0), Betterthanaverage parental controls
  • Fastest router tested todate. Excellent range. Very good cloudbased management. Speedy NAS functionality with connected USB drives.
  • USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports, High routing throughput


  • Expensive for the features and performance delivered, Decidedly average TCP throughput at most test locations, No VPN or iTunes servers
  • Expensive. Runs slightly warm. Problems with disconnects at 2.4GHz band using Linksys WUSB6300 wireless USB adapter

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 80

The Linksys EA6900 bears more than a passing resemblance to the EA6500 that we reviewed in December 2012. It's styled in the same dark grey and silver case, has the same flat, horizontally oriented design and the same curved section that juts out in the...

By HardwareHeaven on -

Let's start with the set-up process for the EA6900, which we found to be incredibly easy. Using the web based interface provided by Linksys it takes us step by step through each part of the configuration process. Within minutes of unboxing the router...

By PC Pro on 83

A quick, flexible and supremely easy-to-use router, and the price is very...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Plenty of features and a good hardware specification are let down by poor performance in our wireless transfer speed...

By PC World on 60

This router is easy to set up and it has great remote-access features, but its 802.11ac performance leaves a lot to be...

By Pocket-lint on 80

As we said at the beginning routers are boring, but they're also hugely important. And the faster things work, the quicker all those streamed files, large downloads, software updates, fitness data uploads, gadget orders and general browsing...

By on -

Until recently, the fastest 802.11ac routers were labeled 'AC1750' or something along those lines. That refers to the combined theoretical bandwidth of the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz bands. On 2.4 GHz that is 450 Mbps and on 5 GHz that is 1.3 Gbps. The new...

By Trusted Reviews on 100

What is the Linksys EA6900? This is Linksys' most important router of the year. It features an upgraded chipset enabling the company to tout ‘AC1900' speeds and finally go head-to-head with Asus' all conquering RT-AC68U . Linksys is going all out with...

By PC Mag on 80

The Linksys EA6900 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router is a high-performance—and high-priced—router that's easy to manage. It's a good fit for multi-device home networks with lots of movie and TV streaming, Skype use, and online...

By SmallNetBuilder on -

Broadcom-based AC1900 class router with Gigabit ports, USB 2.0 & USB 3.0 drive and printer sharing and optional cloud...

International Review By on -

De EA6900 voldoet prima, maar het kan sneller. De snelheid van de EA6900 is dankzij de AC1900 techniek dik in orde. Het team van heeft de EA6900 onderworpen aan een aantal specialistische tests om de doorvoersnelheden te kunnen meten....

International Review By on 67

Linksys mangler litt på funksjonalitetssiden for å framstå så avansert som en del av konkurrentene. Dette kan nok endre seg med deres kommende – og mer påkostede (=dyrere) WRT1900AC. Ytelsen er god, men vi fikk som sagt litt problemer når avstanden...

International Review By PC for Alla on 80

Den nya wifi-standarden 802.11ac har höjt prestandataket rejält för trådlösa nätverk, och är en välbehövlig vitamininjektion i många hemmanätverk, där kraven på maxad bandbredd och låga svarstiden blir allt högre. En enskild videoström eller...

International Review By DinSide Data on 83

Linksys' nye AC-ruter er bygd på samme lest som de andre ruterne som skilter med samme hastighet, og betegnelsen AC1900 står for den raskeste 802.11ac-spesifikasjonen. Design og installasjon I motsetning til flere av de andre AC-ruterne som er stående...

International Review By Hardware.Info on -

Tot voor kort waren de snelste 802.11ac-routers voorzien van 'AC1750' of iets wat daarop lijkt in de modelnaam. Dat staat voor de gecombineerde theoretische bandbreedte van de 2,4GHz- en de 5GHz-frequentieband. Op 2,4 GHz is dat 450 Mbps en op 5 GHz...