The new Linksys WRT1900ACS is a reliable, three-stream device with open-source firmware and four antennae, continuing to pay tribute its iconic blue and black design. This updated version of the Linksys WRT1900AC is not only at a lower cost than its predecessor, but it offers vendor-endorsed compatibility and features hardware improvements. This makes it the fastest performer, in comparison to a diverse range of mid-range and high-end competitors.
“We are committed to making the Linksys WRT lineup the most advanced and best-in-class router line for the prosumer so they can get more out of the network they use in their home and office environment,” said Mike Chen, vice president product management and engineering for Linksys.
Some of these router’s features:
- Open-source firmware (like WRT1900AC)
- 4 high-performance antennas (like WRT1900AC)
- 1.6 GHz dual-core ARM processor
- 512 MB in total of RAM and 128MB of flash memory
- Speed up to 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz frequency band (serving 802.11n clients) and 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band (serving 802.11ac clients).
- Advanced wireless security
- Smart WiFi with Network map that lets you view all of your connected devices
This newest router update was done in collaboration with Marvell and the latest version of the Linux-based Open WRT router’s operating system to support OpenWRT installments. This compatibility provide customers with a greater use of their router hardware by allowing them to select and install additional features from the open source community. For instance, BitTorrent support, multiple VPN clients and servers, and captive portal support for creating WiFi hotspots, to name a few.
Its original retail price is $ 229.99.
Watch a review of the new Linksys WRT1900ACS below.