Linksys EA6900 Router Review setup & configuration
The Linksys EA6900 is a router with modern Wireless-AC technology which will give you a superior speed. It is a wonderful modern router with some high-speed technology.
The router has got the AC1900 technology, which will give you the best ever speed experience in a router.The design of the router is quite similar to the former Cisco Linksys E4200 which is designed by the owner of Cisco. The router is now got an expansion in the design under the Belkin Company and now the router has three external antennas for a better performance.
From the seven routers of Linksys with the 11ac technology the Linksys EA6900 is the one with a great efficiency in speed. The router has got some special features including the Smart Wi-Fi which is the most valuable feature among other features. The Smart Wi-Fi will give you the online cloud portal feature to manage your router from outside as well.
Table Of Contents
- 1 Linksys E1200 N300 Wireless Router Review
- 1.1 Linksys EA6900 Features
- 1.2 Ports:
- 1.3 AC1900 Super Fast Wireless Technology
- 1.4 Beamforming Technology
- 1.5 Concurrent Dual Band Performance
- 1.6 DLNA Media Server
- 1.7 Reliable Wireless Security
- 1.8 Linksys EA6900 Performance
- 1.9 Linksys EA6900 Setup and Configuration
- 1.10 Linksys EA6900 Specs Table
- 1.11 Geek’s Opinion
Fantastic Design with Great Build
The Linksys EA6900 is a dense and good looking router with cooling vents in the side of the router. There is cooling vents in the bottom and also on the top of the router. The router comes with a marvelous matt black flat table-top design which will increase the look of your computer table. The router has a metal-colored plastic slice which is in the middle of the router and this design makes the router more attractive. The company name Linksys is now settling in this band and it displays in white while the router is powered up.
The build quality of the router is good enough to give you the best performance and the design is really fabulous. The size of the bands of the router is not so suitable with the flat design of the router. These three oversized external antennas make the design a little weaker.
Linksys EA6900 Features
The EA6900 has four gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and one WAN port which are similar to other modern routes. There are two USB ports in this router with different versions, one is USB 2.0 and another one is high-speed USB 3.0. With the help of these USB ports you can stream HD videos, play online games and also you will be able to share storage. These two ports are sited next to each other at the back of the router. All the ports of the router are sited at the back of the router.
AC1900 Super Fast Wireless Technology
The next generation Wireless-AC Standard is introduced in this router to get the scarily fast speed. This standard will outperform the previous wireless-N standard with an astonishing speed up to 4.3x faster. You will get a speed up to N600+AC1300 Mbps, isn’t it cool? Now you can boost up your router speed as your wish.
The latest Beamforming technology will give you the best stable connection to your connected devices. This advanced technology optimizes the performance and decreases the rate of interference in your network. So with this cool feature your wireless signal will be more stable than any other routers with this configuration.
Concurrent Dual Band Performance
The Linksys EA6900 router has the dual band feature to provide you a great performance with a wider range. The Dual band is consisting of simultaneous 2.4+5 GHZ band. This dual band is capable of establishing a stronger connection with a long range distance than a single band router.
DLNA Media Server
This DLNA Media Server is another marvelous feature of this router. You can now access and share your media across connected devices on your network. You can set security to your media files to share and access them more reliably.
Reliable Wireless Security
The Linksys EA6900 router has got some advanced wireless security to keep your connection more secure than other typical routers. Now you can secure your network with the most advanced wireless WPA/WPA2 encryption and also with an SPI firewall. All these wireless securities will keep your network secure from hackers.
USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 Ports
Super fast USB 3.0 port is now available on this router for a faster performance. The Linksys EA6900 router has one USB 3.0 port and one USB 2.0 port as well. You can add external storage and devices to share any type of content over your network via these USB ports.
Linksys EA6900 Performance
The Linksys EA6900 provides a transfer speed of 170 Mbps with the 2.4 GHz 11n rate at a close range. It provides 217 Mbps with MCS Index 23 with this same configuration. The average speed is around 126 Mbps of the router at a longer range. Unfortunately, the speed is a little low at the client to server performance which is only 97 Mbps.
Now we will give you the performance rate of the router with its high-speed 11AC standard. We recorded an incredible average speed of the router with this technology is 571 Mbps at 2m range which is terribly awesome. And at a higher range around 10m, the router is capable of giving an average of 308 Mbps, which is quite respectable.
Linksys EA6900 Setup and Configuration
Linksys EA6900 Specs Table
|Radio Bands||2.4GHz and 5GHz|
|Wireless Standard||Wireless-11AC Standard|
|Ports||1 WAN and 4 LAN|
|Wireless Security||(WPA/WPA2 & SPI Firewall)|
|USB||1 USB 3.0 + 1 USB 2.0 Port|