Product Comparison: Linksys AC1900 vs Linksys WRT1900ACS


General Specifications
Brand
Linksys
Linksys
Model
EA7500
WRT1900ACS
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Stream content on multiple devices, enjoy favorite online games and more - all without lag or buffering from the Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 Wi-Fi Router (EA7500). The streaming and gaming solution you've been waiting for, it feature revolutionary Multi-User MIMO technology that delivers Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the same time and speeds. Dual-band Wi-Fi speeds up to 1.9 Gbps and four Gigabit Ethernet ports provide seamless entertainment experiences for the entire household. The EA7500 is equipped with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi software for easy setup along with the ability to control your home Wi-Fi from anywhere and at any time. Refer to page 15 in User Manual for troubleshooting steps.
With an advanced 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU and an impressive 512MB of RAM, the WRT1900ACS delivers improvements in wired, wireless, and network storage performance over its predecessor, the WRT1900AC. At speeds up to N600 + AC1300 Mbps, the WRT1900ACS meets the needs of the most demanding home Wi-Fi networks. Equipped with a four-antenna configuration, the router provides exceptional signal strength and range. Advanced users also have the option of modifying the router with open source firmware.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
1900 Mbps
1900 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Linksys AC1900 (EA7500) Dual Band Wireless Router, Works with Amazon Alexa
  • The quality and set up is easy the speed is also very good.
  • Our old router didn't seem to be handling the increasing number of devices connected to it; network speed on individual devices would randomly slow down. This new router handles all the devices without a problem. We no longer experience reduced speeds on individual devices.
  • It was very easy to set up and immediately every device in the house improved in speed. It was recommended by the Best Buy rep for using with our new smart tv and everything else.
  • Time warner recently increased their speeds and I was not seeing it with my old equipment. Upgrading to a new cable modem and this wireless router made a huge difference and increase my speed 4X
  • Did a ton of research to replace our old worn out routers. Speed and capacity were primary concerns but this one comes with so many great options it was hard to pass up, especially with the bundle deal BB had in store with the range extender.
Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
  • I purchased this router for my new home and to be able to obtain the fastest wifi speed I could get from the fiber optic cable, provided by my ISP.
  • Was getting slow WIFI speed from my previous router. This one more than doubled by downloading speed and the set up was quick and easy.
  • I had wifi speed and signal issues for last one year. After replacing my old router with LinksysAC3200..now i get 125 mbps. Installation and configuration is very simple.
  • Easy to set up, works seamlessly with all my WiFi items. Also, the Ethernet ports are nice to have of course!
  • Worked fine for first 2 days and then every morning the connection speed was slow, i had to restart the router every time to make it refresh connection and establish connectivity again. Returned this router.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
2.2 in.
2.05 in.
Width
10.12 in.
9.68 in.
Depth
7.4 in.
7.64 in.
Weight
1.28 lbs.
1.6 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
3
2
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
Linksys AC1900 (EA7500) Dual Band Wireless Router, Works with Amazon Alexa
  • I love the 5ghz speed and parental control. My daughter doesn't so much!
  • Great router, i love the options to prioritize your more important devices.
  • This wireless router is great for home use, haven't had any issues with connectivity or speed, no dead zones either. The app is great for prioritizing devices as well.
  • Great router! It works great and is very fast! I love that you can set prioritization to different devices especially game consoles.
  • It has an app and it works awesome! The range is very very good and the signals are powerful. The settings let you prioritize your devices such as your TV and also it works great with my tv on 4K.
Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
  • The Linksys WRT AC3200 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router is made to set up easily and work well. Although it looks like your standard Linksys router, the tech inside is anything but standard. It is cutting-edge and bumps the performance of a typical wifi set up significantly.
  • Upgraded my router to this Linksys to ensure quality of service as standards evolve. Love the design which sits nice on top of a linksys switch. Also, the smart app makes managing the network a breeze.
  • Better distance through the walls, never falls over by design, easy set-up, good support.
  • On the software side, it comes with standard Linksys software. If you're familiar with the EA line, this is nothing new. However this is a 'WRT' router, meaning that open source alternatives OpenWrt and DD-WRT are openly supported by Linksys. Both distros already offer builds for this router.
  • Powerful router with a ton of feature to prioritize your devices and control your network.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
Beamforming Technology, Smart Wi-Fi
PPTP Pass-Through, 128 bit AES link encryption
What customers say about "Security"
Linksys AC1900 (EA7500) Dual Band Wireless Router, Works with Amazon Alexa
  • Easy setup pretty much plug and play security is easy to establish
  • Super easy setup, very easy to adjust security and privacy settings
  • Was just what I was looking for has great speed range all the security you would need in a standard home router
  • Product is slight pricey but overall very good. Has good range and adaptable to other items, like modems, and security systems.
  • The biggest flaw I see with this router, especially at this price point and with a reputable company as Linksys, is the lack of security on the Guest Network.
Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
  • Bought this router because our old one was about 10 years old and we needed an easy way to have better security. The router works great and has great security. It was easy to set up too!!
  • Need something with better security than we had. I'm completely satisfied with this router. It does what we needed and much more.
  • I was having trouble accessing my online store with my previous router. Something about security settings. I got this one and it solved all my problems.
  • This router is also capable of creating a special isolated "guest" network which is not going to be encrypted, your guests will be presented with a web page to enter "guest" password (kinda like at the hotels, airports, also known as a "captive" mode).
  • Turn off guest access. This router uses what's called a captive portal for guest access. By itself this isn't necessarily bad but there's no encryption option. Turn guest access off and have peace of mind.
  • By default the guest network is disabled. Upon enabling, secondary networks are visible. The implementation is questionable. Instead of using an encrypted WPA based connection it is open.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
139.99 $
199.99 $


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