11n is also cut from 600Mbit in AC1900 products and 450Mbit in AC1750 products to a more standard 300Mbit. Youll find 4x Gigabit LAN and 1x Gigabit WAN, WPS and WPA/WPA2 security and IPv6 support. In theory none of this should heavily impact performance at close range, but the lesser number of antennas should weaken its performance at range.11ac router.
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Linksys Smart WiFi is also present and remains the sectors most fully realised Cloud router platform allowing users to remotely access and control all aspects of their router from any computer, smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection. READ MORE: Router ReviewsCrucially Linksys has also cut back on the wireless performance. Linksys EA6400 Design & FeaturesThe bonkers WRTAC1900 may have seen Linksys designers take a hefty swig of crazy juice, but the EA6400 sees the company return to the subtle and stylish cues of its EA6xxx ac range.0 ports now youll find just a single USB 3.
This lets you set your own passwords, SSID names and admin password while it self-configures your Internet connection. For our money this is the best looking router range on the market and its practical matt grey and silver finish is backed up with sturdy build quality and whisper quiet operation. From this point onwards the cuts stop. It is also wall mountable.
This is a welcome move.What is the Linksys EA6400This is Linksys first attempt to make a mass market 802. This is a card supplied with the router which has an NFC chip and you touch it against any NFC enabled device read: anything except Apple devices and they are instantly connected to your network. It is seamless and even technophobes would be hard pushed to go wrong.
To date its premium models have been exceptional: the WRTAC1900 is the fastest router were tested to date and the EA6900 is the best all-round wireless ac router available. Its graphical, drag and drop operation is highly intuitive and while hardcore users may say it dumbs down some options it makes using your router far easier for the vast majority. For the paranoid, remote access to Smart WiFi can also be disabled so it is a win/win situation and until D-Link, Asus, Netgear and others update their ageing UIs it gives Linksys routers a significant advantage. A nice touch is the EA6400 also includes SimpleTap.
4GHz are left open but the moment you connect to one it automatically opens a browser window and begins a setup wizard. Compared to the EA6900 its little brother drops the showy external antennas and where there were two USB 3. 802. Meanwhile the user interface for the aforementioned Smart WiFi remains a joy to use.
Plug in the router and its SSIDs 5GHz and 2. ROUND-UP: Best RoutersLinksys EA6400 SetupThe EA6400 also sees Linksys carry across the industry leading setup process it shares with Asus. Can Linksys cut a few corners and produce a mid-priced marvel Read on.0.
That said the exterior is where youll see the first sign of cost cutting. This is an AC1600 rated router which means a 2×2 antenna array as opposed to the 3×3 array in the EA6900 and 4×4 array in the WRTAC1900 which results in a theoretical maximum of AC1300 rather than the more typical AC1750 or premium AC1900 models. End of story. Have a great day guys!