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New Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers with AC Technology Now Available

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Linksys today announced the availability of the latest additions to its Smart Wi-Fi portfolio. The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1200 and AC 1750 are available immediately and the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1600, model EA6400, is planned for availability in late May. The new Smart Wi-Fi routers can be installed from virtually any device through browser-based set-up; and with Linksys SimpleTap, consumers can easily connect new devices to the home network through innovative ways, such as scanning a QR code or NFC tag. All new models feature industry-standard beamforming technology that significantly helps improve router speed, overall performance and wireless range in the home.

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why do all these new fancy routers never come with external aerials?
 

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why do all these new fancy routers never come with external aerials?
Maybe it doesn't make that much of a difference. The antenna is inside and isn't not like plastic is going to attenuate the signal all that much. Works fine for me on the E4200.
 

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I think they do it due to looks and being cheaper that way, how ever you can upgrade them even more so the e4200. Although by the pic i am going post looks like you can add 6 too it and you can get the upgrades mods on ebay

Maybe it's a bit of every thing cost \ cheaper to build and looks. although i think they are really ugly and inconvenient lol

 
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Becuase they want you to spend more money to upgrade coverage by buying an range extender.
 

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Becuase they want you to spend more money to upgrade coverage by buying an range extender.
Not to sure about that. When i was testing 1 of 3 of there routers out i removed the antenna and got near 0 loss of signal, reason why i did it was to know which was which router due to testing if they worked as they should of.

Although you could be right if they are not made as good as the good old Linksys ones were. If they really have got that weak i am glad i am using the old ones still..
 
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What ones did you test? if you remember....
 

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Just some old WRT54G's\L in fact it was 4 of them, was thinking 3 as i only use 3 of them.
 
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See those were linksys and not cisco linksys a.d now we got blekin linksys and they will change hands again...
 

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See those were linksys and not cisco linksys a.d now we got blekin linksys and they will change hands again...
True, although that was like only 4 month ago. and it's not as if were expecting improvements from them.

is a shame i lost interest in linksys went UFO style lol.
 
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Actually, i have a much better coverage with E4200 than i had with WRT54GL with external antennas and the same transmitting power. So the shape isn't everything.
And since it looks better i can now have on my desk in a corner.

Btw, are these still from Cisco or are they already underneath Belkin just not yet branded as such (aka Linksys by Belkin)?
 
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Things you can be sure blekin will baby things down to keep thier family friendly image.
 

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Actually, i have a much better coverage with E4200 than i had with WRT54GL with external antennas and the same transmitting power. So the shape isn't everything.
And since it looks better i can now have on my desk in a corner.

Btw, are these still from Cisco or are they already underneath Belkin just not yet branded as such (aka Linksys by Belkin)?
Yeahs shapes not really going do much except for looking like it melted next to the fireplace imo.

I am sure some one will do in depths reviews of one sooner or later.

Things you can be sure blekin will baby things down to keep thier family friendly image.

I guess we will wait and see what they do, maybe they will do it right and keep the Linksys ones 3rd party flash able.



Maybe they will surprise us HAAHAHAHAHAHA...
 

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Actually, i have a much better coverage with E4200 than i had with WRT54GL with external antennas and the same transmitting power. So the shape isn't everything.
And since it looks better i can now have on my desk in a corner.
People keep bashing Linksys but has your E4200 ever failed you? It has been one of the better routers I've owned to be honest. It has never crashed on me or slowed down, not once.

You can't tell me that this is bad for Wi-Fi. My signal goes through a floor and two walls before it gets to the router:
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Nope, i also think it's superb. To my surprise even stock firmware worked really well unlike the one on WRT54GL which kept on hanging randomly. I was using DD-WRT on my E4200 for a while until i found out TomatoRAF (the original Tomato project is dead) which has a far better QOS control and is even more stable than DD-WRT which was very unreliable few months ago, not sure how it is now...

It can work for several months without fiddling with it, it's CPU seems to be quick enough to deal with massive number of P2P connections and still be able to sort everything through QOS for games to be very playable even at that time. Sure i wouldn't mind the Marvell 1GHz monstrosity from v1 but that one doesn't support TomatoRAF, so it has to be this way. If i could only overclock it without hindering stability, now that would be awesome :D
 
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Hey! Stream 1080p HD videos from 200-300 some feet away thru a buncha walls with noooo buuufffering
 
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