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Linksys Launches Familiar Looking High-end WRT1900AC Router

No, that’s not a blue version of Shockwave from Transformers. That’s the WRT1900AC from Linksys, the company’s latest high-end high-speed AC1900 class router.

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This is Shockwave.

According to Linksys, the WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router is the successor to the company’s popular and beloved WRT54G WiFi router. The WRT1900AC features the latest 802.11ac WiFi standard, a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM based processor, 256MB DDR3 RAM, 128MB of flash memory, and a four-antenna configuration that is equipped with beam forming technology. It also features one eSATA/USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port along with the standard four Gigabit Ethernet ports and one Gigabit WAN port.

The new router also comes with a new Network Map feature that allows users to easily monitor who’s connected to their network, Smart WiFi software for easy home and remote network configuration, and compatibility for Linksys’s in-development customizable open-source firmware. We’ve listed all the WRT1900AC’s specifications and features below.

“The WRT has a cult status for many because of the open source aspect that made it so immensely popular. Our aim is to provide a robust and high performing hardware and software platform for open community developers to customize their WRT1900AC the way that they see fit. Linksys will continue to work with the open source community and our chipset partners to ensure the developers have the necessary tools to do so,” said Mike Chen, Vice President of Product Management at Linksys.

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The WRT1900AC is now available at select retailers including, among others, Pismo Digital Lifestyle Concept Store, Octagon Computer Superstore, Complink, Villman, PC EXpress, and Silicon Valley at an MSRP of Php14,990.00.

Linksys WRT1900AC Hardware Specifications and Software Features:

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi (backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n)
    • Speeds up to 1300 Mbps* on the 5 GHz band
    • Speeds up to 600 Mbps* on the 2.4 GHz band
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM-based processor
  • Gigabit WAN & LAN ports
  • 1 x eSATA/USB 2.0 port
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port
  • 256MB DDR3 RAM
  • 128MB flash memory
  • Four exchangeable external antennas
  • Pre-configured Virtual LAN (VLAN) IDs of all major fiber Internet service providers in Singapore
  • Browser-based setup for installation from device PC/Mac, smartphone or tablet
  • Can be configured as: router, range extender (aka repeater) or wireless bridge
  • Ability to hide SSID broadcast
  • Setup wizard sets up two SSIDs, one per radio band
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi can be accessed from a browser or the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app for iOS and Android
  • Share printers or storage devices through USB or eSATA
  • Built-in DLNA-certified media server and FTP server to share files
  • Drag-and-drop media prioritization to prioritize bandwidth for devices, applications or games
  • Parental controls to prevent access to websites or block access during certain hours
  • Dynamic DNS services supported: No-IP, DynDNS and TZO
  • Built-in speed test to test broadband upload and download speed
  • Open-source capable