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[SNB] UPDATED w/Review, Linksys reimagines WRT series with new WRT1900AC

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We now have a pretty good in depth review on the WRT1900AC by Smallnetbuilder:

Smallnetbuilder Review

Seems like it will be fun to try out and it should only get better from here with custom firmware.




Source

I just realized the price wasn't put in to this article, but it will be $299 MSRP
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However the WRT label isn't just retro branding. Linksys are again embracing the spirit of open source, encouraging developers to create new custom firmware for the WRT1900AC, with hardware and SDKs being shipped out to coders. According to the company, an OpenWRT custom firmware for theWRT1900AC is planned to be available for download online at availability in the spring 2014.


Features include:
  • Open Source Support
  • 1x Gigabit WAN port
  • 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x eSATA/USB 2.0 port
  • 1.2GHz dual-core ARM-based processor



Edited by Zealon - 4/15/14 at 4:24pm
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oh wow, if affordable, is mine.
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They are at it again, if this has DD-WRT for it I'm sold.
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oh wow, if affordable, is mine.
$300
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It sounds great and all, but $299 is a bit high for a router. You can just buy a $149 802.11n route and use the $150 you saved to put towards are better GPU or CPU.
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as much as i love linksys. i never got why they have antennas on their routers. ive taken them off on my old wrt and they still worked without em so what is the purpose of em?
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as much as i love linksys. i never got why they have antennas on their routers. ive taken them off on my old wrt and they still worked without em so what is the purpose of em?

Was your signal strength the same the further you got away from it? You don't need antennas if your router is only a few feet away.

If you coverage area remained unaffected then you either have crazy interference, some magical router, or you're lying...just sayin...
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It sounds great and all, but $299 is a bit high for a router. You can just buy a $149 802.11n router and use the $150 you saved to put towards are better GPU or CPU.

Yeah, but I'm in the group of people who are sick of crappy 802.11n routers and want to try something new that will actually last. I expect the price on newegg to be around $250 or even $275 at the highest for this router though. I'll just have to wait and see what reviews have to say about it, but I think it's a definite buy for me.
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as much as i love linksys. i never got why they have antennas on their routers. ive taken them off on my old wrt and they still worked without em so what is the purpose of em?


Your antennas change the shape of your coverage. I think the Linksys wireless device used to come with pretty much the rubber duck antennas which was good for a specific type of coverage.
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dear god. Im sold. TAKE MY MONEY.

You can build a router out of a computer for this price, but power consumption this wins in the long run.

This will be my home personal router, it wont appeal to everyone.. and really thats fine, I want the best router at home running my personal network and this will fit the bill.
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