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Linksys Max Stream AC4000 MU MIMO Tri Band Wireless Smart WiFi Router EA9300

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.5
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
1000
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251
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Quad Core
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Review Summary - 749 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Network
 335
wifi, linksys, house, coverage, signal
+75%
-25%
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" ...  sometimes it gives troubleshoot but you just need to turn off your device wifi n thn on it works fine .  ...  "
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" ...  this router is awesome! ... Ive got this router in my hall closet downstairs and I pick up WiFi 2.4ghz signals in the front yard, the 5Ghz signals are 3 bars at the farthest parts of the house!  ...  "
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" ...  What a difference a good router makes. ... I used to have very spotty Wi-Fi throughout the house (3800 sq ft) with over 30 devices, but it is now good throughout.  ...  "
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" ...  This router was the fastest set up I have ever experienced.  ...  "
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" ...  Have not had any trouble setting up or connecting throughout the home and rear deck.  ...  "
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" ...  Strong signal throughout entire house.  ...  "
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" ...  Had Centurylink supplied modem and wireless router combination producing inconsistent speeds and wireless signal strength as time when on. ... Would recommend this product as an upgrade for older wireless router.  ...  "
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" ...  I can see what devices are associated with each SSID and manage the router as if I were home. ... Another plus vs the old router is that the WiFi signal is strong throughout the house now - no so with the Verizon router.  ...  "
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Wifi
 202
wifi, linksys, network, wi fi, routers
+73%
-27%
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" ...  And I am now getting 5x the speed, which I was already paying for but not getting on my old router.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a house full of wi-fi dependent TVs, phones, computers, blue ray players, and Amazon Alexia products and no hiccups yet!  ...  "
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" ...  I needed a new router, as the number of Internet hogging devices were sucking up the bandwidth.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced an earlier model Linksys WiFi router and some extenders with this one.  ...  "
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" ...  After attempting to troubleshoot the problem with Linksys for 2 weeks I gave in and replaced it with a Netgear router that was cheaper with the same specs and placed it in the same spot and configured it identically.  ...  "
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" ...  The app isn’t very easy to use as well and allows me to easily see who is on the network. ... I have a smart thermostat and it was very easy to prioritize the thermostat to ensure it has priority on the network when we have a lot of users.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm happy with this router.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like this router, does everything I need.  ...  "
Setup
 183
router, easy, set, linksys, easy to set
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Easy to configure and setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I got my new linksys there was no trouble setting up or connecting. ... Took least than 10 minutes to setup and have been getting better mbps with this router.  ...  "
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" ...  Works right out of the box with almost no setup.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a rock solid unit, very easy to configure, and has lots of great features.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up and was able to daisy chain two routers with no extra configuration  ...  "
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" ...  very easy set-up  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and work well throughout of our house.  ...  "
ISP
 137
linksys, modem, internet, netgear, provider
+71%
-29%
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" ...  a really great router  ...  "
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" ...  See the review on the LINKSYS modem!  ...  "
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" ...  Wired works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  If you use it then it will limit all bandwidth limit all connections.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I got my new linksys there was no trouble setting up or connecting.  ...  "
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" ...  Good speed and reliability, pairs well with a fiber ISP.  ...  "
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" ...  It is much faster than and other router that I have used  ...  "
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" ...  This a great router.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 134
easy to set, set, setup, easy to install, easy to setup
+98%
-2%
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" ...  It is easy to set up and works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up and I don't have to worry about.  ...  "
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" ...  Good user interface and easy set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up & so far works like a champ  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  It was quick and easy to setup, quick, easy to use, good looking interface.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of use.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 113
connected, phones, smart, linksys, wifi
+68%
-32%
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" ...  I can run 5 different devices off it wirelessly at the same time without slow down or connection problems.  ...  "
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" ...  I was surprised that quite a few of my devices use 5 ghz.  ...  "
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" ...  Out of the Box it is also HFS+/Mac happy although an older Mac drive and the device do not like the drive's format. ... I still love this device but was really concerned when I discovered I could not get Apple Time Machine Backup's onto it. ... Here's what you can do to back up a windows PC to your airport if you are using the airport as your backup.  ...  "
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" ...  However my Fire TV doesn't lag anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  sometimes it gives troubleshoot but you just need to turn off your device wifi n thn on it works fine .  ...  "
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" ...  don’t even need a computer. ... Just download the app on your phone and it automatically connects and sets up.  ...  "
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" ...  I went from a 2TB Apple Time Capsule .  ...  "
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" ...  No more fights at bedtime when it is time to turn the devices off-line.  ...  "
Software Platform
 93
interface, password, linksys, guest, devices
+61%
-39%
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" ...  It works well with Windows 7.  ...  "
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" ...  Husband even thinKS he is funny and likes the app it comes with to shut devices off .  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice router with an outstanding management interface.  ...  "
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" ...  - nice setup and mobile application  ...  "
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" ...  Even PC browser is faster as well.  ...  "
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" ...  App is cool.  ...  "
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" ...  You can also download the Linksys Smart Wifi app from the app store which will give you total control of the new EA6350.  ...  "
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" ...  The Linksys app does exactly what it is supposed to do but you don't really need it.  ...  "
Capacity
 89
router, signal, coverage, throughout, wifi
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The speeds have been great, signal strength has been great (I live in a 2-story house).  ...  "
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" ...  It seems to be reliable and the signal is is fairly strong throughout the house.  ...  "
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" ...  With this one now I can good connection from every corner of the basement.  ...  "
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" ...  Good reception all over the house.  ...  "
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" ...  It is plenty adequate for streaming video although because the walls of this house seem to be relatively opaque to wifi signals in either frequency band we have needed to use range extenders for years.  ...  "
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" ...  Strong signal throughout entire house.  ...  "
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" ...  Ideal for medium to large home fantastic router 10 out of 10. :)  ...  "
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" ...  2-level home.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 85
working, worked, linksys, weeks, died
+41%
-59%
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" ...  so I've only had this for a little over a week.  ...  "
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" ...  Mine lasted only 4 months before dying.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a useless piece of junk.  ...  "
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" ...  For the last 3 months or so I've experienced the following problems:  ...  "
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" ...  This thing worked for two weeks and died . ... One star for the experience and the fact that it died.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked for a 72 hours and then RSSI became very weak.  ...  "
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" ...  ), it periodically stops working with the Linksys logo on the device flashing.  ...  "
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" ...  Started rebooting, the very first day, by the end of the week. ... It failed the very first day.  ...  "
Overall performance
 51
speeds, fast, performance, realize, old one
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Performance is at par.  ...  "
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" ...  very satisfied with its performance  ...  "
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" ...  After it's up and running there is no problems and I can see the difference in my speed!  ...  "
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" ...  Faster and allows to give video packets priority.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that it fixed our speed issues with Spectrum and am happy with it.  ...  "
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" ...  The difference is when EVERYTHING is going full speed.  ...  "
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" ...  First speed test was 299Mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  It has been performing great with no issue and my upload and download speeds have increased dramatically.  ...  "
Ports
 51
ethernet, port, ports, linksys, usb
+59%
-41%
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" ...  I just transferred the data from my Apple router to a 2TB USB external.  ...  "
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" ...  I've connected this router to my primary router via ethernet cable, to serve another part of my house and reduce the wifi burden on the primary.  ...  "
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" ...  You can easily open / forward ports if necessary and give priority to certain devices for maximum bandwidth!  ...  "
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" ...  Wireless speed checked on an older HP running a Realtek usb antenna  ...  "
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" ...  I could not get through setup when using Ethernet.  ...  "
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" ...  You can't use a hub like the Nighthawk for drive sharing but it has 2 usb3 ports instead of a usb 2 and a usb 3. ... I still had my old Airport Extreme -N. I shut off DHCP, WIFI, and routing (passthrough) and pointed a static address via cat6 cable to the linksys.  ...  "
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" ...  The whole set-up was less than 30 minutes using an Ethernet connection. ... I have two drives plugged into the USB ports and they work fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I found that the ethernet performance is very fast.  ...  "
Apps
 41
interface, software, mobile, linksys, devices
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Love the phone app.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality and easy to use interface with the software app.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice admin user interface for web-based and mobile apps.  ...  "
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" ...  I love you can priorize apps or devices from the rest.  ...  "
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" ...  You can also download the Linksys Smart Wifi app from the app store which will give you total control of the new EA6350.  ...  "
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" ...  It was very easy to set up, and the app makes it easy to control - especially with the kids devices and making sure that I can disable Internet by device when I need to.  ...  "
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" ...  i love the ability to use the APP when you're away from your network  ...  "
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" ...  Control it by your smartphone with a simple app that gives you the power to change everything even when you are not home.  ...  "
Price
 31
worth, well worth, worth the money, waste of money, money
+68%
-32%
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" ...  Great value at under $100.  ...  "
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" ...  And the price was perfect too!  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny!  ...  "
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" ...  I settled on this one after research on being the highest rated, fastest for the cost.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this one on the prime day to get a good price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good bang for the buck.  ...  "
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" ...  Cost was great, less than when I put in my wishlist.  ...  "
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" ...  Great device, especially for the money.  ...  "
Returns
 31
amazon, replacement, late, returned, refund
+16%
-84%
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" ...  So, bottom line, if I could return this today, even if it was for less than what I paid, I would do so.  ...  "
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" ...  Into the trash.  ...  "
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" ...  The box instructed me not to return it to amazon but rather call the manufacturer. ... So i returned that one and asked if i could also return the original one.  ...  "
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" ...  But this is going back.  ...  "
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" ...  By the time I realized it too late to return.  ...  "
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" ...  DOA, could not resuscitate . ... going back today.  ...  "
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" ...  But here is where I went wrong, I should have just returned it via Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Seriously considering returning the unit and getting something else.  ...  "
Firmware
 23
router, linksys, update, latest, dd wrt
+9%
-91%
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" ...  Where's the firmware? ... How am I supposed to upload the firmware if I can't get into the router config? ... The only firmware I found listed for my model is one you have to upload directly through the router config page.  ...  "
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" ...  The router's software and UI is garbage - I should have purchased a WRT router.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the interface but until they patch the firmware to fix this issue give this unit a pass.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried all kinds of configuration changes then eventually engaged Linksys Tech Support.  ...  "
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" ...  I have v1.1 with the latest firmware and even after applying the suggested fixes there is no change.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm pretty technical so I reverted firmware to previous versions thinking it may have been the result of the automatic update feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Upgrading the firmware didn't fix this behaviour and it became clear to me that it was a hardware problem.  ...  "
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" ...  2) Searched for firmware updates .  ...  "
Controls
 18
control, controls, settings, properly, menu
+39%
-61%
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" ...  Parental controls are awful. ... I just figured I was having trouble mastering the controls.  ...  "
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" ...  No power response to toggle switch.  ...  "
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" ...  Claims to have Parental Controls and again, a complete piece of crap.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want to overpay because of its parent control feature, please don’t because its dones not work properly and there are receiving a hundreds of complains on their official forum from users during last 5 years and there is no progress.  ...  "
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" ...  Only downside is the weird (imho) of the multi-media prioritization settings.  ...  "
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" ...  No parental control as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Parental controls were weak.  ...  "
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" ...  - The control interface breaks in a few ways (refuses to let you do anything until it's retreated into isolation to deeply ponder the dark mysteries of your configuration) if your broadband uplink isn't working properly right now.  ...  "
Marketplace
 18
return, thank goodness, advertised, 2018, works
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  For sure and by far my worst purchase on amazon ever.  ...  "
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" ...  No thanks, moving to a different product.  ...  "
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" ...  They won’t pay for shipping to return the item.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased in March 2018.  ...  "
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" ...  The reason I'm giving it a 3 star is because I got a sold a used product.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks to Amazon's return policy, I got a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchase a second one, at a different vendor.  ...  "
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" ...  going back today.  ...  "
Lagging
 16
reboot, week, reset, constantly, times
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  Then I had to reboot the unit twice in 3 days, that is not acceptable.  ...  "
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" ...  Started rebooting, the very first day, by the end of the week.  ...  "
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" ...  With the access point, I no longer have the dropouts and disconnects.  ...  "
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" ...  It's slow and buggy.  ...  "
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" ...  I've tried full factory reset even.  ...  "
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" ...  Need reboot every day  ...  "
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" ...  It constantly buffers?  ...  "
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" ...  Then it started to reboot by itself. ... Sometimes it would reboot every 5 minutes or once every 2 hours.  ...  "
Features
 16
feature, control, wpa, work, settings
+69%
-31%
comment
" ...  Prioritization feature is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Good security features and more control over who can use or where they are looking.  ...  "
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" ...  I was pleased to find that this one fit my budgetary needs, while still managing to include the features I wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  Since then I have been exploring the features and am even more satisfied.  ...  "
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" ...  The Parental Controls features is what sold me.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall the features are good.  ...  "
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" ...  - The app makes it easy to set up and gives a wealth of features.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this feature.  ...  "
Band
 11
bands, tri, linksys, steering, speed
+82%
-18%
comment
" ...  Then upgraded from an older linksys (1200AC) to this Tri Band 4000ac.  ...  "
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" ...  Different bands to choose from and guest account .  ...  "
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" ...  dual band with the 5 GH band works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Great speed on all three bands, product delivers exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  "AMAZING" , forget the Tri-band units.  ...  "
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" ...  My old router was a TP Link tri-band.  ...  "
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" ...  I eventually decided to buy this linksys ea6350 dual band router.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m extremely happy with my purchase of a Linksys AC1900 dual band router.  ...  "
Delivery
 9
delivery, works, right, received, quick
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I received this in a day after ordering.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery and works great.  ...  "
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" ...  1-day delivery!  ...  "
Internet
 9
speed, get, connection, connected, upload
+56%
-44%
comment
" ...  About time getting the internet speed I pay for.  ...  "
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" ...  Fixed my crappy internet issue!  ...  "
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" ...  Internet access and streaming from multiple devices has been flawless.  ...  "
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" ...  30 seconds later I had internet.  ...  "
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" ...  So far has greatly improved speed and quality of internet.  ...  "
Cables
 7
works, shipped, company, provider, house
+57%
-43%
comment
" ...  It works much better than the ones the cable company provides.  ...  "
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" ...  My only quibble is they shipped the unit with a cat5 cable. ... Imho, they should have shipped a cat6 or even a cat7 cable for optimum performance.  ...  "
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" ...  If you can plug in the cables you can set it up.  ...  "
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" ...  Just plug in the cords and follow the steps.  ...  "
Build Quality
 7
set, router, returned, recommend, product
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  It seemed to be on it's last legs so it was time for a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel for almost $400 these things should hold up better 😞  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy set-up and overall nice looking product and build quality!  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend it to anyone wanting a rock solid performer.  ...  "
Gaming
 6
gaming, games, work, lot, game
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Gaming is even better and keeps up with the most intense warfare.  ...  "
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" ...  We mostly do streaming so I can’t speak to game playing but I would recommend this wireless router to anyone.  ...  "
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" ...  Also wanted to be able to play a video game on a laptop and still be able to stream on a phone (we also have a webcam we use as a baby monitor that’s always connected), which the old one couldn’t do at all.  ...  "
Video Playback
 5
watching, streaming, stream, netflix, movies
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  But it will exceed 20 while everyone is home and watching netflix.  ...  "
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" ...  It can handle all kinds of video and audio streaming with ease.  ...  "
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" ...  Our son upstairs plays games with other people while we are watching movies online or tv shows  ...  "
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" ...  Also wanted to be able to play a video game on a laptop and still be able to stream on a phone (we also have a webcam we use as a baby monitor that’s always connected), which the old one couldn’t do at all.  ...  "
For Running
 4
get, good, day
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  when it was running.  ...  "
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" ...  Never have I used any product easier to get up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  What a dream to set up, I was up and running in less than 15 minutes.  ...  "
Memory
 4
using, tried, thumb, storage, also
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  My first hint of a problem was when I tried to use a thumb drive for cloud storage. ... It would not work on any of my thumb drives even after I reformatted them.  ...  "
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" ...  They also tried to pass it off as a power drain when accessing a drive, which is irrelevant because I was using a drive with a power supply.  ...  "
Pedometer
 4
support, customer, distance
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  Steps I've taken to resolve this issue because I refuse to call customer support:  ...  "
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" ...  Then after going through all the pain in the butt process to return the item, you have to jump through about 10 steps & wait a month for your money back.  ...  "
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" ...  The customer support was generally unhelpful and I spent an hour and half with them taking me through steps.  ...  "
Resolution
 4
hd, ultra, tv, streaming, handle
+100%
comment
" ...  It's great for our new 4K Ultra HD SmartTVs as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Recently picked up a new TV with the higher-end 4K Ultra HD bells-and-whistles and figured it was time to step up from my existing 2.4Ghz to a MU-MIMO dual-band .  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for 4K HD tv.  ...  "
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" ...  It also very nice having multiple channels.  ...  "
USB
 4
drive, router, ports, connect, port
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Cons: The USB ports on this thing are worthless. ... I also tried a USB drive and the software included literally can't see it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The ONLY reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because you cannot connect a USB drive to the USB 3.0 port on the back of the router for Network Storage if you are using Windows 10.  ...  "
Design
 4
set, product, nice, easy
+100%
comment
" ...  Looks like a very well designed piece of equipment.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice also.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy set-up and overall nice looking product and build quality!  ...  "
Power Consumption
 3
-100%
comment
" ...  Item no longer works, only purchased this in February, looks like the power supply is bad.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Don't waste your time and energy.  ...  "
comment
" ...  So I disabled power save mode.  ...  "
Remote
 3
setup, server, router, device, account
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The Nighthawk seemed to have more remote functions but I wanted a locked-down device with a media server for two drive and several devices.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Remote management is a convenient feature.  ...  "
Packing
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The packaging was great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The Amazon packaging was solid.  ...  "
Product As Described
 3
works
+100%
comment
" ...  It is as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 3
box, returned, refurbished, defective, like
-100%
comment
" ...  However, the product box itself was not sealed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Ordered this product not realizing it was refurbished. ... Product was reported as defective March 2018, by previous owner & returned only to be resold .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Did not work, was defective out of the box.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
tech, support, understand, menu, could
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  I have to wait 72 hours for a second level tech to call me back.  ...  "
Fit
 3
far
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Low profile, durable, fits nicely on my desk .  ...  "
comment
" ...  This bad boy is working really well I'm very happy so far I saw some negative reviews so I'm going to hold off on my total review until I've had it for about 6 months but so far I am very pleased  ...  "
Comfort
 3
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  That is a head scratcher.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Of course this was a thorough pain and took some time to figure out what the heck was wrong.  ...  "

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Specifications

Performance
Processor Type:  Quad Core 
Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
FM Radio:  Yes 
Quad Core
PROCESSOR TYPE
Yes
WIFI
Yes
FM RADIO