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Old July 9, 2014, 07:59 PM
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The Linksys WRT1900AC router is considered a 802.11AC-based spiritual successor to the wildly popular WRT54G so there are some very high expectations riding on it.

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Old July 10, 2014, 06:13 AM
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Seems like a pretty good router that you wouldn't go wrong in purchasing. My biggest issue with it is pricing. In my mind the positives and negatives in the various tests basically balance it out with the ASUS, but the higher price would remove it from my purchase list. If its pricing comes down, or they can sort out the negatives it does have through firmware, then the price is somewhat justified IMO.
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Any comparisons to something like a Ubiquiti or Egenius wifi access point? More and more power users are skipping the consumer stuff and going to more dedicated products. I am running a Mikrotik router with a Ubiquiti wifi access point (just a N version, no AC) so I would be curious to see if this can compete considering it cost me less for my setup then this router. I am getting the AC Ubiquiti next (which costs as much as this) so a comparison would be nice in the future.
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I have to agree. Building something for everyone rarely pleases the "everyone" part of that equation.
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Seems like a pretty good router that you wouldn't go wrong in purchasing. My biggest issue with it is pricing. In my mind the positives and negatives in the various tests basically balance it out with the ASUS, but the higher price would remove it from my purchase list. If its pricing comes down, or they can sort out the negatives it does have through firmware, then the price is somewhat justified IMO.
Yeah I'd agree with this assessment. It's hard to justify the premium pricing. It doesn't have anything radically better that revolutionizes routers, it's just an incremental bump but with a huge price increase.

The other reason is AC1900 is mostly a waste of money itself. See here:
AC1900: Innovation or 3D Wi-Fi? - SmallNetBuilder

I generally don't recommend buying the latest router (better odds of good third party firmware and if there's any issues, the long term owners will flag them), unless you get a really good deal.
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Any comparisons to something like a Ubiquiti or Egenius wifi access point? More and more power users are skipping the consumer stuff and going to more dedicated products. I am running a Mikrotik router with a Ubiquiti wifi access point (just a N version, no AC) so I would be curious to see if this can compete considering it cost me less for my setup then this router. I am getting the AC Ubiquiti next (which costs as much as this) so a comparison would be nice in the future.
I was thinking this as I read it... actually the Ubiquiti AP are not even complicated to setup, they almost think to much for you.

I was glad to see a heat sink and a fan on consumer product.... I wished more routers had a heat sink on them, it would improve their stability a lot and cost 20 cents.
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Yeah I'd agree with this assessment. It's hard to justify the premium pricing. It doesn't have anything radically better that revolutionizes routers, it's just an incremental bump but with a huge price increase.

The other reason is AC1900 is mostly a waste of money itself. See here:
AC1900: Innovation or 3D Wi-Fi? - SmallNetBuilder

I generally don't recommend buying the latest router (better odds of good third party firmware and if there's any issues, the long term owners will flag them), unless you get a really good deal.
Have to agree. My router purchases are usually guided by 3rd party firmware compatibility first. I just can't wrap my dead around the asking price for this unit when there are a number of less pricey units which perform fantastically when paired 3rd party firmware such as Tomato, DD-WRT, OpenWRT and others.

Still this router would not exist if there wasn't a market for it. For the average SOHO & home user though, I just don't see it.
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