Linksys AC1900 Smart Gigabit Wi-Fi Router: Conclusion
I didn’t run into any of the issues some reviewers have experienced with overheating or glitchy 5GHz performance. And while performance did drop off with distance, it still improved over my current setup, even for devices two floors away.
The truth is, unless you have new devices that support 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi, you won’t get the full effect of the latest and greatest Wi-Fi standard by upgrading your wireless network hub to a Linksys AC1900 Smart Gigabit Wi-Fi Router.
However, if you’re already in the market for a new wireless router, this one is a solid performer with some future-proofing thanks to 802.11ac compatibility. And if your current home Wi-Fi network is suffering from stuttering streaming video, lengthy file transfers and slow loading web pages, the upgrade to a new Gigabit Wi-Fi router is worth considering.
Throw in those Smart Wi-Fi network management tools, and the Linksys AC1900 Smart Gigabit Wi-Fi Router makes a good choice to anchor a home Wi-Fi network.
As of this writing, Brad Moon did not own a position in any of the aforementioned securities.