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Linksys Smart Dual-Band Wireless AC WiFi Router (Manufacturer Refurbished)
Across its two bands, this router maximizes your Internet service with support for 1,900MBps transfer speeds—perfect for online gaming, HD-video streaming, and transferring files to and from cloud storage.
The router’s two bands combine their wireless outputs to deliver a double-bandwidth signal, which lets multiple users stream videos, play online games, or Instagram microwave dinners at blazing-fast speeds.
Targeted, Reliable Connections
Rather than sending WiFi signals out randomly in every direction, this router uses Beamforming technology to seek out WiFi-equipped devices and establish a more direct connection with them, resulting in fewer interrupted interrupted signals.
Exercise total control over your WiFi network from PCs or via mobile devices by using the free Smart WiFi app. The powerful control center lets you monitor network activity, restrict WiFi access at specific times, create guest networks, and set up parental controls for kids’ devices.
The router does provide good range but unfortunately the unit I received was defective. It would lose connectivity between the router and modem. The internet light was a steady amber which indicated a hardware failure. This was the first AC router I've tried that didn't drop connections between my devices and the router. I'm considering purchasing an non-refurbished version and the next generation model wrt1900ACS. Overall, I wished the unit worked out and wasn't defective.
This product works well once you figure it out. It came with only a small quick start pamphlet and nothing else. I had to do some online research to figure out how to actually set it up. Besides that it works good and gives good wifi coverage.
So far so good. This router has great range (I have in basement and still get good signal on 2nd floor). I eliminated a repeater I had since it was no longer needed. Wort it if you need range and have several devices.