Linksys EA6400 AC1600 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router User Manual

Linksys EA6400 AC1600 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router User Manual

Linksys EA6400 AC1600 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router Overvview

 

This is Linksys’ first attempt to make a mass market 802.11ac switch. To date its prevalent models have been brilliant: the WRTAC1900 is the speediest change we’re attempted to date and the EA6900 is the best all-round remote ventilating switch available. Could Linksys cut several corners and convey a mid-assessed ponder? Examined on.

 

Direly Linksys has in like manner diminished the remote execution. This is an AC1600 evaluated switch which infers a 2×2 radio wire bunch (rather than the 3×3 show in the EA6900 and 4×4 display in the WRTAC1900) which realizes a theoretical most extraordinary of AC1300 instead of the more ordinary AC1750 or premium AC1900 models. 802.11n is also cut from 600Mbit in AC1900 things and 450Mbit in AC1750 things to a more standard 300Mbit. On a fundamental level none of this should enthusiastically influence execution at short closeness, however the lesser number of radio wires should incapacitate its execution at range.

 

Beginning here onwards the cuts stop. You’ll find 4x Gigabit LAN and 1x Gigabit WAN, WPS and WPA/WPA2 security and IPv6 reinforce. Linksys’ Smart WiFi is in like manner present and remains the region’s most totally recognized Cloud switch organize allowing customers to remotely gain to and power all parts of their change from any PC, wireless or tablet with an Internet affiliation.

The EA6400 moreover watches Linksys pass on over the business driving setup handle it offers with Asus. Associate with the switch and its SSIDs (5GHz and 2.4GHz) are left open yet the moment you interface with one it thus opens a program window and begins a setup wizard. This allows you to set your own specific passwords, SSID names and chairman mystery word while it self-masterminds your Internet affiliation. It is reliable and even technophobes would be hard pushed to turn out severely.

A not too bad touch is the EA6400 similarly joins ‘SimpleTap’. This is a card furnished with the switch which has a NFC chip and you touch it against any NFC engaged contraption (read: anything beside Apple devices) and they are in a glimmer related with your framework.

 

At that point the UI for the beforehand said Smart WiFi remains an enjoyment to use. It’s graphical, improved operation is astoundingly normal and remembering that in-your-face customers may state it stuns a couple of decisions it does using your switch far less requesting for most by a wide margin. For the skeptical, remote access to Smart WiFi can in like manner be incapacitated so it is a win/win situation and until D-Link, Asus, Netgear and others update their developing UIs it gives Linksys switches a basic good position.

 

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1600 (EA6400) is among the first of a yield of switches released since Belkin picked up Linksys. Despite the way that Linksys’ proprietorship may have changed, the EA6400 does not differentiate much from a year prior’s Cisco Linksys Smart Wi-Fi AC 1750HD Video Pro EA6500$189.99 at Dell. One difference: execution is not as speedy in 11ac mode as with the EA6500. This is not stunning anyway; I would consider the EA6400 a hardly “cut down level” switch than the EA6500 in evaluating, and in addition in gear specs. General it is a not too bad switch, and one that performs to a great degree well in 802.11n mode, however it’s not the top unit I’ve seen among pre-draft 11ac.

 

The EA6400 looks essentially vague to the more prepared EA6500. For sure, I was stunned to see there’s still Cisco’s logo on the EA6400. Linksys reps revealed to me this is in light of the fact that the switch was in progress before the association’s getting by Belkin.

 

One spec differentiate between the two: the EA6500 reinforce up to 450 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 1300 Mbps at 5GHz. The EA6400 meanwhile, only sponsorships up to 300 Mbps at 2.4GHz and a similar speculative most extraordinary throughput of 1300 Mbps on the 5GHz band. Disregarding the lower theoretical maximums, in any case, I enhanced execution at 2.4GHZ with the EA6400.

 

The 6400’s system decisions are one USB 3.0 port, four Gigabit LAN and a Gigabit WAN ports. The USB port can be used for interfacing external hard drivers or printers.

 

The EA6400 supports 300 Mbps at 2.4GHz verses the 450 Mbps the EA650 reinforces. The EA6400 has four inside radio wires as opposed to the EA6500’s six and the transmit/get rate is 2×2 however the EA6500’s is 3×3. Those specs may clear up a part of the execution differentiates between the two switches in 11ac mode.

 

An indication of the Linksys line of Smart switches is the effortlessness of setup, and the EA6400 is no extraordinary case. The most natural home customer would have the ability to present the EA6400 using the included Quick Start Guide and setup plate.

Setup is done in five phases: Power on; interface the Internet connection to the WAN port; sit tight for the change’s LED to turn a solid green; connect with the pre-masterminded SSID (the SSID name and mystery word are engraved in the setup guide); and open a web program to complete last settings.

Linksys EA6400 AC1600 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router User Manual

 

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