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Linksys AC5400 Long Range Router Review

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Description

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Large Home? The Linksys AC5400 Has You Covered!
You get what you pay for and that’s the case with the Linksys AC5400 EA9500 Tri-Band wireless router which flaunts a $300 price tag and large footprint. That’s only because it’s the perfect long-range wireless router for those who have very large homes. So is the large price tag worth it? Well, that’s up to you. You do get loads of features for the money. That could make it worth the splurge if you want to get fast Internet in every corner of your large home.
Rating
9.5
PROS
  • Range
  • 8GB LAN ports
  • Seamless roaming
  • Processor power
  • Tri-Bands
CONS
  • Price
  • Big and bulky
  • No VPN

 

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Linksys has been in the networking business for a long time. The company started out by making routers and has since expanded into other products such as cable modems and Wi-Fi routers. The Linksys AC5400 is their latest router and it is one of the most powerful on the market.

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The Linksys AC5400 has several features that set it apart from other routers. One of the most impressive features is its ability to handle large networks.

Flexibility

If for some strange reason, you find the Linksys AC5400 Tri-Band somewhat lacking at the 2500 to 3000 sq ft range you can seamlessly pick up where it leaves off with the Linksys RE9000 range extender or the Linksys RE7000 Repeater/Wi-Fi Range Extender. Both are Max-Stream compatible which means seamless roaming for your newer portable devices. If you simply want to boost the signal to your laptop the AC600 MU-MIMO USB adapter will instantly upgrade your older system to MU-MIMO compatibility. With all this flexibility you’re bound to find the perfect WiFi fit for your large home.

Linksys AC5400 Set-Up

The great thing about the Linksys AC 5400 EA9500 is that it’s easy to set up. The simplicity of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi setup utility allows you to have it connected almost as soon as you take it out of the box. All you do is connect your PC to the router, get it powered up, and then follow some prompts. Everything should be good to go in less than five minutes for most installations.

Performance

The Linksys AC5400 Tri-Band is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz CPU, features eight external antennas, another eight Gigabit LAN ports, and lots of management settings for customizing the router to fit your personal needs. But you need to know that it is one of the largest routers on the market, measuring 2.6 x 10.4 x 12.5 inches (HxWxD). There are three non-removable antennas on each side and two on the router’s black and loads of I/O ports around the back.

Linksys Tri-Band Wifi Router for Home (Max-Stream AC5400 MU-Mimo Fast Wireless Router), Black

Linksys AC5400 features three independent Wi-Fi bands (one 2.4GHz band and then two 5GHz bands). The 2.4GHz band can reach speeds up to 1,000Mbps, while the two 5GHz bands max out at 2,155Mbps. It supports MU-MIMO for stronger, uninterrupted connections and QOS so you can prioritize traffic to your most important devices.

As mentioned earlier Linksys EA9500 also supports Seamless Roaming technology. This means when it’s paired with a Max-Stream compatible wireless extender you can expect very “mesh-like” seamless roaming. The EA9500 will automatically connect you to the strongest signal in each room of your home for optimal performance on all of your devices without forcing you to disconnect or reconnect.

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Conclusion

If you’re the type who demands the best money can buy, this router, combined with a fast broadband connection, will provide an all-powerful, future-proofed home network others will envy. Some mere mortals, however, may see this router as overkill.

In conclusion, the Linksys AC5400 is a great choice for those who are looking for a powerful and reliable router. It has many features that make it an excellent option, including the Tri-Band technology and MU-MIMO support. It is also easy to set up and use, making it a great option for anyone.

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$149.00 $199.00
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Price History

Price history for Linksys Tri-Band Wifi Router for Home (Max-Stream AC5400 MU-Mimo Fast Wireless Router), Black
Latest updates:
  • $399.88 - May 15, 2024
  • $399.99 - May 10, 2024
  • $399.88 - May 5, 2024
  • $80.00 - May 3, 2024
  • $399.99 - May 2, 2024
  • $370.00 - April 28, 2024
  • $399.99 - April 20, 2024
  • $449.85 - March 27, 2024
Since: November 28, 2023
  • Highest Price: $449.85 - December 5, 2023
  • Lowest Price: $80.00 - May 3, 2024

Additional information

Specification: Linksys AC5400 Long Range Router Review

Router Specs
AiMesh

No

Alexa Support

No

Bands

Tri-Band

Beamforming

Yes

Connectivity

Ethernet, USB, WiFi

Coverage

Up to 3000 sq ft

Ethernet Ports

8x1GB

WiFi Bandwidth

5300 Mbps

Max Stream

Yes

MU-MIMO

Yes

Number of Devices

Over 25

Parental Controls

Yes

Processor

Dual Core 1.4GHz

QOS

Yes

Smart Connect

No

USB Ports

1×2.0 and 1×3.0

VPN Support

No

WiFi Standard

802.11ac

Specification
Size

Part Number

Color

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