Linksys Wireless AC Router EA6500 and Universal Media Connector WUMC710
- 802.11 ac
- Backwards compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Easy, intuitive interface
- QoS (Quality of Service)
With the introduction of 802.11AC, Linksys has decided to roll out a new router to allow users to get the early jump on this breakthrough in wireless technology. Although it is only in the draft stages of its development, boasts a whopping 1 gigabit per second speeds. Linksys has always been at the forefront of network technology, and this device proves they still are. With multiple gigabit LAN ports and backwards compatibility, this device will sustain a current network running on wireless-n while also allowing for future devices and upgrades that use wireless-ac. The user interface is easy to navigate and includes all of the tools and menus Linksys users are so fond of. The EA6500 also has 2 USB ports that allow the sharing of devices such as network drives and printers. With the wireless speeds that this device provides, streaming videos and other media is easy and efficient. The Media connector pairs perfectly with the router, allowing multiple devices to take advantage of the soon to be standard, 802.11 n. The media connector allows for 4 devices to be connected to it via Ethernet. Both the media and router come with Quality of Service, which prioritizes traffic to allow for faster, smoother audio and video streaming. Both of these devices open a small window into the future of networking. With the speeds and range of 802.11ac, wireless networking is going to be exponentially more effective. Anyone with a need for gigabit wireless should seriously consider purchasing one or both of these products. Although wireless-n offers some serious speeds, it is certain that wireless-ac will blow it out of the water.