Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi router review: Faster than anything we've tested
Linksys encourages you to go online and use its Smart Wi-Fi webpage to configure the router, and this is useful for beginners since it steps you through the entire process and ensures that you set up complex passwords for your wireless networks and for administrative access to the router. Experts can easily skip this and configure the router the old-fashioned way, although both methods provide the same sets of options. Complimentary telephone tech support is available to any buyer for the first 90 days, but anyone should be able to get the WRT1900AC up and running within a matter of minutes.
In terms of security, the WRT1900AC supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) and all the consumer-level security protocols that go with it (WPA2 Personal et al), but it also supports WPA2-Enterprise with a separate RADIUS server.
I compared the Linksys WRT1900AC’s performance to that of the outstanding Asus RT-AC68U with the help of an AVADirect gaming laptop. The laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5-3210M processor and it has 4GB of DDR3/1600 memory. I use the JPERF benchmarking utility to measure TCP throughput between a server hardwired to the router and a client connected its wireless networks. I placed the client in three different locations inside a single-story, 2800-square-foot ranch-style home (you can see its floor plan below).