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Good deal...Its fine...Fast Secure Router....When my Internet went down, though, it kicked off the wireless and it took several hours of normal troubleshooting before the second representative I called (had to call back, because the first just recommended doing everything I already did) told me about the two Wi-Fi buttons on top, in the LED strip, that camouflage themselves as regular LEDs....Linksys EA6300 Router 2.4GHZ: RSSI 60dBm 5GHZ: RSSI 70dBm NETGEAR R6400 2.4GHZ: RSSI 47dBm 5GHZ: RSSI 59dBm Additionally, I have a Dropcam security camera in my entryway that would always have gaps in recording, and I would see an error inside the app that indicated it had low signal strength....After I changed many Routers I asked for Best buy employee help in a few questions from him he understand very well how kind a router I need and he suggest NETGEAR R6400-100NAS router, which offers Wireless-AC technology and 3 high-powered antennas for reliable performance.
Wirelessly network more than 12 devices in your home or office with this NETGEAR R6400-100NAS router, which offers Wireless-AC technology and 3 high-powered antennas for reliable performance. Integrated security measures help keep your network private.
Good buy...very good...This was an upgrade to more security....Parental Controls, QoS (set little Johnny’s XBOX to use less of your speeds that he can really pull), Port Forwarding, DMZ (gaming) and VLANs (security / isolation) Here’s a quick speed test note — with my ISP, using this router, the performance for a Wireless N MacBook Pro on the 5G band averages 76.15 Mbps down / 12.32 Mbps up....Included documentation - you will get a printed quick start guide and a documentation CD with the very brief manual, I did not find it very useful, however online help in the management interface is very good, I would recommend looking at the online help if in doubt (it has a few quirks though and gives an impression like - do not touch anything unless you absolutely sure and called your ISP to verify :(/....From a wireless perspective, everything went flawlessly, all wireless devices automatically connecting to the router at their optimum connection speeds ( i.e. - AC capable devices at 5 ghz, legacy devices at 2.4 ghz) however, I did run into a minor hick-up when trying to establish a LAN connection to my Vonage device using DHCP.
Your household wants to play, stream and work online all at once. With this Linksys router, you can do it all without buffering or other interruptions. Use the Smart Wi-Fi app to get started, control, and monitor your home network from anywhere.
Good one...Good buy...The router is strong and secure....I have had better connections in out of the way third world countries, so I am always amazed at how bad and unstable connections are here... Anyway, I would definitely recommend trying this product when experiencing problems and all other Wireless N routers, range expanders, etc. have failed....That is not altogether a bad thing, after using the router I found that it was more of the fact that NetGear routers already had pretty well laid out settings screens, but I think this product could benefit if the settings screen was redesigned to look more appealing, and to make it have a look that is different from their older routers....But... inexplicably, this weekend I lost my internet signal... I had internet coming into my modem, but not out of my router... followed all the troubleshooting steps to no avail... luckily, I had the 2 year replacement plan... took to back to Best Buy, got a replacement, plugged it in and all is fine again... No idea what might have happened to the first one.
This NETGEAR router beams strong Wi-Fi signals to every device in the house. This means your Wi-Fi connection can keep up with your household, even if everyone’s working and playing at the same time.
its nice...Not bad....Good security options....I live in Massachusetts and this device works well with my Comcast/Xfinity service, my internet speed provided by Comcast is 25 Mbps and I feel I am getting the speed from the device that my network is providing me, nothing bad to say about this unit so far....This is the second time I have picked up this product (one in my house and another in my apartment) and recommend it to my friends eager to ditch the cable company monthly modem fee and gain more control over their home network....Had one already but after rainning day the Wlan stop working , then we went best buy for the second one , exactally the same, same thing happens again , wlan start to disconnects, and I think it needs another replace soon , Wi Fi working are fine , but the ethernet port arent functioning will after a month
This ARRIS SURFboard cable modem uses DOCSIS 3.0 technology to ensure speed that lets you surf the Web and download videos, music and images with ease. The integrated wireless network (802.11n) is backward compatible with 802.11b/g access points.
Not Bad....I like....Its security settings are great....Unless you are in the same unusual situation that I am in with the house literally causing range and connectivity issues, this seems to be a quality router and the specs were better than a router advertised at nearly double the price which had won an award for 2012 router of the year from some PC Magazine....It has been working very well (except for the rare need to reset), but we have about 14 or 15 devices connected to it at any given time (computers, tablets, phones, TVs/streaming media devices)! I'd definitely recommend this over any budget router... Spending an extra $30 or $40 on this one is well worth the performance and reliability over the (hopefully) long lifetime of the device....So we looked into a dual band to help out and might I add we are able to access with this router with no issues at all, it has 3 ssid's you can set up, 1 for a 2.4 ghz, 1 for 5 ghz, and even a guest set up so you do not have to worry about guest coming over and asking for passwords and what have you.
Choose this NETGEAR router and receive high level wireless security, the ability to share photos, music and more, and a way to keep track of your kids’ activity online. Plus, with easy installation for tablets, smartphones and computers, you’ll be able to start enjoying Wi-Fi throughout your home right away.
Works well....Great Product...The security is great on the lumas also....I actually connected the first luma to an ethernet cord downstairs in the first floor, as that connects directly to the router upstairs, and I think it helped with downstairs coverage (as opposed to starting the 'mesh' from the upstairs router)....The app has a lot of functionality that I imagine is helpful in a family scenario (parental controls/shutting wifi off for or limiting use by specific devices) that I just have not found reason to use yet, but can see the utility....It could not be better, got the luma 3 pack, installed it too easy, used it for about 2 months now, it is perfect, never worry about dead spots or low speed.
Get Wi-Fi in every room and forget about buffering and dead zones with Luma's Wi-Fi system. The devices adapt to your home and automatically fine-tune their signal in real time to always offer peak performance and speed. The predefined parental controls let you control what your kids see, and advanced cyber security protection ensures your network is safe. Sharing your WiFi with visitors is simple, too-- no more remembering complex passwords, one tap and they’re good to go with Luma's Wi-Fi system.
Works OK....great item...Easy to install and secure your network....The guest access could be simplified to just ask for the passcode without having to go to a browser, though I like the control over how many guests - devices can be connected at a time to limit the bandwidth usage....The router is used in a rental property for both an IP phone and internet connectivity, so for so good will get the "smoke" test this summer during the rental season on a questionable cable system....Also, due to many medical issues I am home streaming TV - Movies on Netflix, SteamPix, OnDemand a lot on my TV using my BluRay or Wii or on my iPad 4 or iPad 5 and this router provides great speed!
With a strong Wi-Fi connection and reduced buffering, this Linksys router lets your household enjoy uninterrupted entertainment, downloading and more. Plus, you can keep track of your kids’ online activity with Linksys Connect parental control.
Best ever....It Works...Leaves your information more secure....i switched over from ATT DSL to Time Warner cable and had to get a router - It was real easy to hook up and it works really well all over my Condo - even have my neighbor linked on my wireless....It does what it is suppose to and more, not the easiest to install but relatively easy, easy to set up guest access and works great for apartment interference, I have it connected to my TV, 2 cell phones, 2 laptops and an ipad, and no matter the combination I still get great service....This Router exceeded my expectations because with all the wireless equipment in my home, it handles it all and has not needed to be reset yet, 4 cell phones, 5 computers and 1 streaming TV, that is quite a load.
Share, stream and access stored media across your network. This Belkin router provides steady and reliable Wi-Fi coverage, even while everyone in the house is online.
Nice one!...Love it!!!...The set up with security was very easy....Bouncing between the two 5Ghz bands is only supported on limited devices that support the 802.11k standard including but not limited to iPhone (4s and later), iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, iPad mini and later, iPad (3rd generation and later), iPod touch (5th generation and later), Samsung S4 (Android 4.2.2 /4.4.2), Samsung S5 (Android 4.4.2), and Samsung S6 (Android 5.0.2)....Parental Controls - Turn on or off and see a list of controlled devices Network Map - Listing number of devices connected on both bands Guest Access - Turn Guest Access On or Off along with the set passwords Media Prioritization - Shows any devices that receive priority bandwidth External Storage - A graphical snapshot of disks connected to the router....- Excellent performance (gaming, VoIP, Skype, video...) - Excellent stability (many devices can work concurrently, well) - Excellent range (provides blanket coverage) - Solidly built - Smartphone App availability (Apple and Android) - 3 year warranty / 3 year tech support
Your household is busy streaming media, working online, and playing games every day. This Linksys Wi-Fi Router will expand your network coverage, send signals directly to your devices, and deliver a lag-free connection, even when you’re all online at the same time.
Best ever...Nice Ap...Good security setup to prevent unauthorized access....During a recent move I upgraded from a standard Time Warner Cable wireless wifi modem - router to this Linksys 802.11ac Smart WI-FI Gigabit Router with a Motorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Modem....However I noticed that the signal strength on the 5ghz network is nowhere nearly as strong as the standard 2.4ghz which sucks because I do not have a huge home and in some parts I have to switch networks to the 2.4ghz which decreases the overall speed to about half (~20mbs)....Purchasing this new router has solved my problem - I was experiencing problem with losing internet connection every day - now I have not lost my connection since installing the new router - took the Best Buy employee's suggestion to upgrade to the AC1200 and not get the lower end model - am happy with my decision
Linksys EA6350-4A AC1200+ Dual-Band Smart Router: This router offers wireless speeds of up to 867Mbps so it can handle demanding tasks like video streaming and online gaming. The USB 3.0 port lets you connect a USB storage device and share files across your network.
No lag....Love it....Easy to install, fast, secure connections...I have 20 plus devices on my network at all times I purchased this and it handles them all flawlessly, no lag, no drop in connection at all and it automatically assigns devices their own channel and power frequency and seperates the slow devices from the faster devices with smart connection feature....Our wireless router connection is on an outside wall, and we had trouble getting a signal on the opposite side of the house or upstairs, and with 5 people, all with iphones, ipads and laptops plus a smart tv running, sometimes all at once, we had trouble with devices staying connected....I did notice that while online gaming I finally have a stutter free experience and never see my character or vehicle skipping across the screen as I all to often did with the 4 other much cheaper less capable routers I have owned over the last decade.
Automatically connect every device in your home at the same time. This tri-band router offers accelerated Wi-Fi, so you can avoid breaks in streaming, lag while gaming, and interruptions while working, even when everyone's online at once.
Thank you....Great range...It is very easy, secure and fast....I would imagine that only the techie type or gamers (which I would imagine make up less than 25% of the individuals that would purchase this product) would care significantly about the other functionalities of the router and the app....Overall, I would recommend to someone with poor wireless coverage in their home, but for the pricetag, they would have to have a serious need for the full functionality of the product....It could not be better, got the luma 3 pack, installed it too easy, used it for about 2 months now, it is perfect, never worry about dead spots or low speed.
Provide a strong Wi-Fi signal in every room and forget about buffering and dead zones with this Luma surround Wi-Fi system. The devices adapt to your home and automatically fine-tune their signal in real time to always offer peak performance and speed. A mobile app lets you set parental controls and pause access to the Internet during family time, and sharing your WiFi with visitors is simple, too-- no more remembering complex passwords, one tap and they’re good to go with Luma’s surround WiFi system.
Works well...Not bad...All of the important topics are covered in the process such as changing the router password and turning on and setting up wifi security....Packet drops were the norm, buffering issues were plentiful (and in 2016, BUFFERING FOR ROUTERS SHOULD BE NON-EXISTENT), the router would do a pseudo reboot (the wireless connections would'drop' but not actually drop... it was weird), and the time it would take for a wireless device to reconnect (after a lengthy disconnect) is atrocious....Add in great security and the ability to easily hookup an external hard drive to get share pictures, videos, and other files with anyone on the network, and well this is simply the best router for home use you can buy....For myself, I know that there is nothing that could make me angrier than to spend hundreds of dollars of my hard earned money for a product only to call their ?Tech Support? hotline, which in Linksys?s case basically say that you would have to actually pay even more money for that support after the initial 90 days of purchase are up to find that I was calling somewhere in India and I could barely understand what the girl was saying.
Work and play online with less interruption. This Linksys router comes equipped with technology that zeroes in on each laptop, tablet, smartphone and computer in your home, for a clearer, faster Wi-Fi signal every time you log on.
Very good...The best....Like the option of two secure lines...You have to have a device that supports the 802.11ac protocol to get the theoretical 1300 Mbps speeds (note: the max speed I ever saw while using it with an 802.11ac device was 800 Mbps -- still very amazing!)...Wish it had a few more features built in like basic firewall or parental controls that do not require you to install the Netgear Genie App, and create an account with OpenDNS (I think it was - I did not bother at that point)....If you stream videos on your phone - tablet frequently and are looking to upgrade your router so you do not have to wait while it downloads before playing the video, this is a great option.
Your Wi-Fi network is busy downloading files, streaming media, browsing websites and much more. This NETGEAR router expands your coverage, so everyone can be online at once, without slowdown, lag or disruptions.
Love it...Good buy!...Provides great features, good security for the money....(There are also loads of Parental Controls offered through NetGear that are quite powerful and work wonders, but as I am using this router for my own personal needs, I did not test the parental blocks too far in depth.) The connection has always been strong regardless on how many devices were connected either wired or wireless....I am pretty tech savvy, but I actually caught one of the Geek Squad members in the aisle and asked for his opinion on "affordable" routers for the typical tech family, and without reservation he led me straight to this product....Sure it's only a few moments out of my life, but it completely tops the annoyance meter when I am looking forward to having a lazy day in bad and pop open my iPad to see that it's searching for wifi, forcing me to go to the office and restart.
Keep your Wi-Fi connection strong anywhere in the house with this NETGEAR router. Monitor your network with the NETGEAR genie app, keep track of your kids with parental controls, and use multiple devices simultaneously for downloading, gaming and more.