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Linksys - WRT AC3200 Dual-Band WiFi 5 Router - Black/Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1733 reviews

91%
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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst mistake of my life buying this router

    Posted
    eye4bear
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Nothing but problems, dropped signals, lost WiFi, updates from Linksys that never fix the problems. Basicly it has become a very expensive switch as I use my MUCH cheaper Belkin routers to run my home network. They run flawlessly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, Eye4bear,

      A couple of steps could help in stabilizing the performance of the wireless network. To walk you through the process, let us have our Escalation Engineers contact you.

      Please email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your phone number and the link to this post for our reference.


      Regards,

      Irish
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Powerful! Easy set-up

    Posted
    BigMike23
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this router for business that has been having trouble with internet speed and connectivity due to our recent technology updates in offices. We currently have 15-25 devices connected to this router and the range is incredible! I would highly recommend this router to any residential customer that has a tech filled home or small business.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable, limited management

    Posted
    AtxRyder
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had to retire this thing to factory more times than I was able to use the wifi on it. No firmware updates from Linksys and trying to flash DD-WRT on it failed with file name errors and unrecognized file errors. Also, the mgmt interface is so watered down and featureless it leaves me wondering why Linksys would ever sale out and ruin what use to be a well built & reliable line of products. Now that Belkin owns Linksys instead of Cisco everything has gone to poo.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, AtxRyder,

      This is clearly not the experience that we wanted you to have from Linksys. If your WRT3200ACM Router is still running on its stock firmware, we'd be glad to have one of our Escalation Engineers work closely with you in resolving the issues you have with the product. Please shoot us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link to this post.


      Best regards,

      Jay
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Is not compatible with Windows 10 drive mapping

    Posted
    Txk6632
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I had high hopes for this Router. It was super fast and easy to set up. But after attaching a hard drive to it, it does not map to Windows 10 as a network drive because it uses SMB Version 1 instead of version 2, which is what Windows 10 uses. Looking online at complaints, this has been an issue for over a year and Linksys still hasn't put out a firmware update to resolve this issue. Will return it for another router.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for Windows 10

    Posted
    Dave

    The router has a 3.0 port for external storage, the problem is that it is not compatible with Windows 10. As a matter of fact ( as per Linksys tech support ) none of their routers will support external storage with Windows 10. Their routers work on a smb1 protocol which is an unsecure platform that Windows has updated due to malware and ransomware ( wanna cry for example ). Microsoft strongly discourages enabling smb1 and Linksys has no update for their routers, and this has been for months ( fall creators update. @@@@@@@ So if you have Windows 10 and want external storage Linksys is not for you!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, Dave,

      Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We'd like to have our Second Level Technicians get in touch with you to further look into the challenges that you are experiencing regarding your external storage with your Windows 10 computer. They will also answer further questions on the protocol versions used for our external storage.

      Just send us your contact details at LinksysCares@linksys.com along with the link to this post.

      We hope to hear from you soon.

      Regards,

      Thaddeus
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very frustraying

    Posted
    ElGato95030

    I bought two of these early 2017. They worked fine - then BOTH stopped working and became very unreliable at the same time. Linksys pushed out a firmware update that ruined both routers. Tech support is hopeless - reverting back to an old version did not work either. Now I have the Google mesh system, and it works perfectly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hello,

      Although we regret to hear the experiences you've had with the WRT3200ACM routers, know that we're thankful for your sharing this feedback. If you still have the units, then please email us the case number or your contact details at LinksysCares@linksys.com so our Escalation Engineers can extend assistance and make it up to you.

      Regards,

      Klaudette
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just an ok router

    Posted
    Brain
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I have had several Linksys products in the past but this one isnt great. About every 24 hours I have to shut the router off and turn it back on because it constantly drops the WIFI password. In addition, I connect my external haddrive to the USB port but the only way to access the drive is if first you log into the router otherwise DNS will not recognize the router name. Before anyone asks, yes the DNS is setup correct. For the price of the router, I am disappointed, hopping a future firmware update will fox the issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, Brain,

      This is a very odd behavior for the router. Make sure that the firmware of the router is up to date to try and fix this. We'll have our Second Level Support team assist you with further troubleshooting. Just send us your contact details at LinksysCares@linksys.com along with the link to this post.

      We hope to hear from you soon.

      Regards,

      Thaddeus
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Look elseware

    Posted
    RetNYPD

    Worst router I have ever had the displeasure of using. When I first purchased it over a year ago, worked fine. Then after firmware update, it would crash almost every two or three weeks. I would loose my 2.4 GHz band completely-would disappear from network list of available networks completely. I was able to revert back to old firmware once and it worked fine for a bit then it and crashed again loosing both 2.4 and 5 GHz with only Ethernet connections working. After doing factory reset, forgot to turn off firmware update and was now unable to revert back to old firmware. Now I loose my 2.4 GHz band every couple of weeks and have do factory reset every time and reconfigure router each and every time. A real pain, this was a very expensive router. Look at other reviews before you buy-I should have. Common problem with this router. Think I will off load this on Ebay and recoup some off my money. I will mention the problem I have with it. Will never buy another Linksys product again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, RetNYPD,

      Although we regret to hear the experiences you've had with the WRT3200ACM router, please know that we're here to make it up to you. We are more than willing to have our Escalation Engineers contact you for further assistance. Just email the link to this post and your contact details at LinksysCares@linksys.com.

      Regards,

      Klaudette
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Beware of Firmware updates that break router

    Posted
    Ranger
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    1 week after my 1 year warranty expired, Linksys pushed out a firmware update to my router that caused wireless connections to drop connectivity after 3 - 6 hours of use. Wired connections were fine. The only way to get connectivity back for wireless devices was to reboot the router. Apparently this is a well known issue as a search on the internet showed that several people are experiencing this! The "fix" recommended by Linksys is to revert back to an earlier firmware version (1.0.6.181063), but even after doing that my router still drops wireless connections. Since my router is out of warranty (barely and they broke it! @@@@@@@ , my only option was to wait for them to come up with a new firmware version. So I am out of luck at this point. They did suggest to try setting the channel for the 2.4GHz network to 1, 6 9 or 11 instead of Auto with the channel width to 20 MHz, and for the 5GHz network to use channel 36 or 148, width to Auto. We will see if that does anything. Needless to say, I am not confident with Linksys at this point,. If you are considering purchasing this router, WAIT! Do some research and wait until they fix this issue. And then change the firmware update setting to MANUAL instead of AUTO!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hello, Ranger,

      We sincerely understand the experience you've had with the router, and we're here to make things right. Please reach out to us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with the link to this post and your case number (or your contact details), and our Escalation Engineers will take care of you from there.

      Regards,

      Klaudette
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Barely a Day

    Posted
    MilledWheat
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    For what it's worth, the interface for configuring this has a really clean and pleasant design. Definitely not for an advanced user, though, so you would want to flash your own firmware on it. I didn't even get that far. I set it up, let it update itself, and it run for less than a day before completely dying. No lights, no SSID being broadcast, nothing. Frankly not worth my time to rinse and repeat...Kept using my old access point instead and put DD-WRT on that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi MilledWheat,

      Thank you for letting us know about what happened. We’ll have one of our Escalation Engineers look closely into this since the WRT3200ACM should last longer. Please get in touch with us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link to this review.

      Regards,

      Rechel
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Drops and More Drops

    Posted
    Damien
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have always loved Linksys, I still have a WRT54G running just fine. I decided to get this, as I have looked at it many times. I had nothing but problems after hooking it up. My 5Ghz band would drop all the time, and I had to restart the router. When this wasn't happening my 2.4Ghz band would drop to a max speed of 1.2mbps, I have 150mbps down and up. This was just unacceptable, I returned the router after may software updates and calls to Linksys. Ended up with a ASUS RT-ac3100, best decision I have made.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, Damien,

      We truly understand where you're coming from and we regret to hear that you already returned the product. Nevertheless, we'd appreciate if you will provide us your phone number at LinksysCares@linksys.com for us to have a better understanding of your case to avoid this from happening again. Indicate the link to this post for reference.


      Regards,

      Jay
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good on WiFi speed; Poor on Set-up

    Posted
    Arthur
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Good rating on wifi speed/performance (once its working). Poor rating on set-up; Overall rating=Average (more like low Average to Fair). Summary: WRT3200ACM gave me the speed I was expecting once I got it working; Set-up was frustrating and I experienced an unexplained loss in speed and lost 2.4 GHz signal after 3 months which gave me 2nd thoughts on my purchase. Details: Bought the WRT3200ACM to replace a 5 y.o. non-Linksys router because of slow wifi speed (my internet plan is 2nd to lowest tier [Preferred] with Cox). Went from ~10-14 Mbps to ~64-69 Mbps with the Linksys - great! However, set-up was frustrating. Its not unusual to need a firmware update right out of the box, but the router became unresponsive during this update. Had to reset it to factory settings and start over. Got it working, but only had 2.4 GHz, no 5 GHz. Reset again...got both signals. Nothing obvious to indicate why only one signal available initially. Turned off auto firmware update feature. Router is working for 3 months (installed in Feb'17), then it drops speed unexpectedly to 1 Mbps. Cable modem is working - did a direct connect using Ethernet cable to my laptop. Did several router and modem reboots - no improvement in speed and the 2.4 signal disappears (logged into the router, the dashboard is telling me 2.4 is broadcasting, but no device in the house can connect to it). Manually updated the firmware, still 1 Mbps...reset to factory settings, flashed with firmware update, rebooted router and modem several more times and finally 2.4 and 5 GHz become available. I consider myself an above average consumer as far as setting up/troubleshooting computer equipment. The WRT3200ACM raised my frustration level. The device works, but may take some patience to get there. Hopefully others have had a better experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi Arthur,

      It’s good to know that you were able to get the router up and running despite some hiccups you’ve encountered during the setup process. If you need any additional help, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link to this review for our reference.

      Regards,

      Rechel
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    Posted
    Orly77
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    After 2 weeks started having intermittent connectivity. Linksys advised that there will be a new "firmware" update to fix the problem but didn't have a time frame for the update. I returned this product. Called Linksys back & complained about this wireless router so they sent me a more expensive Wirless router at no charge. Well guess what, it was a "Lemon." Returned it & they sent another model at no charge. After a few months I had intermittent connectivity again. I gave up and purchased a different brand - ASUS GT-AC5300. It's awesome even though customer support is not great and they're closed after 2PM on Saturday and all day Sunday. But hey, I guess you can't have everything right? The AC-5300 are for gamers, it's fast and powerful. Finally, I will never purchase a Linksys product again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hello Orly77,

      That was totally not the kind of experience we want you to go through. We believe that our Escalation Engineers could've lend you a hand with it. Should you need our assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to tap us at LinksysCares@linksys.com along with your phone number and the link to this review for our reference.

      Regards,

      Princes
      Linksys Support linksys

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Over the top

    Posted
    Pads
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is actually a review for the Linksys WRT 3200 ACM. It has been a while since I had a Linksys brand. So this was a new install for me - it roughly took a good hour since I had to call tech support to guide me through the process. Manual set up was smooth until I ran into the firmware update stuff. I then resorted to calling the 800 number provided. From there it was a slow but gradually progressing process. As for performance, I haven't tested it to its max potential but for what I needed it sufficiently delivered. It may seem overkill for just a home network setup but with technology you are only a year away to being outdated. Features on the website is great. You can see the network map (how many devices/ what is connected to the router) as well as the ability to configure parental controls, and guest set up. I think the best set up for me was the 2.4 and 5 Ghz simultaneous connection. Overall I am satisfied with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Too Slow (at 2.4Ghz)

    Posted
    Firedan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Sorry, this is the same review I already posted but somehow the website didn't show as a verified purchase... hopefully Best Buy will delete the one that doesn't show I bought it. First, I bought this router because I wanted one with OpenVPN. This router might be good if you only use 5G. The devices I had that could connect to 5G would connect at or close to 100Mbps which is my internet rated speed. When using iOS, 2.4G would only do about 24Mbps; should be 50 to 65 (and is on the three other routers I hooked up). When using two desktops that only had 2G wireless connections the best I could get at anytime was 15 Mbps, most of the time it was between 1 and 5Mbps. Don't want to bore you with all the details; Bottom line is I spent 3 to 4 hours on the line with Linksys tech support making adjustments/changes with no improvement. They even had me update a firmware that the router/website didn't even acknowledge as being the latest update, and It actually made things worse. Online research showed this is not an isolated instance. One professional review even noted a slow down on the 2G band... although nothing like I had. Can't say if mine was a dud or it is a larger problem... I would like to try another given the good reviews but can't take the chance; time to cut my losses, return it and buy a different brand. IMO, if you need/want OpenVPN and all your devices use 5G, it might be worth a try.... If you need/want OpenVPN and have devices that only use 2G; think twice...... If you don't need OpenVPN there are much better products out there at a much better price; buy something else. You would think a big name like Linksys wouldn't have these issues.... but they do!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, Firedan,

      Your experience caught our attention. If the WRT3200ACM is properly configured, both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands should be able to provide fast internet speeds regardless if there are multiple devices connected. We'd be glad if you will share with us your ticket number at LinksysCares@linksys.com so we can investigate the workarounds provided so this won't happen again. Indicate the link to this review for reference.


      Best regards,

      Jay
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This is an Odd one

    Posted
    OmieOne
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® Member
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    Normally switching out a Router, Linksys in particular (since I've upgraded three times this year) is a no brainer. Plug the router in, let it update it's firmware, reset all my WiFi Networks to the same SSID and Password and off to the races. Not so with this one. I had problems with the initial setup, and it required me to reset the Router back to factory. It was nice that the error told me how to do it. So props for explaining how to fix the error, as I find that rare still today. Once I reset the box and went though the inital setup again, I was able to connect and reset the network to match my old SSID and passwords for 2.4 and 5Ghz. Why is this important? I've over 30 connected devices in my house, some with keyboards, but a lot without. So finding, accessing and resetting my very long password is, well not something I would do unless I could see a huge benefit. I wasn't seeing anything with this router over my old EA9500. I know it can do 160Mhz for more throughput, but it's future, I don't have any devices that can. Nice to have future proof features, but since I've nothing to take advantage of it, resetting the whole house to use this router isn't in the card. Now if you have fewer devices or don't have a MU-MIMO AC Router, there isn'thing wrong with this. In fact I like some edits they did make to the firmware. On the network monitor it had a bandwidth tracker. A handy feature and nice. I did once I noticed I would have to reset wireless password switch it into Bridge mode and tested it with my desktop. It handled great. I got throughput and on 5Ghz Its signal strength was matching that of my EA9500 based db signal strength. So as I said, if you need to upgrade this isn't a bad choice. Get good range and speed, with some neat future proofing once they start releasing newer devices that can use 160 channel size. Now the saving grace may be that the Open Source Firmware it supports will allow me to flash this and not have to change my passwords, but I doubt it will replace my EA9500 anytime soon, but be an additional add-on to my network, either as wireless birdge/space router/test bed for the Open Source Firmware. I am just disappointed I could do a 15 minute quick swap like usual and get my over devices and PC's to pick up without an issue, but don't let my experience stop you if you are looking to upgrade. This is a solid router, I just have odd needs, and remember the Open Source nature of this device may give it longer legs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Range. Simple to Manage. OK speed.

    Posted
    NYY0420A
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    My first thought upon opening the router's box and removing the contents was one of simplicity and ease. The good feelings continued on as I plugged in all my network connections and powered on the WRT AC3200. It was a breeze to set up and all I needed was the included printed quick start guide. Build quality feels nice and it does not feel heavy when I hold the router in my hands but I do find the overall shape to be bulky. The Linksys settings screen has a simple to navigate and clean user interface. I had no trouble tweaking wireless options, checking for firmware updates or changing the router password. This router has the best range of all the routers I have ever used in my house. We have a 2200 Sq. Ft. house so it was important that signal coverage and wall penetration all around are excellent. I am getting 4 bars in the wireless indicator as opposed to 3 bars before. Link speeds are higher. Wireless connection speed isn't as fast as my previous router. I have a 109 MBPS Internet connection and I am getting anywhere from 70-90 MBPS on average on the second floor with the Linksys via 802.11AC while my previous router's output was about 109 using 802.11AC as well. Every speed test seems to show slower or faster speeds while my network is under zero load other than the speed test. Establishing a wireless connection to the router isn't as fast as I would like and sometimes it has trouble connecting. Wired connections like my Xbox One or OOMA seem more on par and first floor wireless speeds seemed fine. It comes down to wireless performance here as I am not getting speeds close to what I am supposed to and sometimes when I lose my wireless connection it isn't always quick to re-establish a connection. My hope is since this router came out this year (2016) there is still ample time to improve performance via Linksys firmware updates, WRT or DD-WRT patches. PROS: Easy Setup and Installation. Good Build Quality. Simple to navigate UI. OpenWRT and DD-WRT support. Smart Wi-Fi Mobile App. CONS: Below average medium-long range wireless speeds. Disconnects sometimes. Somewhat bulky design. Pricey.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, NYY0420A,

      In order to improve the wireless performance of the router, we can set fixed channels on both networks. This will help resolve issues of wireless interference on your network. Please email us your contact information at LinksysCares@linksys.com so that our Escalation Engineers can guide in optimizing its wireless settings and for you to have the fastest wireless experience. Include the link to this review for our reference.

      Regards,

      Kristine
      Linksys Support Linksys

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Score 4.7/5.0 due to stability and performance

    Posted
    LunT

    My Setup: The Linksys EA6400 is currently the primary router I use to cover my 1250 sq. ft. home. Using the Wi-Fi generated, I am able to cover approximately 83% of my household to support my 13+ Wi-Fi devices and 10 wired devices (My family constantly streams movies and or play music videos and online games). From my last count, my family has 8 active devices connected at the internet at all times. Through the use of my dual band wireless-n adapter, I am able to connect at 54 to 72 mbps to my router, which is approximately 85 ft. away and blocked by 4 walls. However, if I run the same test and place the PC in the same room as the router, I am able to get 300 mbps on both the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz setting. Therefore, I know the 4 walls significantly dampen the Wi-Fi strength. Previously, I tried upgrading to the WRT1900AC (version 1) router but I ran into Wi-Fi disconnection and VPN issues with Microsoft Communicator. After contacting and working with Linksys tier 2 support, we were unable to resolve the problem. Unfortunately, I had to return the router because I work from home and VPN is a must for me. Therefore, I used the EA6400 for its stability and good Wi-Fi signal. WRT3200ACM router: When I unpacked the Linksys WRT3200ACM router from the retail box, I noticed that it had the fresh smell of a recently produced factory router. On the outside, it looked very similar to the WRT1900AC router in both design and color. However, the weight was slightly lighter but still had enough to feel solid when I held it. The real difference between the WRT3200ACM and WRT1900AC router was in the hardware. The 3 key features I like the most are: 1. 1.8 GHz dual-core CPU (Was fast enough to route data thru the router) 2. Mu-mimo (Each Wi-Fi clients was able to receive data at max speed) 3. Tri-stream 160 (Future proof when Wi-Fi clients with 160 MHz arrive) As for open source ready, I prefer to stay with the Linksys firmware without going to DD-WRT or OPENWRT.ORG if possible. Third party firmware is sufficient for those who like to tinker with every settings and such. However, I prefer to set it and forget it. WRT3200ACM setup and performance: To setup the WRT3200ACM router, I bypass the Smart Wi-Fi Wizard and use the Manual option instead. The Smart Wi-Fi Administration screens look the same as the EA6400 router so I was familiar with using it. Within 20 minutes, I was done setting it up. To go live, I rebooted the Arris SB6141 cable modem followed by the WRT3200 ACM. Three minutes later, I had a router up and running with internet access. During my set-up, I ran into 2 minor issues: 1. The "Apply" button didn't work all the time. I had to click multiple times to save the settings. If it didn't save, I had to logout, login, and try again. If that didn't work, I rebooted the router and tried again. Eventually, the settings were able to save. 2. When I switched between SSID1 on 2.4 GHz to SSID2 on 5.8 GHz or vice-versa, the devices on the Network Map didn't update immediately. I had to logout and log back in to see the correct SSID on each of the channels. I noticed that when a device is offline, it didn't fall off from the Network Map either. I am not sure if this is a bug or not. Aside from these 2 issues, the WRT3200ACM router has been running reliably for the last 8 days. Wi-Fi coverage on both channels were stable and the coverage was excellent for my household. No VPN issues with Microsoft Communicator were present. When I would occasionally check on the router, I noticed that the temperature of the router was between luke-warm to warm. No heating issues were present but I had my laptop cooler on standby if needed. In terms of performance, I had full bars all over my household. I was able to reach 270 mbps on my dual band wireless-n adapter. On my son's dual band wireless-ac adapter, he was able to consistently get 650 mbps despite the obstacles (2 walls and 50 feet). I currently have the 100 MB/10 MB package with Spectrum Internet. However, I discovered that my actual speed was 118 MB/12 MB through a speed test. Using my son's I-Pad, I was able to get a Wi-Fi signal approximately 175 feet from outside the house. In regards to the tri-stream 160, I think Linksys missed the opportunity to corner the market with their own 160 MHz wireless-ac adapter when they released the WRT3200ACM. The wireless-ac adapter running at 80 MHz was unable to connect to the router using a 160 MHz ac frequency. Overall, performance on this router is excellent. Conclusion: On a scale of 1 to 5, I would give the Linksys WRT3200ACM a score of 4.7. This is a high end router and the hardware features reflect that. The signal strength is fantastic. The look, feel, and design of the hardware are top-notch. Performance is up to par if not better than my EA6400 router which I used for 2 years. Wi-Fi coverage is excellent. However, the firmware (version 1.0.5.176416) needs some polishing. I hope the next firmware update will fix the 2 minor issues mentioned above. My family and I are immensely satisfied with the WRT3200ACM router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Linksys Staff

      Hi, LunT,

      We appreciate your taking the time to write this product review, and we're glad to hear that the WRT3200ACM router is providing you an Excellent Wi-Fi coverage. We're curious on your feedback pertaining to “Apply” button which didn’t work all the time as well as on switching between SSID1 on 2.4 GHz to SSID2 on 5 GHz or vice-versa. We would be more than happy if you will reach out to us so we can tap one of our Escalation Engineers to look into this matter. Shoot us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link to this review for reference.


      Regards,

      Jay
      Linksys Support Linksys