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Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router Review

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Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router is one of the most conservative in looks from all the tri-band routers available today. Since it is compact designed, with a stand and sits tall at around 30cm, including the antennas. As a result, it takes up lesser desktop space than its competitor. In fact, it’s actually relatively compact for a tri-band router.

The other thing to notice is the fact that the AC3200 makes do with just three external antennas, unlike the more common six. In reality, the AC3200 router does have six antennas; it’s just that three of them are hidden internally. According to Linksys, the decision to do so was to give the AC3200 router a simple and easy appearance, plus they were certain that performance would not be compromised.

Round the front panel is a Linksys logo that lights up, but apart from that, there’s little else. There aren’t any LED status indicators, and the only way to know if something is wrong is if the Linksys logo starts flashing – it should glow solidly. There are, however, LED indicators on the WAN and LAN ports and even for the USB ports, but since these are on the back of the router, their helpfulness is limited.

Every AC3200 class router is powered by Broadcom’s 5G XStream chipset which consists of a single dual-core Broadcom BCM4709A running at 1 GHz and three additional offload Broadcom BCM43602 processors, each dedicated to one of the router’s three radios.

Linksys AC3200 - Back

Linksys AC3200 – Back

Simple looking and easy to use, Linksys’ Smart Wi-Fi user interface is arguably the most user-friendly one in the industry and offers a thoughtful balance of ease of use and control. It is not uncommon that advanced router features like parental control and QoS can be confusing to configure and use; the Linksys EA9200 makes everything look easily and accessible.

You can remotely control and edit your router settings such as change passwords, enable Parental Control, and even access content on external storage devices connected to the router thought the Smart Wi-Fi app that’s available on iOS and Android.

Pros

  • Simple and compact designed
  • All-round performance

Cons

  • No LED status indicator at the front

Highlights

  • Advanced Tri-band Wi-Fi technology
  • Up to 3.2 Gbps wireless speed
  • 1 GHz dual-core CPU and 3 integrated co-processors deliver 2.96GHz of penta-core processing power
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi software with Network Map
  • Platform Compatibility: Windows XP,Vista 32/64, 7 32/64, 8 32/64,8.1 32/64, 10 32/64 Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard, 10.6.1 Snow Leopard, X 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion,10.9 Mavericks

Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router with Gigabit and USB, Designed for Device-Heavy Homes, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled to Control Your Network from Anywhere (EA9200)

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  • 1 GHz dual-core CPU and 3 integrated co-processors deliver 2.96GHz of penta-core processing power
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* last update: 2017-06-10

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