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[Visions Electronics] Linksys MAX-STREAM Mesh Wi-Fi 6 AX1800 Router - $99 + FREE Shipping

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New to networking here, currently, I have the AirPort Time Capsule as my main router, and can I get this and turn into Access Point to boost the range? Or maybe this is overkill for this function? Any advice? TIA
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Same price on sale at Best buy online.
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Questions I'd use to compare WiFi 6 devices:

Does it support WPA3? Is it WiFi 6 on the 2.4GHz network too or only on 5GHz? What is the MIMO count? Does the vendor have a history of firmware updates?
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WTF? Didn't Cisco buy Linksys and rebadge to Cisco?
Then again... I wouldn't want a crappy consumer brand messing up my name either. Not that Cisco (enterprise) isn't without issues but that's another post.
Do you not have anything else to do rather than argue with strangers on the internet
Nope. That's why I'm on the internet arguing with strangers. If I had anything better to do I'd probably be doing it.
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death_hawk wrote: WTF? Didn't Cisco buy Linksys and rebadge to Cisco?
Then again... I wouldn't want a crappy consumer brand messing up my name either. Not that Cisco (enterprise) isn't without issues but that's another post.
I believe that Cisco sold the Linksys brand to Belkin.
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kitty wrote: I believe that Cisco sold the Linksys brand to Belkin.
It's no wonder why Linksys has tanked
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IceCreamGee wrote: It's no wonder why Linksys has tanked
What are you talking about? Linksys has the most premium offerings in market. And engineering team is still in tact at Belkin.

Velop, Linksys routers leverage openwrt and hardware is rock solid
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And for this model:



Wi-Fi Technology:
AX1800 Mesh Dual-Band Gigabit 574 + 1201 Mbps
Key Features:
Dual-Band (2.4GHz + 5 GHz), 2x2 WiFi 6
Easily Expandable Mesh WiFi System
Seamless WiFi
Automatic Firmware Updates
USB 3.0 port
2 Adjustable Antennas
Easy App Controls
Simultaneous Dual-Band
1.2 GHz Quad-core Processor
OFDMA Technology
Intelligent Mesh Technology
Network Standards:
WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
WiFi 5 (802.11ac)
WiFi 4 (802.11n)
802.11g
802.11b
802.11a
Wi-Fi Speed:
AX1800 (574 + 1201)
Wi-Fi Bands:
2.4 and 5GHz (Simultaneous Dual-Band)
Wi-Fi Range:
Up to 1700 Sq ft*
Number of Ethernet Ports:
x1 Gigabit WAN
x4 Gigabit LAN
Other Ports:
USB 3.0 Port
Power
Antennas:
2x external adjustable antennas

Processor:
1.2 GHz Quad-core Processor
LEDs:
Power/Status/Connection, Ethernet, Internet, USB
Operation Modes:
Wireless Router
Wireless Bridge
Storage File System Support:
FAT
FAT32
NTFS
APFS (Read Only)
Easy Setup:
Simple and secured App based setup
Required for setup: (1) Internet connection with Modem. (2) Mobile device with Android 6.0.1 or iOS 11.4 and higher, Bluetooth preferred.
Dimensions (LxWxH):
215 x 155 x 56 mm (antennas folded down)
Weight:
1.25 lbs. (567 g)
Security Features:
WPA2/WPA3 Mixed Personal
WPA2 Personal
WPA3 Personal
Power Supply:
Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V, 2A
soupmaster666 wrote: Questions I'd use to compare WiFi 6 devices:

Does it support WPA3? Is it WiFi 6 on the 2.4GHz network too or only on 5GHz? What is the MIMO count? Does the vendor have a history of firmware updates?
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Easily meshable but I don't think this one supports OpenWRT (yet).
weedb0y wrote: What are you talking about? Linksys has the most premium offerings in market. And engineering team is still in tact at Belkin.

Velop, Linksys routers leverage openwrt and hardware is rock solid
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weedb0y wrote: What are you talking about? Linksys has the most premium offerings in market. And engineering team is still in tact at Belkin.

Velop, Linksys routers leverage openwrt and hardware is rock solid
I went from the 54gl to the 1900ac and it was the biggest fn letdown of all-time. Day 1 buyer and regretting since
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IceCreamGee wrote: I went from the 54gl to the 1900ac and it was the biggest fn letdown of all-time. Day 1 buyer and regretting since
54GL was a legend. And their AC products completely ruined the reputation. Can't say if it is still the same team behind it.
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Cheezer88 wrote: I don't think it is the same router. OP is a Linksys.
My bad, I was still half asleep when I posted this.
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RFD
Cheezer88 wrote: I don't think it is the same router. OP is a Linksys.
Picture doesn't even look the same between the two links.
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AC with stock = underwhelming garbage.
AC with openwrt loaded = smooth operator.
IceCreamGee wrote: I went from the 54gl to the 1900ac and it was the biggest fn letdown of all-time. Day 1 buyer and regretting since
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IceCreamGee wrote: I went from the 54gl to the 1900ac and it was the biggest fn letdown of all-time. Day 1 buyer and regretting since
I had the same, and had zero issues with it. Wrt1900ac.

Never needed to reboot, gave me max AC speeds across the home. What were the actual issues?
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Ps. Linksys velop mesh units run on openwrt from the factory, but ux is theirs.
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weedb0y wrote: I had the same, and had zero issues with it. Wrt1900ac.

Never needed to reboot, gave me max AC speeds across the home. What were the actual issues?
Opensource was promised and hhheeeavvvilly marketed by Linksys but they withheld their marvel drivers from the community despite promises. Was the most expensive router on the market and had extremely poor wireless coverage despite it's price. 2.4ghz was an absolute joke on this router. It constantly required restarts and couldn't even set up a network printer via their USB interface. Led lights at the front eventually dimmed to 5% visibility. Was never able to diagnose the router through visual queues.

Wrt1900ac had multiple generations. I hope you're referring to gen 1

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