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What open source options are available for this unit? I've been running dd-wrt, with VPN enabled, on several Linksys routers for the last few years. Jul 14, 2014
As of today (Oct 26, 2014) After over 4 hours of forum reading and googling about, I can find no information leading me to believe this router will ever have a full implementation of any open source packages worth your time to install. The manufacture of the radio package (that rather important wireless bit) used in this router has refused to release the information needed by those that do the (free) work to make control of the radio possible. Without that control, what good is all the rest? I did see evidence of individuals working on reverse engineering the radio from other similar units, but then that wasn't the point. Marketing Fail over at Linksys it seems... Glad I googled a bit before I clicked. This was the best current option but not with the stock firmware it's clear.
Can this router be set up as an access point? Jul 7, 2014
Hi Matthew. If you disable the router's DHCP server, it will function as a plain wireless access point and you will have to plug it to an existing router so that devices will be able to get online to the WRT1900AC. You will get the same result if configure the router as a wireless bridge. http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=41965db5d1074957b8033a388583dafc_Configuring_the_Linksys_WRT1900AC_as_a_Wireless_Bridge.xml&pid=80&respid=0&snid=1&dispid=0&cpage=search
what is Frustration-Free Packaging Jul 19, 2014
Frustration-Free packaging is an option for customers to have an easier un-packing/un-boxing experience. It eliminates materials like steel wire ties and hard plastic clamshells to ensure nothing gets between you and your product. Check this link to know more about it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1001340661
Fairly easy. Good support is available from Linksys/Belkin --They have special support for this product.
What is the 4th antenna for? I've done the research and this is a 3x3 router. Not one source has anything to say about the 4th antenna's purpose. Feb 19, 2015
At its heart the WRT1900AC could be 4x4, the hardware supports it, but the default WRT1900AC firmware self-optimizes and uses the 'best' three antennas at any time for transmitting and receiving packets in order to decrease connectivity issues and boosting signal strength. I do believe the OpenWRT firmware has made it a pure 4x4 router, but good luck finding 4x4 capable adapters outside of the enterprise product realm.
What Hard drives are most recommended for this router? It is safe to keep the drive connected and turned on all the time in the router? Jan 11, 2015
Yes, it is safe to keep it connected to the router all the time. You can check the list of tested USB hard drives on this link, http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=5dee65386ed848d3b174757922b19c6d_List_of_tested_USB_hard_drives_and_printers_for_the_Linksys_.xml&pid=80&respid=0&snid=2&dispid=0&cpage=search.
The package includes a Cat5e cable.
How do you go about hooking this router up to a wireless tv - is there a connect button on the router? Oct 31, 2014
If you are referring to the wps button on the router then yes their is one on the router however you should be able to just look your ssid (your wifi name) simply by searching for it from your tv. All you have to do is go into your tv settings and under networking, smart hub (samsung) or something similar to it you can find the ssid and then enter the password and you are done
Yes it can...