Featuring wireless-AC technology, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and USB 3.0, the Linksys AC1200+ Smart Wi-Fi Gigabit Router is made for the well-connected home. It allows you to stream videos, play online games, and surf simultaneously on multiple devices. Dual bands and two external antennas provide an exceptionally strong, reliable wireless signal without dead spots. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports provide extremely fast connectivity to wired devices, while a USB 3.0 port lets you transfer huge files without the wait.
The AC1200+ allows you to stream videos, play online games, and surf simultaneously on multiple devices. View larger.
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports provide extremely fast connectivity to wired devices, while a USB 3.0 port lets you transfer huge files without the wait. View larger.
Wireless-AC Technology and Gigabit Ethernet Ports for Powerful Networking
Designed to deliver optimal wired and wireless connectivity, the AC1200+ lets you enjoy fast Internet speeds on multiple devices simultaneously, thanks to next generation wireless-AC technology and four Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired connections. Wireless-AC delivers speeds up to 2.8 times faster than wireless-N, making this router well suited for homes with multiple devices. Plus, use the high-performance USB 3.0 port to attach a storage device and quickly transfer large files or share devices across your Wi-Fi network.
Dual wireless bands of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz deliver speeds up to N300 Mbps + AC867 Mbps, enabling data traffic to flow quickly and with minimal buffering. You can enjoy gaming, media streaming, and other Internet activities simultaneously without interruptions or interference. The router's antennas are adjustable for optimal positioning.
Beamforming Creates Stronger, Faster Connections
Another important feature of the AC1200+ router is Beamforming, an innovative technology that strengthens communication between your connected devices and the router. Beamforming enables the router to identify and connect directly with other devices, rather than simply sending out wireless signals in a general direction. This results in faster network speeds, better wireless range, reduced interference from other devices, and stronger Wi-Fi connections.
Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 Ports Deliver High-Performance Wired Connections
On the back of the AC1200+ are four Gigabit Ethernet ports that allow you to connect wired devices directly for Internet access as well as share data on external storage devices. Gigabit technology is 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet for optimal speed and performance. The router also comes equipped with a USB 3.0 port, which delivers data transfer speeds that are 10 times greater than USB 2.0, making it great for connecting a printer or moving large files.
Smart Wi-Fi for Greater Control
With Linksys Smart Wi-Fi software, you can access and control your home network at any time, wherever you are. For example, Smart Wi-Fi allows you to restrict Internet access at certain times of the day with parental controls. It also allows you to create unique Wi-Fi passwords for your guests, monitor and add devices on your home network, and check upload and download speeds. In addition, this software allows you to prioritize which devices on your network get the most bandwidth. This enables you to reduce lag times and buffering when you're streaming media or playing online games.
Wireless Security to Block Unauthorized Access
The AC1200+ features Wi-Fi Protected Setup along with WPA/WPA2 encryption and an SPI firewall to protect your data and keep your home Wi-Fi network secure. The router also allows you to create a dedicated network for guests and offers parental controls to limit access for children.
Easy Setup without a CD
Getting the AC1200+ up and running is simple. Just plug the router into a power source, connect it to your Internet modem and your computer or laptop, connect to the Linksys secure network shown as in the quick start guide, and follow the instructions. No installation CD is required.
This product requires a Wi-Fi-enabled computer that has a CD or DVD drive and that runs the Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows 7, or Windows 8 operating system or the Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, Lion 10.7 or later, or Mountain Lion 10.8 or later operating system. It also requires Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5, Google Chrome, or Firefox 8 or later browser.
What's in the Box
Linksys AC1200+ Smart Wi-Fi Gigabit Router, Ethernet cable, power adapter, quick start guide, and CD-ROM with documentation.
AC1200+ Smart Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
At a Glance:
- Wireless-AC is faster than wireless-N for media streaming and more
- Dual wireless bands of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz for fast data transfer speeds
- Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for robust wired connections
- USB 3.0 port delivers extremely fast file transfer and lets you connect devices across your network
- Smart Wi-Fi lets you remotely access and manage your network