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3.0 out of 5 stars Functional, but User UN-Friendly, October 1, 2013
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This review is from: Linksys Wireless-AC Universal Media Connector (WUMC710) (Personal Computers)
I upgraded to an ASUS RT-AC66U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router and bought two of these Linksys units as well as a WD My Net AC Bridge, 4-Port Gigabit WiFi Media Speeds, Easy Setup AC Wireless Bridge. When I had my wireless N network, I also tried out the NETGEAR N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender - Desktop Version with 4-Ports (WN2500RP).

Connecting all of these devices was relatively easy, but the NETGEAR and WD products were significantly easier to use and administer in the following ways:

Device Access via Network Cable

The NETGEAR and WD products allow you to connect to the device via a network cable and enter a simple, convenient web address to access the admin and set up pages.

The Linksys bridge requires you to enter a default IP address and when you then configure the device to use a wireless network, it requires you to go to your Router interface and look up the device's IP address so that you can reconnect and continue.

Firmware Update

Both the NETGEAR snd WD products allow you to check for, download, and install firmware updates via the admin control pages.

The Linksys AC Bridge, does not allow you to check for and download updates. You have to manually check your firmware revision against the available versions on the Linksys web site, download the newer version, and then launch the device admin page (remember to look up the IP in your Router's clients table) and point the device to the firmware upgrade file.

Performance

Both the Linksys and WD AC bridges seem to work well. Any differences in throughput aren't noticeable at this point. The Linksys product seems to run a bit hotter, but it is a bit smaller (about half the height an about 25% thicker).

Conclusion

I have not run a comprehensive performance comparison, but both products seem to work equally well. However, the WD My Net AC Bridge, 4-Port Gigabit WiFi Media Speeds, Easy Setup AC Wireless Bridge is significantly easier to maintain and administer. I would spend the few extra dollars for the WD unit.
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