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Horrible 2.4Ghz Performance, Warranty Not Honored
, June 17, 2013
This review is from: Linksys AC1200 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit & USB Ports, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled to Control Your Network from Anywhere (EA6300) (Personal Computers)
We purchased this router for a medium size office, looking for a dual band router to cover a wide range of devices. I was especially interested in the "Smart WiFi" remote management capability. The router was indeed very easy to setup and manage via the Linksys website. However, the performance in the 2.4 Ghz band is horrible. We are getting approximately 1/2 the speed compared to our other 2.4 Ghz router, even when the signal strength is excellent and issues such as interference are ruled out.
I would only recommend this router if you are exclusively connecting devices capable of 5Ghz band connections. The professional reviews that indicate "disappointing" 2.4Ghz connections actually under-estimate the performance issues. We are likely going to return this router for one that provides better performance.
After a year, the 2.4Ghz band has become effectively useless. The speed and range is absolutely terrible. Clearly there is an antennae issue, or a design flaw that Linksys should acknowledge and support. However, their support department told me that I'm outside the 90 day complimentary support window and have to pay for any assistance. So I have to pay to have them confirm that there's a warranty issue?
Do not buy this router unless all of your devices are on the 5Ghz bandwidth (using the Wireless-AC standard).
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