Getting Connected with Linksys

It’s crazy how much we rely on the internet. Our phones sync to it, we stream music, store things in the cloud, tablets, use wireless speakers…. and instead of one family computer, everyone has a laptop.

It’s important, more than ever, to have a strong home network. You shouldn’t have to stress about your network failing, or having “dead zones” in your house. Enter Linksys.

I set up a brand new network from top to bottom using Linksys. I used the Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router.

1-December 2014

In the box:

  • 4 antennas
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power adapter
  • Quick start guide
  • CD



Installing this router was simple. I plugged it in and followed the prompts. There’s also an online guide here.

This powerful router has an array of features, including:

Ultimate Wi-Fi Coverage for Home

This stylish (and sturdy) blue-and-black router has the latest Wireless-AC platform along with the industry’s first four antenna configuration with a powerful 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM to provide exceptional signal strength and range to simultaneously support multiple users. It also has a dual eSATA/USB 2.0 and a USB 3.0 port to conveniently connect an array of devices and experience lightning-fast transfer speeds.

The WRT1900AC features exclusive SMART Wi-Fi software to monitor and control your network anywhere and anytime. It’s our first router to offer the Network Map smart tool, providing an intuitive at-a-glance view of your entire network.

The first router with 4 antennas

To provide strong, reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home, the WRT1900AC features four external adjustable antennas that ensures your Wi-Fi signal is always at maximum strength, keeping everyone simultaneously gaming, downloading and streaming without lag. The antennas also enhance 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneous dual wireless bands performance for a strong, reliable Wi-Fi signal that eliminates dead zones even in multistory homes. The antennas arrive detached and are easy to install.

SMART Wi-Fi Software

With the SMART Wi-Fi, you can monitor and control a home network from anywhere, anytime using a PC or mobile device. I downloaded the app on my Android and love it. I used it to set up a secure guest network.

Have kids? You can set parental controls to restrict Internet access during certain times of the day. You can also monitor activity on your home network, add new devices, and check upload and download speeds. You can also prioritize which devices on your network receive the most bandwidth to reduce lag times and buffering when you’re streaming HD media or gaming.


I love it! The deadzones have vanished, and the signal is nice and strong. I like being connected and love that I can check stats on the go on my phone. If you’re in the market for a new router, this one is a good bet.

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