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Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Price $72 to $219 at 5 stores $89 to $144 at 5 stores $209 to $221 at 4 stores $150 to $206 at 6 stores $139 to $188 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 1.5 stars out of 15 reviews 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 2.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.5 stars out of 23 reviews
Release date September 11, 2012 April 09, 2012 September 24, 2013 July 31, 2012 May 25, 2012
The Bottom Line With the latest firmware, the Linksys EA6500 makes a decent contender among the handful of its peers. Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features. The Asus RT-AC66U is an excellent router and is currently one of the best options among those that support the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. The Netgear R6300 WiFi Router is for a high-standards, low-ego type of user: it's not something you can show off aesthetically, but it's a powerhouse for a robust, fast home network, both for now and tomorrow.

Basic specs

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Features Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall (SPIF)
Wall mountable
IPv6 support
Quality of Service (QoS)
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
RangeBooster technology
SimpleTap technology
Info unavailable Info unavailable P2P client
Samba support
FTP server
DNS proxy
IPv6 support
Virtual server support
DoS attack prevention
URL filtering
Static IP mode
Parental control
Bandwidth control
DLNA Media Server
Network monitoring
ASUS AiRadar
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
IPSec passthrough
VPN support
IPv4 support
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
UPnP Media Server
IPv6 support
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
Green Ethernet
Parental control
ReadySHARE
Push ā€˜Nā€™ Connect button
Quality of Service (QoS)
Auto-sensing per device
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Info unavailable
Device Type Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Info unavailable Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Product Description Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500 - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (draft 2.0) - Desktop
- Wall-mountable
Info unavailable Info unavailable ASUS RT-AC66U - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Wall-mountable
- Desktop
NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
Info unavailable Info unavailable IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
UPnP
IEEE 802.11a
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Remote Management Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable HTTP
Info unavailable
Routing Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Static IP routing
Info unavailable
Weight Info unavailable 0.7 lbs
Info unavailable 15.9 oz
23.1 oz
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Enclosure Type Desktop
Wall-mountable
Info unavailable Info unavailable Wall-mountable
Desktop
Desktop
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
1
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable North America
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
Info unavailable 8.1 in x 5.9 in x 1.4 in
8.1 in x 10 in x 3 in
Network / Transport Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable PPTP
NTP
FTP
L2TP
DDNS
PPPoE
Info unavailable
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1300 Mbps
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