Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6400 Dual Band N300+AC1300 comparison

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Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6400 Dual Band N300+AC1300

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6400 Dual Band N300+AC1300
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Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

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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Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router

Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router
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Price $128 to $274 at 8 stores $116 to $247 at 6 stores $217 to $248 at 5 stores $163 to $274 at 6 stores $99 to $251 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 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: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 3.5 stars out of 23 reviews 3.5 stars out of 12 reviews
Release date June 26, 2013 April 09, 2012 September 24, 2013 May 25, 2012 December 23, 2011
The Bottom Line The Linksys EA6400 is a good router, but for its current price, its Wi-Fi performance is rather disappointing. 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 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. Though not perfect, the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router would make an excellent network gateway for home and small-office environments.

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Features See What's the Same or What's different
System Requirements Apple MacOS X 10.7 or later
Apple MacOS X 10.5.8 or later
Microsoft Windows 7
Apple MacOS X 10.8 or later
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or later
Apple MacOS X 10.6.1 or later
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or later
Windows 8
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Features IPv6 support
Parental control
Quality of Service (QoS)
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
SimpleTap technology
Firmware upgradable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Info unavailable Info unavailable 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)
IPv6 support
Traffic Control
IPv4 support
DoS attack prevention
On/off switches
URL filtering
Print server
microSD card slot
DLNA Media Server
Syslog support
MAC address filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
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 EA6400 Dual Band N300+AC1300 Video Enthusiast - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Desktop
- Wall-mountable
Info unavailable Info unavailable NETGEAR R6300 WiFi Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac - Desktop
ASUS RT-N66U - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
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Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Info unavailable Info unavailable IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
DLNA CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Remote Management Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable HTTP
Routing Protocol Static IP routing
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Weight Info unavailable 0.7 lbs
Info unavailable 23.1 oz
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Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
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Enclosure Type Desktop
Wall-mountable
Info unavailable Info unavailable 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
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1
Localization Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable North America
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Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
Info unavailable 8.1 in x 10 in x 3 in
13.8 in x 10.6 in x 5.9 in
Network / Transport Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable L2TP
PPTP
DDNS
FTP
PPPoE
Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
Info unavailable Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 450 Mbps
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