For solid high-speed internet with little to no drops, I would choose the Linksys router. We were impressed with the Smart Wi-Fi technology with which you can customize your home network. Apart from that, we also found the coverage to be great for a home router. The installation is also easier than the most tech-rich routers we know of.
Why Should You Buy Linksys EA6350 Wi-Fi Wireless Router?
- Dual-band speed
- Comes with a USB 3.0 port which is faster than a USB 2.0 one
- Smart Wi-Fi for remote access to your router
- 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports
- Negates dead spots
- Wireless AC technology that is faster than wireless-N
Most routers work by sending out signals in every possible direction. While this works well and there is little to complain about, the Linksys router uses the Beamforming technology. This helps the router to identify and connect directly with the devices. This strengthens the router's connection to each of the devices, instead of fluctuating due to over-usage.
You also get better wireless range and faster connection, not to mention the lessened interference. The point of buying a router is to get a stronger connection. This technology is meant to provide the same without the uncertainty of whether the higher speed and range that has been promised is true or not.
Adjustable Antennas and Dual-Band Speed
Most routers do provide dual-band speed. The Linksys also offers a 2.4 GHz which offers an internet speed of 300 Mbps and a 5.0 GHz that offers a speed of 867 MBps. You can run both simultaneously on multiple devices. You get minimal buffering while watching movies or videos online.
However, you can also adjust the antennas accordingly if the connection is disturbed.
Dedicated Guest Network
It's rude not to share your Wi-Fi with your guests. But it also is true that connecting too many devices reduces the security of your device. But you can use the dedicated guest network to reduce the possibility of a security breach. And like most higher-priced models, this one also lets you censor your child's internet surfing.
The Smart Wi-Fi technology makes it easier to share passwords across devices. You can set up the guest network and share the password with your guest through the app. You can also prioritize your device while you are working. With this, you can ensure that the device connection does not suffer interference while the network is being used for watching movies in another device. You can configure Smart Wi-Fi by connecting to router admin console at 192.168.1.1
But some users have also complained that the Smart Wi-Fi does not operate properly. If that is the case, and you are still interested, you can always contact customer service.
You will definitely notice a significant increase in download and upload speeds while using this router. In fact, it even works well if you are using the Wi-Fi to connect to wireless security cameras, that too without compromising on connection quality. So, it won't be an exaggeration to say that you can safely rely on this for heavier usage as well.