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This Linksys Tri-Band unit is the cream of the crop when it comes to routers. It’s one of the fastest, most powerful routers in existence. Measuring 2.6x10.4x12.5inches and weighing a whopping 2.2 pounds, it’s also one of the largest routers you will come across. It sports eight adjustable antennas and an eight-LED status panel, so you can quickly tell when it’s running or when an upgrade is happening.
Your connectivity options are catered for perfectly because with eight Gigabit LAN ports, a wireless port, and a pair of USB ports, there’s just so much you can do. The WPS and Wi-Fi enable buttons are on the right, while the reset and the power controls are on the other end. To say this router is big is an understatement as it’s pretty much gigantic.
The upside is that its gigantic size isn’t just for show because the AC5400 sure delivers unparalleled performance. For starters, it’s an 802.11ac tri-band router with combined speeds of up to 5.3Gbps. The first band, which is the 2.4GHz frequency, has a theoretical throughput of up to 1000mbps, which is more than can be said even for routers that operate on a single 2.4GHz band. This band is perfect for lightweight applications that require a wider range, such as web-surfing with your laptop in the bedroom.
The 5GHz bands, on the other hand, are perfect for heavyweight applications with a limited range, such as 4K media streaming on Netflix and gaming on Battle Royale. The eight antennas aren’t just for decoration. Each one delivers four simultaneous streams of data to your device, and as if not good enough, the Linksys AC5400 router supports MU-MIMO.
Each device in your household automatically connects to your Wi-Fi network at the highest bandwidth available regardless of the application in question, without affecting the rest. Add in seamless roaming, and buffering becomes a non-existent word in your household vocabulary. While it’s slightly expensive, you will surely get a bang for your bucks if you invest in this router.