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Getting to know the Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router with Ultra-Fast 1.6 GHz CPU

The Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router with Ultra-Fast 1.6 GHz CPU is a simultaneous dual-band 3 x 3 Gigabit router with one USB 2.0 / External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (eSATA) combo port and one USB 3.0 port that supports a maximum speed of 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and up to 1.3 Gbps on the 5 GHz band. 

The Linksys WRT1900ACS can create four simultaneous yet separate Wi-Fi:

  • The 2.4 GHz network caters to devices in your network that use 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n technologies.  This network can be used to connect your wireless devices to surf the internet, to share files, and to print.
NOTE:  The maximum speed that your devices can achieve with an 802.11n adapter on the 2.4 GHz band is up to 600 Mbps.
 
  • The 5 GHz network works best on devices that use 802.11a, 802.11n, and 802.11ac technologies.  This network is ideal for heavy applications including Voice over IP (VoIP) calls, online gaming, and streaming high-definition videos.
NOTE:  The Mixed mode will still allow backward compatibility to 802.11a devices. 
 
  • The 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz guest networks.  These additional Wi-Fi networks allow your guests to have access to the internet but not on your local network and devices connected to it such as shared storage and printers.
Click on the links below to learn more about the Linksys WRT1900ACS or you can click here to see the video. Front Panel
 
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Features and Specifications

  • Engineered with a Dual-Core 1.6 GHz Central Processing Unit (CPU) for unparalleled speed.  
  • It is wall-mountable to ensure flexibility in the network environment.  For instructions on how to wall-mount your router, click here.  
  • Setting up the Linksys WRT1900ACS is made fast and easy because of its CD-less setup.  Now you can run the setup through a web browser.  To know more about this, click here.
  • Features Beamforming Technology for stronger and more focused Wi-Fi connections. 
  • It comes with four detachable high-performance external antennas for enhanced dual-band communication, maximum signal strength, and better coverage.
  • Browser requirements:​
    • Microsoft® Edge 
    • Internet Explorer® 8 or higher
    • Safari® 5 or higher (for Mac® or iPad®)
    • Firefox® 8 or higher
    • Google Chrome™ 10 or higher
  • ​​​Certified Operating Systems:
    • ​OS X® 10 or higher
    • Windows® 7 or higher
  • Dimensions:
    • 246 x 194 x 52 mm (9.68 x 7.64 x 2.05 inches) without antennas 
  • Power Supply:
    • Input:  100 - 240 V ~ 50 - 60 Hz
Lights Behavior
 
 Indicator LightsImageColorActivityDescription
  PowerUser-added image White  Solid whiteThe Power light is solid white when the router is powered ON.
Blinking white It will blink white when the router goes through its self-diagnostic mode during boot-up.
  InternetUser-added image White / OrangeSolid white The Internet light is solid white when connected to the internet.
 Blinking white It blinks white while the router works to establish a connection.
Solid orangeA solid orange light indicates the connection is down due to configuration issues.
 Blinking orangeBlinking orange light indicates that the connection is down due to hardware issues.
  2.4 GHz User-added image White Solid white  The wireless light is solid white when one or more clients are connected to the 2.4 GHz network.
 Blinking white  If the light is blinking white, the router is sending or receiving data over the 2.4 GHz network.
 5 GHz User-added imageWhite   Solid white  The wireless light is solid white when one or more clients are connected to the 5 GHz network.
 Blinking white  If the light is blinking white, the router is sending or receiving data over the 5 GHz network.
  eSATAUser-added image White OFF The USB / eSATA light is OFF if no eSATA device is connected or a USB device is connected instead. 
 Solid white The light is solid white when an eSATA device is connected.
 Blinking white A blinking white light indicates activity through the eSATA port.
  USB 1User-added image  White  OFFThe USB 1 light is OFF if no USB is connected or an eSATA device is connected instead. 
 Solid white The light is solid white when a USB device is connected.
 Blinking whiteA blinking white light indicates activity on the port. 
 USB 2 PrimaryUser-added image White   OFF The USB 2 Primary light is OFF if no USB 3.0 is connected.
 Solid white The light is solid white when a USB device is connected.
 Blinking white A blinking white indicates activity on the port.
  USB 2 SecondaryUser-added image White  OFF The USB 2 Secondary light is OFF when a USB 1.0 or USB 2.0 device is connected. 
Solid white A solid white light indicates a USB 3.0 device is connected.
  Ethernet 1 - 4 Primary User-added imageWhite  Solid white These numbered lights correspond with the numbered ports at the router’s back panel.  If the white light is solid, a device is connected to the router through that port. 
 Flashing white A flashing white light indicates network activity over that port.
   Ethernet 1 - 4 Secondary User-added imageWhite   OFF If the white light is OFF, the router is successfully connected to a device through that port at 10/100 Mbps.
 Solid white A solid white light indicates that the router is successfully connected to a device at 1000 Mbps.
  Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) User-added imageWhite / Orange The WPS light blinks slowly for two minutes during the process.  It will be solid white for five seconds to indicate a successful connection.  The light blinks orange if the WPS process fails.  Make sure that the client device supports WPS. Wait until the light is OFF, and then try again.  The router supports one session at a time. 

 

Antennas

This router ships with four adjustable external antennas that should be connected to the router before powering it ON.  To connect the antennas, twist the antenna connectors clockwise onto the antenna port.
 
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  • Below is the antenna positioning that is recommended for a multi-story home.
 
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  • Below is the antenna positioning that is recommended for a single-story home. 
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  • User-added image Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button Press this to easily configure wireless security on WPS-enabled network devices.

  • User-added image ETHERNET Use ethernet cables to connect wired devices to these Gigabit (10/100/1000) ports.  For best performance, use CAT5E or higher rated cables on the ethernet ports.

  • User-added image INTERNET Use an ethernet cable to connect a broadband internet modem to this yellow Gigabit (10/100/1000) port.

  • User-added image USB 3.0 Connect and share a USB drive or a printer on your network.

  • User-added image USB I eSATA – Connect and share a USB 2.0 drive or an eSATA drive into this port.  You can also connect a USB printer and share it across your network. 

NOTE:  You can only connect one device at a time.  The Linksys WRT1900ACS supports SATA-II.

  • User-added image RESET Press and hold for 10 seconds then release.  Alternatively, you can also reset the router using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.  To do this, go to Troubleshooting > Diagnostics then select Reset under Factory reset.

  • User-added image Power port Plug the AC power adapter into this port.​

  • User-added image Power button Press to switch the router ON or OFF.

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