Linksys EA7500 Vs Netgear AC1900 Vs Archer C9

Linksys EA7500 AC1900, Netgear R7000 AC1900 and TP-link Archer C9 AC1900 routers are most popular and competitive wireless AC1900 routers. Now, which one is best to meet your business need?

Wireless AC1900 routers

The debut wireless router product based on wireless AC technology were mostly those routers based on wireless AC1750 network segment, the routers that deliver speeds up to 1750Mbps (1300Mbps + 450Mbps), and some vendors today release variants of this AC1750-based technology such as Netgear R6700 in addition of existing R6400 and older version R6300. And the first speed enhancement for the wireless routers are those ones based on wireless AC1900 technology, they deliver slightly higher speeds on 2.4GHz band (wireless N) from 450Mbps in AC1750 to 600Mbps in AC1900 routers while the speed in 5GHz band with wifi AC is the same i.e. up to 1300Mbps.




 

There are few models in this AC1900 segment which competition is very tight such as D-link 880 and Asus AC68U, or you may see competition between TP-link Archer C9 Vs Linksys EA6900 and still more. Linksys EA6900 router is the first model of Linksys in AC1900 router segment, and the Linksys EA7500 is the variant addition in AC1900 segment.

High speed adapters

In a shortage of high speed wireless AC adapters in homes, even though there have been various models of wireless AC adapters in the market already such as USB AC adapters by D-link based on AC1900 and Beamforming technology, purchasing high speeds of AC3200 routers (such as D-link 890 or Trendnet TEW-828DRU) or ultimate AC5400 routers (such as recent TP-link Archer C5400 and Netgear X8) is not an urgent. Because you still have many wifi client devices based on legacy wireless N standards.

So why not just keep your legacy N routers? The urgency is that recent models of Smartphone either Android or iOS are embedded with recent wireless AC technology typically Android devices powered by Snapdragon 808 or latest Snapdragon 820 processors and some models of Mediatek Processors support wireless AC adapters for mobile devices. On the other hand, based on users experience with wireless AC routers your legacy wireless N clients can perform much better than connect to wireless N routers.

Linksys EA7500 AC1900

Linksys EA7500 AC1900

Add extender

Choosing wireless AC1900 router is reasonable for mostly any size of homes, and you still can add wireless range extender should there be dead zones in farther corners of the house. See also top 10 wireless extender. For large homes with multiple high bandwidth applications running concurrently, choosing high speed AC3100 such as Asus RT-AC88U router or TP-link Archer C3150 should also be considered.

Linksys EA7500 Vs Netgear AC1900 Vs Archer C9

No wonder that some vendors offer variants of wireless AC1900 routers in their lines of wireless AC products such as Linksys with addition of EA7500 Max-Stream, Netgear with R7000 which so far becomes popular products with high customer ratings, and more economical TP-link Archer C9 – is also one of best seller in AC1900 products. All the three products are almost suitable for any sizes of homes, ideal for streaming HD videos, online gaming and connecting all of your mobile devices in homes either Android and iOS. Now which one is suitable to meet your home need?

To help you choose, the following two comparison tables can be used as references to help you understand  the differences (if any). All the three products are based on wireless AC1900 technology delivering speeds of up to 1300Mbps in 5GHz (connects wireless AC) and up to 600Mbps in 2.4GHz band (wireless N).

Table 1 Linksys EA7500 Vs Netgear R7000

  Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream Netgear AC1900 R7000
MU-MIMO Yes No
Antennas 3x external detachable dual band antennas 3x external detachable dual band antennas
Beamforming technology Yes Yes
Smart Connect technology No Yes
Ethernet Ports 1x Gigabit WAN port

4x Gigabit LAN ports

1x Gigabit WAN port

4x Gigabit LAN ports

USB Ports One(1) USB 3.0 port

One(1) USB 2.0 port

One(1) USB 3.0 port

One(1) USB 2.0 port

Processor 1.4GHz dual core processor 1GHz dual core processor
Cloud feature N/A ReadyCLOUD USB access
price $167 $175

 

Table 2 Linksys EA7500 Vs Netgear R7000

  Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream TP-link Archer C9
MU-MIMO Yes No
Antennas 3x external detachable dual band antennas 3x external detachable dual band antennas
Beamforming technology Yes Yes
Smart Connect technology No No
Ethernet Ports 1x Gigabit WAN port

4x Gigabit LAN ports

1x Gigabit WAN port

4x Gigabit LAN ports

USB Ports One(1) USB 3.0 port

One(1) USB 2.0 port

One(1) USB 3.0 port

One(1) USB 2.0 port

Processor 1.4GHz dual core processor 1GHz dual core processor
Cloud feature N/A N/A
price $167 $120

 

All the three AC1900 routers have almost the same features based on manufacturer’s spec. to read more detail the specs and how good the rating in Amazon click the link below for:

For all standard wifi networking including for mobile devices connection, streaming HD video, online gaming and other file sharing TP-link Archer C9 is appropriate for all you need and yet the price is cheaper than other two products. For better performance Linksys EA7500 AC1900 with higher processor speed is promising.


You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *