Final Clearance Linksys AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band Router (EA6900-CA)

  • Model #: EA6900-CA
  • Web Code: 10273673
Sale Ends: October 6, 2017
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Get powerful performance, speed, and access with the Linksys Smart WiFi Router AC 1900. You'll enjoy faster online gaming and HD video streaming, increased connectivity, and control of content and guest users. This router even allows you to use apps to customize your WiFi home. No wonder they call it "Smart".

More Information

  • Easily connects wired devices to up to four Gigabit Ethernet ports with SimpleTap technology
  • Offers up to N600+AC1300 Mbps speed and simultaneous dual-band 2.4+5 GHz
  • Delivers ultimate range with high powered amplifier and adjustable external antennas
  • Certified a/b/g/n backward compatibility and IPv6 enabled
  • Includes parental controls and separate guest network
  • Print, share and store content with 1 USB 3.0 port and 1 USB 2.0 port
  • DLNA certified for home media management
  • Equipped for wall mounting or tabletop display

What's in the Box?

  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1900
  • EA6900
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD-ROM with Documentation
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • SimpleTap Card

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Wireless Networking Features
  • Wireless Standard
    802.11a/b/g/n/ac; 802.3ab/u
  • Wireless Speed
  • Number of Bands
  • Frequency Bands
    2.4 GHz; 5 GHz
  • Maximum Data Rate - Per Band
    5 GHz - 1300 Mbps; 2.4 GHz - 600 Mbps
  • Maximum Data Rate - Total
    1900 Mbps
  • Wired Networking Features
  • Ethernet Speed
  • Network Security / Management Features
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup
  • Quality of Service (QoS) Controls
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

3.0 / 5
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Positive 55%

15 Reviews

Critical 44%

12 Reviews

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  • from London, ON


Sometimes, this piece of metal works well, but most of the time, it's literally just a piece of garbage, it is extremely slow and sometimes, it just completely shuts down. It stops working when something as simple as a microwave is running. Would not recommend this at all.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Very very Very disappointing

This my second ac1900 router since the I had to return the first one after months of aggravation. Continuously drops the signal and limited range.

  • from Cambridge, ON

Return Item

I had high hopes for this, as I picked it up an sale, and I've always found Linksys routers to be top notch very easy setup. Setup on this on was super easy too. However, the issue was distance. I was hoping for a signal that would go further than my current Wireless N Linksys. I'm trying to reach a gazebo, and my current signal is spotty at the distance. This was no better than the current Wireless N unity. SIgnal faded at the exact same distance. I'll keep searching but with no gained distance, this one went back to the store.

  • from Chatham Ontario

cannot access control page

i loved this product for the first month, easy to set up, worked great and great coverage. Now today, after a month, link sys planted something on my computer so i cannot access the control page to change passwords, allow users and such! now link sys wants me to contact them and sit on hold for 25 frigging minutes just to get back control of MY ROUTER!! STAY AWAY FROM LINKSYS!!! im a hostage from my own router!

  • from Sherwood Park, AB

Ok prodcut with some poor design choices

Did not like the top lip that extends over the back where you need to install the antennas and connect the cables. The lip makes it tough to get at things. Also, the antennas are poorly designed making it tough to tighten them. Install was ok once I phoned tech support to find out that admin is the wired password to change the settings. Should have guessed I suppose but it does not tell you that anywhere in the meager documentation. Works ok once installed but does not have the range of my previous router.

  • from Coquitlam

Too expansive

Very expansive for what can offer. Limited menu compared to DLink. Not able to set a time limit for devices. Major problem: it is dropping the connection for no reason, need a lot of time to come back.

  • from Toronto, ON

Everything you expected

Bought this when it was on sale in early 2015 for [price] as there was a typo in the flyer vs online . Easy to set up and install, mine is even wall mounted. Connection is fast, and strong on both 2Ghz and 5Ghz bands. However, for the price (even with my discount) I wish it had a longer range, but that's easily mitigated with signal boosters around the house/property. In summary, not worth [price] but worth approx. [price] in my opinion.

  • from Montreal, QC

Good Router: Simple User

I have to admit, I'm a simple user that relies on native functionality to maintain my sanity. Features that are important to me: 1. Parental Controls 2. Ease of set up and maintenance 3. USB connection (backup drive) 4. Stability I installed this router bypassing the Linksys Wizard - I prefer going through the settings using the IP login. I've read about overheating, dropped connections, poor range etc. - I must be fortunate, because I've only had to reboot the router once in the last three months. I have approximately 25 wired and wireless devices connected at all times (iPads, network printer, PC's, iPhones, smart appliances, Playstation). Works well in the background and no complaints from my family of users. My only gripe is that the price isn't justified, and the 5Ghz range is not great. Unfortunately, I have it placed in the corner of the house in the basement, so it's more a user setup problem, than a router issue. Overall, very satisfied.

  • from Milton, ON

Super fast, great product

Great dual band router, the speed on both networks very fast. I replaced an older Linksys wirless router. Set up was simple and fast. The range is amazing, I highly recommend this router.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Linksys AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band Router

Purchased Smart TV and signal from previous router was not consistent. Router was recommended by Geek Squad installer. Installation was not difficult, just followed directions. Performance surpasses my expectations as Wi-Fi signal now reaches all areas of the house and is available when we are outside the house.

  • from Calgary, AB

Great Router It wasn't Shaw

For awhile now my cheap N600 Dlink router wouldn't even give me a full wireless signal (2.0mps) Called Shaw almost daily thought it was them! And I am in a smaller apartment. Thought I would try a Cisco brand Linksys brand will never buy cheap Dlink Radio Shack brands again. You get what you pay for. A 200 dollar router should work as it should and it does! This one has a Beamforce technology so when the distance is farther is sends a better signal. Very happy easier to configure had this for a few months now..

  • from Québec

Somewhat Good

The router in my house is really not well place. I've tried using a cheap router (TP Link). The TP Link offer a great speed, but was not reliable a all. I've had to reboot it at least once a week. Not with this router the speed in my house slow down a little bit, but everything else is perfect and stable!

  • from Scarborough, ON


I finally decided to upgrade my home network and decided to spend a little more for stable and reliable signal. This router does not belong in this price range. Did not recognize any USB drive together with poor and unstable signal. [...]

  • from Toronto

Excellent Router

Install was a breeze, the signal is strong on all three floors of our house. Very fast router indeed

  • from Ottawa, ON

Linkseys router

I have owned D-link routers for years and did not have any problems. I bought this router thinking that I would get a better range. Not so! I can't get to the Linkseys' page most of the time. I had the hardest time getting a connection to stay for the longest time and speaking to support was just as aggravating.

  • from North York, ON

It's a good router

I don't have much experience with routers other than the ones from Internet providers. I sometime worked from home using VPN. I have experienced constant WIFI disconnections. Technical support couldn't help me other than recommending their high end routers. That was why I bought this one when it was on sale. I have been using it for a week and haven't experienced any issue with the new router at all. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

  • from Toronto, ON

Expect Constant Disconnects with this Router

Do not buy this router. It constantly disconnects and drops the wifi signals. I bought this router less than 1 year ago and I gave it a full complete try. I tried everything such as playing around with all settings, restoring to default, different channels, using 5ghz instead of 2.4 ghz, calling support and setting specs with linksys expert, replacing unit, etc.... I was patiently waiting for patch to come which would resolve this disconnect and poor signal issue but yesterday I finally gave up and decided to order a D-LINK router instead. I called their tech support maybe 5-6 times earlier in the year when my router was still under warranty and I even had the unit completely replaced. When I replaced my router, I even asked linksys if I can get downgraded to lower model (AC1600) but they refused to do so. This AC1900 router is complete garbage. Hopefully this review convinces other people to stay away from this router. FYI, I ave now switched over to a D-LINK DIR-810L. Hopefully my experience is better with this router.

  • from Burnaby

IT Professional

A 10/100/1000 router with g/n/ac, works great. The interface is limited, but acceptable. Remote app works great. I would recommend this as a second best option for range. Great value for a proper mid range router. You can spend more for better WiFi if you really need to. Any other WiFi routers before this just wont be as reliable.

  • from London, ON


I bought one of these 2 month ago and it is piece of garbage loses Wi-Fi connection every day I have to unplug it from the power order to be able to connect to the Internet if you are looking for a router don't buy this one

  • from Milton

Faster, More Range, Minor Improvements Needed

Had an older Linksys e3200 and wanted to upgrade with trade-in. Much Much Faster, Better and Farther Range, pretty quick setup but could be challenging for some people. SmartWifi Webpage does NOT format properly to work fully on Safari or Firefox Browsers. Love parental controls to block content but they need to add a Keyword Search Blocker, not just Sites. Router apps are not overly useful yet.

  • from Hamilton, ON

Poor Connectivity but buggy firmware.

I am happy because I bought this on sale for few dollars but now regretted it so bad. This AC 1900 version is terrible in connection. I am constantly rebooting the router as I keep losing connection. It gets really annoying. I have updated the firmware with the latest but no use the problem is still there. I will be returning this router it is not worth buying. It is pricey than any other wireless AC outer out there, and it fails to deliver the best if not excellent Wifi connection.

  • from Edmonton, AB

High price but worth it

I wanted the range, speed and ability to access the router over the web (has USB ports in back for memory) and I got it. That said it has created a noisy hiss in back of my CPU when it's working. Definitely fast however. I'd let the price come down a bit.

  • from Kinburn, ON

I really want to like this router, but...

I hate reading online reviews that simply put the lowest rating in each of the categories. They always seem too unbalanced to me, but having said that I don't think that this review is unbalanced at all. The EA6900 makes some great promises on features but simply doesn't deliver. After unboxing the router and installing it, I was able to get the initial setup going, but not 100% as I could not associate the router with the site, which is essential to take advantage of all the features of the router, including accessing the configuration dialogues. Essentially the whole process is over complicated. Perhaps if I had a dynamically assigned IP address from my ISP this would have gone a bit smoother as I could have used the "wizard", but since my IP address is static, I couldn't choose this option. After spending some time with Linksys support (now Belkin BTW after their purchase of Linksys), I was able to flash the router to the latest firmware and get it configured. Now after having it installed for a couple of days, we're still experiencing intermittent WIFI connectivity issues, random drops, and overall poor performance. On top of it all, my 1TB WD My Passport USB drive (one of the most popular USB drives on the market) isn't recognized by the router. Frankly I expected more from a [price] access point. I will be returning it later today and exchanging it for an ASUS. Hope you get your firmware stuff sorted out Belkin. This really wants to be a great product.

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