LINKSYS MAKES THE AWARD WINNING WRT1900AC WI-FI ROUTER EVEN BETTER New WRT1900ACS Wireless Router Provides Faster Processing Speed and Double the Memory than Original WRT1900AC


Linksys®, the first to sell 100 million routers globally and a leader in networking solutions for the home and business, today announced it has improved upon its best AC1900 wireless router to deliver even better performance with more processing power, more memory, and fully open source ready and at an even better price. The newly improved WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Gigabit Router is equipped with powerful hardware including a dual-core 1.6 GHz processor, 128MB flash memory, 512MB DDR3 RAM memory, eSATA and USB ports. The new WRT ships with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi setup and management tools, and Linksys has also collaborated with Marvell® and to ensure full open source support in the latest version of OpenWrt’s Chaos Calmer release (15.05) at launch.  The new hardware and multiple software and firmware options make for an unprecedented router with advanced customization and blazing fast speeds.

“We just made the best performing Linksys AC1900 router even better,” said Mike Chen, vice president product management and engineering for Linksys. “We are committed to making the Linksys WRT lineup the most advanced and best-in-class router line for the prosumer so they can get more out of the network they use in their home and office environment. We improved on the original WRT1900AC because we were able to incorporate better components such as a faster processor to make the router perform at higher clock speeds and providing more RAM for advanced users. Adding more memory enables our customers to build more off the open source platform as well as enabling us to provide more enhancements in firmware as we innovate and create more features.”

Performance Perfected®

The Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router is capable of speeds of up to 1.3Gbps* on the 5 GHz band and up to 600Mpbs* on the 2.4 GHz band,

Other features that make the WRT1900ACS a premium and best-in-class router include:

  • 6GHz Dual-Core ARM-based Processor
  • 128MB Flash
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • Full Open Source Ready
  • OpenWrt Chaos Calmer Support
  • Open VPN Server
  • PPTP VPN Support
  • IPSec Pass-thru
  • 4x Gigabit LAN Ports
  • 1x Gigabit WAN Port
  • 1x USB 3.0 Port
  • 1x eSATA/USB 2.0 Port
  • 4GHz and 5GHz Simultaneous Dual-Band
  • 64/128-bit WEP
  • WPA/WPA2-Personal and Enterprise

The combination of all the above features and functionality together enabled Linksys to build a robust router that could perform without lag or buffering for the dozens of wireless products on today’s networks, including laptops, tablets, smart phones, gaming consoles, media centers, hard drives, TVs, computers, printers and the dozens of connected devices still coming to market.  In an IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Linksys (March 2015), titled The Home Network, the Neglected Workhorse, IDC found that the average connected home had five devices connected to the Internet and in use at the same time.  Service Providers are also increasing their internet service options to up to one gigabit of bandwidth into the home.  With more Internet bandwidth and more connected devices, home users will need to update their home router with the latest Wireless-AC technology, such as the WRT1900ACS, to take advantage of the speed.