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AC1900 Wi-Fi router shootout: Buffalo's WXR-1900DHPD vs. Linksys's EA7500

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Linksys EA7500 Wi-Fi router review: MU-MIMO made affordable (but no more useful)

This router is a good performer, but it's too early in the game to pay more for multi-user MIMO.

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At a Glance
  • Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream AC1900 Router

    Macworld Rating

    The EA7500 is a very good mid-priced router with super-fast network-attached storage performance, so it's a bummer that you can't use it to make Time Machine backups.

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    The EA7500 is a very good mid-priced router with super-fast network-attached storage performance, so it's a bummer that you can't use it to make Time Machine backups.

    MSRP: $200

    Pros

    • Very good Wi-Fi performance
    • Extremely fast NAS performance
    • Very easy to set up and use

    Cons

    • No Time Machine support
    • No support for open-source alternative software (e.g., DD-WRT)
    • MU-MIMO accounts for some of this router's price tag, but it's not very useful today

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