Linksys today announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, that it will be coming with an evolution of one the best-selling wireless routers of all time – the Linksys WRT54G. The Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router is inspired by the original WRT54G iconic blue/black stackable form factor and modernized with the most powerful wireless technology on the market. The new WRT ships with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi software and Linksys has also been working with the OpenWRT community to make an open source firmware downloadable when product is available.
“Our new Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless Router will be the most powerful router in its class on the market. We have spared no technology expense to make this router a prosumers’ dream,” said Aman Khan, Sales Director, Linksys MEA said. “The launch of the new WRT router is not only a celebration for the Linksys brand but for our customers too. We have brought back the WRT because our customers have asked for a router that had the reliability, functionality and open source capabilities but with today’s AC wireless technology. The WRT1900AC is the result of all these requests.”
The new WRT provides the most robust specifications of any currently available router on the market and will be the world’s first open source compatible router to support a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor, 4 removable and customized antennas, 128MB flash memory and an eSATA port. Its features and functionality enabled Linksys to build a robust router that could perform without lag or buffering for the dozens of wireless products families have on their networks today including laptops, tablets, smart phones, gaming consoles, media centers, hard drives, TVs, computers, printers and the dozens of connected devices still coming to market.
Linksys is also announcing a new Smart Wi-Fi feature called Network Map on the new WRT1900AC router. Network Map is a visual topology map that shows all the devices that are connected to the network. Users can simple manage each device by clicking on its icon and change parental control settings, select wireless bands, filter by device type, or even remove devices from the network, plus more. Network Map provides a simple more graphical way to monitor and manage a home network.