Finding a router for the home that handles high speed and delivers performance you can rely upon is not always easy, but Linksys delivers. The new Linksys WRT3200ACM Wi-Fi Router is available at Best Buy and Best Buy sent us the new high speed router from Linksys to try out to share our thoughts with you.
The last thing you want to think about when working online is how to get connected. You just want to be able to open your laptop, smartphone, or gaming device and do your work or just play. In today’s highly connected world, it is important that your router delivers consistent and reliable connections so you can get on with your life.
The Linksys WRT3200ACM Wi-Fi router delivers everything our family needs to be a Plugged In Family.
The Wi-Fi router took less than two minutes to install and have our family connected to the internet.
From the moment the new router was hooked up, we noticed a huge change in our ability to connect reliably. Our download speed tripled and our upload speed doubled from the previous router we were using. This is a tremendous help for a connected family.
After the router was established we made sure to change the router name and the password to something we could remember. This required establishing a Linksys account for the first time. In order to get the router attached to your account, you will need the password. The one included in the box does not work for the online account. Thankfully they had a free online chat feature available for support. If you are in the same position we are, just try the default password “admin” and it should get you into your account where you can then change your password. If this does not work, try the online chat.
The Linksys app center allows you to change your router name, password, and shows all the devices attached to your router. You can also run a speed test, prioritize which media should take precedence for the internet usage, set up guest access, and configure external storage devices.
Parental controls limit internet access for your children
You can set up parental controls allowing when children can access the internet in the app. Additionally, you can also block what websites they see.
Linksys Router Specifications:
The WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router is powered by Tri-Stream 160 technology, which doubles the bandwidth on all spatial streams for the fastest dual-band router on the market. Gain access to restricted DFS channels at full bandwidth for the clearest Wi-Fi not available to most other routers. The WRT3200ACM also boasts:
- 1.8 GHz CPU for high-powered performance
- MU-MIMO technology for high-speed Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the same time, same speed
- Open-source ready with OpenWrt and DD-WRT® for complete flexibility and customization of functions
- Upgraded Smart Wi-Fi app to manage and monitor your home Wi-Fi from a mobile device, anytime, anywhere
- 256MB Flash and 512MB of RAM Memory
- 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
This router can sit on a flat surface or can also be wall mounted, depending upon your family’s needs.
Connecting online and using laptops, Xbox 360 consoles, iPad, iPhones, and tablets have shown that multiple devices can be used at the same time streaming movies or gaming without lagging. If you are high end users like our family, then this might the the router your family needs for high performance.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.