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I’ve been in the habit of swapping out for a new router every few years. I keep adding new devices and needing better performance than my previous router could give me. Now that I’m determined to have a smart house, a top level router wasn’t an option-it was mandatory.
The WRT3200ACM MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router from Linksys is ready to meet all of my internet needs. It has Tri-Stream 160 technology, which doubles the bandwidth on all spatial streams for the fastest dual-band router on the market. The WRT3200ACM also offers:
- 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
But enough tech talk…what do you really need to know? You need to know that it works. It works really well. That means I can check something on my phone, while I’m working on my laptop, while streaming something on my TV and everything works perfectly. And my smart appliances, gaming systems and tablets could totally get their share of the bandwidth without slowing anything down.
So, you’re interested, right? But maybe you’re worried about how hard it would be to install? Well worry no more. I was up and running in just a few minutes.
I screwed in the four antennas.
Then I powered up the router and attached the Ethernet cable to my modem. I signed in using the log in information located on the quick start guide, then I set up my network. To make my life easier, I renamed my network to use the same name and password as my old network. That meant I could skip setting up a new network on all of my devices.
And that, my friends, was it. Just five minutes from start to finish and I was back online, back at work, and with everything working beautifully.