Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Fast Wireless Dual-Band WiFi Router for £48.48 delivered @ Ebuyer
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Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Fast Wireless Dual-Band WiFi Router for £48.48 delivered @ Ebuyer

£48.48£66.9928%Ebuyer Deals
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Expires on 09/12/2019Posted 4th Nov
Speedy router made for 4K UHD streaming and gaming on multiple devices using the same bandwidth. Combined speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps, with Dual Core processor for extremely fast data transfer, making easy work of "simultaneous data streams to multiple screens and Wi-Fi devices without lag or buffering."

Plus, it's got four Gigabit ethernet slots for super-fast wired internet with high-speed data transmission.

It is quite a large piece of kit though, so don't expect to hide it behind your telly.


  • MU-MIMO Technology - Next-Gen AC Wi-Fi for uninterrupted Wi-Fi connections to multiple devices at the same time and same speed.
  • Smart Wi-Fi app for monitoring and managing your home Wi-Fi from anywhere
  • Combined speeds up to 1.9Gbps - 2x the speed of current Wi-Fi routers,USB 3.0 PORT
  • Dual-Core processor for effortlessly managing multiple Wi-Fi activities.
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired speeds 10x faster than fast Ethernet.

Specifications
  • Brand name: Linksys
  • Item Weight: 689 g
  • Product Dimensions: 33.7 x 25.3 x 25.3 cm
  • Processor Count: 2
  • RAM Size: 64 GB
  • Wireless Type: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Number of USB Ports: 1x 2.0 & 1x 3.0
  • Number of Ethernet Ports: 4

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Cheaper than the Amazon deal I posted time ago, voted hot
What's the software like? Need to set up 2 ssid and have different timers on mac addresses...
would this work with hyperoptic
It’s just a router so would need to use your isps router as a modem.

Will work with any provider.
Edited by: "Darklord" 4th Nov
What’s this like in comparison to the crappy Superhub3 and a 350mb connection
stueyg8704/11/2019 12:53

What’s this like in comparison to the crappy Superhub3 and a 350mb c …What’s this like in comparison to the crappy Superhub3 and a 350mb connection


I think anything would be an improvement over the standard supplied routers. Best router supplied atm is BTs.

This one is much better.
Edited by: "Darklord" 4th Nov
Mixed reviews
I have the ea7600 and it's rock solid. There's a great mobile app too which lets you schedule/block individual devices and filter access to specific sites

A million times better than the Virgin super hub.

If you have a bigger house, I think a mesh system is better though.
I have been having some issue with virgin hub. I'm on 350mb package but if I do speedtest it says im on half of that. Seem to get full dl speed on some things like steam but wifi can be dodgy and streaming can sometimes buffer as I use powerline adapter and I think it slows the tv down.

Does anyone think this will be worth changing it for this one? I know speedtest sites are not accurate but I used to get top speeds on their site all the time. I have had another hub but still same problem with it.
hd194404/11/2019 14:01

I have been having some issue with virgin hub. I'm on 350mb package but if …I have been having some issue with virgin hub. I'm on 350mb package but if I do speedtest it says im on half of that. Seem to get full dl speed on some things like steam but wifi can be dodgy and streaming can sometimes buffer as I use powerline adapter and I think it slows the tv down.Does anyone think this will be worth changing it for this one? I know speedtest sites are not accurate but I used to get top speeds on their site all the time. I have had another hub but still same problem with it.


Yes this will be a good improvement over the Virgin Superhub. Can you use WiFi for the TV?
stueyg8704/11/2019 12:53

What’s this like in comparison to the crappy Superhub3 and a 350mb c …What’s this like in comparison to the crappy Superhub3 and a 350mb connection


Much better. Three superhub isn't great in my option.
Is this compatible with DD-WRT or Tomato for VPN use?
Is there a router 'guru' on here who can give me a hand choosing a replacement for my Virgin Superhub? I need something that I can set Parental Controls on per attached device and also set access times and data limits per device too, and I've literally no idea where to start
Daniel_SmithHiC04/11/2019 15:44

Is this compatible with DD-WRT or Tomato for VPN use?


The current EA7500 v2 uses a cheaper Mediatek 880 MHz MIPS MT7621 chipset like Dlink DIR-878. There is currently no DDWRT, and never will be Tomato support for this router. OpenWrt is work in progress.

WikiDevi is RIP, but here is extracted bootlog from current model EA7500 v2

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The discontinued EA7500 v1 (2015 model) was powered by a faster and more expensive Qualcomm IPQ8064 1.4 GHz ARM processor.

Only way to tell which model is supplied is by examining the label underneath the router. There is nothing on outside of cardboard box to indicate it is a v1 or v2.
Edited by: "bill888" 7th Nov
bill88804/11/2019 16:17

I think the EA7500v2 uses Mediatek MT7621 chipset like Dlink DIR-882. …I think the EA7500v2 uses Mediatek MT7621 chipset like Dlink DIR-882. There is currently no DDWRT, OpenWrt and never will be Tomato support for this router.


Can someone recommend a decent DD-WRT/Tomato enabled router?
I think Tomato support has virtually ground to a halt in recent years. There is no support for newer Broadcom based routers. I think FreshTomato only seems to be available for discontinued routers.

Perhaps try asking on DDWRT forum for advice?

If you are specifically looking for a fast OpenVPN router, perhaps consider RT-AC86u with stock or custom AsusWrt firmware:
privateinternetaccess.com/blo…pn/
Alex_H04/11/2019 14:22

Yes this will be a good improvement over the Virgin Superhub. Can you use …Yes this will be a good improvement over the Virgin Superhub. Can you use WiFi for the TV?


Yeah can use wifi but think it was slow with router. I'm wanting to try improve the ethernet speed to make it more stable. I used to get solid speed they keep saying speedtests sites are not accurate but I haven't been getting good results for a while. So I wondered if this could improve the ethernet stability not just wifi. Thanks
hd194404/11/2019 14:01

I have been having some issue with virgin hub. I'm on 350mb package but if …I have been having some issue with virgin hub. I'm on 350mb package but if I do speedtest it says im on half of that. Seem to get full dl speed on some things like steam but wifi can be dodgy and streaming can sometimes buffer as I use powerline adapter and I think it slows the tv down.Does anyone think this will be worth changing it for this one? I know speedtest sites are not accurate but I used to get top speeds on their site all the time. I have had another hub but still same problem with it.


I literally had the same issue as you. Basically superhub 3 and predecessors are absolute crap. If I stand literally next to the sh router or have my device wired over ethernet i get 20% over my assured speed. When I start moving the signal strength starts dropping drastically. For e.g. 3 metres away from line of sight from the router I.e. different room drops the signal strength by around 60%.

I tried different options, finally got a ethernet wire downstairs (my router is upstairs in the office/study room) and plugged in a BT router (disabling dhcp). Problem solved.
alshanky04/11/2019 19:00

I literally had the same issue as you. Basically superhub 3 and …I literally had the same issue as you. Basically superhub 3 and predecessors are absolute crap. If I stand literally next to the sh router or have my device wired over ethernet i get 20% over my assured speed. When I start moving the signal strength starts dropping drastically. For e.g. 3 metres away from line of sight from the router I.e. different room drops the signal strength by around 60%.I tried different options, finally got a ethernet wire downstairs (my router is upstairs in the office/study room) and plugged in a BT router (disabling dhcp). Problem solved.


Problem for me is I get around 150mb out of 350mb using wired and tested on 3 different computers plugged directly in to router.
Just worth mentioning for all those doing speed tests on laptops/computers it is actually worth downloading the Speed test.net application and then running the tests instead of browser based tests for more accuracy. speedtest.net/apps

I have VM 350mb and I do get the speed when wired and pretty decent over wifi, but just be aware some devices are restricted like if you have a 100mb Nic then you won't see the top speeds etc
Does anyone know if this can be used as an access point at a distance away from super hub 3?
Can I connect 4g mobile dongle to it?
Best Regards
steliobg05/11/2019 01:46

Can I connect 4g mobile dongle to it?Best Regards


No, unless your dongle has an ethernet port.
cruzeroo704/11/2019 23:25

Does anyone know if this can be used as an access point at a distance away …Does anyone know if this can be used as an access point at a distance away from super hub 3?


If you connect an ethernet cable between super hub 3 and EA7500, then yes, the EA7500 can be configured as an Access Point if you want wifi in another part of the house.

Specifications mentions 'Access Point'
linksys.com/gb/…00/
Amazon have price matched to £44.98


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Edited by: "bill888" 5th Nov
bill88805/11/2019 03:02

If you connect an ethernet cable between super hub 3 and EA7500, then yes, …If you connect an ethernet cable between super hub 3 and EA7500, then yes, the EA7500 can be configured as an Access Point if you want wifi in another part of the house.Specifications mentions 'Access Point'https://www.linksys.com/gb/p/P-EA7500/


Thanks
Hi, I have this, it's a good router and a good replacement for those ISP routers you get.
cocobwoy04/11/2019 21:54

Just worth mentioning for all those doing speed tests on laptops/computers …Just worth mentioning for all those doing speed tests on laptops/computers it is actually worth downloading the Speed test.net application and then running the tests instead of browser based tests for more accuracy. https://www.speedtest.net/appsI have VM 350mb and I do get the speed when wired and pretty decent over wifi, but just be aware some devices are restricted like if you have a 100mb Nic then you won't see the top speeds etc


That made no difference for me. I still get 136mb on a wired connection to virgin router on 350mb package.
hd194405/11/2019 17:39

That made no difference for me. I still get 136mb on a wired connection to …That made no difference for me. I still get 136mb on a wired connection to virgin router on 350mb package.


Got to be something else causing the problem, only way to test is using another device with another ethernet cable. They are the only 2 variables
cocobwoy05/11/2019 20:38

Got to be something else causing the problem, only way to test is using …Got to be something else causing the problem, only way to test is using another device with another ethernet cable. They are the only 2 variables


I have there are three pcs three different cables all showing similar speed results.
Have you tried posting on Virgin forums about your poor speed issues over ethernet ?
They may suggest looking at modem diagnostics/stats for starters to check power levels on the incoming cable.
Other possibility is your area is over subscribed.
Can one of the antennas be moved to another location using a cable? Would this be of Benefit or at the losses too great when adding a cable?
And can a VPN be added?
6moe6607/11/2019 10:45

And can a VPN be added?


There is no support for OpenVPN protocol. See earlier reply for DDWRT and Tomato open source firmware.

fwiw, I own a EA6350, it offers L2TP protocol as well as PPTP, DHCP, PPPoE, and I found L2TP worked with my VPN provider when EA6350 was wired to my existing ISP router for a brief vpn test. EA7500 probably has same L2TP protocol but so does almost any other cheap cable router (Asus, TPlink, Dlink etc). I believe a growing number of VPN providers stop or don't support older PPTP and L2TP VPN protocols because they are insecure.

(fwiw EA6350 v3 with OpenWrt and OpenVPN client can maxes out at 25 Mbps. I think I measured 35 Mbps with L2TP protocol with stock Linksys firmware)
Edited by: "bill888" 7th Nov
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