Updated 5 Apr 2016

Linksys

EA9200

Snapshot: The Linksys EA9200 is a tri-band wireless router that has 6 antennas and 4 ethernet ports. How did it perform?

EA9200
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$342

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Test results

Overall score
98
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent performance.
  • Excellent speed on the 2.4GHz band.
  • Good speed on the 5GHz band.
  • Excellent combined speed on the 5GHz bands.
  • Extremely easy to use.
  • Is tri-band.
  • Has WPS.
  • Came with a secure network setup.
  • Supports MIMO.
  • Supports beamforming.
  • Is Fibre ready.
  • Has 4 ethernet ports.
  • Supports 802.11 n/ac.
  • Has a guest WiFi network.
  • Is DLNA certified.

But

  • No integrated modem.
  • Doesn’t have 3G/4G passthrough.
  • Can’t be wall-mounted.
  • Doesn’t have preset parental filters.

How we test

Overall score

  • Performance (60 percent)
  • Ease of use (40 percent)

Performance is based on throughput speed on 2.4 and 5 GHz including the performance of the dual 5GHz smart features and manual performance on tri-band routers.

Ease of use is based on assessment of installation, software install/wizard, menu layout and configuration.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$342

Specifications

Total throughput (Mbps)
907.2
2.4GHz speed (Mbps)
150.4
5GHz speed (combined throughput, Mbps)
756.8
5GHz speed (single band, Mbps)
309.6
Maximum claimed speed 2.4GHz (Mbps)
600
Maximum claimed speed 5GHz (Mbps)
1300
Tri-band
Antennas
6
Antenna placement
3 internal; 3 external, removable
Dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
250x80x315
Weight (g)
779

Features

MIMO support
Beamforming support
Fibre ready
Ethernet LAN ports
4
USB 2.0
1
USB 3.0 ports
1
DLNA
Default Wi-Fi access
Secure
Installation wizard
Quality of Service
Preset parental filters
×
Parental filters (URL/keyword)
Yes/No
Controls for wireless access or internet scheduling
Integrated modem (ADSL2+)
×
USB drive sharing
Guest network WiFi
WPS support
3G/4G passthrough (via USB cable not supplied)
×
VOIP
×
Wall mountable
×

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