Updated 5 Apr 2016

Linksys

WRT 1200AC

Snapshot: The Linksys WRT 1200AC is a dual-band wireless router that has 4 ethernet ports. How did it perform?

WRT 1200AC
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$277

priceme.co.nz

Join us now for instant access

Join more than 100,000 members today and you’ll get:

  • Independent info
  • Thousands of test results and research you can trust
  • Everything in one easy place
  • Expert support a phone call away if things go wrong
Join Consumer Now Log in

Test results

Overall score
87
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good performance.
  • Good speed on the 2.4GHz band.
  • Good speed on the 5GHz band.
  • Extremely easy to use.
  • 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 compatible.

But

  • No integrated modem.
  • Isn’t tri-band.
  • 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
$277

Specifications

Total throughput (Mbps)
534.4
2.4GHz speed (Mbps)
104.8
5GHz speed (combined throughput, Mbps)
429.6
5GHz speed (single band, Mbps)
368
Maximum claimed speed 2.4GHz (Mbps)
400
Maximum claimed speed 5GHz (Mbps)
867
Tri-band
×
Antennas
2
Antenna placement
External, removable
Dimensions (W x D x H) [mm]
244x204x124
Weight (g)
837

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
×