Say hello to a familiar face: The Linsys WRT 1900AC

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Linksys, one of the premiere names in the Wi-Fi front, announced the WRT 1900AC at CES in January of this year, and fortunately for us, it has finally made its way to our shores. Sure, it’s a router, but what makes it shine, apart from the hardware on board, is the news that Linksys has started to develop open-source software for the device.

“The WRT has a cult status for many because of the open source aspect that made it so immensely popular. Our aim is to provide a robust and high performing hardware and software platform for open community developers to customize their WRT1900AC the way that they see fit. Linksys will continue to work with the open source community and our chipset partners to ensure the developers have the necessary tools to do so,”said Mike Chen, Vice President of Product Management at

Linksys Check the specs below:

WRT1900AC Hardware Specifications

 802.11ac Wi-Fi (backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n) o Speeds up to 1300 Mbps* on the 5 GHz band o Speeds up to 600 Mbps* on the 2.4 GHz band

 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM-based processor

 Gigabit WAN & LAN ports

 1 x eSATA/USB 2.0 port

 1 x USB 3.0 port

 256MB DDR3 RAM

 128MB flash memory

 Four exchangeable external antennas

WRT1900AC Software Features

 Pre-configured Virtual LAN (VLAN) IDs of all major fiber Internet service providers in Singapore

 Browser-based setup for installation from device PC/Mac, smartphone or tablet

 Can be configured as: router, range extender (aka repeater) or wireless bridge

 Ability to hide SSID broadcast

 Setup wizard sets up two SSIDs, one per radio band

 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi can be accessed from a browser or the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app for iOS and Android

 Share printers or storage devices through USB or eSATA

 Built-in DLNA-certified media server and FTP server to share files

 Drag-and-drop media prioritization to prioritize bandwidth for devices, applications or games  Parental controls to prevent access to websites or block access during certain hours

 Dynamic DNS services supported: No-IP, DynDNS and TZO

 Built-in speed test to test broadband upload and download speed

 Open source capable All that can be yours for PHP 14,990, at at Pismo Digital Lifestyle Concept Store, Octagon Computer Superstores, Complink, Villman, PC Express and Silicon Valley