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New Router: Linksys WRT1900AC

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by gfunkdave, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. gfunkdave

    gfunkdave LI Guru Member

  2. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

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  3. Xero5

    Xero5 Serious Server Member

    This thing looks awesome. In time the price will drop. Hopefully Tomato can be on it, especially since it is open source.
     
  4. though

    though Network Guru Member

    i seen this too!
     
  5. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    I'm pretty sure that's what I'm BETA testing :) Can't say much under NDA :p
     
  6. cloneman

    cloneman Networkin' Nut Member

    Will the cpu be arm or mips?
     
  7. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    According to zdnet neither
    But much more likely IMHO an integrated chip with ARM like what you get from Marvell!
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014
  8. Edrikk

    Edrikk Network Guru Member

    That thing looks awesome (both the looks, and the specs).
    Getting Tomato on that would be awesome indeed!
     
  9. PetervdM

    PetervdM Network Guru Member

  10. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Almost the same price as an Atom-based mini-ITX box.
     
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  11. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    price is not good, but specs are really excellent! any image?
     
  12. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

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  13. davemuk

    davemuk LI Guru Member

    Price = lol

    I wonder what the power consumption is like on this. The E4200 was up to 24w if I recall which is imo to high for an always on device designed for the home. Around 10w would be impressive.
     
  14. srwal

    srwal Serious Server Member

    What i'm wondering is if Linksys will now release OpenWRT firmware for some of its newer router
     
  15. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    Is there a reason you haven't asked the OpenWRT folks that question? (Since this is a forum about Tomato/TomatoUSB...)
     
  16. srwal

    srwal Serious Server Member

    Hey sorry, was just an opinion looking to spark some healthy convo. Apologies
     
  17. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    Don't get me wrong, @srwal, it's a perfectly fine question -- and I'm sure others here would like to know what the OpenWRT guys say too! It's just that the people with the answers (Belkin and OpenWRT) don't tend to reside here... :)
     
  18. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014
  19. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    I hope that price will be lower
     
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  20. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    This thing is sooo sexy!
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  21. Jethroww

    Jethroww Networkin' Nut Member

  22. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  23. BikeHelmet

    BikeHelmet Networkin' Nut Member

    That router is a beast! The only thing missing is 8 gigabit ports rather than 4.

    I'd love to see support for something that high end. I expect to see it on sale for ~$220 or less once it's less new.

    -BikeHelmet
     
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  24. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I'm sure in time availability will increase and prices start to come down.

    Hoping to get a review on this within a week or so.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
     
  25. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    Price is already lower than what was initially announced (299$). At 249$ it will probably still sell fairly well for people actually interested in the product.

    Personally I'm not sure a home router deserve selling for 200$+, but as long people are willing to buy, they sure will sell at those prices.
     
  26. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

  27. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    "Only" 50? :D
     
  28. Jason Jordan

    Jason Jordan Serious Server Member

    BestBuy.com now has this router available for preorder in the US. Still nothing on Amazon.com other than the marketplace sellers wanting big money for it.
     
  29. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I think Bestbuy has the deal first in the USA. You can however get it direct from Linksys.com -link provided in an earlier post. As far as I am aware sales/stock will be available from the 13th or 14th of April.

    Here in the UK Amazon.co.uk have these on preorder now

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
     
  30. Mihai Olimpiu-Cristian

    Mihai Olimpiu-Cristian Serious Server Member

  31. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Must resist. I want to pick this up so bad. My current router in sig is now a little over 3 years old. Bought new in March 2011. I imagine this would be a massive upgrade compared to what I am using now.
     
  32. BikeHelmet

    BikeHelmet Networkin' Nut Member

    Warehouse pricing on these is around $200, so they're a bit like Sennheiser headsets. (Huge markup on the MSRP - nice for retailers!)

    -BikeHelmet
     
  33. Mihai Olimpiu-Cristian

    Mihai Olimpiu-Cristian Serious Server Member

    SNB Review...
    USB storage tests blew everything out of the water, made the competing routers feel like rubber duckies around this thing - 80/70 MBytes/s read/write.
    There are downsides tough: Range is not quite on par with the R7000 or 68u, and also WAN to LAN is only 650 Mbps.
    This raises a question tough: these 650 Mbps are achieved without a CTF/FAST NAT hardware acceleration solution? These 650Mbps are clean numbers? We all know the poor results the Broadcom Gigabit routers achieve once we disable CTF (any advanced user will have to do it sooner or later to enable a feature or two he needs)
    If there is a CTF lookalike module the low speed is only due to a rushed firmware?

    Well, my thoughts taking into account the massive 80MB/s USB speed tend to go with the later... we shall wait and see... not quite a king right now, but it has all the tools to do it, too bad Tomato support ... let's not get there... shall we?

    P.S.: Even with those low WAN - LAN, I sure want that beast for a seed box or a media streamer!
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014
  34. Netwet

    Netwet Reformed Router Member

    Is there going to be tomato support for the 1900AC?

    Drivers are now opensource and included in linksys gpl release.
    There is already a non official openwrt release.
     
  35. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Far too early to even think about Tomato - but good news for the opensource community that Belkin are responding https://github.com/wrt1900ac/opensource - it is clear that OpenWrt are holding out for full support, rather than the broken partial support enjoyed by Broadcom devices. Watch out first for support from Gargoyle.

    The device now on sale in UK at the usual tech currency conversion of dollars to pounds

    http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?ProductID=17651

    Those 240V 3-pin plug power supplies are really expensive!
     
  36. googlebot

    googlebot Network Newbie Member

    esata, DIY new NAS with 4 bays disk,
     

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