Comparison Linksys EA6500 Vs Belkin AC1750

Which do you prefer between new generations of Belkin wireless ac1750 and Linksys EA6500 routers?

Overview

Even though Belkin has acquired Linksys, both Belkin and Linksys routers are not merged into a single brand. Each of them has their own brand, Linksys and Belkin wireless routers and accessories. Various new models of wireless router with latest generation of wifi technology have been released to the market ranging from wireless ac900 to wireless ac1900.




 
Up to this article is written, Belkin doesn’t release the fastest version of wireless ac1900 but Linksys does with its EA6900 wireless ac1900 router. So far Belkin offers new generation of Belkin AC1750 router. On the other hand, Netgear also releases new R7000 wireless ac1900 router like its competitor EA6900. See also comparison between EA6900 and R7000.

Comparison

Let’s have a look at the comparison between Belkin F9K1115 and Linksys EA6500 wireless ac1750 routers.

Wifi technology

Most router vendors come with wireless ac1750 at the first time they introduce the wireless router based on 802.11ac – delivering total speeds of up to 1750Mbps, 450Mbps in 2.4GH band and up to 1300Mbps in 5GHz band. Later they come with various models of router with different wireless ac speeds ranging from wireless ac900 to wireless ac1900.

Belkin F9K1115 wireless ac1750 DB comes with exclusive high power SmartBeam antenna technology, I think this is similar with other Beamforming antenna applied by high end routers including the newer Linksys EA6900 AC1900 router, or Netgear R700 and Asus AC68U. Beamfoarming broadcast signal to any directions like Omni but it finds and locks wifi clients so they connect solidly. EA6500 doesn’t come with beamforming antenna like it does in EA6900 but SpeedBoost high power antenna arrays.

Linksys EA6500 smart wifi router

Interfaces

Mostly high performance class wireless routers come with fast ports including Ethernet and USB ports.

Ethernet Interfaces

Do your Ethernet-based devices come with gigabit adapters? Optimize the throughput by connecting to the same gigabit port of your router. Both routers are embedded with Gigabit switch both WAN and LAN ports.

USB Interfaces

Either Linksys or Belkin comes with two USB ports but Belkin comes with faster USB 3.0 port in one of the two available ports. traditional functions like shared storage and printer are supported, DLNA media server for seamless connection with other DLNA devices is also supported.

Belkin wireless ac1750 DB

You can download Belkin USB storage and printer software to get the most out of your USB port, adding devices and manage them. With Linksys you can use USB storage tools to manage your storage. You can access four tab options: status; folder access; ftp server and media server.

Comparison table Belkin AC1750 DB Vs Linksys EA-6500

  Belkin F9K1115 Linksys EA6500
Wifi technology 802.11ac – wireless ac1750

speeds:

450Mbps (2.4GHz) + 1.3Gbps (5GHz)

802.11ac – wireless ac1750

speeds:

450Mbps (2.4GHz) + 1.3Gbps (5GHz)

Antenna technology High power exclusive MultiBeam antenna technology Speedboost high quality antenna technology;

6 internal antenna arrays 3×3 for 2.4 GHz, 3×3 for 5 GHz

Ethernet ports Gigabit: 4x LAN and 1x WAN ports Gigabit: 4x LAN and 1x WAN ports
USB port 2x USB ports: 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0

DLNA media server powered by MyTwonky;

Printer and storage share

2x USB ports: 1x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0 ports

Shared Storage, Virtual USB and DLNA Certified Media Server; FTP server

Guest network Yes, Guest network – user and password printed under the foot of the router Yes, control number of guest nodes
Other Security feature Parental Control Powered by Norton by Symantec

Website filter options: Block malicious, adult, and other non-family-friendly sites; Block malicious and adult sites; Block malicious sites; No filters

Parental control and time  scheduled
QoS Intellistream QoS for gaming and video streaming prioritization QoS prioritization engine for music, voice and video. Drag and drop devices for prioritization
Easiness Connect to http://router/ (or you can enter default address http://192.168.2.1) to access the router menu wizard

Auto firmware update alert

Linksys Smart Wifi software accessible via your mobile devices – remotely anywhere while on the go;

Simple Tap feature – simple way to connect mobile phones wirelessly

Both Linksys EA6500 and Belkin AC1750 DB support UPnP (built-in Universal Plug and Play) and media server. Should you have a server with Windows server essential 2012 you can configure your  router to allow Access anywhere easily with UPnP feature, even though you can manually open the SSL port for secure remote access.

  1. Click here for Belkin AC1800 spec details and current price in Amazon
  2. Click here for Linksys EA6500 spec details and current price in Amazon

See also:

  1. Surfboard SB6782 wireless ac cable modem router – a fast wireless ac router with built-in DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem.
  2. Netgear D6200 wireless ac DSL modem router – a compact wireless ac router with built-in DSL modem

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