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Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

When deciding how to outfit a space with the fastest Wi-Fi technology available, the Linksys EA6500 HD Video Pro AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router should be on the short list. With three-stream support under the latest 802.11ac spec, it's capable of delivering a blazing 1.3-Gbps transfer rate over the air while simultaneously servicing Wireless-N and older clients at their maximum single- or dual-band rates. It automatically prioritizes video and other high-bandwidth media streams and can connect as many as four wired Gigabit Ethernet nodes. The EA6500 does its magic by employing a total of six antennae for 3x3 communications on each of its 2.4-GHz and 5.0-GHz radios. A pair of USB ports permits connection of printers or storage devices for sharing with network clients. The unit lists for $219.