Comments about Edimax BR-6478AC Dual-Band AC1200 Router Range Extender AP, 3-in-1 Smart Device, Provides Simultaneous 2.4GHz & 5GHz Frequency with Gigabit Ports for Faster Connectivity, Features iQ-Setup for Easy Installation via Smartphone/Tablet

Edimax BR-6478AC Dual-Band AC1200 Router Range Extender AP, 3-in-1 Smart Device, Provides Simultaneous 2.4GHz & 5GHz Frequency with Gigabit Ports for Faster Connectivity, Features iQ-Setup for Easy Installation via Smartphone/Tablet

The Edimax BR-6478AC router provides simultaneous 2.4GHz (802.11n) and 5GHz (802.11ac) wireless network connectivity for maximum flexibility of use. Additionally, the BR-6478AC router features four gigabit LAN ports and one gigabit WAN port, offering data rates of up to a staggering 1000Mbps for users with the need for maximum network performance. With gigabit Ethernet connectivity, the BR-6478AC can provide users a fast and smooth media streaming or network gaming experience.

The Edimax BR-6478AC router supports the next generation IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard, meaning higher data rates in the 5GHz band. With 300Mbps speeds in the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps speeds in 5GHz, the BR-6478AC is ideal for HD video streaming and large file transfers. The router is also backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n to ensure compatibility with legacy Wi-Fi devices.

Edimax BR-6478AC supports AP, AP Client, AP Bridge, WDS and Range Extender Modes, Guest Network, IGMP Proxy and IGMP Snooping, Virtual Server, DMZ hosting, MAC/IP filter, URL blocking, UPnP architecture, VPN pass-through (IPSec/PPTP), and static routing.

iQoS is Edimax’s answer to the need for a quicker, easier, and more effective way to do QoS. Most routers on the market feature QoS functionality, but the problem with this feature is that only advanced users know how to y set it up. Edimax has redesigned its iQoS to make it extremely user friendly. Its simple and intuitive user interface allows users to arrange bandwidth priority easily.

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5 months now and it's been working flawlessly.

I'm very satisfied with this router. Plenty of features for the price. I only paid $69.99 on sale, and considering the prices of wireless ACs out there, it's probably worth paying more. I have my house wired, so most of my stuff is using the gigabit ports. My laptop I'm using in the bedroom about 30ft from the router is averaging about 650 out of the 867Mbs speeds on the 5Ghz, which is fine with me, and I can still pick the router up on my phone from about 50yds outside the house. I'm using the 2.4Ghz for guests.

For the price you have to consider that it has fixed antennas that can't be swapped for stronger ones. I have mine in the center of my house, so it gives equal decent range to the whole house. If you need a router that gets great range, you might want to consider other options. If that's not an issue then this might be the router for you.

I've used two of these for a year now in two locations and I'm very happy with them for their price. The have been rock-solid, have the a good feature set and good performance for the price. I chose the BR-6487AC after reading SmallNetBuilder's favorable review at:

I can confirm that review's excellent findings on wireless speed vs distance and the near full linerate speed on the GigE ports . I'm also happy to see that this model has adjustable external antennas so I can wall-mount and get the antennas vertical, although the antennas are not user replacable. Further, I've found the quality-of-service feature to be easy to use and they truly work in my case to guarantee bandwidth to VoIP and Skype even when there's heavy background traffic. This is unusual for a consumer grade router. The feature set has everything I've come to expect from this class of product, and the firmware is activelly maintained with occasional updates.

I'm very happy with this purchase. I got it set up easily, and now I'm using it with a number of devices. It operates in one of 3 different modes. It will connect to your network via wi-fi, and thus offer extended range to your network. You can also use it as an access point to a wired network (which is how I'm using it). Or it can connect directly to your modem, acting as a router.

I like the way they handle the setup of this. Connect to it via your laptop and you are put right into a setup wizard. Easy-peasy. Now that I have it setup, it has worked reliably, and the speed is quite good. It's also great that in addition to offering an access point it also acts as a switch, with several ethernet ports that you can plug other devices into. Neat!

So, I got this in order to run both 2.4 and 5.0 MHz frequencies separately. I want to run most things on 5.0 but some things I have require 2.4. This allowed me to run my scale and wemo on the 2.4, but my Apple TV and phone are on the 5.0 MHz. What is great is that my phone on the 5.0 can control my wemo on the 2.5 MHz. I love that they communicate.

I give it 4 stars because my devices occasionally lose connection, which is frustrating while I'm streaming an episode or playing a game.

I would say this router is awesome for the money, but in fact it's just awesome. The signal strength is about the same as the netgear Im replacing and the duel band feature rocks. All my older devices are on yhe 2.4 and my phones and laptop are on the 5. Ita all working brilliantly.

The setup was really easy. There was one thing. When configuring the internet during the initial setup it kept saying that my internet modem was unresponsive. I finally just continued past that step and ta da, everythibg was working.

The configuration web application is clean and nicely organized. I havent done anything advanced, buy I dont really need to.

If youre looking for a new ac router so you can get the most out of your ac devices.,. Look no further.

My only input thus far regarding this unit is that it does not allow for antenna upgrade. If I had not overlooked this limiting (for me, maybe not others) design, I likely would not have purchased it. If I don't sell or gift it, I'll come back to review its real [my]world performance. If I like its performance and decide to modify the antennas for SMA compatibility, I'll post those results as well. If I witness increased interest in comments here regarding the "surgery" maybe I'll be swayed to perform the operation just to do it. I'm no electronics engineer but it's an enticing concept to me and I do enjoy a moderate level of mechanical inclination..........

UPDATE 02/16/2015: I purchased four Dual Band (guess I could've purchased 2 each...)2.4GHz/5GHz 9dBi RP-SMA High Gain WiFi Wireless Antennas but have only modified/installed the 2.4GHz so far. Those I mounted through the top. The 5GHz will provide a slightly greater challenge as I will need to modify the [size of the] openings holding the factory antennas. I decided to do the 2.4GHz first because, everything we had uses that frequency. Anyhow, this 50% modification went off without a hitch (connections were plug style, not soldered) and it HAS NOW BEEN ON FOR 10 MONTHS WITH NO ISSUES WHATSOEVER. Aside for a couple power outages, I have not manually powered off, reset, or changed ANYTHING. It has been perfect for us so I am officially upgrading this to 5 stars with flying colors. Now, if/when I finally get around to modding the 5GHz, I'll post the results. As far as any negative reviews on this product, well, I suppose that happens everywhere. Sometimes it's a conflict/compatibility issue, sometimes it's defect issues, sometimes it's unrealistic or unreasonably high expectations..... and sometimes it's operator error. In my case, it was absolutely none of the above. Aside from my own personal disappointment in the proprietary antenna design, this product have performed flawlessly and I feel that it has performed above my expectations - make no mistake, I maintain high expectations of anything that I buy! For those who wish to know, my mobo/cpu/OS combination is: ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0/AMD FX-8350/Win8.1..... In my opinion, a great board and a VERY underrated cpu which is much more powerful and competitive (especially price-wise) than Intel groupies would like to admit. No, I'm not an Intel hater, okay? I'm just throwing in a little defense for the AMD considering that I've experienced one first-hand and think they catch much more flack than they deserve. Okay, I believe I've rambled enough. I'm off to more seemless 'computing'! Peace!

Excellent range and speed. I get 26mbs through ethernet cable and 24mbs via wifi.
I like the 2 channel deal as well. Although my one complaint and the ONLY reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is because the cellphone/tablet channel takes about 10 seconds to find when searching with your device where as the computer/console channel is immediate.

Works good to repeat signal. Only problem I have with it is have to run setup wizard everytine have power outage or surge

Using as a range extender for our AC network. Super easy setup, and we're getting 80 Mbps throughput. Seems very stable. Highly recommended, even when compared with higher priced competitors!

Best AC router for the price.

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