The best way to stream media long distances inside and around your home is over an 802.11ac network. But with the exception of Buffalo’s bulky AirStation AC1300, none of the manufacturers building 802.11ac routers are selling 802.11ac bridges for the client side of the network. Asus, Belkin, D-Link, and Netgear all expect you to buy two of their routers and reconfigure one of them as a bridge with a four-port gigabit switch. That’s not only expensive, but reconfiguring a router to operate as a bridge is a pain in the neck.
Cisco is a little late to the 802.11ac party, but they brought something special with their new EA6500 router. The Linksys WUMC710 (aka the Wireless-AC Wi-Fi 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge with 4-Port Switch) is a compact, dedicated 802.11ac wireless bridge...Read More