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Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
  • Up to 300+450Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Charles P.
  • 5/21/2014 5:54:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsQuestionable

This review is from: Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: Not to hard to set up, easy to store and hide away

Cons: This has to be the worst router for losing connection, it seems it loses its connection every 10 mins or so and won't stay stable. This makes it hard to watch movies or other stuff online. Not sure if I would buy this again, clearly there are issues!!

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2 out of 5 eggsOkay...ish

This review is from: Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: Simultaneous Dual band, supports both 2.4, 5.8GHz bands.
Sleek looking, with integrated antennae (good WAF).
Guest network with web-login (2.4GHz only)
Easily access router my typing ( myrouter.local ) in web browser address bar
Seems stable (works without reboot for a few weeks) with a network of 10 devices including laptops, desktops, smartphones, printers, etc.
Gigabit LAN.

Cons: One of the most difficult routers for the novice users to set up.
The recommended way to setup with DVD is obsolete (None of my home computers have spinning disks / drives anymore)
Menu is extremely complicated (Dyndns under security menu??)
LAN IP addresses are 10.211.XXX.XXX (Seriously??)
Sometimes accessing the router through web interface throws a "Bad Gateway error", and takes a good one minute to load
Changing DNS servers is tucked away under local network menu instead of WAN menu.
Changing some settings (like something under QoS menu or changing DNS server for e.g. )will crash the router and it will need a hard reboot.
QoS implementation is a mess (reduced the speed of my 20MBps Internet to 12Mbps using both router's speedtest app as well as on my laptop)
This router does not yet have a killer app/feature that distinguishes it from the rest of the simultaneous dual band products.

Other Thoughts: This router seems like a work in progress, with Linksys (Now Belkin) moving towards cloud accessibility of its routers and have started selling additional router apps.
Most of the important settings are tucked away under random menu names.
QoS needs a lot of polishing and is still beta IMO.
Sometimes the 5.8GHz wireless SSID shows up as MarvellAP8X.

Hopefully Linksys will fix these pending issues soon with a well tested firmware or allow open-source firmwares.

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3 out of 5 eggsBest Interface Ever Used, Shoddy Performance

This review is from: Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: Easiest Interface setup I have ever seen and used. Linksys Smart WiFi makes even the novice user able to configure this router. Big, pretty widgets and easy configuring options means there isn't a person who should not be able to configure this router. Gigabit routing speeds from the router are extremely fast compared to my D-Link DIR 855L and Asus AC R6100. Speed tests measure throughput above average and speeds from my Charter 30 Meg Internet at ~ 36 Mbps. No annoying lights to drive you crazy. Lights able to be turned off on the back of the unit using the intuitive software. Sleek, minimalist look and space (negatives coming up). Cisco branded (although the LinkSys brand is now owned by Belkin).

Cons: Where do I begin. First of all, I own two other routers: Netgear R6100 AC and a D-Link DIR 855L. Out of all three of these routers the R6100 had the best throughput and speeds/range for the AC Band, N Band, and G Band (2.4 and 5 GH/z). D-Link offers unbelievable throughput through all substances but has a tendency to drop connection to my Internet (Motorola Extreme SB 6141) several times a week for a few seconds (more an annoyance with no fix working yet from D-Link. They pretty much gave up). This Linksys though offers the worst range in my home compared to the other two and for the cost that isn't good news.
Okay so the minimalist look is sleek and sexy and yet under-powered. The physical connection has the best speeds physically out of all the routers in my testing but it just cant project even a 2.4GHz signal at the strength and speed of these other two routers. Nevermind the 5GHz reaching my Samsung Galaxy S4 AC/N 5GHz band because it is so intermittent in power it is unreal. I have had twp laptops, two SGS4s, a PS3 (on G Mind you) and a wireless printer right next to the Router (with 3 bars out of 5!!) drop the connection and reconnect several times. Speeds are slow even with just one connection (my phone) and lags when sending data. I don't live in a house that has much interference as far as building materials. Do yourself a favor and see if a firmware update will improve this on subsequent reviews. As of right now, there is no new firmware.

Other Thoughts: While I rated the router a 3 egg it could go down to 2 eggs considering issues with maintaining any sort of connection. I have relegated to using my DIR 855 L in wireless AP Mode and that has been a boon to everything from just having either the Linksys or D-Link routers as the standalones.
Positives I didnt list above include the apps you can use with this for either Android *YA* or iOS (BOO) and the security features (you cannot move forward with setting this up without setting a security password). If They can improve the wireless radio signals (maybe go back to having 2-3 antennae on the outside of the device or using more powerful internal antennae arrays from Broadcom,or Qualcomm) then this would be a 4 egg easily. When they say Smart Routing family they aren't kidding, it just needs to be smart when making a connection wirelessly.

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  • Theodore B.
  • 1/14/2014 5:58:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsDecent router if you dump the "smart wifi"

This review is from: Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: This can be a very reasonable and reliable router if you go to the Linksys site and get the classic firmware for it. Upon loading the older classic firmware, it is MUCH more responsive, and reliable.

Cons: Currently it comes preloaded with this very bloated "SMART WiFi" firmware which is counter-intuitive and makes it run horribly sloooowww. If you're not comfortable doing a firmware update, you shouldn't buy this router.

Other Thoughts: I suspect a lot of the users that are happy with this router bought it when it came with the classic firmware, and the people that are unhappy got it preloaded with the new "SMART WiFi" firmware. If you're one of the latter, try the classic firmware, I think you'll have much better luck.

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  • John W.
  • 1/10/2014 5:34:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggswarr

This review is from: Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: Nice looking router.

Cons: Drops internet connections frequently and then recovers quickly. Problem is when using an intranet database with QuickBook it aborts QB. Will go some days without a problem, other days it will drop my connection multiple times. It also seem to handle intranet wireless file transfers very slowly. And yes, I do have the latest firmware.

Other Thoughts: I had the old router, WRT54G, and did not have any problems until it stopped working after years of service. This router had really good reviews so I went with it. From the comments it looks like a "luck of the draw" on whether you get a good one or a lemon.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/24/2013 3:56:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsWould not purchase

This review is from: Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: I got a kick out of the review from the "networking expert" who found this router impossible to hook up. This router was the easiest router I have ever configured. The Cisco setup page makes it so easy my grandpa could figure it out. Sadly my praise for this product ends here.

Cons: Very weak wifi on devices that only receive the 2.4 ghz signal (PS3, Iphone 4s and older). The 5 ghz connection (using macbook pro) is also quite weak (about 700 square feet of full signal). When streaming movies every so often the router will lose signal then reconnect, while streaming that means reloading the page to resume where your connection ended. Also the App is a good idea, however it is very basic and lacks a few functions that could really make it great. For instance being able to schedule the kids internet access by time/date instead of just on/off. The app itself chooses when it wants to connect. Often times restarting the app multiple times will then allow you to connect to the router.

Other Thoughts: Install disc does not support osx v 10.8.5 (there are updates out there you can download though)

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  • Ryan H.
  • 7/17/2013 1:28:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router- Picky Reviewers

This review is from: Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: My family and I get constantly fast connections. After upgrading from a linksys wireless G router to an n150 router I definitely noticed a speed difference with this N750 and its simultaneous bands. Setup is NOT difficult unless you refuse to follow the included instructions. I have 3 desktops with wireless N connected 2 of which can get constant 450mb link speeds and easy 2MB/s downloads. I can get signal across the street through my brick house in the garage and still get 2 bars on my windows based laptops and Ipad, cellphone and everything. I love the fact that I can renew and configure the router without being at home to renew IP and run speed tests for example. I love the network storage that I can use from outside the network to get my work files. Its a great product that is EASY to install like every consumer based wireless router out there. Port forwarding is easy with gaming and I have more than 10 devices connected all day. The reviews about this product that bash it are ridiculous. Although now that wireless AC routers are becoming more dependable I would not buy this router unless you wanted to save some money. Performance increases with newer products still create a good market for $150+ products that have a definite advantage. I did this review since over a year later and all of these negative reviews of people that don't want to use the included disc and complain about setup. Or complain about their difficult and somewhat technical configurations not working should not be reviewing. If you want a full feature set and bigger range flash the router with TOMATO and stop complaining.

Cons: With it's cloud based configuration I'm an unable to get more than 5 devices onto the device priority list with multimedia. So I just have my 360, ps3, brothers laptop, gaming pc, and ipad.

Other Thoughts: A good buy when on sale but this barely outdated product will always be a big upgrade from your old wireless G or select-able band wireless N products. Best of both worlds and not a big investment. Remember to look into more current products with possible external antenna's if you want a "Performance" router. Until then if your not comfortable with configuring a router, have your networking friend help. That's to all you "old people" ;-)

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  • Tikken G.
  • 4/1/2013 2:18:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsworks fine - though perhaps too strong for small apartment

This review is from: Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: works fine, once it's configured.

Cons: difficult to securely set up & configure.
no options to reduce the xmit power.

Other Thoughts: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ is used by default and uses the same password for the the SSID as it does the Admin account for the router. Since I assume all SID are hack-able in some form, I chose separate passwords, which meant using manual configuration and reading the warnings regarding "all the features not working." For similar reasons, and that I use Linux, I refused to use the enclosed cdrom, and after a few minutes, I was worried for a bit I was unable to configure the router without it - but I was able to configure it how I wanted, after some practice.
Living in a small 2nd floor apartment, I can get a strong signal from across the street.
It's worked fine for me ever since - 6 months now.

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  • Paula K.
  • 3/30/2013 1:00:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsSame range as G router

This review is from: Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: Easy setup. Worked fine.

Cons: The range was about the same as my 5 year old Belkin G wireless router.

Other Thoughts: I returned for a different router as I expect better range technology 5 years later with a N wireless router.

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  • Matthew B.
  • 3/12/2013 12:29:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay Away from this router

This review is from: Linksys EA3500 App Enabled N750 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: not reliable at all

Other Thoughts: I had to replace the first unit due to it dropping the internet connection of every connected device ever 5-10 minutes. This was happening on both wired and wireless connections. The second unit would not let me log into the admin page. It would accept the default password then sit at a loading screen indefinetly. Worst linksys product I've ever had and will not be purchasing anotherone after this. for the price this should have been a way better product.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Sorry to hear about your experience with the product. We have posted your review in the forums and a user replied with some suggestions that you can try.

Here's the link: http://community.linksys.com/t5/Social-Media-Support/Newegg-com-EA3500-Stay-Away-from-this-router/td-p/621286


Thanks,
Linksys Support
http://support.linkys.com

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