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Linksys EA6500 V2 AC1750 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled, Open Source supported

  • Speed up to N450 Mbps (2.4 GHz) + AC1300 Mbps (5 GHz)
  • SimpleTap Technology to add Wi-Fi and NFC-enabled devices to your network
  • Advanced Beamforming technology improves Wi-Fi® reception
  • USB 3.0 po

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Stephen R.
  • 1/13/2016 11:57:31 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMissing standard features

Pros: supports USB 3.0 devices

Cons: Can't set the date and time. My date is wrong by about 3-1/2 years. Can't easily assign my own sub-net.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't recommend this product to others or buy another Linksys router.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Stephen,

Thank you for the taking the time in reviewing this product. This device is designed for home networking and doesn’t support sub-networking as what you have observed but rest assured your feedback will be shared to the Engineering team.

The router has a feature to automatically set the date and time once you have selected a time zone. If the time and date hasn’t changed, reboot the router and check again the time settings. Make sure also that the firmware is up to date.

If the result is the same, email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com and indicate your full name, phone number, location, and the link to this post.


Sincerely,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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  • Hla S.
  • 11/6/2015 12:31:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsItem not match

Pros: I bought Linksys EA6500 V2 AC1750 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled, Open Source supported .It show version 2 but I check with my sr no. at linksys .Linksys tech support said it is version 1 .What Happen ?

Cons: not match with item in version 2

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Hla S.,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We would like to have this verified. Please send us a photo of the sticker that shows the exact Model Number, Serial Number and the Version Number of the unit which is found underneath the device. Send it to LinksysCares@linksys.com along with the link to this post.

Looking forward to hear from you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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  • Bryan H.
  • 11/5/2015 6:34:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible range

Pros: None so far...

Cons: The range is terrible. The wifi goes in and out constantly. I have tried several channels (1,3,6 and 11). The firmware is up to date. I have no idea what to do next. I have tried everything. Going to try to get a refund..

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Bryan,

We appreciate you sharing with us your feedback for the Linksys EA6500, though, we're sorry to hear about the inconvenience you have experienced with the unit. Where is the router placed? With the WiFi going in and out constantly, it is possible that there is another connection interfering your wireless network. We suggest that you place the router on a higher location, and have the Channel Width to 20 MHz only and leave the Channel at 6. Once the changes are made, kindly observe the connection and let us know should you need further assistance.

Feel free to send us the details along with your contact information at LinksysCares@linksys.com. Looking forward to hear from you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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  • Stephanie C.
  • 10/22/2015 10:09:11 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast Wi-Fi Router

Pros: Very high wireless speed. I got 24Mb/s down and 6.7Mb/s up.

Cons: none

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  • Anthony B.
  • 10/7/2015 1:59:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCheap

Pros: When it was new it had a good strong signal once properly set up.

Cons: After about 6 months router starts losing it's signal strength in the 2.4 and 5 bands.

Other Thoughts: THe last three Linksys routers I have owned have done the same thing with varying timeframes (e3000 v1, E3200 v1, EA4200, and now EA6500 v2). Linksys is trying to pump these routers out as cheaply as they can while over taxing the internal hardware to product a strong signal when you first get them. Problem is this wears out the internal components and signal strength drops and in many cases will completely cut out. Flashing the router with DD-WRT may help. I will be trying this next because I have a hard time tossing a router as expensive as this. Maybe that will help to a limited extent.

I personally will not be buying any more Linksys products. I can get better build quality and longevity from cheapy netgear routers.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for the experience you've had. We understand how tough it was for you and we're hoping you'd still let us help you with your device. Here are the possible solutions that you may do:

• Make sure that you have a stable connection to your modem.
• Position the router away from windows, thick walls, and move it to the floor where you're most likely to use Wi-Fi.
• Adjust the router’s wireless channel to avoid possible interference in your network. Use the Wi-Fi analyzer app. It helps you to find a less crowded channel for your wireless router.
• Update or re-flash the firmware.

If the connection will not improve, you can send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details, location, and the link to this review so that we can assist you further.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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  • Mark S.
  • 8/28/2015 2:21:29 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I've had this router (v2) for about a year. It has some nice easy features that I love, like parental controls for device access and times blocking. No connection issues here. I also like the Gig LAN feature, which makes for transferring large files throughout the home network quick.

Cons: However; I do have to agree that the 5G bands usable area is too tight. So that cost this review 1 egg.

Other Thoughts: I have bought many things from Newegg, but this router, I did not.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/7/2015 7:24:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It worked well for a short period of time.

Cons: Lots of connectivity issues after a distance of 10ft with one wall. I have since related it with a Netgear X6. Do not buy the EA6500

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Your time for reviewing this router is appreciated. We're sad to hear about your feedback but we're hoping you'd give us a chance to look into the situation.

May we know the firmware version of the router? Is this challenge affecting both wired and wireless connections? If it is only through wireless, some interferences might've been causing it. Try to change the wireless channel and observe if there'll be improvements.

We'd be happy to receive an update from you via email at LinksysCares@linksys.com and in the message, include also your full name, phone number, location, and the link to this post.


Sincerely,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/26/2015 7:13:41 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsMy how the mighty have fallen...

Pros: Average to above-average 2.4 Ghz signal strength.

Cons: -DHCP is rocky. Sometimes assigns conflicting addresses!
-5Ghz band has tiny usable range.
-Unstable with IPv6 enabled.
-"Media Prioritization", their version of QoS, doesn't work at all
-Runs hot

Most importantly: Wireless network uptime is incredibly intermittent and unreliable. I constantly have to reboot the router if there is more than one computer connected to it.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We appreciate you for taking the time in sharing with us your feedback for the EA6500. We understand that you have some challenges with the performance of the device and we'd like to offer our assistance in getting it to work as expected. Please make sure that the router's firmware if updated. If you haven't done any update recently, you can download the specific firmware. Make sure you choose the correct version. Here's the link: http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/routers/EA6500

Do let us know how it goes so we can assist you further. Feel free to email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link to this review.

We're looking forward to assisting you


Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Jason F.
  • 3/9/2015 1:07:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Router

Pros: Fast speed on wireless N band.

Gigabit LAN ports.

Very easy to configure through a PC web browser.

Supports future devices with wireless AC band and 5GHz.

Has USB 3.0 and 2.0 jacks for printers and storage devices.

Firmware updates automatically overnight when available, so you never need to even think about it.

Cons: The G band seemed slower than my old E2000 router, so I ended up daisy chaining my old router to the new one and set it as a AP for the G band, it runs more than twice as fast on G and now I have a triple band network with N and 5ghz AC / N on the EA6500.

The range of the 5GHz band is about 1/4th of the 2.4Ghz band, in my basement I get 4 out of 5 bars on 2.4ghz and barely one bar on 5Ghz.

My Nook tablet was not able to configure the router through a web browser.

I have a Roku2, Nook HD+, Kindle Fire, and 2 laptops and only one laptop was able to run on the 5GHz band, all the other devices did not support it, not really a fault of the router, I just thought more devices would support 5GHz.

There are no indicator lights on front of the router like the old ones had.

Beam forming is a nice feature but it only works with wireless AC and nothing that I know of uses AC unless you buy an extra adaptor for each device.

Strange wall mount holes only allow for a sideways wall mount.

Other Thoughts: Be aware that there are 2 versions of this router with the same name (EA6500). The newer version 2 is much better with a faster processor, twice as much RAM and USB 3.0 support. Also remember that an average internet connection is around 15MB / sec so your speed will not be more than that unless you are transferring files within your own home network.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Jason,

We greatly appreciate the time you spent in sharing your valuable feedback on the Linksys EA6500. It appears that you are having a challenge with the wireless connection. Relocating the devices and adjusting the router's wireless channel could be of great help. Recommended channels for 2.4 GHz are 6, 11, and 1. Choose the one that best suits your network. Try channel 161 or 157 for the 5 GHz band. Let us know if you need assistance. You can reach us at LinksysCares@linksys.com anytime.


Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Shane F.
  • 3/5/2015 8:19:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsGreat, But useless for me.

Pros: This product is fantastic in almost every way, the 5Ghz is especially fantastic giving me 100+mbps down-stream to my mobile devices, and the GUI is intuitive.

Cons: No NAT-Loopback feature

Other Thoughts: Useless product for me, I cannot hold it against Linksys specifically but when paying $150+ for a product you expect features, features that this product did not supply, As a web-host it is incredibly important to have a feature known as "NAT-Loopback" allowing internal access from your outward facing (WAN) IP address, something this product and all other AC routers I have tried do not allow... for "Security" reasons... it is ridiculous to not include it as a option on new equipment

Let us professionals have an option to manage our own security loopholes instead of shutting important doors in our face.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Jeffery,

We appreciate your time in reviewing our product and providing your detailed feedback. Your suggestion about the NAT loopback has been taken and we'll have this relayed to the relevant team. Feel free to contact us at LinksysCares@linksys.com for questions, suggestions, or Linksys assistance. Please include your contact details and the link to this review for reference.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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