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Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

  • Up to 300+300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • All ports support Gigabit speed and Auto-Crossover (MDI/MDI-X)
  • Guest Access feature
  • Smart Wi-Fi Apps, tools and mobility

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsTerrible!

This review is from: Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: Zero

Cons: Spent 2 hrs w/ tech support couldn't get faster than 8mb down. Inherent problem w/ chip...Absolute junk...went back to Tp-Link N150 and got 38mb wireless down...

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  • Drew N.
  • 7/19/2015 8:14:45 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFrequently stops working

This review is from: Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: Setup was easy. The Smart Wi-Fi Android app is very cool. It allows me to toggle my NAT rules and reboot the router from my phone over my mobile network (not Wi-Fi).

Cons: The device hangs about once every 24 hours and must be manually rebooted. By that I mean physically unplug the device from the wall, wait 10 seconds, and plug it back in. It is hugely frustrating when I am gaming online or watching Netflix and suddenly the router craps out. It has been happening since we first bought the device and unplugging the router has just become a part of our routine.

Other Thoughts: We bought this router specifically for dual-band because we live in a high-rise apartment building with a lot of airwave competition in the 2.4 space. The router itself is garbage. The Smart Wi-Fi app however is very convenient so I'm giving it 2 stars instead of 1. I've had brand loyalty to Linksys for years but it is time to try something new.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We value your review with regard to the EA2700 router. We feel sorry that you've had difficulty in using the unit. We make great efforts to provide quality and functional products to our customers so we were devastated to know that you weren't completely happy with your experience with it. This is not the experience we would like to hear from you, and we certainly want to help you improve the connectivity of the router. We can start by updating the firmware of the router. To do this, you may follow the instructions from this link: http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=132961 . For further assistance, send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details (name, phone number, and location) and the link to this review.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

Linksys Support
www.linksys.com

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  • Nathan G.
  • 4/11/2015 12:42:12 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsUnimpressed and Zero Service

This review is from: Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: It worked (slowly) most of the time.

Cons: It had to be reset fairly often and was slow. Service was horrible. It will not work with some wireless printers.

Other Thoughts: Try something else first.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

We understand your feedback and would like to offer our assistance to improve the experience. Let us know your network details and the steps that you've already taken at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link back to this post.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • James B.
  • 9/10/2014 12:41:54 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHope mine was defective

This review is from: Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: none

Cons: Took at least 6 tries to get set up thru software
Wireless range was horrible. Had effectively no signal 30 feet away thru one interior wall.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time in letting us know your experience with the Linksys EA2700. We hope to get further information regarding your network setup so we can properly assist you is getting the router to work as expected. Please email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details (phone number, email and location) and the link to this review.

We're looking forward to assisting you

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • James P.
  • 6/4/2014 8:16:36 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEA2700 Router

This review is from: Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: The router works beautifully when fully set up. It meets all of my needs for both a wired and wireless network.

Cons: The set up process was a little different from what I'm used too. You need to use the included cd to set up the router, which is a bit of an issue if you don't have a cd drive. I imagine you can download the needed software from the Linksys website but this adds a little hassle. Another issue was with the Linksys Smart software. For reasons unknown to me, the router would duplicate a device and give it its own mac address. This issue was strangely resolved when i turned off the SSID.

Other Thoughts: It's a great router for those who are looking to enter the Wireless market and don't have the know how to manually set it up. The software pretty much takes care of all that.

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4 out of 5 eggsDecent Home Router

This review is from: Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: Simple setup - just took a few minutes from opening the box to connecting my laptop to the network.

Decent functionality/setup options.

I had no problems with connectivity/signal strength or speed. The router had sufficient signal strength to connect my laptop or phone to the wifi anywhere in my house.

Dual channel 2.4 & 5 GHz is nice and almost a must-have feature these days given how cluttered the 2.4 GHz band can be.

So... easy to set up, plenty of functionality for home use, and sufficient signal strength/speed for home use means this is a solid router option!

Cons: No signal boosting antennas. Not a huge deal since I didn't have a problem with signal strength or speed, but it's worth mentioning - especially if you have a large house, I wonder if you'll have problems.

Price is a little high for what is a basic router with some additional app functionality. I didn't use or nee any of the "smart" apps, so I didn't think the price was justified. -1 egg for being a bit expensive

Other Thoughts: Decent option for a home router. Doubly so if you do see some use for any of their "smart" apps. Recommended.

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4 out of 5 eggsLinksys Reliability

This review is from: Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: The Linksys EA2700 is part of the latest router series from Cisco Linksys. The Linksys EA series routers are not to much different than the other Linksys E-series routers, other than changes in software, The EA lineup is optimized for "Cisco Connect Cloud" which means you can have remote access and control of a home network from a browser or mobile device. This is a dual-band router, getting up to 300 Mbps on both bands.

Cons: This is the entry model for the EA lineup so it does have a USB port which I would liked to see, and I also did not like the fact that It can not be used in a Vertical position.

Other Thoughts: The Linksys EA2700-NP worked very well in my weeks of testing, as I had no real problems with It disconnecting or slow transfer speed with my Network Attached Storage Devises, which It did actually very well , I was getting my maximum 80 Mbps that I am use too. The EA2700 price point is fair In my opinion, It is very to use and was very easy to set-up, the rage is accessible I had no problem getting all 5 bars at the farthest reach of a 1600 Sq/ft home. For me It is just a basic router with Linksys Reliability.

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4 out of 5 eggsGreat Family Router

This review is from: Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: High speed (up to 300 + 300Mbps) ,
◦Gigabit Ethernet , IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
•Ports: 4x 10/100/1000M LAN Ports, 1x 10/100/1000M WAN Port,Frequency Band: Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 4x Internal Antennas@Transmit/Receive: 2 x 2 for 2.4GHz, 2 x 2 for 5GHz
,Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Software: Yes, App Enabled

Cons: no external Antennas, Hard to hang on wall, gigabit connection, power and buttons are at the top of the router so it make it upside down if you Mod a hanger on the wall. Maybe too much control in one person's hand but if you are a concerned father or mom this may be great for you.

Other Thoughts: Modding a hanger is as easy as crimping a small zip tie and fishing it through the air vent in the bottom of the router then using a nail to hang it that way. Maybe great for ultra controlling out of control children on the net while parents are away. The control for this router is open to the owners smart phone commands via Apps that can do most all Parental control functions. but its a great router for 6 or less wireless devices being run all at the same time.

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3 out of 5 eggsPersonal Experience tells me to move away from Linksys (YMMV)

This review is from: Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: This device is one of the many new "Smart" routers from Linksys. They have some added functionality/interaction with apps on other mobile devices. Generally this is limited to basic functions such as rebooting the router or making minor settings changes. This can be helpful if you are not near your router or it is mounted in a hard to access location.

Setup is fairly easy, following the setup wizard. The range is acceptable, though through a few walls in my house, I was no longer able to get more than a bar or 2 of signal strength.

Cons: The price is high. I believe Linksys has starting making all of their routers "Smart" routers in order to increase the price for the same level of products they've had the last few years.

The convenience of a few apps does not justify the added cost. The range on this router is lower than several cheaper Asus routers I've tried.

Linksys software is almost always riddled with bugs that they take forever to fix (if they ever do). One of the issues I've had is with the software settings randomly being reset. It appears to be a known issue for a quite a while with multiple Linksys models and there has been no fix. You'd think a "Smart" router would be able to be fixed MORE often, not less often.

Other Thoughts: Having now had a higher end EA5400 and now lower end EA2700, I am convinced that I will no longer be purchasing Linksys for a while. The price keeps going up, but without the quality and performance that should accompany those increases. The software is becoming less user friendly (in my opinion) and more glitchy. I'd much rather they return to a standard web based setup and management with local IP address.

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4 out of 5 eggsAbove Average

This review is from: Linksys EA2700-NP SMART Gigabit Dual-Band Wireless N600 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: Easy set up, interface is simple and user friendly. Low profile design that doesn't shout "look at me" and that is a good thing. The activity lights are also in the back so you do not notice is blinking away out of the corner of your eyes. Mobile app for managing your settings. The router also has parental controls and priority settings.

Cons: Lets start with the interface. You cant communicate with the router by entering a default IP you have to install the provided CD that configured the router for you. The only settings are in the Smart wifi app/web page. The settings are basic to say the least and this might be a plus for user's who are not familiar with advanced router settings. The priority settings give you two options, preferred and normal. I would like more control over these settings.Another issue is the poor range of this router but if you have a decent extender then it's not a issue.

Other Thoughts: For a N600 dual band router with this price range it is a good deal. I will run this router as my main router and see how it grows on me.

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