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Linksys EA6700 Smart AC1750 Dual Band N450 + AC1300 Wireless Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • Up to 450Mbps + 1.3Gbps
  • IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Smart Wi-Fi Apps, tools and mobility
  • Best-in-class HD video streaming
  • USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 port
  • 4 Gigabit ports
  • Beamforming Technology
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Join the next generation of smart wireless routers with lightning-speed AC technology and high power amplifiers.

Supporting the next-generation AC wireless standard, the Linksys EA6700 is capable of speeds up to 450Mbps + 1300Mbps. High power amplifiers and SpeedBoost technology ensure the ultimate wireless range, while Smart WiFi allows you to access your home network from anywhere. The EA6700 is ideal for online gaming, streaming high-definition video, and connecting a wide range of devices.

  • newegg Wireless AC The AC standard offers the highest quality performance, and can be used with all a/b/g/n devices; you can connect anything to your network. It also provides speeds that are approximately three times faster than a Wireless N connection.
  • newegg Simultaneous Dual-Band 2.4 + 5GHz The dual band 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies help reduce interference and maximize throughput.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Ports and USB Ports Four 10/100/1000 ports connect wired devices at speeds ten times faster than Fast Ethernet. One USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port allow you to share a variety of devices across your network, such as external hard drives and printers.
  • newegg Access from Anywhere Linksys Smart WiFi allows you to connect from mobile apps and browsers, so you can access your content from anywhere.
  • newegg SimpleTap Thanks to the SimpleTap card, NFC devices are easy to connect. All you need to do is touch the card to your NFC-enabled device to connect it to your home network.
  • newegg Advanced Security The EA6700 safeguards your network with WPA2 encryption and an SPI firewall.


Learn more about the Linksys EA6700

Model

Brand
Linksys
Model
EA6700

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Ports
1 x 10/100/1000M WAN; 4 x 10/100/1000M LAN
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 450Mbps + 1.3Gbps
Frequency Band
2.4GHz/5GHz
Antenna
6 x Internal Antenna
Interface
1 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB3.0
Wireless Adapter included
No
System Requirements
PC: WI-FI enabled with CD or DVD drive, Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows 7, or Windows 8

Mac: WI-FI enabled with CD or DVD drive, OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, Lion 10.7 or Mountain Lion 10.8

Features

Features
AC1750 Dual Band N450 + AC1300

Approximately 3x speed of Wireless-N

Smart Wi-Fi Apps, tools and mobility

Best-in-class HD video streaming

1 USB 3.0 port and 1 USB 2.0 port

4 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Wireless AC
Built with the latest Draft 802.11ac wireless technology for the leading performance and range.

Broad Compatibility
Works seamlessly with all a/b/g/n devices

Simultaneous Dual-Band 2.4 + 5GHz
Double the network bandwidth to avoid interference and maximize throughput

Ultimate Speed, Up to N450 + AC1300
Experience speeds approximately 3x faster than Wireless-N

Gigabit Ethernet ports
Four 10/100/1000 ports to connect wired devices at speeds 10X faster than Fast Ethernet

Easy setup
Simple installation, no CD required.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Steven M.
  • 3/14/2014 2:43:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTerrible range

Pros: Ease of setup
Holds steady connection.
No rebooting like with my old Cisco

Cons: Terrible broadcast range.
2500sq ft 2 story home and have numerous dead spots. Yet I can pick up my neighbors router signal. No coverage outside in the yard or driveway .

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Steven,

We greatly appreciate your feedback on the Linksys EA6700. Changing the router's wireless settings can be of great help. Set the router to channel to 6, 9, 11, and 1. You may actually try all the channels and choose the one that will best suit your network. Steer away from interfering wireless devices and physical obstructions. For further assistance, feel free to email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your complete name, contact details, location, and the link to this post.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Kelvin N.
  • 1/26/2014 12:48:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPlease README

Pros: ?

Cons: - Randomly reboots 2-3 times an hour

- I've RMA'd it with Linksys already and the replacement router still reboots 2-3 times an hour

- Calling Linksys tech support to help you troubleshoot their rebooting router WILL NOT WORK - I've tried several different settings that they told me to apply, and the router is STILL randomly rebooting

- I am telling the truth

- As of this date, I'm running the current latest stock firmware from Linksys - 1.1.40.153731. Maybe (hopefully?) a future firmware version will fix the random rebooting issue, but I'm not counting on it. I'm just going to cut my losses and buy a real router (one that doesn't randomly reboot)

Other Thoughts: If you want a router that randomly reboots 2-3 times an hour, this is the router for you. If not, STAY AWAY. In fact, I would recommend staying away from Linksys routers altogether. I've called Linksys tech support AT LEAST 10 times now, and this ordeal is still not over, 3 months after purchasing the router. Now, I can't get my money back from anyone because I've returned the router I bought from Newegg to Linksys so they could send me a replacement one (that still randomly reboots) and I've voided my eligibility for a refund on the replacement router from Linksys.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Kelvin,

We appreciate your feedback about the Linksys EA6700. We'd like to investigate on why the router keeps rebooting. Do you have a stable connection from the modem (no router in between)? Please send us your reply along with your case number from Support so we can check on the case and do proper actions. Email it to us at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details, location, and the link to this post.


Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Thomas K.
  • 1/22/2014 5:29:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsEA6700

Pros: Relatively cheap. Newegg shipped super quick as usual.

Cons: Terrible interface, 192.168.1.1 leads you to some kind of strange web page where you need to enter your first and last name, as well as email. When you type 192.168.1.1 you should goto your router's homepage to configure ports, etc. - not some strange web page where it does not let me associate my device and I have to enter my personal info - what the heck is this guys? Did you send your engineers to too many graphics design classes instead of real ones? Very angry with this router...

Other Thoughts: Stay away, I am kicking myself for not getting the ASUS instead. Second time I bought this brand, second time I am disappointed. My fault I guess...

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Thomas,

Thank you for reviewing and rating the Linksys EA6700. Entering your personal information to set up a Linksys Smart Wifi account is optional. You may go ahead and choose to set up the router without creating an account. We'd like to assist in setting up the router. Please send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details and the link to this review.

Regards,

Linksys Support
support.linksys.com

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  • Harold L.
  • 1/7/2014 9:10:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointing

Pros: Relatively easy to set up.

Cons: Terrible throughput. We have 50Mb/s down through TWC and use the Motorola SB6141 modem so the internet connection is fairly consistent. When I attempt to use WD MyCloud (connected directly to the router via ethernet) to do a TimeMachine back up of my MBP, Netflix becomes SUPER grainy. Even when these are the only devices actively using the network. I am extremely disappointed. I had the EA6500 for a few weeks before deciding to step up to the EA6700. Then the EA6900 came out but had horrible initial reviews, pending an update to the firmware. So.... I suppose I am out of the ~200USD. Thanks Cisco/Linksys. Hopefully under Belkin's supervision/control, Linksys will cease making half-baked products.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Please allow us to help you in getting the optimum performance of the router. We recommend setting the Media Prioritization to Off, if you have not prioritized any of your devices. However, if you need further assistance, you may send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details, username and the link to this review.

We'll be glad to assist you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
support.linksys.com

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  • Boris S.
  • 1/5/2014 11:57:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFirmware bugs galore...

Pros: Dual core CPU, good speeds. Web UI is pretty, easy to use and recognizes most devices on the network well. Has the ability to rename devices which some other brands don't offer.

Cons: Firmware has a bunch of bugs and design flaws in it
1. To assign a static DHCP IP to a device, you must allow the dynamic DHCP range to encompass that device as well. For example, my NAS server is 192.168.1.50; the only way I can assign it that IP is if I start the DHCP range at that IP or lower, which I don't like to do and has caused duplicate IP's on some devices
2. Every few days the internal name server goes down. I can still ping outside my network by IP, but I can't do an nslookup. I can ping by name from the Troubleshooting screen within the router though.
2a. When this happens devices also can't connect to the router if they've disconnected
3. Laptops which have been 100% stable on my old Linksys E3000 w/TomatoUSB now disconnect every once in a while (between a few hours to a day or two). My Linksys DMA2100 and Chromecast have frozen a few times mid-streaming. AppleTV w/XBMC has had issues until I reboot it
4. Some media requires flow-control (QoS) to stream properly and may stutter; initially I thought these were issues with my server, but upon switching routers everything worked fine

Other Thoughts: I've spent hours with Linksys support, asked to be transferred to advanced support in California, left VM's, signed up for their open source to debug the software myself, etc. Was told someone would get back to me, but it's been weeks. I'm an engineer, I write software for a living and I've found so many bugs in this, I'm surprised they can't see them.

Troubleshooting/diagnostics is extremely basic.

I also owned the Netgear Nighthawk (R7000) for a short time, which was better in every way except for the web interface. In hindsight, I should have kept that and returned this. I've had this router for over a month, since I was trying to resolve the issues with Linksys support, but now I'm past the return window unfortunately.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Bobcat,

We greatly appreciate the detailed review. We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope that you give us a chance to make this right. Please send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with the case number given by Support. We'd like to check on the case and make a follow up. In case you don't have, you may instead send your contact details, location, the link to this review and your username.

Regards,

Linksys Support
support.linksys.com

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  • Richard T.
  • 12/25/2013 12:17:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEA6700

Pros: Worked well at first except it would not allow port forwarding for my synology NAS.

Cons: Previously I had a cisco ea4200 that worked well for two years then died, this router had excellent wireless coverage, from the start the ea6700 had less coverage. It has been 4 months and now the wireless portion of my ea6700 is dying.the speeds are now down to 30kb/sec. Have tried switching channels and frequencies to no avail. The LAN still works but the wireless is dying. Not having very good luck with linksys. Might be time to switch to netgear

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

Allow us to help. It is possible that the router is giving priority to multimedia devices in the network. We suggest that you disable the WMM under Media Prioritization to give equal priority to all devices in the network. You may also send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com with your contact details, and the link to this review, so we can get in touch with you.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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5 out of 5 eggsSurprisingly Excellent Router

Pros: After a couple of months of use now I have to say I am pleasantly surprised at the performance of this router. In fact, in comparison to the router I have been using primarily (the Asus RT-AC68U, which is also an excellent router), I have to honestly say that this one was easier to setup and appears to be just as stable, if not more so!

I have experienced absolutely no connectivity issues and the signal range is excellent. Even far out into the back yard or into my shop (which is separate from the house) I experienced very strong signal. The prior Asus router I used had three antennas on it and I sometimes struggled with quality of signal through walls and into the yard. This Linksys router has no external antenna and yet the signal strength and performance is awesome! Really surprised here.

No speed issues either where Internet performance is concerned. Even with multiple devices connected the speeds are fantastic and well-managed by the device.

At the time of reviewing this item I was not able to fully test the AC speed, except on one device (which performed exceptionally). General performance overall is excellent. I especially love being able to stream my attached USB drive from the router directly. This works very well, even using just basic USB 2.0 over a normal 2.5G network, although I did notice some lag when watching large-file size video - though not more than expected. General performance is very good.

App on the Android platform is simple to navigate and functional enough. I had not used this type of feature in any prior router device so I cannot compare it. App works well and is convenient.

Overall this a nice mid-range router with excellent reception, fast speeds, and stable operation. Have not had to repeatedly reboot the router as I've noticed with some other models. In fact, I've experience less connectivity and performance issues with this router than with the (arguably) higher-end Asus RT-AC68U, which I used for more than a year prior.

As far as aesthetics are concerned, the EA6700 is a very attractive piece of equipment that looks good on my TV stand. The light on the logo is not overly bright and does not distract in a dark room when watching a movie on the TV; however, if it bothers you, the light can be turned off from the settings on the device.

Router has two USB ports (1 - USB 2.0 and 1 - USB 3.0) and 4 additional LAN ports. Also comes with a card you can tap to applicable devices for easy setup (such as a Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4 phone). You can also use QR codes from the app on your mobile to scan from another device for quick and easy setup. If you are a novice with router setup, Linksys makes the setup process very simple. Router is also very easy to update the firmware, which I recommend you do immediately after setup.

Excellent router. Easy to use. Easy to setup. Fun to operate. Highly recommended! Thank you Linksys and NewEgg for the opportunity to review this item.

Cons: Nothing significant to report on the negative side. As mentioned previous the only con I could think of was some minor lag issues when trying to stream large media files through a general setup from a USB 2.0 connected external hard drive, but this is not unusual and I experience the same (if not slightly poorer performance) issues on other routers I tested. The Linksys doe exceptionally well here.

The only other slight con I could think of might be the price; however, I am so pleased with my device and it's stability and performance I can't imagine having complaints when it does the job so well. If you are not planning to use the AC speed, then this might be a rather expensive option; however, as stated previously, the overall performance and stability are exceptional, even in general setup!

Other Thoughts: I am extremely happy with this excellent device and appreciated the opportunity to review it. Since testing, it has become my current router of choice and I am using it in place of my prior Asus RT-AC68U platform. I have at least 8 device connected to it on my home system and it's awesome!

Wireless transfer rates will depend on the WiFi adapters being used on each PC, but speeds are generally excellent even using Wireless N devices. Of course, direct-connection through LAN is always the best and is exceptional as expected with this router. I have hooked up our Smart TV and Smart BluRay device with both LAN and WiFi to test both and either are excellent for those devices. I suspect that LAN is going to be the best choice for most people with Smart devices if this is a convenient option for you; however, WiFi is stellar as well so this should not be a major concern if you are not able to easily connect a LAN cable from the device.

Way to go Linksys! I read the other reviews on the web for this router (positive and negative) and have general agreement with most of the technical overview; however, I did not experience any significant negatives with this router. It just works and works beautifully. I absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a quality router solution for their home, especially if you want something with high performance options and features and even if your are a novice user. Linksys has made this easy to use and I am impressed!

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  • Kenneth B.
  • 12/8/2013 10:15:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsJust bought it

Pros: nice look, wall mountable, and good price as I bought it on a cyber Monday deal for $100

Cons: While the unit if wall mountable is is limited on what direction you can mount it in. With only two mounting holes and not four my router is facing the wrong direction. While it still works like it should, it does not look good with the way the wires hang.

While it has to USB ports it wont act as a true print server. You can attach a printer and use it from any device attached to the network as long as that device is running the software to support it. As of yet I have not gotten it to be able to do anything other then show the printer, still unable to print.

Other Thoughts: As a router I have no problems as of yet, and it seems to work well with my external hdd.

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5 out of 5 eggsWhat a consumer router should be

Pros: If you own any 802.11ac devices, the Linksys EA6700 helps make the most of them. Simply put, it is the best general-usage 802.11ac router I have experienced, and that includes the Cisco Aeronet 3600 access point we use in the office ($1k for the access point alone - you'll need a controller to actually connect to the network). Whether in the same room or with two walls separating router and wireless device, the EA6700 gave ~10% faster data transfer rates. Put another way, the speed we measured for the EA6700 two rooms away from the router (235Mbps) was within a hair of the speed the Aeronet 3600 gave at 20 feet line-of-sight. Pushing several simultaneous HD video stream through the EA6700 is easily doable.

Another benefit of the EA6700 is that it performs active beamforming. This not only aids in optimizing the connection to a single device, but also keeps downloads going strong when multiple devices are active. Total throughput drops only a few percent when 10 devices are downloading through the EA6700. Features like this obviously come at a cost, and the EA6700 isn't exactly cheap. In this case you get what you pat for,

Linksys did an admirable job of building a simple, intuitive, and easy to use interface to the router. Configuring the basic settings is trivial, and all advanced options are both available and logically laid out. If you wish, all the standard options can be configured through point-and-click the Smart WiFi interface. There are also a growing number of 3rd party apps available that take advantage of the open API.

Wireless 802.11n and 802.11g performance are also good but not exceptional. Long range 802.11n performance was the only area where I saw the EA6700 falling significantly short of other options (the aforementioned Cisco and the Ruckus Wireless APs that make up the rest of our office network).

Another slick option is the capability to easily authenticate NFC-enabled devices with the EA6700 router. Linksys provides a setup card. Simply tap your phone or tablet (sorry iPhone folks!) on the card and voila - you're connected to the guest 802.11n wireless network. As other reviewers note, this only accesses the 2.4GHz band, allowing half maximum speed wireless n connections. My assumption is that this is because 5GHz 802.11n support is not common and wireless ac rarer still. In any event, it works and works well.

There are a few notable extras as well. A USB 3 port is included if you want to share a portable drive across the network. Transfer speeds are slower than even 802.11n, not to mention wireless ac or the wired GigE ports. The EA6700 also supports IPv6, has a functional Dynamic DNS interface, and port forwarding that both works and is easy to configure. Firmeare updates can be handled automatically. Finally, if you're bored, there is even a broadband speed test app included in the router.

We have had this router installed for over four months. It has performed without a hitch. No random reboots, connec

Cons: The price makes this a good buy only if you are connecting 802.11ac capable devices. Otherwise, there are perfectly adequate wireless n routers for half the money.

Other Thoughts: Linksys pushes their Smart WiFi suite. This is cloud-based software that allows remote control and administration of your router, remote file sharing, streaming, etc. It works. Whether the security risk is something you are comfortable with is a decision you'll need to make for yourself.

Overall, the Linksys EA6700 is an exceptional performer, has good build quality, and is packed with extra features. It comes at a premium price, but it is definitely worth it.

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  • Rudolf W.
  • 10/25/2013 7:41:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointing

Pros: Looks good. Fast file transfer over my local network.

Cons: Poor performance with FaceTime and Skype. When using FaceTime, the incoming video and audio stopped for 10 - 30 seconds randomly. The person at the other end saw brief pauses in the video, but could still hear and see me. We switched to Skype and had the same problem, but the pauses were shorter. Using Skype media prioritization had no apparent effect. FaceTime worked normally after switching back to my old router. During initial setup, the EA6700 frequently complained that there was no internet connection, even though I was able to open another window and visit a web site.

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