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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.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Jason M.
  • 2/6/2015 12:13:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDropping frequently

Pros: It collects dust very well.

Cons: Was very difficult to set up. Their website that you need to go to would lock up often when I tried to update the firmware. Finally got it to update (after shelving this unit after I bought it), only to find out that I get dropped every two minutes.

Other Thoughts: I had high expectations after using a 54g for the better half of a decade. Linksys took my money and ran. I will be trying a different brand with my next router.

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  • Ethan H.
  • 1/5/2015 1:48:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUpdate: Still a great performer, but unreliable

Pros: I wrote a glowing review of this router a year ago. The high points still stand: performance (while it works) is great and it offers a well thought out feature set. Unfortunately the reliability leaves much to be desired. See below.

Cons: The first EA7600 we had lasted about five months - a few weeks past when I posted my initial review. The router got noticeably warm to the touch, particularly when transferring 802.11ac data. It would then stop accepting or transferring data through the wired Ethernet ports. Diagnostic probing showed the switch not responding to any inputs. After the EA6700 cooled off for 10 or 15 minutes it would come back to life for a while.

Netgear replaced the faulty router with a new (not refurbished) unit. It required almost two hours of going through scripted tech support responses before they approved an RMA.

The second router lasted about four months before it too overheated. Instead of dropping the hard-wired connections it refused to transmit wireless data. The wireless connections were kept going, just no data flow. Again, turning the unit off and letting it cool down restored functionality for a short time. Replacing the second unit was less painful than the first, but Netgear's tech support leaves much to be desired.

The third (refurbished this time) router lasted for under 90 days before it started dropping wireless connections. Rather than deal with Netgear's support a third time, I purchased a decent, business-grade unit.

Other Thoughts: Reading through the recent reviews of the EA6700 I see that early failures and overheating are all too common with this model. It is too bad, as the performance was very good compared to other models in this price range.

At this point, I recommend giving the EA6700 a pass.

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  • Ek X.
  • 10/1/2014 9:54:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAC not working after 1 Year... Going back to ASUS

Pros: Fast and easy to setup when it was working. At the time of purchase one of the only routers offering Wireless AC.

Cons: Was working great until about a month ago (just under 1 year) AC broadcast was not working anymore but didn't have time to call in to have them 'troubleshoot' the problem(yes, i know I should've called when I noticed the problem. No, I didn't know I was just about to hit my 1 year mark)

Other Thoughts: Sad thing is I recommended this router to a friend and he experienced the same exact thing. They want you to sign up for 'Technical support service' for $$$ and if they diagnose the same problem (hardware failure) as you do there is still no guarantee that they will do anything to replace the router(My friend actually paid for the service, that's how I know). Why spend money on software support and troubleshooting when you know that its hardware related. I'm only upset because of the money I paid for this router to only have it fail a year after I bought it. Customer support and customer service sucks.... I understand that its all scripted but must you answer 5 different questions with the same exact wording 5 consecutive times?!?! Don't buy this brand I've had better Support and service from D-Link and ASUS.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/12/2014 1:32:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great for 7 months

Pros: Worked well when it worked. I bought it on Black Friday (Nov 2013) and I kept it on the stock "smart" firmware.

Cons: -This month it started rebooting periodically. Seems to happen every few times every night. At first I thought it was my ISP or modem, trusting this pricy Linksys router must be solid, but nope. My whole LAN goes down (i.e. access to my NAS)
-Stock firmware has no option to disable broadcasting of SSIDs.

Other Thoughts: I work in IT, got my MSCE, CCNA, VCP...and still this 'smart' firmware GUI is confusing, maybe it is just me. If I want to port forward, I look in "Connectivity", but it is under "Security". Oh well.

Debating if I should RMA now that I've seen others reviews...I wonder if it would reboot if I switch to DD-WRT like I had on my trust WRT54GL

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  • Raymond S.
  • 7/3/2014 1:10:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrops internet connection

Pros: worked ok for 6 months

Cons: Had this router for about 6 months at first wireless would only connect at 54mbps on computer with a ASUS USB-AC53 Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Adapter worked ok for my needs untill this month when it would drop internet connection to all devices wired or wireless . did a power off reboot internet would come back on for a while and drop off again. Connected ineternet direct to computer and internet was stable. Did a fac rest and internet came back and stayed stable for 3days and speed increased up over 200mbps. This has happened several times. after each outage went through all checks again and fac reset. Still dropping out after a day to a week of use.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Raymond,

Thank you for providing a feedback about your experience with the Linksys EA6700 Smart Wi-Fi router. Have you tried connecting your computer directly to the modem? It would be best if you can observe the connection from the ISP within a period of time to see if that's where the difficulty is coming from. Once this is done and you find out that the connection from your ISP is working okay. Updating the firmware of your router is next thing to do. Here's the link to download the firmware for manual update: http://support.linksys.com/en-eu/support/routers/EA6700 A reset is also necessary to make sure that the new firmware has been loaded to the system.

Should you still encounter any challenges after following the steps above, you may send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com. Kindly include your contact information and the link to this review.

Regards,
Linksys Support

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  • Robert H.
  • 6/19/2014 4:46:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDropped connections and now a brick

Pros: Works as an adequate router -- when it works.

Cons: Frequent dropped connections. Some aspects of GUI are confusing.

Other Thoughts: I bought this from NewEgg through a famous onine auction site during a Black Friday type sale. It worked ok for a few months, but I had more dropped connections over the last several months than I have ever had with any other routers. Recently, my internet would go out for hours at a time and I narrowed it down to this router. When it went out, the SSID stopped broadcasting and even hardwired connections failed to get the internet. I would factory reset and it would work for a day or so. So after owning this router for only seven months, it's now a paperweight.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Robert,

We appreciate your feedback and we would like to offer assistance in configuring the router. Is the dropping of the connection happening with both wired and wireless connections? To isolate this matter, we suggest that you connect one of your computers straight to the modem and verify if you have a stable internet connection. Once verified, you may then proceed with the router firmware update. If it still fails, you may also try performing a factory reset on the router for 30 seconds while it's powered ON. Once done, try to set it up again. It might also help changing the wireless settings of the router, you may try channels 1, 3, 6, 9, or 11. Hope this will help you.

Should you need further help, you may always email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com. Kindly include your contact details, location, and the link to this review.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://support.linksys.com

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  • Sean R.
  • 5/24/2014 7:23:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsDecent router, but could be better

Pros: It's fast, with both wireless, and the handling of multiple connections.

Cons: It gets noticeably hot, doesn't offer too many advanced settings, and according to firmware developers, doesn't take advantage of the full hardware.

This router also two weird bugs with the NVRAM. One is a problem with aftermarket firmware, the other can break the stock firmware. In order to avoid the latter, do not do the 30/30/30 reset to clear NVRAM.

Other Thoughts: The wireless chips run around 40C average, which isn't too bad, but the CPU however is a different story. The CPU cooling consists of a heatsink, thermal pad, push-pins to help support the heatsink, sponge-things to help keep the heatsink level, and push-pins to keep the heatsink held down to the board. This is also passively-cooled too (no fan).

The CPU temps with aftermarket firmware report the temps to average around 80C. I decided to clean off the old thermal pad, removed the sponge-things, removed the support push-pins, and re-seated the heatsink with some new paste. I also took off the top cover of the unit and mounted a quiet 120mm fan in it's place. Temps now are down to 30C in the same environment. I feel as if this router should either of had a better heatsink, or perhaps a very small fan implemented for longevity.

As for the aftermarket firmware available currently, this router (at the time of writing) only has beta builds of DD-WRT. This router also is similar to the EA6500v2 for the most part (doesn't mean you can interchange firmwares though).

As for the NVRAM bugs, the first one involves the amount of storage available, and only affects aftermarket firmware (DD-WRT-specifically). The EA6700 has 64KB of NVRAM, but in-short, is limited to only 32KB. Using more than 32KB will result in erratic router behavior, one common problem being your 2.4GHz wireless radio will stop working. Keeping NVRAM below 32KB isn't difficult though, but it will prevent you from doing things like implementing large firewall scripts. After setting up DD-WRT via GUI, my NVRAM size was 30KB. Using a script to remove undefined variables put it to 23KB.

The second NVRAM bug affects the stock firmware only, and persists even after flashing the latest stock firmware. The problem is, when clearing out NVRAM, a file is removed that is required for the stock firmware to function properly. Clearing NVRAM can be done either via command line (if using aftermarket firmware), or doing the well known 30/30/30 trick.

As for the hardware, this router has a dual-core processor. According to a reputable DD-WRT user, this router when using the stock firmware only uses a single core. Not sure on the reasoning for this, but one idea could be to keep temperatures lower. Using aftermarket firmware however will allow you to use both cores.

I should also mention that flashing non-stock firmware and opening your router both void warranty.

My EA6700 unit also has coil whine when doing heavy file transfers through ethernet. There are two tiny coils on the bottom-side of the board, and both are exposed. According to popular fixes, one could use hot glue or nail polish to prevent the coil whine, but whether or not this is worthwhile is up to you.

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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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