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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
  • $129.99
  • $61.00
  • Save: $68.99 (53%)
  • Free Shipping (restrictions apply)


- USB Ports (1 US 3.0) allow flash drives/ext HDDs
- FTP Server support
- Media Server Support
- Easy to Use
- Sleek Design
- Can Control LED's
- Tomato Firmware compatible


- Very Bulky Design
- Password Wont Work On Guest WIFI
- Sometimes I found that the GUI of the router configuration page would just randomly stop working. This is a major issue. As a result I installed a custom compiled version of Tomato firmware on it and it worked perfectly.
- The range is sporadic and would / grow randomly.
- Guest WIFI would cut out randomly
- Normal WIFI would cut out randomly
- The LAN ports would cut out with the guest wifi (huh?)
- Wifi would run slower than the UP/DOWN Speeds of my FiOS Network.

Other Thoughts:

Ive been sick so sorry for the late review.

For these test I use this router for 2 weeks as my main router to make sure I make proper reviews. These reviews are done on my Main network and stress tested through streaming/file transfers/gaming/regular use. I use this router as anyone else would to simulate normal usage to a regular low knowledge / mid knowledge individual.

If none of this means anything to you here is a short summary of my review:

Cons outweigh pros. Look at other Linksys products. This one is not so great.

I make sure the firmware is up to date before benching.

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  • William A.
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

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