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Pros: Latest and greatest tech
Won't tip over
Wide Ranging Compatibilty
Good range and rapid connect by devices
Does not run HOT
Cons: Too many bad reviews to ignore
1 year LIMITED warranty--if it's so great why limited?
Apps are essentially worthless. If someone can make an app
Other Thoughts: What strikes me more then anything are the huge number of very bad reviews. How can a company put out such a bad product at a high price? So I read many of the bad reviews and the issue (if it was identified at all) seemed to be a firmware issue. This is not a new router the first review
I can find is 18 months old. Connectivity is as frequently mentioned as firmware. I was very leary going in. My first thought was they are dumping these
routers on the EggXpert review crew to clear the shelves but more likely they needed opinions from people that would take their time.
The router setup could not have been easier. I followed the directions and the first thing that occured was a firmware update to version 188.8.131.52731 I don't know what the router was running previously. A word to the wise. I no longer and haven't for many years updated any driver that was doing everything I needed it to do. I recommend this practice to all.
Once the update was done I continued following the Linksys procedures and I had no problems and have not had any problems for the month I have been using the router.
Let me repeat. I have not had the router reboot, drop a connection or fail in any task I asked it to do. I would like to add that at the most difficult wireless connection spot
in my house my Android connects quickly and is wicked fast.
My devices: 3 wired PC's, 3 wireless laptops, 2 Hisense Android tablets, 1 Kindle and a wired LG BluRay with Netflix and Youtube. Everything works all the time.
The EA6500 has two USB 3 ports. Hooked to one I have a Seagate USB 3 1TB drive. If I am watching a movie off that drive delivered wirelessly to my Acer 4830T (upstairs across the house) and I am outputting the movie via HDMI to my bedroom TV I do get an occasional stutter and/or voice synch issue. I can't lay that on the EA6500 there are too many other variables that need close inspection.
I have had other routers and products that tout their ability to allow data access from anywhere in the world. None of them have worked, some after considerable effort by me and
what I considered quality dedicated support. The EA6500 allows FTP access to the attached USB drive. So I set it all up as per directions, called my daughter 2000 miles away, gave her the numbers and she logged right in. This is significant because my ISP's modem has never let me access my computer remotely.
I created a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account to complete my router setup. I don't like the idea that I need to log in to Linksys to manage my home network.
After setup I opted out of this beneficial feature.
I intend to continue to use this router for an extended period. I need to see how Linksys products last.
In conclusion....the product works fine for me. I have no issues with the hardware or software beyond the need to have an account to diddle with the settings. Download the product pdf and decide for yourself if at this price point you want this product with these features
This review is from: ZALMAN ZM-Z9 U3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: see previous
Cons: see previous
Other Thoughts: Rebate. Many guys have rebate issues for whatever reason. I sent all documentation in as required. the Zalman rebate center sent me e-mail updates on status. They sent me an update letting me know they had received all my documents AND sent me link to view all the documents. A week later I was informed the rebate had been denied because I didn't send in the proper documentation.
"Your Rebate was not approved for the following reason(s)
- Copy of Receipt/Invoice is missing
- No proof of purchase date in documentation
Our decision to not approve your rebate claim was based upon examination of the documents that we received from you. "
It must mean that they had a bum doing the review, they intentionally made it more difficult or are just incompetent.
They did include a toll free number to call so I did. There are no prompts to speak with anyone but I kept pushing 0 and got through to a person. It didn't take long for that person to see I had sent everything in...what are they going to say? If I can see the documentation so can they. The rebate was approved on the spot AND an e-mail stating it was approved was promptly sent. What a pain
Pros: All the guys report this is the latest and the greatest tech
5 year warranty
Cons: excess noise when spindle moves
Other Thoughts: I have no complaints. It's a fast 2TB HD that the reviews state as being top shelf. I don't like the spindle noise but if the drive lasts as long as I hope it isn't anything to whine about.READ FULL REVIEW