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Linksys EA4500-NP SMART Dual-Band Wireless N900 Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

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  • Dual-band 3x3 wireless supports high speed up to 450+450Mbps
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Worst Router In Existance 9/15/2016 12:38:53 PM

Pros: -Nothing, Can't even log in.

Cons: -Everything, wasted $100

Overall Review: First one didn't work right. I had to call tech support which ended up in me sending this one and getting another. Brand new, shrink wrap and all.
It has the same issue. Something to do with the firmware. Google this router.
Waste of money. Never worked. Ever.

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4/ 5
Linksys EA4500-NP SMART Wireless Router 5/23/2016 5:43:58 PM

Pros: Works very well. Since I'm a "cable cutter" I stream constantly on every computer and device and have had no issues or hiccups. The setup was very easy. The latest firmware version was downloaded and installed automatically during setup. And you can choose your SSID and passwords on a single screen. The Linksys Smart WiFi abilities are pretty cool. You can access the router from any other computer on the Internet if a Linksys account is setup and tied to the router. Streaming and content can be regulated. It can also be controlled on a smart phone app. After setup, an icon for accessing the router was automatically placed on the desktop as well as a text file with the router ID information. Not very necessary but a nice convenience.

Cons: There's no stand for propping upright. I would like to have one of those.

Overall Review: This is the perfect router for anyone who wants to control, regulate and monitor content on a home network from anywhere.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
10/15/2015 11:25:30 PM

Pros: Overall it was a good performer for both wired and wireless communications. Reasonably good distance through walls inside the house. I really liked the user friendliness and features of the configuration web page.

Cons: Runs fairly warm since it's always on. Died before its 2nd birthday, possibly due to the warmth. In hindsight, it needed a mini fan always blowing on it. It sat out in the open on a desk. I was initially leery of the web UI for configuration. That really did work against me when it was starting to die since I couldn't get out to the web and couldn't get the local web UI to work independently from the web.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi, Jeff B,

We value your feedback with regard to the EA4500 router. We make great efforts to make sure that our products are of the
highest quality ,and that each and every customer is satisfied with their purchases. We understand that the unit didn't last longer than expected, and we're sorry to hear about this. Your take about the product's design and Web UI is noted, and we'll pass this along to the development team. If you need help, contact us at Make sure to include your contact details (name, phone number, email address, and location) along with the link to this post.

Yours in service,

Linksys Support
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Disappointed 9/26/2015 7:31:59 AM

Pros: I have had this device for about a month.

Cons: It locks up the LAN ports

Overall Review: It locks up the LAN ports and the only solution is a cold boot, about 1 per week. I have had 3 instances to call tech support, and the last was to down-load the FW. It took a few hours to recover and get it working again. When it decides to work it does a good job, but, I would class it as unreliable. The last instance the recommendation was to return it, so I'll be replacing it with an ASUS RT-N66U, it is a bit more pricey, but, worth it. Linksys, when privately held produced excellent equipment, but CISCO has put that aside.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi Dale,

We're sorry to learn about your experience with the unit but we're glad that you took the time to write this review and let us know about it. We wish that we were able to get the chance to help you check the unit out. Since you've had it replaced already, we can just wish that you'll give our devices a try again and we hope that we'll get the chance to work with you in the future. Should you have other feedback to share, email us at along with your contact details and the link to this post.

We'll be happy to hear from you.


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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
great options 3/17/2015 5:38:54 PM

Pros: works great, got a great deal

Cons: i have yet to see any

Overall Review: i love the website to manage all possible aspects of connectivity

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Linksys EA4500-NP 1/22/2015 1:08:41 PM

Pros: Works great and much faster than the old Linksys it replaced. Great web interface and easy to setup.

Cons: Don't like the 'automated' walk through easy setup. Had to look up the default admin password to setup manually. User guide does not want you to do it that way for some reason.

Overall Review: Good price and enough speed wired/wireless to not be the bottleneck of your network for some time.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5/ 5
Incredibly easy set up 12/23/2014 11:03:13 AM

Pros: -Set up was a breeze, took no more than 15 minutes.
-Does not require to name SSID/password.
-Simple and basic.
-It auto downloads the latest software.
-It connects automatically.
-Easy disabling the GUESS feature.
-Smart app, easy to view what is connected to your router.
-Powerful signal and 5GHz is great and fast download.
-Setting account was fast and easy.
-Linksys software easy to use and comprehend.
-Parental control feature. Great for parents with children.
-External storage connected to the router for easy access on the network.
-Prioritize devices feature.
-Can set Static IP.
-Built in Firewall.

Cons: No Cons that I can see.

Seriously? You can complain for this b/g/n router for not being AC.......not me. I specifically saw that it say b/g/n, so no I will not give it a con or 4 star because of it.

Overall Review: Setting up the router was very easy. I have a Verizon modem/router, hooking the Linksys routher to the Verizon router (port 1) was easy and downloading the latest software connectivity was very easy.
The thing is that if you don't have an account with Linksys, you have to make one, after that and the set up creating an icon on your desktop to control the router is painless from there forward, the name and password are easily viewed on the Linksys software so you can start connecting whatever devices you need to be connected.

One thing that was great was that aside from connecting your main devices to the router using the SSID/Password, you can also connect a GUESS with its own different password and it was an easier password than the one from the SSID/Password. In my case I've decided to turn off that feature and just leave the main SSID/Password.

Another feature that it's a bit useful was the app I downloaded for the router, you can set some of those features from the phone, such as Parental controls, external device, media prioritization, and see what devices are connected to the router. Also, activate/deactivate the GUESS feature.

When I had cable internet, all of my hardware was from Linksys, I never had an issue with them, routers, modems, they always were easy to set up.

I've tested this router in other two different set up, one using a Cable modem and the router worked the same as in my house using the Verizon modem/router, and same case scenario, the router was set up as being 1st and then 2nd and not a single problem.

Downloading. Generally youtube on the weekends is very slow, can hardly view any 1080P videos, but with this router, this weekend (Dec. 20-21st) was the first time that I was able to view 1080P videos without getting that annoying message from youtube "Troubleshoot playing videos on your computer". I was able to watch many clips on my 47" TV w/o any issues. My Verizon modem/router is useless now, most of my devices are on the Linksys router.

I have a high regard for Linksys products, they're easy to use and as always, the set up process is a breeze, no need to manually set anything, everything is set up for you and no need to change it after you've set up the router, I didn't have to nor I will. By far the best router I've ever use and it's very fast and reliable.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Will not work as a Bridge with another EA 4500 11/20/2014 9:33:32 PM

Pros: I have bought Linksys product since 1997 and have loved them for the most part. Any reasonable IT person like me would conclude that it should work off the shelf and talk to its relative with ease. This is not the case. When Cisco sold Linksys to Belkin, things change. Support is not up to snuff. Who wants to speak with someone from the Phillipines?

Cons: Will not communicate well with the other Router in Bridge mode.

Overall Review: I will be forced to look for another solution from another company. Nothing is easy and never take anything for granted. I am burying the hours spent trying to solve this problem with this informative review. I made the cardinal sin by not checking out the reviews. I hope not to make that mistake again.

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