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Linksys Cisco EA6500

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Linksys EA6700 review: dual-core high-end ac router

23 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Linksys has decided to replace its 802.11n products as fast as possible with 802.11ac models, the new WiFi standard that's supposed to be ratified by the end of this year. The router manufacturer recently came with three new products at the same time, the EA6300, EA6400 and the EA6700. That last one is set to replace the EA6500, and looks pretty impressive on paper. We tested it to find out.
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Overall 9

Linksys EA6500 802.11ac router review

13 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Maybe it was because of a vendor advantage with the client station we used for testing also from Linksys but the EA6500 blew through our tests faster than any other router we looked at. At its top speeds it was rivalling Gigabit Ethernet for data rates and that’s something we never really thought might happen. But pure speed isn’t the only thing the Linksys has going for it.
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Overall 6

Linksys EA6500 router: Make sure you upgrade to the latest firmware

8 March 2013
  • Summary: With the latest firmware, the Linksys EA6500 makes a decent contender among the handful of its peers.
  • Pros: The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1750 HD Video Pro EA6500 offers solid performance and lots of cloud-based features. It's also very good-looking.
  • Cons: The Linksys EA6500's performance with existing pre-802.11ac clients could use some improvement, and the router is comparatively expensive.
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Overall 9

Linksys EA6500 HD Video Pro AC1750 SMART Wi-Fi Wireless Router

Jeffs Reviews
6 February 2013
  • Summary: While the name may be a mouthful the Linksys EA6500 router does pack a lot of features and easy to use settings along with a complete app list for Apple devices but it lacks android apps.
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Overall 8

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi AC 1750HD Video Pro EA6500

PC Magazine
24 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The cloud as management console with Connect Cloud raises the bar for router management and that capability coupled with fine performance makes the Linksys EA6500 a top choice.
  • Pros: Simple setup. Can be managed locally or remotely. Apps extend feature set. Supports 11ac. Two USB ports for storage and printers.
  • Cons: Less than expected performance at 2.4 GHz band. Simple Tap feature did not work.
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Cisco Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Router Review

Legit Reviews
23 November 2012
  • Excerpt: With the holidays fast approaching, many users are looking for gear that will update their current network infrastructure.  Older routers just do not have the throughput to keep up with much of the modern technology that is showing up more and more in the home.  If you are looking to stream high-definition video to multiple screens, or download large files via Bittorrent, then you will definitely be interested in the speeds that 802.11ac provides.
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Linksys EA6500 review: 802.11ac in the cloud

8 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The number of 802.11ac routers is steadily increasing. The latest one we got our hands on comes from Cisco, in the form of the Linksys EA6500. It's supposed to become the new router for the consumer market. Hardware.Info tested the EA6500 to find out whether the performance and features warrant those dreams.
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Overall 9

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500 Review

26 August 2013
  • Excerpt: 20 Flares 20 Flares × Routers are the life and soul of the media party in many modern households. They are also under an ever increasing demand to deliver high definition media content to multiple devices simultaneously. Whether this be for streaming TV, gaming online,  downloading or uploading content – it all requires a fast connection to the router.
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Overall 7

The Linksys EA6500 is a solid router that's consumer friendly, but it didn't supply the speed we were after

Good Gear Guide.au
4 February 2013
  • Summary: The Linksys EA6500 offers 802.11ac support, a clean and easy interface, simple FTP access to attached USB drives, and it even ships with an NFC card containing its pre-determined wireless settings. It proved to be a reliable router during our tests, but we feel as though it should have performed faster.
  • Pros: Reliable performance, Good interface and easy remote access, Supports 802.11ac
  • Cons: Performance was slower than we expected, Keyword filters didn't work for us, Expensive
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Overall 9

Linksys EA6500 802.11ac router

Trusted Reviews
11 October 2012
  • Summary: The Linksys EA6500 is simply the best 802.11ac router currently on the market.
  • Pros: Unparalleled wireless range, Class leading 802.11n 5GHz performance, A slick & intuitive Cloud platform, Two USB ports, Stylish, subtle design
  • Cons: Expensive, Still only 4 Ethernet ports
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