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.
Cisco Linksys Smart Wi-Fi AC 1750HD Video Pro EA6500
26 November 2012
Conclusion: The cloud as management console with Cisco Connect Cloud raises the bar for router management and that capability coupled with fine performance makes the EA6500 a four star Editors' Choice for wireless routers.
Conclusion: The cloud as management console with Connect Cloud raises the bar for router management and that capability coupled with fine performance makes the EA6500 a four star Editors' Choice for wireless routers.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: 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. The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi EA6500 is a 5th generation router featuring incredible speeds of up to 1750 Mbps (between the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz...
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
31 January 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
Excerpt: The networking world is edging towards a new, faster Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac. Although the specification is still in â€˜draft' form, Cisco is shipping a router and matching bridge that take advantage of the new technology in order to...