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.
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.
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: 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.
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