Summary: This thing sucks. My older Linksys N router was more reliable and stable than this new POS. I decided to update because my previous router was like 5 yrs old and I figured the I would get a nice bump in speed and reliability from a newer router. What a mistake.
Summary: Set up went horribly for this unit. The CD that came with the unit had the setup instructions in Arabic, so I had to download them off the internet. Still took a week and a half to get the unit to work properly, and it required changing registry files on my computer.
Summary: I have bought many things from Newegg, but this router, I did not.
Pros: I've had this router (v2) for about a year. It has some nice easy features that I love, like parental controls for device access and times blocking. No connection issues here. I also like the Gig LAN feature, which makes for transferring large files throughout the home network quick.
Cons: However; I do have to agree that the 5G bands usable area is too tight. So that cost this review 1 egg.
Good router but have had issues with it dropping the ...
P. Pike, Amazon
20 August 2015
Summary: Good router but have had issues with it dropping the signal on the 5GHZ connection. Linksys claims it is because the 5GHZ connection is for devices that are close by. I use an extender to enhance the signal and still it seems to drop for no reason.
Summary: I returned mine, the 2.4 ghz worked fine for the first day, my connection was 300mbps. after that it would stay between 54-72. Factory reset fixed the issue for a few hours. Played with all settings, upgraded and downgraded firmware, switched devices and drivers with same issues.
USB CONNECTIONS were USB-2 and NOT USB-3. Router was a Version 1 and Note Version 2
Bernard L. Ellert, Amazon
14 August 2015
Summary: On 8/2/15 I purchased the Linksys EA6500 router. The WEB site described it as a VERSION 2 (two) model AC router with two USB connections. The pictures on the WEB site, when enlarged, clearly indicated two USB-3 connections as they were both blue in color indicating USB-3.
Summary: Device did not work properly for a single day...insanely upset. Not to mention there were 3 devices with MAC addresses in the device list, I understand it was refurb'd but come on that's either very lazy or a lack of security knowledge...or both! If I could give it no stars I would...