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.
Summary: Yes, Parental Controls are flaky. Also, DHCP has given me a couple short headaches. Specific devices have had difficulty reconnecting, but with OTA updates you can't really track where problems come from. I haven't used the remote features yet.
Summary: Easy set up, works great. Only thing is Linksys told me that the range on this was 150-200 feet, where my Linksys E2000 that I was replacing was rated at 100-150 foot range. New router is in the same location & range is no different. Other than that I'm happy with it.
Summary: It works but it was a little bit of a hassle. The CD software did not connect the router automatically. I had to go to the website and use the default password to connect the computer. Then I set up wireless network, passwords, and other USB devices.
Summary: Great for automobiles without Bluetooth. The mic is perfect. I give it an A+ except there seems to be a lot of crackling when transmitting to the FM radio. Kind of annoying, but a great unit overall.
Summary: Be aware that there are 2 versions of this router with the same name (EA6500). The newer version 2 is much better with a faster processor, twice as much RAM and USB 3.0 support. Also remember that an average internet connection is around 15MB / sec so your speed will not be more than that unless you...
Pros: Fast speed on wireless N band. Gigabit LAN ports. Very easy to configure through a PC web browser. Supports future devices with wireless AC band and 5GHz. Has USB 3.0 and 2.0 jacks for printers and storage devices. Firmware updates automatically overnight when available, so you never need to even...
Cons: The G band seemed slower than my old E2000 router, so I ended up daisy chaining my old router to the new one and set it as a AP for the G band, it runs more than twice as fast on G and now I have a triple band network with N and 5ghz AC / N on the EA6500. The range of the 5GHz band is about 1/4th...