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Linksys E1500
8.3 out of 10

Linksys E1500

Great Deal: $83.67

Reviews and Problems with Linksys E1500

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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Valis, Amazon
18 January 2015
Overall 4
4.0

Easy to set up like all Linksys, but low speeds

Jeremiah W., Newegg
8 April 2014
  • Pros: Like all Linksys routers, it was very easy to set up
  • Cons: Terrible speeds... Don't feel like going into depth. Got better speeds with a similar model from a competing brand.
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Overall 4
4.0

Faulty device, bad range

Albert, Amazon
15 March 2014
  • Summary: I may have received one of the bad ones but this router is giving me bad wifi range and keeps dropping constantly. I checked other wifi devices around me to see what range they were in to avoid any conflicts and set a manual channel but still had issues.
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Overall 4
4.0

Shipped Quick but Slow Speeds

Jeremy S., Newegg
8 March 2013
  • Pros: Easy to setup device. Signal coverage for my home is just OK..On par with my 3 year Refurbished Netgear router.
  • Cons: No matter what setting I tried and after a firmware update I can not get a connection rate higher that 70mbps to my 3 computers..all have wireless adapter from different companies. On 2 machines the WiFi adapters are rated at 150mbps and the 3rd PC at 300mbps. I get the full rates on each compute...
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Overall 4
4.0

Started Great

Peter S., Newegg
27 September 2012
  • Summary: I wouldn't recommend this for anyone using apple TV or multiple laptops as it isn't really built for high throughput.
  • Pros: Started out with fast upload and download speeds for multiple computers. Easy to set up.
  • Cons: After about 3 months the speeds decreased to a point that I couldn't even load webpages. I've had to replace the unit with a higher throughput router (N600).
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Overall 4
4.0

the unit could be great but there are issues

Matt "disappearingone", Amazon
26 April 2012
  • Summary: Out of the box the E-1500 worked well with the pair of Cisco AE-1000 N adapters as well as the various G devices we have...shortly after we started having problems like random dropouts ( it would say we had intenet but we didnt, manually reset the adapter and it worked again/all was fine at the...
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Overall 4
4.0

P.I.T.A. installation

Anonymous, Newegg
3 April 2012
  • Summary: Does not just work out of box. Maybe this is common to many wireless modems, but I've setup a fair amount of other hardware before, e.g. scanners, cable/DSL modems, wireless devices, and NOT wasted this much time.
  • Pros: < $25
  • Cons: P.I.T.A. to install. Spent at least 45 min. getting this to work w/ 1 Ethernet machine, 1 wireless thinkpad. Downloaded the Windows 7 x64 Connect software. Broke my LAN network as soon as I installed the product. Found out from lots of trial and error, that it at least required to reset cable mod...
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Overall 4
4.0

I fixed the slow wireless download speeds after dealing with the worst customer service experience of my entire life

Anonymous, Newegg
4 January 2012
  • Summary: Many hours wasted. Rude, rude, rude, awful customer service. I'd never called tech support for a networking product ('cause networks are what I do), and was shocked by the outcome. I just bought some TP-Link and Encore routers today.
  • Pros: I experienced the same problem with two refurbished E1500 routers (pathetic ~ .3Mbps download speeds over wireless, yet "full speed" 4.2Mbps upload over wireless and "full speed" over wired connections). I "fixed" by disabling WMM support (Applications & Gaming > QoS > WMM Support). Now the wirel...
  • Cons: I called Linksys to request an RMA. Each of the techs required that I perform some basic troubleshooting steps with them while on the phone (at best, they seem to probably be following some simple FAQ for dummies). I oblige, but not before asking each rep if s/he would allow me to provide a rundo...
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Overall 4
4.0

Wireless Sucks

cthornton1, Ebay
12 November 2011
  • Summary: Wired I am getting high speed downloads. Wireless I am on or even below dial up speeds. Sucks I wasted my money on this item. The WRT54G was faster but giving problems, it was back when Linksys built real products
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Overall 4
4.0

disappointed

Nicholas M., Newegg
16 September 2011
  • Pros: - Looks nice on the outside - Easy initial setup - Guest mode works well
  • Cons: - Poor signal strength, most devices ended up being faster with the old G router it replaced - Subnet can only be configured to 255.255.255.0 or narrower. The subnet at our office is wider than that. - Web interface for setup seems to crawl. At least it doesn't take much to set it up, mostly beca...
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