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Linksys-e2500.34252515
9.5 out of 10

Linksys E2500

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Reviews and Problems with Linksys E2500

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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Range

Chris Morinville, Amazon
4 December 2014
  • Summary: It seems to have very poor range. I was trying to upgrade from a WRT54G router to get more range. My range is probably worse.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Bay, Amazon
26 November 2014
  • Summary: it works well though connectivity issues at times leads me to only give it 2 as it is intermittent.
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Overall 4
4.0

DOES NOT HAVE A PRINTER PORT

larry p, Amazon
6 October 2014
  • Summary: Router works fine so far. Replaced another Linksys that I had for years and had started dropping signals. The problem I have is not with the router but the display on Amazon. There was only one picture of the router in the ad. I looked at the E2500 without the USB adapter to see different views of the router. It showed a USB port for a printer. Since they were both E2500's, I assumed both had the Printer port. You know what they say about what happens when you "assume".
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Overall 4
4.0

Item is defective.

unrulypenguin, Amazon
4 June 2014
  • Summary: Straight out of the box there was a very noticeable scrape on the top of the router. I disregarded it because I am aware that I bought a refurbished product. However, after I set up the E2500, I noticed the 5ghz band wasn't working. I upgraded the firmware and tried multiple aftermarket firmwares like Tomato and DD-WRT. The 5ghz band still didn't show up on the configuration page.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

ABMBY, Walmart
1 April 2014
  • Summary: Like another reviewer posted, it connected wirelessly only to one laptop, the other laptop had to be connected with a LAN cable. The one laptop I was able to connect wirelessly only showed 4 bars at all times and mind you this was not just a visual deficiency, I experienced slower internet speeds as well. After about a month of disappointing use, I just unplugged it and went back to my 10 year old D-LINK router which is still a work horse compared to this new router.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

ABMBY, Walmart
1 April 2014
  • Summary: Like another reviewer posted, it connected wirelessly only to one laptop, the other laptop had to be connected with a LAN cable. The one laptop I was able to connect wirelessly only showed 4 bars at all times and mind you this was not just a visual deficiency, I experienced slower internet speeds as well. After about a month of disappointing use, I just unplugged it and went back to my 10 year old D-LINK router which is still a work horse compared to this new router.
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Overall 4
4.0

This is the original version of this model, and didn't work for me

Mohr "MC", Amazon
4 March 2014
  • Summary: I'm not sure if all of these bundles are from the same "batch". But I ordered this router (with USB adapter) in January of 2014. There are three versions of the E2500, and I received Version 1, which originally came out in March 2011. I was a bit concerned with that but could have overlooked it -- however, the router would not obtain an IP address from my cable modem. Power cycling the cable modem made no difference, nor did updating the firmware.
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Overall 4
4.0

didn't do what I expected

Debbie, Staples
18 January 2014
  • Excerpt: instead of getting a extender to my Belkin I had, it was suggested to get a new router, my house is less than 75ft long and devices at end of house don't see the connection - no better off than my original router that was 15 yrs old!!
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Secure Connection
  • Cons: Distance, Unreliable connection
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Overall 4
4.0

it breaks after 8 months

bozobuddy, CNET
5 January 2014
  • Summary: Their customer service was really bad, we had this for less than a year and apparently on their "record" its past the warranty. Call them and they hung up on me, called them the second time they left me on the line for over 25 minutes and had transferred me to another representative. The wireless portion of the router dies after 8months and we're forced to either buy a new one or get their ($60 for 3day step by step troubleshoot or $100ish for a 6 months one.
  • Pros: it has a guest and a primary connection
  • Cons: terrible customer services, to get any help; they will charge you for 60 buck for the basic service and 150 for the "premium". I wanted to support a Canadian company but i guess not this one any more.
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Overall 4
4.0

The wifi distance is poor for this router.

A reviewer from Tennessee, Linksys
1 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I have a common 2 story home. The router sends a poor signal upstairs. Netflix looses signal making it frustrating to watch a movie. I am presently looking in to purchasing an extender to extend the coverage. However, the router works well on the main floor.
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