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Linksys-ea3500.33993117
9.6 out of 10

Linksys EA3500

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Reviews and Problems with Linksys EA3500

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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

Eric R., Newegg
18 February 2014
  • Summary: After showing promise with its easy setup, and at a ready-state in less than 10 minutes…things went downhill quickly. Ease of use + solid features = nothing -- if the product doesn’t perform. I’ve reviewed a few routers for Newegg, and the EA3500 has the distinction of being right up there near the top for ease of setup…but at the very bottom for performance.
  • Pros: • Disc setup was easy, allowing you to setup router management/network SSID/password at the end of setup
  • Cons: • Smart Wi-Fi access setup was an effort in frustration due to the extreme difficulty in reading their Captcha combinations. Took 20 attempts before I got one that I could read – and that was a guess. They use a mix of black/white with the letters in the middle sharing colors. Security in this particular setup is important – but it should not be that hard
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Overall 4
4.0

Unimpressed with Performance

Travis K., Newegg
30 October 2013
  • Summary: All in all, I would caution you if you choose to take the plunge with this router. I previously had a 3-year-old Linksys WRT320N router (running DD-WRT) that would no longer boot up after a power outage, (I think the flash memory was corrupted, and I tried everything I could to bring it back to life besides taking it apart) so I was in a pinch to get a new router quickly. The WRT320N was the best router I ever had after flashing it with DD-WRT.
  • Pros: Like the GUI of the web interface. Some people would disagree with this. Like the robustness of having an app to manage it with Android/iOS and be able to change settings in the cloud. Again, some people would disagree this. Like the idea of having a USB port, but I have not used this feature at this time. No random WiFi drops yet, but unfortunately there are still a lot of downfalls... For those who don't want to be bothered by flashing lights, there's an option to d...
  • Cons: Due to the internal hardware of this router, it doesn't and likely never will support DD-WRT, but I knew that going into this purchase, but I have bigger concerns that others may want to note that really cause the rating to be down on this... Unfortunately, the Internet-side of things with this router is awfully slow (even just loading web-pages was slow, yet buffering YouTube videos seemed to be okay), and I've been unimpressed with the WiFi range. I can barely get o...
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Overall 4
4.0

Last Sysco Product I'll ever buy..!

Freereview, Officemax
7 June 2012
  • Excerpt: I got this item on Officemax, they had a very good deal for the price (20% off) plus $10 Sysco rebate.... as always, OfficeMax was superb with the purchase transaction and delivery.. by the way shipping was free. So far that was my only positive experience with this purchase, After Item arrived, Installation was a breeze, easy and pleasant, the router performed well, I had another brand before and it was not covering my entire house, basically second floor was...
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Design
  • Cons: Features, customer support, advertised features that don't work.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not good as expected

B. Vasquez, FutureShop
28 August 2012
  • Summary: I was hoping for extreme performance and reliability based on my previous experience with Linksys. Instead, my HD (1080p) videos were lagging and I was loosing connection even after Firmware upgrade. For initial Setup I had to use Cisco Connect software that doesn't allow different password for Admin account and for Wi-Fi ... to do it you have to manually configure your router.
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Overall 4
4.0

Knappt godkänd

erpan, Prisjakt
19 September 2012
  • Summary: http://media.grc.com/SN/sn-360-lq.mp3 Kolla 11 minuter så får ni veta om problemet. Cisco router kontaktar cisco utan att du vet det och uppdaterar sig själv. Lyssna så får ni se själva. Cisco spionerar står även i avtalet men det läser ju inte folk.
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Overall 4
4.0

No lo recomiendo

gerok, amazon.es
27 August 2012
Overall 4
4.0

User Review

poshlipismo, Yandex
4 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Я не использую устройство как роутер, у меня он включен как обычная точка доступа, так что обо всех его функциях судить не могу.
  • Pros: Обычный роутер, особых отличий нет. Заявленую скорость держит. Скачивал файлы по протоколам SMB и FTP - скорость доходила до 25 МиБ/Сек. Коннект по територии квартиры уверенный.
  • Cons: 1) Програмное обеспечение. Первоначальная настройка роутера производится программой, которая работает только под MS Windows. Производителем заявлена поддержка Apple Mac OS, но надиске я не нашёл программ к этой ОС. 2) Программа подойдёт только человеку, который впервый раз видит роутер. И то, настроит ему соединение с открытым гостевым доступом. 3) Инструкция. Она есть, но... Ни чего кроме как "вставьте диск" там не написано. Ни как сбросить, ни что поддерживает устро...
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