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Linksys EA4500
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Linksys EA4500

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Closet Speed Freak

Gear Patrol
2 November 2012
  • Excerpt: In the gadget food chain, routers rank right next to bottom feeders like printers in terms of consumer buzz. It’s just hard to get jittery over a small block of plastic and metal that passively blinks its way through life.
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Overall 8

Cisco Linksys EA4500 App Enabled Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB

PC Magazine
19 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The EA4500 is the update to the Linksys E4200 v2, designed to work with new upcoming router software from Cisco. Performance-wise it's on par as the E4200 v2, but for a chunk more change.
  • Pros: Features the EA series' excellent Cisco Connect setup software. Dual-band. Very good throughput at both bands. USB for connecting storage and printers.
  • Cons: Expensive. Does not offer much performance advantage over similar and lower-priced dual-bands on the market.
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Overall 8

Linksys EA4500

3 July 2012
  • Summary: Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere.
  • Pros: Cisco's Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 offers excellent performance, a nice set of features, and a completely new home networking experience with the Cisco Connect Cloud solution.
  • Cons: The Linksys EA4500's 2.4Ghz band performance could use some improvement, and the router requires a live connection with Cisco for users to access and manage its features/settings.
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Linksys EA4500 Wireless Dual Band Router Shines; Ultimate Easy Setup

24 April 2012
  • Excerpt: What do you want in a router? Silly Question? Let’s examine!Continue reading →
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Expert Review

6 March 2015
  • Summary: Cisco launched the new that is retailing for back in June 2012. It incorporates the new Cisco Connect Cloud which enables you to connect, control and interact with your router and it’s connected devices wherever you are as long as you are connected to the Internet.
  • Pros: Router is sleek looking, Easy to setup for novice users, UI is visually pleasant, Decent wireless coverage, Decent LAN and wireless speed
  • Cons: Slow and non-intuitive UI, Expensive
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Overall 7

Review: CISCO Linksys EA4500

PC Authority
20 November 2012
Overall 8

Linksys EA4500 network router

26 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Although it’s pricey, the Linksys EA4500 is a great router for the home or small office.
  • Pros: Parental controls; performance
  • Cons: Annoying setup process
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Overall 8

Linksys EA4500 review

TechRadar UK
5 October 2012
  • Summary: Prepare to think about (and use) your router in a completely different way
  • Pros: Access your router anywhere, Apps give your greater control, Strong feature set
  • Cons: 802.11ac is on the way
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Overall 6

Linksys EA4500 review: a poor installation procedure is offset by exceptional 5GHz network performance

Good Gear Guide.au
15 September 2012
  • Summary: The Linksys EA4500 offers good speed in the 5GHz band and is a good choice if you are in the market for a router that can supply up to 450Mbps in this band. Its CD installation process did not go smoothly for us though and we had to revert to good old manual methods.
  • Pros: Very good speed and range in 5GHz, Can be managed from a phone app
  • Cons: CD setup did not work properly, Sluggish 2.4GHz performance
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Cisco Linksys EA4500 review

7 August 2012
  • Summary: Summary: With its novel cloud-based configuration and app platform, Cisco's EA4500 is an interesting experiment, but the hardware itself fails to excite.
  • Pros: Simple setup, Compact and stylish design, Easy remote configuration from any browser, Third-party apps can add extra functionality, Good range, Guest network, Dual-radio, three-stream MIMO
  • Cons: Setup wizard assumes a wireless connection, Limited configuration options when no web connection, Single USB port, Lacklustre maximum throughput
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