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.
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.
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
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