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. Technophiles who really understand the router’s role as the pit boss of the digital home will be jazzed about Cisco’s new Linksys E4200V2 Dual-Band N900 Wireless Router , since it’s one of, if not the fastest consumer routers money can buy.
Linksys EA4500 review: a poor installation procedure is offset by exceptional 5GHz network performance
Good Gear Guide.au
2 October 2012
Excerpt: The Linksys EA4500 is a wireless router that supports simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi at speeds up to 450 megabits per second (Mbps) per band. It's a home router that's a little different to most of the other routers we've seen this year; primarily, it has a Web interface that lives happily in the cloud.
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
Summary: We can see where Cisco was going with Connect Cloud, but there are simply too many problems with its execution to recommend. We'd advise installing the classic interface as soon as possible, or opting for another brand.
Pros: New Cisco Connect Cloud interface looks nice and controls well, Excellent 5GHz speeds, You can downgrade to the old, "classic" firmware
Cons: Router design prevents access by some Ethernet cables, Cisco Connect Cloud means that most features are only accessible if you're online, Wi-Fi-only set-up with Cisco Connect Cloud, Security risks introduced with Cisco Connect Cloud, such as storing Wi-Fi and router password on the desktop and shipping with no password, 2.4GHz performance could be better, Can't wall mount
Excerpt: Outwardly the Cisco Linksys EA4500 is essentially identical to our award-winning Cisco E4200 wireless router . There’s the same compact clutch-bag design with metallic centre strap detail and satin-black finish, and just the product name changed below the white light-up Cisco logo.