Excerpt: since ie 11 is out rhe smartlink won't work. And till yet there was no upgrade driver. The only support you can get is install another browser. For the rest the router works fine en very fast.
Summary: Following up on my previous post, i reset to factory defaults and the Guest network started working again, but also failed again after 2 weeks. I am convinced that there is a bug in the Guest network piece of the firmware.
Summary: If you don't need a guest network, this is a great device. I am a huge Linksys fan, this is my first major disappointment with their products.
Pros: Wired and primary wireless network function just fine, no problems there for my use case.
Cons: The feature that I purchased this router for was the guest network, which worked for approx. 1 week. Now when presented with the guest login page, after entering the password the page simply times out and guests are not allowed to connect. This renders the device basically useless in my environment.
Summary: I didn’t purchase the EA4500 from NewEgg, however I did buy a Rosewill L600N from NewEgg a few weeks ago for under $40. It doesn’t have the range of the EA4500, however I haven’t had an issue on Xbox Live since switching. For now, the EA4500 will sit on the shelf. If a firmware update becomes available to fix the issue within the next month or two, I’ll give it another try. Otherwise, it’s headed for Craigslist.
Pros: Great Range. Gigabit speed. Apps are a nice touch. Nice set of features.
Cons: I had an Xbox wired into this router and experienced a great amount of lag and dropped connections when playing any title on Xbox Live. Network tests within the Xbox system setup would sometimes report NAT errors, and other times not. Sometimes it would take over a minute just to log in to Xbox Live. I tried all of the proper settings for UPnP, then port triggering, then port forwarding. Each of these attempts failed to resolve the problem.