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Linksys-ea4500.33970316
9.0 out of 10

Linksys EA4500

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Reviews and Problems with Linksys EA4500

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Overall 4
4.0

Signal Drops Every Day...

S. Stewart "Schleprock", Amazon
28 February 2014
Overall 4
4.0

fast router without support for ie11

A reviewer from adrie-judith@onsmail.nl, Linksys
29 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Follow up

Lawrence E., Newegg
10 November 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Great Signal
  • Cons: Guest network has bug
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Overall 4
4.0

Guest Network Fails

Lawrence E., Newegg
30 October 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Solid Enough

Thomas P., Newegg
7 October 2013
  • Summary: This router was great while it worked, just don't expect it to last more than a year. And Linksys won't support it unless you pay them $30.
  • Pros: Good speeds wired + wireless, easy setup, good range.
  • Cons: Wired ports failed after a year
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Overall 3
3.0

"The Router From Hell"

kbpm3k, CNET
2 June 2013
  • Pros: Nice design body wise
  • Cons: Streaming is bad doesn't stay connected and system changes without me knowing. Parental control, priority list always shut off on its on.... Channel with change on its on too...
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Overall 4
4.0

"I loved for 2 days,then things went down hill... :("

AgentAA1, CNET
12 March 2013
  • Pros: Looks, features, price (I got it for $150 at Sams club)
  • Cons: Speed issues after 2 days of use, heats up a little
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Overall 4
4.0

"Great product for the short live it had."

aaguila10, CNET
17 February 2013
  • Pros: Great speed. Great coverage. Easy to install.
  • Cons: Lack of lights or anything to determine problems. To delicate.
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Overall 4
4.0

Stay away if you have Xbox Live

Michael M., Newegg
13 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Over-rated; cumbersome to manage; not worth the price"

dejoyf, CNET
27 July 2012
  • Pros: Basic wireless router functions worked fine.
  • Cons: USB printer port didn't work, Impossible to get cloud utilities configured
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