Excerpt: I replaced a low end Linksys E1200 wireless N in an effort to achieve the longer range that others here said they got. I have not experienced ANY increase in range and in fact had to buy a range extender to boost the signal. Per the signal strength indicator on my devices the signal strength is the same for the E1200 and the EA4500 at a modest distance. The good news is that the features of a "smart wi-fi" are really handy.
Excerpt: Great for a standard router. Works very well with all wired/wireless devices. The biggest problem is the utility software that controls the router. It does not work, nor can they fix it. If they do get it going, it will fail when you turn off the computer and restart.
Summary: My 5 year old Linksys router gave up the ghost, so I bought this one, thinking top of line, top of range, right? WRONG! My old one had more range. I now have continual issues with my peripherals not getting a signal. Should have done more research, I guess. Can't recommend it.
Excerpt: My EA4500/N900 has been working flawlessly this is my third generation Linksys router. I down loaded IE11 browser I no longer can use the WiFi tools control panel. I'm very disappointed Linksys has been aware of this problem and as of today has done nothing to correct the problem.
Summary: I bought this two weeks ago. Setup was easy . Only problem I had with is that the internet speed at my modem is somewhere around 35 Mbs and if I connect wireless or wired at the router I wont get more than 18 Mbs . Tried everything , diff location , diff setups, called their support nothing .....
Excerpt: Linksys makes a durable product, just one that is not the most user friendly. Would not install on Windows XP, took several times to install it with iMac, and only two times with Windows 7. Setup with several ipads was easy. Always a nice product, and always a pain to install on some products. Also understand that linksys does not want you to use your Network Magic, now they want you to buy Network pro. Might as well get you for as much as they can all at one time.
Excerpt: the modem functions well, with the exception that every time the power is turned off, the router loses connection with my motorola cable modem, and the modem has to be rebooted. This is apparently a known problem that no one wants to take responibily for and fix.