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Linksys EA4500 N900
Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router

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Linksys EA4500
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Wireless-N Technology and Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Software & Apps For Powerful Networking

Watch Video - An Introduction to Linksys SMART Wi-Fi - Software Powering Linksys EA6900

Maximum Wireless Speed

The EA4500 offers wireless speeds for fast video and music streaming. Connect your computers, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles, and other Wi-Fi devices at transfer rates up to 450 + 450 Mbps speed for a premium home network experience.

Superior Wireless Coverage

Built with leading 802.11n wireless technology, the Linksys EA4500 offers maximum range to create a powerful wireless network. Full 3x3 MIMO antenna array boosts signal strength to provide exceptional coverage and reliability so you can enjoy your wireless network from anywhere in your home.

The Power of Dual-Band

Double your network bandwidth with dual-band N (2.4 and 5GHz) designed to avoid interference and maximize throughput for smoother and faster HD video streaming, file transfers, and wireless gaming.

Benefits of Gigabit

Use the four Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) ports for quick file sharing, 10x faster than standard Ethernet, between other Gigabit enabled devices like computers, hard drives, and servers.

SimpleTap Technology

Easily connect Wi-Fi devices to your home network with a push of a button (WPS) or a tap (included SimpleTap card to connect NFC-enabled devices). Through Linksys SMART Wi-Fi mobile app, you can use Wi-Fi Protected Setup to easily add devices without having to go to your router. Once you have a Linksys SMART Wi-Fi account, you can use the included SimpleTap card to easily add NFC-enabled mobile devices by tapping your card on the NFC-enabled device.

Built-in USB Port**

The USB port lets you add a range of devices such as storage and printers to share files at home or over the Internet for greater access to more information.

Home Theater Ready

Bring the ultimate entertainment experience to your home by connecting computers, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles, media players and more to your wireless network and the Internet. QoS traffic prioritization technology is designed to deliver your time-sensitive Internet traffic efficiently so you can enjoy fast downloads, smooth video and music streaming, and gaming and VoIP.

SpeedBoost™ Technology

Higher quality antenna technology helps to maintain high speeds across greater distances throughout your home for maximum wireless coverage and in-home mobility.

Advanced Security

Help keep your network and personal information protected with advanced WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall.

DLNA Certified Media Server

The built-in DLNA Certified media server enables media streaming to your TV, Xbox 360, PS3, or other DLNA compatible devices.

Quality of Service (QoS)

Traffic prioritization technology delivers smoother performance for music, voice and video.

IPv6 Enabled

The Linksys EA4500 supports the latest Internet Protocol technology to future-proof your network.

*Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.

**May require a software/firmware update available for download at linksys.com/support.


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  • Cutting-edge technology from the networking leader
  • Best-in-class security
  • 24/7 award-winning customer support
  • 1 year hardware limited warranty; 90 day complimentary assisted support (includes only technical phone support and live online chat support). Cisco's online support resources are available 24/7


What Your Purchase Includes
  • Linksys EA4500 N900 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB
  • CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Package Dimensions: 12.00" W x 9.25" H x 2.88" D


  • Model: Linksys EA4500
  • Technology: Wireless-N
  • Bands: Simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Transmit/Receive: 3 x 3 for 2.4 GHz, 3 x 3 for 5 GHz
  • Antennas: 6 Internal
  • OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac
  • Software Setup: CD Install
  • Ethernet Ports x Speed: 4 x Gigabit
  • Cisco Connect Software: Yes, App Enabled
  • USB Port: Yes, Shared Storage, Virtual USB and Media Server


  • PC: Wi-Fi enabled PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, or Windows 7
  • Mac: Wi-Fi enabled Mac with CD or DVD drive, running OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, or Lion 10.7 or later
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7, Safari 4, or Firefox 3 or higher for optimal browser-based conguration

Average Review: Number of reviews: 76
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  A reviewer from north
Great Router, August 24th, 2014
Own an older Linksys that I had for a decade. It wa on 24/7 and still wroked fine except it was develped for older specs. This router has been a welcomed upgrade. Easy to config even directly with router. More bandwith has created a faster LAN. Admin easy to use. Many easy to config featuires. Didn't use CD config.

  A reviewer from LaPorte, IN
Easyest fastest connection, July 11th, 2014
This was so easy and understandable to install and view what I wanted and how to set up. Everything worked the first time without having to contact anyone. I have tried and used other systems and was frustrated by removing their equipment.

  Jesse Daniel Vickery from Ottawa, Canada
Fantastic router! Matched specs with a modem and get full speed!, June 10th, 2014
Matched some specs up with the modems from TechSavvy and download speed 25mgs. Great router, good enough range to get it on our roof as well. Running a gaming house with it, and works for 5 people online at once all WHILE we run our media server off it. Great router for N type stuffs. :p

  A reviewer from Hillsboro OR... by way of NYC
Works like a charm!, April 18th, 2014
Replaced Comcast's ripoff and inferior all in one gateway with this EA4500 and a Motorola Surfboard SB6141... couldn't be happier! Getting max speed wired and wireless... versatile, stable, and responsive router management tools... wish I had done this months ago!

  A reviewer from GA
Constantly reboots, February 10th, 2014
Initially this router was great. Now it constantly reboots itself. It has the latest firmware update which has not resolved the issue. When connected range and speed are great. Please fix!

  Kirsten G from deputz0@msn.com
JUNK loses connection, February 21st, 2014
Constantly loses connection!! DO NOT BUY!! JUNK!!

  A reviewer from adrie-judith@onsmail.nl
fast router without support for ie11, March 16th, 2014
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.

  Ernest L Coulter from Jeffersonville,IN
best buy, March 3rd, 2014
best buy yet, it works right out of the box. no problems with set up. I like the feature of allowing one device more traffic on the net then others, makes my smart tv work great. covers my whole house.

  A reviewer from Orlando
Big upgrade from my last router, March 1st, 2014
This router tracks all my devices and is easy to set up

  Mike from United States
AWESOME, February 25th, 2014
I purchased this router from Linksys refurbished for $65.00 and it has been great.

  A reviewer from Alexandria, VA
Great Value, February 3rd, 2014
Router works well and was very easy to setup. I have my Nest wireless thermostat and other wireless devices connected without issues.

  A reviewer from Austin, TX
Range disappoints - Smart features good, January 29th, 2014
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. The ability to give devices priority has been a pleasant surprise.

  A reviewer from United States
Great product, January 29th, 2014
this is a fast router and works great with the cable modem/router that my cable company provided.

  Psyco Wizard from Port Saint Lucie, Fl
Go with the best, forget the rest !!, January 24th, 2014
Been using linksys products for over 13 years. No matter if its for business or home use you can't go wrong. This particular router works awesome for those whom are Gamers, HD Movie Lovers and for Wireless Networking. The new smart app it uses to utilize the robus settings it has, along with having multiple networks, as in guest and your own, not to mention the level of control you have over the router from any location you might be at the time you need to make an adjustment. Love linksys, love their products. For best results for cable high speed users, purchases the linksys modem, along with using internet speeds of atleast 25mbps or greater.

  A reviewer from Winthrop, Maine
Very easy setup, January 14th, 2014
This router seems to function very well in my home. Of particular importance to myself was the ease of setup. It was just run the setup program and stand back. It appears to be foolproof.

  A reviewer from Greensburg,IN
Very user friendly product and works great!!!, January 10th, 2014
I had a linsky G router previously with no problems and just upgraded to the N router because I feel linsky products can't be beat.

  A reviewer from St. Louis, Missouri
Excellent!!!, January 9th, 2014
I am very happy with my new Linksys wireless router. My old router had dead zones throughout my house and had to be rebooted several times a month. My new EA4500 has excellent reception all over my house. Also, I really like the option to give certain devices priority too. I am very happy with my purchase and highly recommend it.

  A reviewer from Four Corners, NM
Good Stuff, December 30th, 2013
I love this router. The only thing is I can't get it to run my Chromecast. Otherwise, good stuff.

  JRA from Miami, FL
Works great, December 16th, 2013
I've been using it for over a year without a single issue. Good coverage all around.

  A reviewer from Chicago, IL
Doesn't work like they said it would, December 11th, 2013
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.

  Valorie from Colorado
it works great, December 12th, 2013
Wish I would of got help sooner on changing my password cause even my niebors 1/4 mile away was using my Wi-Fi. wow what a difference now my internet is so much faster. and I wish I would of got that help,sooner so I didn't have to pay for this help

  Tom from Allen Park, Mi
Nice update, November 30th, 2013
I replaced a D-link router that was having a hard time keeping up with two smart tv's, two smart phones, three computers and two tablets. We haven't had to reboot the router in a month. That was something we had to do weekly with the older equipment. We stream movies and tv through Netflix, Amazon, and Google, music through Amazon, Google, and Pandora. We experience very little buffering. Very pleased with the setup, price, and the guest access is a bonus.

  Silverhawk Shayhan from Missouri
awesome router, November 30th, 2013
router does a very good job with network traffic and is very stable. Once in a while have to reboot. Wish the router would google cloud print support with wireless printers. A firmware update would fix this.

  A reviewer from Central Ohio
Now this is fast!, December 1st, 2013
This is my first more than 300 MBps device. I also learned how to use the 5 ghz radio. I also have 450 MBps dongles. I have a bit of a problem keeping my default settings. My 2.4 equipment runs well, except my printer. Being 2.4 wireless, my printer does not see the machines set up on the 5 side. This router and the matching dongles make older equipment sooo fast, you would swear you doubled your ram!

  A reviewer from Savannah, Georgia
Gets the job done!, November 26th, 2013
I have a 2000 sq.ft. house and I run 7 WiFi devices including Roku and Apple TV. My Blueray is WiFi, cellphone, iPad, Laptop, and a kitchen HP touchscreen accessing the internet via WiFi. I watch internet HDTV channels and gobble lots of data through my devices. I run multiple devices simultaneously, and my Epson printer is WiFi! Forgot. The router I picked to network all my devices is the Linksys EA4500 and to-date, I have not encountered a single network issue to complain about. The EA4500 is getting the job done. Thank you!

  F.L.Harris from Nevada
Firm ware up-grade support lacking, November 29th, 2013
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.

  A reviewer from md u.s.a
exelent super fast, November 15th, 2013
thanks for good product

  A reviewer from crown point Indiana
works great / easy install, November 6th, 2013
Very satisfied easy installation and the speed is awesome

  Edward Santilli from Runnemede,NJ
Monster Router, November 1st, 2013
This is one of the best routers I have ever used,it's been working great since the day I took it out of the box.

  A reviewer from South San Francisco, CA
Excellent product, October 9th, 2013
I have purchased many routers and this one is definitely the best there is in the market. Never gets disconnected and I mean NEVER, you can monitor your children, you can use their app to change your preferences from your smart phone. I will definitely recommend it!.

  Scott from Alabama
ONLY buy a Linksys!!, October 8th, 2013
AWESOME parental controls. Super easy setup. I spent half a day trying to configure a Netgear router's parental controls thinking there had to be something I was missing to make them more robust. Nope. Just plain pitiful. I took it back and got a new Linksys. Everytime I have strayed to another brand, I regretted it and came back to Cisco. 6 stars

  Chris from Milwaukee, WI
Great router!, September 18th, 2013
Easy set up, stronger signal than my E series, and much more reliable. Doesn't drop signal. Great for my bungalow home.

  tommyj from Port Orchard, WA 98366
easy, capable, secure, September 15th, 2013
This set up well and I was able to hook up both my smart tvs, Ipad, laptop, and pc, no problem-o. Everything runs pretty well & I am happy with the security on both linkys routers I have used over the years. That said, because my router is located next to PC in my downstairs den, my upstairs living room TV does not get consistently good stream, esp. when I have something else online (could be the infamous Samsung smarthub at fault), but will probably invest in a range extender. Overall, pleased.

  A reviewer from United States
Excellent Router for BIG House and lots of wireless devices!, September 4th, 2013
I'm very pleased with this device. Very fast. my signal hasn't dropped not once and i'm writing this from the 4th level--attic of the home and I have all the bars! We connect up to 10 wireless devices at any given time, in all areas of the house and this thing pumps out powerful waves! Nothing else is needed to extend the range or power!

  A reviewer from San Jose, CA
Great product, August 19th, 2013
I replaced a 4year old 2.4ghz wireless router with the Linksys EA4500 dual band wi-fi router. Installation: a snap! Improved wi-fi reception throughout the house: great even with router behind two-three walls. Wi-fi connection and speed to pcs., tablets, smartphones,tvs, dvrs, video payers, game consoles: improved greatly! A great little product! I suspect this router has additional goodies I have not had time to try out yet. Looking forward to do so!

  A reviewer from NY
Mostly Good, February 18th, 2013
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.

  Bill Anderson from Ocala, FL
great wifi - strong signal - fast - received on 3 days, May 23rd, 2013
Received my reconditioned ES4500 in 3 days. It took about 15 minutes to unbox and set up. I have had it over a month and it has performed as advertised with strong signal and fast speed. I use the gigabyte connection for my TV but WiFi for everything else. Great product for a very reasonable price.

  MikeL from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Perfect,Reliable,10/10...., November 29th, 2012
Great bit of Kit. Cisco never fails. Nice easy to use control panel on Linksys Smart Wi-Fi ...Well done Cisco yet another nice bit of hardware ;-)

  A reviewer from Orlando, FL
Nice, Easy and Fast, (Communication and set-up), November 30th, 2012
EA4500 Router. Very easy set-up, dual band helps keep speed up on all connected devices (cameras, games and PCs). No problems after over 6 months. Actually just bought another one for a second home to replace a WRT54G.

  A reviewer from COSTA RICA-MIAMI
I recommend it very good, November 30th, 2012
excellent product

  Clarke Stockwell from Seattle, WA
A versatile product that provides excellent performance., November 30th, 2012
I rate the Cisco Linksys EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi Router as an excellent product that is both versatile and reliable. The set-up was simple, and the router has performed as advertised.

  A reviewer from Florida
Excellent piece of equipment works very well, December 1st, 2012
Great router. Very easy install. All nine of my devices connected without difficulty. Excellent speed.

  Theodore R. Wade from Edmonton, KY
A truly excellent product, December 1st, 2012
The EA4500 is probably the best router on the market. It is also probably the most sophisticated router on the market. Two areas to focus on for the best results are assigning the best "channel" and dealing with any existing "MAC" settings. For this you may need aide available via chat. If you are linking older equipment lacking security you may find that you will be restricted to the "visitor" port. Not a problem except perhaps with your expectations.

  A reviewer from United States
Flawless, uninterrupted performance, December 1st, 2012
The EA4500, after excellent help in installation from the Linksys technician, provided uninterrupted high speed performance to all WiFi devices in my home.

  A reviewer from Boston, MA
Owned it 6 months and have had NO downtime. , December 1st, 2012
My home is wired thus I use the ethernet port. Upgrading to this product increased my throughput 4-fold. Works great with my tablet and laptop. Excellent range. LinkSys makes great reliable products. My previous LinkSys workhorse I owned for 12 years before retiring it from primary duty. Very happy and would recommend to friends.

  A reviewer from Georgia
Works Great, December 1st, 2012
I replaced a 6 yr old machine that developed a problem. Once installed it has worked perfectly since the day it was installed.

  A reviewer from Georgia
Works Great, December 1st, 2012
I replaced a 6 yr old machine that developed a problem. Once installed it has worked perfectly since the day it was installed.

  Bob from Missouri
yellow & green lights, May 29th, 2013
This has been by far the best wireless router I have ever had with all the bells and whistles that you get with it. I gave it 4 stars only because of the surge that I had a few days ago and ever since wasn't able to connect no matter the sequence that I done. I did notice that there are green and yellow lights by each port on the back, but haven't been able to find out what they are for? I wasn't able to get online for a couple of days to check things out since I couldn't find anything on the provided cd. In need of help or I will have to replace!

  A reviewer from Gambrills, Maryla nd
Wolrks well with one hitch, December 2nd, 2012
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.

  A reviewer from Accokeek, MD
Very good router, December 3rd, 2012
This is by far the best router I have purchased. It's very reliable and fast.

  A reviewer from Laguna Niguel, CA
Easy set up, December 3rd, 2012
I'm very satisfied with this product. It was easy to set up and does everything it claimed. Would highly recommend.

  A reviewer from Toronto Canada
Outstanding, June 13th, 2013
I live in Toronto. My service provider promised speeds up to 25mb. Never reached more than 5. we have many devices. I bought this product yesterday and the speeds are amazing. I now average over 22 to 28mb on our second floor, over 30mb on our main floor and in the basement were the router is it's almost 40mb. Amazing. the range is amazing too. In the backyards we get speeds of over 18mb average.

  Alexander Napoli from Aberdeen, NJ
Great router, December 13th, 2012
I have about a 7 year old Linksys WRT54GX that I decided to upgrade with the EA4500. I really didn't think that my speeds would increase dramatically because the WRT54GX router is B/G capable and my cable service only provides up to 20 Mbps downloads. I have been incredibly impressed by the performance of the EA4500 during the short amount of time that I have had it. My download speeds have increased by quite a bit and more importantly, the lag that I used to experience while remote accessing my work computer has disappeared. This is a fantastic product.

  Maurice from Montana
SLEEK ROUTER, December 15th, 2012
Recently upgraded my existing Linksys 2.4GHz Wireless-G(had this for over approx.7 yrs. always on) w/the EA4500 Smart Wi-Fi Router. Very satisfied with ease of setup and as always with Cisco products the security options. However to explain my 4 star rating: 1. no off/on switch 2. if accidentally UN plugged(even for 1 sec.) or switched off via extension, it gets almost impossible to get back on line quickly. To say the least! It loses not only the IP address but also layer 1 abilities for total power up. You have to wait well over the 2 minutes(like 15 min.) and power up after you re boot modem/PC etc. If done out of order things really get interesting for the rookie, all strange imaginations come into play. With that I'm satisfied with everything else. mbcjr/CCNA 4 WAN grad.

  A reviewer from Kent, WA
Great Router, June 16th, 2013
Very easy to set up and add devices. Nice free smartphone app.

  A reviewer from Gadsden AL
Works great, June 18th, 2013
Took about one minute to set up. Works flawlessly. No dropped signals at all! My 2 flatscreens are wirelessly connected, as is my Xbox 360, my 2 bluray players, another computer, and 4 ipads. No problems at all.

  A reviewer from Phoenix, Az
Excellent Product, July 18th, 2013
I replaced an earlier model Linksys router with the Linksys EA4500 and saw a 100% improvement in performance.

  John M. O'Connor from Gig Harbor, A
LinkSys EA4500 WiFi Router, Highly recommended, July 19th, 2013
Linksys EA4500 App-Enabled N900 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router with Gigabit and USB (Personal Computers) ultimately i like this router...i gave it a "5", because it has improved my wireless coverage throughout my home...1600 sgft...router is in one corner of my home...at opposite corner WiFi signal is now more than capable of Video Streams from NetFlix, whereas it wasn't before...(replaced an aging N-Draft LinkSys WRT350N)...i also like the Web Interface direct to the router (not Smart interface back to cloud)...it is very granular in a good way...you can tweak the 2.4, and the 5ghz bands independently...control the SSID...and especially select the band mix...i.e., i was able to set band mix for 5ghz to "N-Only", vice mixed...noticable inprovement in signal strength...you also have the ability to control the "Guest-NetWork", control it's SSID, password etc., ...the bottom-line is that it is now done and working quite well (praise-the Lord!) ...so don't beat yourself up if you, like me, find this an exasperating set-up experience...i had to walk-away several times and have a bowl of ice-cream, in order to avoid smashing the blasted thing to smithereens...in the end it was worth the effort...remember, "...just breathe..."...good-luck & GodsSpeed in your endeavors...jo'c

  A reviewer from Massachusettes
Easy set up and fast speeds, June 25th, 2013
This was easy to set up and the automatic firmware update feature is nice. Great software and ability to view all your devices along with guest access makes it a must have, useing usb as ftp drive is nice too. Only with it had few more ports 4 just not enough

  Jacob Rodriguez from California
Best wireless router in the market.. i, August 8th, 2013
I just purchase this product two months ago and I love it .. Before this , I had another router that every time the signal went off .. Linksys works perfect ..! I hardly recommend this product to anybody ..!!

  A reviewer from Valley Stream, NY
excellent product, June 26th, 2013
I've only had the Linksys EA4500 for a short time, however, it has proven to be faster as promised and easy to setup. That is why I picked a Linksys product again.

  John Jones from Alabama
Not as easy as expected, July 17th, 2013
All of the literature leads one to believe the setup and connection to your home network is going to be "plug and play". Well, it is not that simple. I'm not a network expert, but I do have experience. It took me five days (not full time) to get everything connected and working as expected. It seems to me that all of the HELP info is written as if one is an expert in the field. Not intended for those of us that do not qualify as experts. Now, that everything is connected, it is working as expected and I'm pleased.

Wonderful, June 29th, 2013
Wonderful device. Every device at home I use is blazing fast with speed. My galaxy s3 in wifi gets up to 50mbs download and almost 50mbs up. I bought a new network card for my comp. Now I'm gettng 180-200mbs download and 40-50mbs up. This router has more than enough power to supply that speed. I then bought a network switch and threw it in the living room. Ran an ethernet cable from the router to the living room plugged it into the switch and now my ps3 and samsung led smart tv are full of speed through the switch and this great router. My isp is cox and I guess having the fastest speed sometimes is too much or unnecessary but I luv fast internet and a fast router. Thanks Linksys ea4500

  A reviewer from Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Excellent product, July 29th, 2013
I purchased the EA4500 router because my router was beginning to drop the signal. This router is a vast improvement over that one, faster and more reliable. Would recommend this product highly.

  RCab from Florida, USA
Easy setup, March 15th, 2013
This was very easy to install. It did recognize all the devices hooked up to the network without difficulties and the WIFI works very well. In the future some improvements could be made, like, more ports and the ability to not broadcast SSID. This was connected in combination with a range extender over power line and the system works very well.

  Rocky412 from New York, NY, USA
The only router you'll ever need, March 15th, 2013
I had a Linksys WRT400 router and it finally gave up after 2 years. I had heard about about the EA4500 and decided to give it a try. I was up and running in only 15 minutes and all of my devices(computer , Mac laptop,Roku&,PS3 worked perfectly.)Again,look no further,this is all you need!!!!!!)

  rla26368 from Surfside Beach, SC, USA
Faster and longer range, March 15th, 2013
We previously were using the WRT610N. Because of where our cable service is located it was set up at one end of the house. The far end suffered horribly with very poor wireless signal. We finally had enough and purchased the E4500. The set up software, as usual, failed to set up the router. I've never been able to get the LINKSYS/CISCO set up software to work. I had to reset it and log in directly to set up the router. No big deal since I'd done it 10+ times on other models. Once we got it manually configured, signal strength improved drastically. The far end of the house would get 20+/- Mbps or less, now it's at least 54. A definite HARDWARE improvement, the set up software needs improvement.

  Hansen from Canada
Don't just listen to sales people - buy what works!, March 15th, 2013
We live in rural Canada; 6 months ago we went to a national retailer looking for advice to purchase a good router for our situation - small town, poor service, lots of devices. They recommeded a competitor, but our service did not improve, our devices would not all connect and we wasted our money. We were frustrated. We then purchased a new TV, with wifi, and now received advice to contact Cisco - we did and purchased Cisco Linksys EA4500 Smart App Enabled Wireless-N Dual-Band Wi-Fi N900 Router with 4-Port Gigabit Switch - USB - Media Server. Within an hour, we had the entire house set up and connected. All of our devices on line and working...not only would we recommend this product, we are considering purchasing as a house warming gift for friend building their first home. Fabulous product!

  Stuart58 from Bellevue, WA
Never have to reset, March 15th, 2013
I had an old linksys router and added a wireless N Bridge and thought I was saving money and being smart. I couldn't have been more wrong as I would have to reset it by unplugging the router waiting 20 seconds and plug it back in repeatedly over its life. I just assumed you had to do this with every router. The other problem I had was the speed of my other wired computers as I never understood why they weren't faster. All problems solved as the gig switch in the router makes my wired devices scream and I have never rebooted the router since install in December. Now I can travel without having the family call and tell me the wireless is down.

  Deshaun05 from Waldorf, MD, USA
Outstanding Router Best Ever, March 15th, 2013
One of the Best routers the Cisco have made. I bought mine from Walmart for 179.00. I replace my older Cisco router with the Linksys Wireless N router model EA4500 model thought I was going crazy when i found it at Walmart and couldn't find it on the Cisco Sit. But, loved the guest network helps alot when friends come over, loge the gig port on the back. With then 3 mimo My signal strength have tripled and my network speed, no joke has double in speed. Thanks Cisco once again yo have out done your self. Great product.

  Rajiv from Mumbai
Easy To Use, March 15th, 2013
This is the really very good device through this device you can cover around 3 to 4 BHK flat easily, you can your router from anytime from anywhere, security of this router is really very nice...

  veryolddog from Santa Fe, NM
It does improve performance., March 15th, 2013
I just set up the EA 4500 today and the benefits are very much worth it. I created two different networks, one for 2.4 and one for 5 ghrz and a guest network. I then created the valet key for the three laptops in the family. The laptops already saw the network and I could of just signed in and had it connect automatically in the future. So, I am not sure of the value of the valet key. One wireless printer identified the network and all I had to do was give it the password. The other wireless printer, I had to go into the wireless protected setting and give it the printer pin number. The only device that I had trouble connecting was the Dish Network supplied 722K Receiver and DVR. This device had a dual band wireless N adapter from Dish manufactured by Netgear. It work fine under the previous Cisco Linksys Router which this replaced a WRT310 N. I first called Dish and they referred me to Netgear. After 3 people at Netgear, they could not help me. Called back Dish. I de-installed the Netgear Dish adapter and plugged it back in while I had the TV on. I went to the screen and there was a setup menu. I followed the instructions, the receiver identified all of the Networks, I selected the one to be attached and the adapter came on line.In two minutes this was done. In order to get the 722K online this process took me three hours because of phone calls to Dish and Netgear. The router was doing the correct thing. I just didn't realize that i had to go through the setup process again because of the new router as I kept the network names the same. The speed increase is significant. I have two laptops which both have wireless N that are five years old and only 2 gigs of memory. We have a 20 mps service and now these old timers have a new life. We also have a recent laptop with 4 gigs of memory and that one just downloads movies in a flash. The big desk top has 8 gigs of memory and the response time on that machine is almost instantaneous. I realize that the 11ac machines will be coming out very soon. However, I did not want to be on the bleeding edge of that technology with firmware and other issues as well as spend more money for new adapters. I am very comfortable with the decision for the EA4500.

  A reviewer from Long Island New York
Great Router , March 26th, 2013
bought this to replace an older linksys router signal is great and speed increased nicely truly plug and play so user friendly to set up .

  Anthony C Allen from Mullins, SC
Awesome range and features, November 25th, 2012
I purchased the Linksys EA4500 wireless router as an upgrade from the Linksys E900 wireless router because I wanted dual band capabilities for my media collection. It works great and I am able to connect my 2TB external hard drive directly to the router's usb port and stream movies to all my devices. The wireless connections are secure and I experience no loss of connectivity or buffering when streaming movies to other devices. I love this system.

  A reviewer from Irvine,CA
My Favorite One, April 21st, 2013
For me EA4500 is a very good router. It performs what was promised. I like how it gives me strong signal . The router should be place on a higher location to broadcast a very good signal. I am amaze with the wireless speed of the router as well. Not all wireless devices maybe running on same technology as what the router has but it gives reasonable wireless speed. Of all the router that Linksys made , this is my favorite one. Well, not all consumers may have same experience as what I had with this router. But for me this router is good if you have a large house , gaming devices, entertainment devices aside from computers . I chose this router because this one fits for my network.

  Antonio Azevedo from São Paulo, Brazil
Good for me, better than I thought., May 13th, 2013
Everything works well and easy to install and setup, besides, the guest network is a really nice feature - awesome.

  Marty from Akron, OH
Extremely easy to setup, May 4th, 2013
IDIOT PROOF. Extremely easy to setup. If you cant setup this router you shouldn’t own a computer in the first place. But its current Cloud firmware and ease of setup for the masses is a serious FAIL for power users who like to tweak things. I get it that Linksys wanted a setup that was super easy and a router that could be sold in every Wal-Mart. We all can’t be brainiacs. Yes I know I can down grade the firmware to the old version to get all of the advanced setting and features back, but you also lose Cloud features in doing so. And that was the main reason I bought this router. As for performance there are a lot of bad reviews out there on range. 2.4Ghz works the same maybe a hair better than my old Netgear. I get solid 5 bars anywhere in my 2000sf ranch style new home, and 2-3 bars anywhere outside on my 200x200 property. 5Ghz is another story. Walk 20 ft away from the router and signal drops fast. At 50ft and one wall between the router and me I get one bar. And forget about outside my vinyl siding home. No signal at all. Cloud service does bug-out from time to time and will not allow me to sign in remotely from outside my network. A simple reboot of the router fixes this. I have 21 devices connected to this router and run 5-10GB of data daily through it. There is a glitch on the routers device list. If you lock your IP address at the device it doesn’t show up routers device table. But the device does work and connect properly through the router. Only devices that the routers DCHP assigns an IP address shows up on the device list. My Netgear had the same issue from day one so this is nothing new to me. My Netgear lasted 1 year. Lets see how long this one lasts before it dies of a heart attack too.

  A reviewer from Idaho Falls, ID
The router works correctly, June 23rd, 2013
The router was easy to set-up and connected the first try. I have a better wireless signal now than I had before.

  A reviewer from New York
Linksys product, May 22nd, 2013
I am a fan of linksys router i used E1200, EA2700 and now EA4500. So far all 3 is very good but the EA4500 the best in speed i will recommend these product to family and friends and the public overall.