Works perfect all the time, June 14th, 2013
Have had the EA6500 for almost a year now and it has worked excellent for the 4 of us in the family. It has not given us any problems at all.
Excellent product, June 13th, 2013
It is amazing product,after I use this router, I never had Internet problem again!
from Kihei, Hawaii
Great piece of equipment, May 27th, 2013
This was a great purchase. It works well with all my devices. My net is much faster too.
Juan Flores Zuniga
from Costa Rica
friendly and secure, May 20th, 2013
Excellent option to connectr wirelessly. Secure and friendly to install and use. It really works better with windows 8, not with 7.
Eager to keep using it as long as possible
JT's PC Solutions
from United States
Good all around., May 1st, 2013
I run a lot of WiFi devices as well as run a gaming/work server. This router does a great job in signal strength and setup. But i do get random disconnects as others do. Cisco needs to update the firmware to solve this problem. but its a good router all around.
Hello JT's PC Solutions,
Thanks for your positive feedback regarding the Linksys EA6500 wireless-ac router's setup and performance. To help you with your random disconnects, try making the following changes to your Wi-Fi settings for the two wireless radios included in this router.
Set the 2.4 GHz network to Channel: 11-2.462 GHz
Set the 5 GHz network to Channel: 165-5.825 GHz
You can also visit our Linksys EA6500 Technical Support Page for more information regarding router configuration.
Thanks - Linksys Store Team
from Fredericksburg, Va
Overall good router, when it stays connected, April 22nd, 2013
Overall, I think that this is a good router, and offers much better speed over my older one. To take full advantage of the speed (within your home network), you will need to upgrade your wireless computers with 802.11ac adapters. Set up was easy and all of my DLNA compliant devices were immediately visible, allowing me to stream my HD content. I have not had this router long enough to experience all of the other features it offers. The main problem that I have had over the last three weeks, as mentioned by another reviewer, is that it loses internet connectivity; has happened three times in the last two weeks...rebooting restores connectivity. Am in the process of troubleshooting with Linksys tech support, but I think the fix will end up being an eventual firmware upgrade.
Hello reviewer from Fredericksburg Va,
Thanks for your positive feedback regarding the Linksys EA6500 wireless-ac router's setup and performance. To help you with your Internet connection issue, please visit the special Linksys EA6500 support page. This special support page includes easy access to FAQs, Videos, Latest Firmware Downloads, Forums, Live Chat and more.
Linksys EA6500 Technical Support Page
Thanks - Linksys Store Team
from New York,NY
Good Performace , November 30th, 2012
Over all I am happy with the performance of the Linksys EA6500 wireless router and the Linksys WUMC710 universal media connector. I setup my Samsung smart TV to Linksys WUMC710 universal media connector and now I can browse the internet and stream Netflix HD video with out a hitch even with a PC hardwired to the Linksys WUMC710 universal media connector. the Linksys EA6500 wireless router its self in my opinion is not hard to setup, but you do have to make sure the machine or laptop your using supports wireless N or else it will never find the router. Once Linksys EA6500 wireless router is setup non wireless n devices work fine. Having the guest login is great. I always have people over using my WiFi access and its nice not having to give them my secure password. And with my Cisco Connect Cloud Android App, you can keep track on who is on your network even when you are not at home. I've yet to try shared storage and the Linksys wireless cameras, but I sure it will handle with out any problems. the only con I have encountered which still not sure if it was the router or My provider I had to restart it once since I got it for some reason it lost internet connectivity.
Thanks for your detailed review of the Linksys EA6500 wireless-AC router and its compatible wireless-AC universal media connector (bridge/adapter). This product is a great add-on for the Linksys EA6500 router because it allows any Ethernet enabled device to be upgraded to use the latest wireless-AC Wi-Fi technology for lightning fast wireless performance. The combination of Linksys EA6500 wireless-AC router + Linksys WUMC710 wireless-AC media connector is the recommended way to bring wireless-AC to all of your client devices like game consoles, roku, smart TVs, blu-ray players, etc.
To help others better understand this wireless-AC product and solution, wanted to add a link to the Linksys WUMC710 universal media connector.
Linksys WUMC710 Universal Media Connector - Upgrade Your Devices to Wireless-AC
Thanks - Linksys Store Team
from Silver Springs, FL
Simple, Easy and Dependable, November 29th, 2012
This Linksys EA6500 wireless router by Cisco comes with simple instructions and is easy to setup.
I am technically challanged and need devices that I know will work and require little maintenance.
This Linksys router is just the ticket for me and I am confident it will perform as advertized. After all, it's my third upgrade!
from METEO Algeria
Firmware, February 23rd, 2013
A small timing problem in the firmware in the section list devices and peripherals connected, thank you to an update. Otherwise, the router is impeccable. A World Leader will always be a leader. Many thanks to the developers Cisco linksys.
from Tallahassee, FL
Great Speeds, Hard Setup/Poor Development, March 3rd, 2013
I purchased the EA6500 as a replacement for my EA4500 that quit working after 9 months (but I could not find the receipt to warranty it). I followed the directions for installation, but had issues getting it connected to the my Arris Cable Modem. When I called tech support, I was on hold for about 30 minutes before a tech rep was on the line, at which time I was informed that he was not trained to work with the 6500 and I was placed on hold for another 20-30 minutes. Once I got the correct representative on the phone, he was able to walk my through to get proper connectivity. However, I could not get my Xbox 360 to properly connect. I was then informed that Linksys support does not cover Xbox connectivity, and that I would have to pay a third party service to help troubleshoot the problem. The reason provided is that the Linksys representative did not want to damage the settings within the Xbox…understandable. However, the third party service was not reasonable. The lowest offered plan went for $80 for three months of service. This may sound reasonable, but the likelihood of needing additional support beyond this initial setup is minimal. In addition, I just spent over $200 on a router that is supposed to be “smart”, but yet required manual programming just to get it to work.
I was able to find a resource that helped me get my Xbox connected, by changing settings in the router, not the Xbox. I can say that the router is performing very well, despite the several hours in setup, programming, and research in order to get it to work with (3) laptops, (1) desktop, (2) tablets, (3) phones, (1) Xbox, (1) PS3, and (1) Wii.
Its great, November 24th, 2012
Very nice stregth and area.
from Long Island, NY
Nice Piece of Equipment, November 29th, 2012
I purchased this Linksys EA6500 wireless router after dragging out my Linksys WRT54G wireless G router for all these years.
Wow what a difference! I have many devices connected at once and it doesn's skip a beat.
Also, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi webtool makes it very easy to manage the network unlike older routers with software you have to download. I would absolutely reccommend.
from Los Angeles, CA
Well Done!, November 29th, 2012
I've used Cisco Linksys products in my home office for a number of years and it just keeps getting better - this is the best one yet!
Some issues installing but works well now, November 30th, 2012
There were a couple issues with it. Since it was so new their tech support didn't know the solution without working with me for a few hours. I list the most important issue below:
*) make sure the router isn't plugged into the same wall outlet as your computer, monitor and lamp (if they are all plugged into the same one). The router needs a more stable power supply and I had 2 desktop computers, 1 monitor, 1 lamp AND the router plugged into the same wall outlet (through a surge supresor). It would loose connectivity occasionally, but once I put it on its own wall outlet it worked great.
from new york city
this is one smart product., November 30th, 2012
this is one of the best routers I ever had.the ease of use is amazing.the best buy,i strongly and highly recommend this smart router to all of my friends and family members.
from Behind you.
Great!, February 2nd, 2013
No problems, little expensive, but for the strength and speed, its well worth it.
from columbuc, ohio
best router ive ever had , November 30th, 2012
This is the best router I have ever owned truly with the price excellent range and signal strength throughout the house.
JOSE ALBERTO GONZALEZ
from COSTA RICA
EXCELENTE PRODUCTO, November 30th, 2012
VENGO USANDO LOS PRODUCTOS LINKSYS, CUMPLEN CON MI ESPECTATIVA, ME ACABO DE CAMBIAR POR EL ROUTER ANTERIOR A ESTE DE LINKSYS Y ME QUEDO SIN PALABRAS DE LO RAPIDO Y EFICIENTE QUE ES. NO DUDEN EN COMPRAR LOS PRODUCTOS SON DE CALIDAD
from El Paso, TX
Fantastic Support, February 11th, 2013
My old (more than 5years) Linksys gave up the ghost this weekend, and I originally bought a different manufacturer router which we couldn't get working even with the seller's expert at this item helping us. So we took the other router back, and I bought this Linksys. We had trouble with the auto-setup, but this time, I got Linksys on CHAT on Sunday afternoon, and they painlessly walked me through the setup. For routers, you really want to have good support because I believe cable providers don't necessarily set up their signals to enable easy auto-setup. Linksys provided excellent support!! Once we got it running, we were able to quickly watch live streaming on our new wireless HDTV w/o any difficulties. Thank you Linksys!
from New Bern, NC
Does the job well!, November 30th, 2012
Product performs well. I wish it
had been a little cheaper but the
router works well for our situa-
from Lexington, KY
Easy set up, December 3rd, 2012
This router is easy to set up and has an interface that is internet accessable. I would recommend this product to others and I have no regrets in choosing this router for my home