Linksys E2500 (N600) Advanced Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
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- Enjoy the power of simultaneous dual-band Wireless-N (802.11n) technology with double the capacity for surfing the web
- Connect your computers, wireless printers, smartphones, and other wireless devices at up to 300 + 300 Mbps of transfer speed
- Double your network bandwidth with simultaneous dual bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) to help avoid interference
- Enjoy the superior range provided by a MIMO antenna array
- Use four Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) ports to directly connect wired devices
- Give visitors password-protected Internet access on a separate network so your visitors have access to the Internet
- Keep your network protected with customizable security settings, including WPA/WPA2 Personal and SPI firewall protection
- Set up your wireless network in three easy steps using included Cisco Connect software
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|Data Transfer Rate||300 Mb per second||1,200 Mb per second||1,750 MB per second||1,200 Mb per second||54 MB per second||300 Mb per second|
|Item Dimensions||7.44 x 6.85 x 0.91 in||6.4 x 9.6 x 1.3 in||9.6 x 6.4 x 1.3 in||7.2 x 4.9 x 1.3 in||12.76 x 2.64 x 10.08 in||5.97 x 7.43 x 1.23 in|
|Item Weight||0.71 lb||—||1.9 lbs||1.39 lbs||1.55 lbs||0.52 lb|
|Total LAN Ports||4||4||4||—||4||4|
|Wireless Compatibility||802.11n||802.11 A/C||802.11 A/C||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11n||802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n|
The Linksys E2500 offers superior wireless speed (up to 300 + 300 Mbps), optimal range, and powerful dual-band technology to provide advanced performance for active wireless households. Simultaneous dual-band (2.4 + 5 GHz) technology doubles your network bandwidth and helps avoid network interference, enabling smoother and faster media streaming and file transfers. A MIMO antenna array offers superior range and reliability. And WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall help keep your network protected. Plus, included Cisco Connect software gets you set up in three easy steps and offers powerful tools for ongoing management of your network.
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The 3 star rating is because of the confusing setup menus. I have set up a lot of routers and this was my first experience with the Linksys "Smart WIFI" setup. If you are new to routers it will be easy to get it up and running. However for those with a little knowledge it will be confusing.
I tried the "Smart WIFI" setup first, the menus have few choices and information is limited. I did not see any value to the internet setup so I downloaded the "Classic" firmware and everything looked normal. However I began to experienced daily lockups requiring a reset. So back to the newest firmware. It works but feels like a dumb ed down router.
The USB printer function, how archaic. It requires release by the last computer using the shared printer before a new user can use the printer. It would be nice if Linksys looked at the DD-WRT or Tomato firmware for some ideas on how to update the firmware in the future.
The manual is not to useful. Nowhere does it explain the Media Prioritization settings for download and upload bandwidth values. Helpline doesn't know either.
Overall looks like good hardware but firmware too dumb ed down. Looking forward to firmware update.
The form factor of the E2500 is nice and the antennae are now built into the unit. Signal strength remained as strong as the old WRT54GL provided. It's a modern look where you can hide or feature the flashing lights as you wish by the direction you place it.
At startup I made the early mistake of thinking that the power supply from the WRT would work with the new router, but no - the E2500 only blinked through all its lights continuously until I corrected that error.
Software setup has come a long way with the Cisco Connect software package. Given how the DSL line was set up, it worked everything out in minutes and I was good to go. Many take pride in struggling along without the software but for me it was really helpful. Naturally Cisco Connect is not a mind reader and certain variables such as access management and DHCP need adjusting between two routers.
It was also helpful to be able to analyze the dozen or so wi-fies in my immediate vicinity for signal strength and channel used with a little program called "inSSIDer 4". My signal strength was 20 dB to the good of the strongest neighbor and in addition I switched the 2.4 GHz channel from auto to one unused by the neighborhood.
A big plus to the Linksys brand is the continuity of the user interface. Although there have been a number of new features added, it's easy to find and adjust parameters just from experience with the previous equipment.
I don't yet have need for the QoS priority system but I appreciate that it's there. I have set up the Guest feature and await my next houseguest. All in all, an excellent purchase.
Perhaps we use more bandwidth than the target market for this product. But for us it is not worth the frustration. I would not buy this if you regularly stream video or play video games on line. We have 4 members in our family who at different types stream video, play video games, use facebook, and check email.
I replaced my older one with a TP-Link Archer C9 which is still going strong and responds quickly to requests. I guess in the end you get what you pay for and you have to decide what your time is worth reconfiguring these and keeping an extra one on hand when they burn out.
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