The Linksys EA4500 is an N900 router but is unique among its peers, thanks to Cisco's new Cisco Cloud Connect approach. Now you can remotely manage your entire home network via a browser or mobile app and do a lot more than ever before with a home router. The router also offered very fast performance and can host network storage via its USB port.
- Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $116.49
The good: Cisco's Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 offers excellent performance, a nice set of features, and a completely new home networking experience with the Cisco Connect Cloud solution.
The bad: The Linksys EA4500's 2.4Ghz band performance could use some improvement, and the router requires a live connection with Cisco for users to access and manage its features/settings.
The bottom line: Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere.
October 31, 2012 9:29 PM PDT
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