Pros - very good signal through out a large home
- very fast speeds
- solid performance
Cons - no indicator lights to see if its fully booted up other than the logo that is solid when booted up
"Disappointed"on by Tootsiegirl60
Pros When it holds the connection it is fast, even when someone is gaming on the xBox and three other computers are on the network.
Cons It didn't set up easily and kept losing the internet signal (I have comcast). Put my 10 year old wireless router back online and ta-dah I have internet again. It runs hot, and the average user would not be able to configure it manually.
Summary Extrememly disappointed in this router as I have sworn by Cisco/Linksys for years. It goes back tomorrow.
Pros Very good with wired connections.
Upload speed isn't as bad as download.
Cons Wireless connections are slow and frequently drop.
Summary I needed to upgrade my router when I upgraded my cable connection speed to 50/8. I got my EA6500 set up and did a speed test, and it was great - I was getting the full speed of the cable connection - actually closer to 58/9mb, since they overprovision. That's the good news - you get great speeds for the first five minutes or so after you connect. After that, the connection was getting momentary drops and the speed kept dropping. After a couple hours, my speed is now usually below one mb/sec. The VPN connection to my workplace can't stay connected for even an hour. With my wrt54g, it stayed connected for weeks at a time. I've followed Linksys's advice to put it in a more central location in the house (which was never necessary with the wrt54g) and change channels. Changing channels seemed to help initially but I soon realized it made it worse.
Dropping the wireless connection and re-establishing it brings the speed back up again, but not for long.
Surprisingly, upload speeds don't seem to be affected as much. Typically I can get 5-8mb/sec, even when download speed has tanked.
Wired connections consistently get the full rated speed of the cable connection and then some.
I've given up on this thing. I'm now using my wrt54g again until I decide what I'm going to buy to replace this.
Pros This router handles our homes 5 iPhones,3 desktops, 2 laptops, 1 Ipad, 2 Smart TV's, 2 x-box, 1 PS3,2 wifi printers,and 1 wifi blu ray. Seamless set up took 15 min to get it up and running and connect all wifi products to it. EASY..
Cons My kids would say the con is that I can use the app to see who is on their phone or computer or video games at night and when I am at work. It is wonderful for me and I can disconnect it if I wish right from my iphone.hehe I dont have one bad thing
Summary After 11 days of using this router I am so happy. The biggest Con for me is after I purchased it I read the bad bad reviews and almost took it back. Due to time restraints I went ahead and hooked it up (with ease) and am so happy I did. It hasn't given us any problems at all. The signal goes through my 3200 sq-ft home just fine no dropped connections or lag what so ever. Love the app and the guest wifi set up. I cant comment on the support because I was able to set everything up with out it in no time at all. This is the real deal, simple set up, and will handle all your wifi needs.
Pros You can access it from anywhere? I guess that's positive if it were my parents' router.
Cons Dumbed down interface is so basic that many needed features are not configurable. No "classic" interface to fall back on.
Summary This router was purchased with the specific goals of future proofing and getting more range/speed for streaming to the living room. I HATE the new cloud interface. Sure, it's pretty, but all of the gritty, down to business settings that routers had for more granular setup are gone in favor of this pretty but dumbed down UI. Apple has done a similar oversimplification with the airport extreme, and so the switch was from one frustration to the other. Since switching, the router is not implementing some power management settings in the tcp/ip standard correctly (PWM) and so it is keeping the Wifi connection on the Nest active at all times, draining the battery until it disconnects. I'm going to have to take this aggravating router back to the store. At least I got it locally. Also, don't be fooled by the promise of "apps." There are about 4 of them, and they are all doing functions that should be built in by default. None of them solve my needs for advanced features either.
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