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Linksys EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router

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Linksys EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router

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  • IEEE 802.11ac/a/b/g/n Standard Compliant
  • 6 x Internal Antennas
  • 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports
  • 2 x USB Ports
  • High Power Amplifiers for Ultimate Range
  • Simultaneous 2.4 / 5 GHz Frequencies
  • WPA2 Encryption Standards
  • Cisco Connect Cloud Compatible
  • DLNA Certified Media Server
  • IPv6 Enabled
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Price: $168.39

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You Pay: $129.99

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The EA6500 Linksys Smart WiFi Router from Cisco is smarter than your average router. The EA6500 Router comes equipped with dual-band connectivity, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, DLNA media server, and Cisco's Connect Cloud App.

The integrated dual band frequencies included in the EA6500 Router enable you to utilize both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies to provide for reduced interference with other electronic devices around the house. With four Gigabit Ethernet ports you have a stable, super fast connection option for streaming HD quality content, transferring large files, and streaming music. The DLNA (digital living network alliance) media server allows you to easily stream your media throughout your network to other DLNA certified devices. Cisco's Connect Cloud App comes equipped with a variety of options such as adding new devices to the network, setting parental controls, providing guest access, and prioritizing media.

With six antennas accompanied by high power amplifiers you can take advantage of ultimate range. As a result, your WiFi signal will reach areas traditional routers cannot reach. Along with the antennas, you can also take advantage of SpeedBoost technology providing increased signal strength.

Cisco Connect Cloud
Now available for Linksys Smart WiFi Routers, Cisco Connect Cloud gives you anytime, anywhere access to your home network.

This revolutionary new technology delivers a host of free apps for your router. As new devices and ways of interacting with your home emerge, Cisco Connect Cloud will keep expanding with new apps to enrich your connected lifestyle.
How It Works
•Create your wireless home network. Linksys Smart WiFi Routers make it fast and easy
•Register your network online. Go to CiscoConnectCloud.com to open your account
•Customize with apps. Enhance your connected home with the apps of your choice
Next Generation Wireless Technology
Wireless AC technology was developed to optimize video streaming experiences. Providing gigabit Wi-Fi Speeds allows for content to download faster and large video or music files to sync more quickly. With an increasing number of WiFi devices in the home and greater Internet consumption, this new wireless standard will help meet your digital lifestyle demands. As your devices and WiFi usage increase, make sure you have the latest wireless technology to get the most out of your connected experiences.
Optimize Your Connected Life
The Linksys Smart WiFi Router with AC wireless technology includes Cisco Connect Cloud to give you visibility into your home network from anywhere at any time. With your Linksys Smart WiFi router you have the opportunity to get an ever-growing set of new capabilities through mobile apps. These mobile apps will empower you to easily enhance and control your connected life.
Ultimate Wireless Speed
The Linksys Smart WiFi Router is built with the latest Draft 802.11ac wireless technology for speeds approximately 3x faster than Wireless-N. The EA6500 is ideal for fast HD video and media streaming.
Superior Wireless Coverage
The Linksys Smart WiFi Router is built with high power amplifiers and is designed to achieve ultimate range, increasing HD video and media streaming coverage area in the home.
SimpleTap Technology
Easily connect WiFi devices to your home network with a push of a button (WPS) or a tap (included SimpleTap card to connect NFC-enabled devices). Through a Cisco Connect Cloud mobile app, you can use WiFi Protected Setup to easily add devices without having to go to your router. Once you have a Cisco Connect Cloud account, you can use the included SimpleTap card to easily add NFC-enabled mobile devices by tapping your card on the NFC-enabled device.
Broad Wireless Compatibility
Connect computers, HDTVs, media players, game consoles, smartphones, printers and more to your network and Internet connection. The Linksys Smart WiFi Router is backward compatible with a/b/g/n Devices.
The Power of Dual Band
Double your network bandwidth with dual-band N (2.4 and 5 GHz) designed to help avoid interference and maximize throughput for smoother HD video streaming, file transfers, and wireless gaming.
Benefits of Gigabit
Use the four Gigabit ports for quick file sharing, 10x faster than standard Ethernet, between other Gigabit-enabled devices.
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.
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 integrated firewall.
Quality of Service (QoS)
Traffic prioritization technology delivers smoother performance for music, voice and video.
Quick to Install
Included Cisco Connect software helps you set up your home wireless network in a few easy steps.
IPv6 Enabled
The Linksys Smart WiFi Router supports the latest Internet Protocol technology to future-proof your network.
Featured Cisco Connect Cloud Apps
•Block the Bad Stuff
•HipPlay
•IP Camera Viewer
•Twonky Video
•Device Monitoring
•NetProofer
Featured Cisco Built-In Apps
•Parental Control
•Guest Access
•See & Add Devices
•Speed Test
•Media Prioritization
• USB Storage
Base Station
Standards 802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Data Rate Up to 450 + 1300Mbps
Frequency Range Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Security WPA2 Encryption
Antenna 6 x Internal Antennas
Transmitted Power Transmit / Receive:
3x3 for 2.4GHz
3x3 for 5GHz
Power Over Ethernet Not specified by manufacturer
Ports 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 Ports
2 x USB Ports
General
System Requirements PC: WiFi enabled PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, or Windows7

Mac: WiFi 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
Power Requirements 110/220 V AC
Dimensions (WxHxD) Package Dimensions: 12.34 x 9.25 x 2.56" / 31.34 x 23.5 x 6.5 cm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Linksys EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Simple Tap Card
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (7)
    • Reliable connection (5)
    • Secure connection (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Smart features (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (7)

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      5.0

      over what expected

      By EV

      from Puerto Rico

      About Me Low bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast Connection Speed
      • Signal Strenght And Velo

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home network

        Comments about EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router:

        Signal strength excellent even when two walls are between the router and receiver.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Linksys EA 6500

        By Steve

        from Hudson Florida USA

        About Me high bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Connection Speed
        • Reliable connection
        • Secure Connection
        • Smart Features

        Cons

        • Cisco Web Site Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Home network
        • Steaming - Network

        Comments about EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router:

        Had some minor issues setting up the unit, but overall the unit is a speed demon, very impressive with all that it does. Glad that I purchased it, especially from B&H, have been a loyal customer since the 80's - the only disappointment is that it has been reduced in price on line by around $15.00. Oh well......

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        B & H does it again...

        By alh717

        from Clermont, Fl.

        About Me high bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast Connection Speed
        • Reliable connection
        • Secure Connection
        • Smart Features

        Cons

        • Don't Know Any

        Best Uses

        • Business
        • Home network

        Comments about EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router:

        Yes, the Linksys EA6500 is great, gaming, HD programing, surfing...fanatastic. But the real star here is B & H with a great price and excellent shipping. Thanks guys.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Linksys EA6500

        By MAJ

        from Frederick, Md

        About Me high bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast Connection Speed
        • Reliable connection
        • Secure Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home network

          Comments about EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router:

          Great Router. A great upgrade as a replacement for my older Linksys WRT310N. The download and upload speeds are vastly quicker (as they're supposed to be). I'm also using one of the USB ports for backup to a 2GB external drive.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very Good Product

          By Charlie

          from Scottsdale, Az

          About Me high bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Connection Speed
          • Reliable connection
          • Smart Features

          Cons

          • Difficult To Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Home network
          • Small Networks

          Comments about EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router:

          I use this router for my home network with 3 computers, 2 tablets and a phone. My download speeds have doubled and more depending on traffic on the ISP. The only problem was having to spend over an hour on the phone with product support to finally get operational. The tech on product support was outstanding.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Good Unit

          By Jose

          from Orange County, CA

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Connection Speed
          • Reliable connection
          • Secure Connection

          Cons

          • Difficult To Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Home network

          Comments about EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router:

          Good unit but might be too smart. It is not easy to setup if you want to do something out of the ordinary.
          The unit shipped quickly from the vendor.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Great product!

          By ATG

          from Massachusetts

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Connection Speed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Networks

            Comments about EA6500 Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router:

            This setup easy and works so fast. Using this at networking lab setup for interfacing pro audio products at corporation.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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