Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 56
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jflyer Easy to set up and signal strength is very good!
The unit sets itself up all you have to do is answer the already prepared questions during the setup process.
September 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 1ssrdr Loses connectivity
I have always been a brand loyal person because of the reliability of a Linksys router. I bought this unit a couple of years ago because the last one was out of date but still worked great. After 3 years with this one it is now losing connectivity with everything including the internet. I connect my laptop straight to it and can't even get into the router itself. It would usually let me in after I unplugged it for a couple of hours but as of two days ago it won't even do that. Reset button doesn't work either. Finally got online through the cable modem to do some research and it was suggested that I place it in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Low and behold it worked....until this morning. Again nothing is connected to it and I can't get into the router to do a firmware update. Grrrr. Back to finding a new router.
June 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Paul_LA Speed is great.
I bought this August 2015. It works great. The only thing is not good is that it is quite hot compare to my previous EA3500. Maybe that is the reason it failed month ago. However, the support team is great and after all the efforts fixing problem. They concluded that the device is defective and now I got a replacement and it works great again.
May 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike31_48823 All newer linksys products have been depressing!
The ea6500 isnt any better than the ea6300 i had, the parental controls for specific time do not work still!! Im back to my old ea3500 which so far is still the best!!
May 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FredU I agree with Rebekah
I have the same issues with mine. When it runs, it runs well on the 5GHz band. I was getting 1.3 Gbps with my AC1750 wireless network card in my desktop. Although, even after one of many router resets, I could watch the signal strength diminish over time with this router until there was no connectivity available at all on the 5GHz. At any rate, I would lose the 5GHz band at least once per day (not counting when I had to reset it for the signal loss on the 2.4GHz band).
On the 2.4GHz band, the signal was even more sporadic. The signal strength would diminish and drop altogether many times a day.
At first, I thought there might be some form of interference messing with this router. To test this, I swapped this router out with my old low-cost wireless-N router (also operating on the 2.4 and 5GHz bands) and the N-router works without issue. As a matter of fact, I've been running for 2 months with my N-router and have not had to reset it once. I have about twenty years of experience running routers in a home and professional environment and haven't seen anything like this issue in any wireless device so I hope a firmware fix can take care of it.
For now, I have to say it's the most unreliable wireless device I've personally used to date. The lack of reliability is entirely the reason for my one-star review.
I'm keeping it hoping a firmware update will fix the connection drops. I trust that Linksys will make this right.
March 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ARTinTOR Very good router
We got this about three weeks ago and we're very happy with it. Especially as we also have a "guest" option for people to log into. The only difficulty we had was setting it up on a Mac; it wasn't plug and play, and we had to reset and do it a second time. You can only access settings online, and if you can't get online, it makes it difficult.
March 14, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Danny Ease of install
I found my new Linksys EA6500 router to be very easy to install in my home compared with prior routers that were a pain.
My only disappointment is the range provided is not quite as good as my old Linksys Router. Certain parts of my home no longer are able to access WIFI. This is true with both IPhones and IPAD. Quite annoying.
February 20, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JJM46 Poor Range
I have been using this router for several weeks. I am disappointed in it's range. I have it in my study where it works fine. If I go into the next room I loose signal. If itry to connect there it tells me "Cannot connect to this network." Much poorer signal than a five year old router that I replaced thinking it would be an upgrade.
February 26, 2016