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Linksys EA6500 review: A user-friendly 802.11ac router with decent performance

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  • Cisco Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Router
    3.5/5
    $187.00 (When Rated) via Amazon.com Marketplace
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Price when rated: $200
Lowest price: $187.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace
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Pros

  • Easy to set up and configure
  • Fast 802.11ac performance
  • Optional cloud-based services

Cons

  • Very few advanced router features
  • Slow 802.11n performance on the 2.4GHz band
  • Very slow when writing to an attached USB storage device
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