Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band N Router - E2500

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Ease of Use
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Performance

1. was hoping for a router that would let me have my fast things work fast, without my slow items messing it up. There are two bands, but they are two different frequencies, so unless you have some wireless cards that use the higher frequency, you won't see the dual-band benefit. 2. Wireless G devices which can't do WPA need a router set up with WEP. However, WEP limits the speed, so you can't take advantage of the speed for this router if you set up WEP encryption. My oldest and slowest wireless card uses WEP only, but setting that up on the 2.4GHz band would kill the advantages of this router over my previous router. I ended up plugging in my old router to this one, to provide the wireless acess to that one WEP device. 3. The most "interesting" think I found was that even though the 5GHz band has the higher potential speed, it is a much weaker signal. On the one laptop I have that recognizes both bands, the weaker signal kills all advantages of the higher potential bandwiidth. I've done speed checks with both bands and at any distance both bands perform the same. (ie, when I'm closer, they are both faster - when I'm far away, they are both slow) I find the 2.4 GHz band has much better signal strength. (It might be that my wireless card isn't good on that band) Overall I'm pleased because it is much better than my previous router, and I look forward to getting something with a dual-band wireless N card to really take advantage of the router. But it isn't a wonder solution

-Anonymous quote

To set up the router is easier than ever before. Setup is through a guided cd, rather than an encoded IP address with complicated advanced instructions. Unlike previous generations of Lynksis/cisco routers where the cd was an install that nagged at you, this cd sets up the router to work with the existing operating system.

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Higher band with weaker signal

on 5/12/2011

1. was hoping for a router that would let me have my fast things work fast, without my slow items messing it up. There are two bands, but they are two different frequencies, so unless you have some wireless cards that use the higher frequency, you won't see the dual-band benefit. 2. Wireless G devices which can't do WPA need a router set up with WEP. However, WEP limits the speed, so you can't take advantage of the speed for this router if you set up WEP encryption. My oldest and slowest wireless card uses WEP only, but setting that up on the 2.4GHz band would kill the advantages of this router over my previous router. I ended up plugging in my old router to this one, to provide the wireless acess to that one WEP device. 3. The most "interesting" think I found was that even though the 5GHz band has the higher potential speed, it is a much weaker signal. On the one laptop I have that recognizes both bands, the weaker signal kills all advantages of the higher potential bandwiidth. I've done speed checks with both bands and at any distance both bands perform the same. (ie, when I'm closer, they are both faster - when I'm far away, they are both slow) I find the 2.4 GHz band has much better signal strength. (It might be that my wireless card isn't good on that band) Overall I'm pleased because it is much better than my previous router, and I look forward to getting something with a dual-band wireless N card to really take advantage of the router. But it isn't a wonder solution Read More

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E2500

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Easy to setup and use. Works extremely well! Read More

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Product Overview

The Linksys E2500 offers superior wireless speed (up to 300 + 300 Mbps), optimal range, and powerful dual-band technology to provide advanced performance for active wireless households. Simultaneous dual-band (2.4 + 5 GHz) technology doubles your network bandwidth and helps avoid network interference, enabling smoother and faster media streaming and file transfers. A MIMO antenna array offers superior range and reliability. And WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall help keep your network protected. Plus, included Cisco Connect software gets you set up in three easy steps and offers powerful tools for ongoing management of your network.
Linksys E2500 Wireless-N Router - top
The Linksys E2500 offers superior wireless speed, optimal range, and simultaneous dual-band technology, plus a next-generation industrial design




Superior Wireless Speed
The Linksys E2500 offers fast speed to connect your computers, wireless printers, game consoles, and other Wi-Fi devices at transfer rates up to 300 + 300 Mbps speed for an optimal home network experience..

Optimal Wireless Coverage
Built with leading 802.11n wireless technology, the Linksys E2500 offers superior range to create a powerful wireless network. MIMO antenna array boosts signal strength to provide expanded coverage and reliability so you can enjoy your wireless network from anywhere in your home.

The Power of Dual-Band
Double your network bandwidth with dual-band N (2.4 and 5 GHz) designed to avoid interference and maximize throughput for smoother and faster HD video streaming, file transfers, and wireless gaming.

Advanced Security
Keep Wi-Fi freeloaders and Internet threats at bay with WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall to help keep your network protected.

Optimized for Entertainment
Bring the ultimate entertainment experience to your home by connecting computers, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles, media players and more to your wireless network and the Internet. QoS traffic prioritization technology is designed to deliver your time-sensitive Internet traffic efficiently so you can enjoy fast downloads, smooth video and music streaming, and gaming and VoIP.

Quick to Install
Cisco Connect software helps you set up your home wireless network in three easy steps.

Easy to Manage
Cisco Connect software helps you customize your settings and quickly add multiple devices to your network:

  • Create a separate password protected network for guests
  • Limit access time and websites with Parental Controls
  • Access advanced network settings easily


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  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Linksys
    Mfg Part# E2500
    SKU 220927600
    UPC 745883592371
    UPC 14 00745883592371
    Features
    Package Contents:
    Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band N Router
    CD-ROM with setup software and resources
    Ethernet network cable
    Power adapter
    Tech Specs
    Model: Linksys E2500
    Technology: Wireless-N
    Bands: Simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
    Transmit / receive: 2 x 2
    Antennas: 4 Internal
    Ethernet ports x speed: 4 x 10/100
    USB storage port: No USB port
    Software setup: CD Install
    Cisco Connect software: Yes
    Support: 24/7 Award-winning Online Support Resources 90 days Complimentary Assisted Support
    Warranty: 1 year hardware limited warranty
    OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac
    Minimum System Requirements:
    Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7, Safari 4 or Firefox 3 for optional browser-based configuration
    PC: Wireless network enabled PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, or Windows 7
    Mac: Wireless network enabled Mac with CD or DVD drive, running OS X Leopard 10.5 or Snow Leopard 10.6
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