|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. |
The Linksys E2500 offers superior wireless speed, optimal range, and simultaneous dual-band technology, plus a next-generation industrial design
Superior Wireless Speed
Optimal Wireless Coverage
The Power of Dual-Band
Optimized for Entertainment
Quick to Install
Easy to Manage
Easy set-up with Cisco Connect software.
Customer Reviews of Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band N Router
This is a great buy and works really well in my new home :) I have Comcast and it was extremely easy to setup and connect. Works well with my laptop, iPad and iPhone..
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.
Do not waste your time on this router. It is not worth it. I installed it quickly and had it up and running with no problems. It worked for less than one week, then died. Its Internet port quit working. I cycled power to it, swapped the patch cable, still dead. I verified the DSL modem was working by connecting my laptop directly to it. I was surfing the Internet just fine without the router.
Easy setup,small in size,and provides a fast connection. This router is easy to install,and is a great buy for the money.So far it has provided excellent service.I would recommend this product.
Died after one day4/6/2012
The router installed flawlessly and everything on my existing home network got picked up easily. The next day, I did not have internet access. Every troubleshooting step did nothing. A call to Linksys technical support confirmed that the router had died. Linksys sent me an RMA and I was going to exchange. It just so happened that my ISP upgraded my cable modem to one with a built in N router. Well, that just saved me $75 so the router went back for a refund instead.
I used the Linksys E2500 to upgrade my home network from a Linksys Wireless-G router. It was very easy to setup and it is working great, because of the greater bandwidth it eliminated the waiting for video buffering, and my programs load faster.
Eveything was great, promptness, ease, product..A+..
Easy to setup and use. Works extremely well!
Higher band with weaker signal5/12/2011
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