Intuitive user-friendly setup.
Sleek and clean design.
Fast for an 802.11n router.
Useful mobile apps and widgets.
Offers excellent performance.
Nice set of features.
Completely new home networking experience with the Cisco Connect Cloud solution.
Very good throughput at both bands.
USB for connecting storage and printers.
No 802.11ac support.
Performance could use some improvement.
Requires a live connection with Cisco for users to access and manage its features/settings.
Does not offer much performance advantage over similar and lower-priced dual-bands on the market.
By uk.hardware.info on April 16, 2013
None of the routers in this test performed poorly, but there were enough differences that we can draw a few conclusions. If you don't want to spend too much but still want decent performance, then the best options are the Linksys EA2700, Netgear...-
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on February 15, 2013
The N900 is a strong wireless performer, but it's hard to recommend at its current price point because it has such a limited feature set. The Asus RT-N66U is much more powerful, has many more features, and it costs...80
By Macworld UK on November 05, 2012
The Linksys EA4500 is a more affordable alternative to Apple’s own Airport Extreme router. It provides similar features, but if you shop around online you can pick it up for less than £100, compared to £139 for the Airport Extreme. Like...80
By PC Authority on October 30, 2012
On paper, the specification for Linksys' EA4500 doesn't look unusual. It's a top-of-the-range, dual-band cable router, capable of maintaining concurrent triple-stream networks over both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The claimed top speed in both bands is...67
By Computeractive on October 24, 2012
Router interfaces can be confusing and full of jargon. With its new EA4500 router, Cisco has tried to solve this problem by using an attractive graphical interface that can be accessed via a web browser from anywhere in the world.This new system is...-
By LaptopMag on October 09, 2012
The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 router offers good performance and useful apps for making the most of your home...90
By TechRadar on October 05, 2012
The Linksys EA4500 isn't like a normal router. It's more like a glimpse at the future of networking. The specification list includes dual-band Wireless-N, DLNA certification and support for gigabit Ethernet - although the imminent ratification...80
By Reseller News on September 11, 2012
The top-of-the-line Linksys EA4500 continues Cisco’s tradition of delivering highly attractive, yet unobtrusive, routers packed with a tonne of features. It’s about the size and heft of a Kindle, with a silver band down its centre,...-
By Craving Tech on August 13, 2012
The Cisco Linksys EA4500 is a powerful dual band wireless router with a sleek design, great signal strength, USB slot for quick & easy files sharing, and most importantly, supports the new Cisco Connect Cloud.With the Cisco Connect Cloud, you can view...-
By CNET Australia on August 06, 2012
We can see where Cisco was going with Connect Cloud, but there are simply too many problems with its execution to recommend. We'd advise installing the classic interface as soon as possible, or opting for another...70