Sleek but friendly management interface.
Can be managed locally or remotely.
Apps extend feature set.
Two USB ports for storage and printers.
Offers lots of cloud-based features.
Less than expected performance at 2,4 GHz band.
Simple Tap feature did not work.
Lot of performance and connectivity problems.
By Kitguru.net on August 26, 2013
Routers are the life and soul of the media party in many modern households. They are also under an ever increasing demand to deliver high definition media content to multiple devices simultaneously. Whether this be for streaming TV, gaming online, ...90
By APC Magazine on May 13, 2013
Maybe it was because of a vendor advantage, with the client station we used for testing also from Linksys, but the EA6500 blew through our tests faster than any other router we looked at. At its top speeds it was rivalling Gigabit Ethernet for data...90
By CNET Australia on May 07, 2013
There is no denying how expensive the Linksys EA6500 is, but with performance like this, it's a price tag that is easy to...90
By Tom's Hardware UK on January 14, 2013
Five years ago, we didn't have homes with a dozen wireless nodes and the need to run HD video to multiple screens. Today we do. Our 802.11n networks, especially on the 2.4 GHz band, are swamped. Can 802.11ac save the day? We test six routers to find...-
By Good Gear Guide on January 11, 2013
The Linksys EA6500 offers 802.11ac support, a clean and easy interface, simple FTP access to attached USB drives, and it even ships with an NFC card containing its pre-determined wireless settings. It proved to be a reliable router during our tests,...70
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on December 17, 2012
Cisco arrived late to the 802.11ac party, but its Linksys EA6500 (it's hard to say the entire name—the Linksys Video Pro AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi Router EA6500—in a single breath) is a solid, easy-to-use dual-band router with one unique,...70
By TechRadar on December 08, 2012
Here we go again, a new wireless standard merry-go-round is in full swing. If you were around for the 802.11n multi-draft incompatibility débâcle in the mid-2000s, then you'll be rolling your eyes to hear, if you haven't already, that...80
By PC Advisor on December 07, 2012
The 'EA' in the Cisco Linksys EA6500 stands for Enabled App, which means this 802.11ac router runs the Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, with apps to access it remotely. The number of available apps is still very limited, but the service is...80
By Legit Reviews on November 28, 2012
Packed with every bell and whistle you could want on a router, the Cisco Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Router might be too complicated for the average user. For those who need the speeds of Wireless-AC, the Linksys EA6500 does not disappoint....-
By PC Mag on November 26, 2012
The cloud as management console with Cisco Connect Cloud raises the bar for router management and that capability coupled with fine performance makes the EA6500 a four star Editors' Choice for wireless...80