Product Comparison: Linksys E2500 vs Linksys EA4500


General Specifications
Brand
Linksys
Linksys
Model
E2500
EA4500
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
Enjoy fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage at home with the Linksys N900 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router. This router offers Wireless-N speeds of up to 450 + 450 Mbps, along with wireless dual bands (2.4 and 5 GHz) to double the bandwidth and avoid interference while maximizing throughput.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
600 Mbps
900 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual Band N600 Wireless-N Router
  • I like the relaibility and the speed between devices, it has 5ghz and 2.4gz bands.
  • Very fast router for a good price. Fast Wi-Fi.
  • Runs fast and great distance in the house. Great Speed.
  • Fast speed. A good product for the price of just basic internet routing.
  • Speed is so slow. On my 200mbps connection, I was lucky to get 10. Really not worth it.
Linksys EA4500 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router
  • Good speed - N is going to be better than G.
  • Good router. Fast transfer speeds.
  • After installing the router I noticed that the internet speeds were great. Much faster than my old router.
  • Super-fast connection, and max download speed.
  • It was easy to set up etc but the top speed I got was 50-60mbps. Not good when paying for 100mbps.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
1.38 in.
0.98 in.
Width
8.86 in.
8.86 in.
Depth
7.09 in.
6.3 in.
Weight
0.99 lbs.
0.79 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless - N
Wireless - N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
2
6
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual Band N600 Wireless-N Router
  • Range is good, everyone can connect from anywhere in the house.
  • It's got a good range. Our house isn't that big, but it hits all bedrooms and living areas.
  • Great Range, fast download speeds. Good router.
  • Purchased a couple of months ago and am satisfied with it. Good range.
  • The router had an extreme short range. I had to replace it for other router series.
Linksys EA4500 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router
  • Great range. It covers everywhere I needs.
  • Great range, as expected. Works great.
  • Good quality overall, good range, excellent signal strength, easy to install and manage.
  • The router has great range (to the end of my block) and is easy to setup for all your devices.
  • Bought this thinking it would broaden the WiFi range. Unfortunately this was not the case and I had a tough time setting it up.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
WEP, WPA/WPA2
WEP, WPA/WPA2, RADIUS
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
UPnP, DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP
WPS, NAS, Cisco Connect Cloud, Dynamic DNS, DHCP, VPN support, UPnP
What customers say about "Security"
Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual Band N600 Wireless-N Router
  • It seems like their are a lot of options for setting up guest networks and security.
  • Easy setup and increased speed. It seems to provide more security.
  • I recommend for even the most modest user. Very secure.
  • Fast, reliable, well-priced, security. I like this router.
  • It only supports WPA/WPA2 security so some older wireless adapters may not work with it.
Linksys EA4500 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router
  • The EA4500 handles my desire to be able to power down the EA for added security very well.
  • Easily access router remotely. Can access my server using my DDNS address.
  • They are dependable and have great wi-fi range and all needed security features.
  • I use WPA2 aes and WPA2 secured repeaters and powerline ethernet devices. Very secure.
  • Missing the ability to set some basic settings. Guest network requires ability to display login screen.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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