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Linksys Max Stream AC1900 MU MIMO Dual Band Wireless Smart WiFi Router EA7500

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Network
 355
wifi, linksys, house, routers, coverage
+72%
-28%
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" ...  Since we got this router we've had no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this router, my speed went from 20mb down, to 112mb down.  ...  "
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" ...  And yes, I moved the router much closer to the stick.  ...  "
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" ...  It does offer guest network capability which is great . ... There is no way to enable WPA2/WPA encryption on the guest WIFI network (done clearly for convenience). ... which negates the network isolation the guest network provides.  ...  "
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" ...  My old router just wasn't putting out enough speed anymore, this new one is great!  ...  "
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" ...  This router reaches our furthest area giving around 65-75mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  The router is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice and covers our whole house without any loss of signal.  ...  "
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Wifi
 219
wifi, linksys, network, wi fi, guest
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Terrific router don’t waste your money on buying the more expensive ones this router has very good WiFi Transmision for 100 feet placed in a central location and your home easily covers your home and outside  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly, very easy to set-up, immediately improved our in-home wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  It paired well with the modem Spectrum gave me, and my Verizon Wireless network extender.  ...  "
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" ...  Our internet was noticeably faster after we upgraded to this router!  ...  "
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" ...  The Linksys router setup was quick and easy - plugged it in, powered it up and it obtained its DHCP configuration automatically. ... It has QoS ability of sorts - you can give bandwidth priority to particular devices of your choosing if you desire. ... Another plus vs the old router is that the WiFi signal is strong throughout the house now - no so with the Verizon router.  ...  "
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" ...  So I turned to Amazon to buy this router and am very glad I did. ... until we got this new router up and it seems more even.). ... I had not much trouble setting up the new router.  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend this router to anyone!  ...  "
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" ...  I have never been able to get wifi speeds above 5mbps.  ...  "
Setup
 185
router, easy, linksys, set, easy to set
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Was easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  When it arrived from Amazon I checked out the install directions, which seemed quite simple. ... I unplugged the Extreme and extender and followed the installation directions. ... After an easy setup, what was immediately apparent was that the entire house had better wi-fi, even without the extender.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced my older router and was super easy to setup for my home!  ...  "
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" ...  Works great and so easy to install!  ...  "
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" ...  easy to configure and installs in minutes  ...  "
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" ...  Unpacking the router and installing it was a breathe  ...  "
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" ...  Clear instructions for rapid set up were included in the box.  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to install and it's quiet no buzzing or anything.  ...  "
ISP
 151
linksys, modem, netgear, provider, routers
+66%
-34%
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" ...  Although, I believe you have a really good router, considerably better than the one I was replacing it with, my experience with your tech support convinced me to return said router moreover I’m not interested in buying products from your company any longer.  ...  "
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" ...  Solved all my issues with my internet provider.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent router/modem.  ...  "
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" ...  If you use it then it will limit all bandwidth limit all connections.  ...  "
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" ...  Basically, the Airport just serves up time machine via the Linksys.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced my old wi-fi modem with this.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm happy with this router.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good router.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 135
easy to set, set, setup, easy to install, simple
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Ease of use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup with good instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  This was easy and fairly quick and easy  ...  "
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" ...  It was fairly easy to set up and is easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Fairly easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to set up  ...  "
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" ...  The set up process was fast and very easy to follow.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 105
connected, phones, smart, linksys, tablets
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I like the network map & the ability to edit device name & icons.  ...  "
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" ...  I've got a large network of clients, this is a smart home.  ...  "
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" ...  FYI: You may need to do some tinkering and get on the phone with Spectrum to ensure your internet works properly, but if your apartment is pre-wired, it should be pretty easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  A nice feature is the ability to manage the device remotely from anywhere. ... I can see what devices are associated with each SSID and manage the router as if I were home.  ...  "
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" ...  However my Fire TV doesn't lag anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  All told, I have anywhere from five to ten devices on my network at any given time.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 3 iPad’s, 3 MacBook’s, 3 iPhone’s, a printer and an AppleTV connected.  ...  "
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" ...  We have some stuff hardwired, and find that the wife is fast and reliable for our phones and tablets. ... This is very useful if you have a large home or you have to connect on one end of your home.  ...  "
Software Platform
 104
interface, password, linksys, account, guest
+61%
-39%
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" ...  The Linksys app worked on both iPad and Android systems.  ...  "
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" ...  Android App adds to the overall configuration and setup experience.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to manually assign an IP address to my Yamaha receiver and can access it EVERY TIME with my Yamaha app.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 3 laptops, a printer, 2 dvd players, 2 android phones and a tablet wirelessly connected, and this router gives a strong wifi signal to all devices!  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality and easy to use interface with the software app.  ...  "
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" ...  It took a couple days of trial and error to get it near perfect as possible.  ...  "
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" ...  I have 3 iPad’s, 3 MacBook’s, 3 iPhone’s, a printer and an AppleTV connected.  ...  "
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" ...  Actually got 650mbps on an android phone with thins thing!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 100
working, worked, died, weeks, stopped
+39%
-61%
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" ...  Issues after just over a year  ...  "
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" ...  I’m on my second one in 3 months.  ...  "
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" ...  Less than 6 months old and already failing.  ...  "
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" ...  It died after 8 months.  ...  "
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" ...  so I've only had this for a little over a week.  ...  "
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" ...  ), it periodically stops working with the Linksys logo on the device flashing.  ...  "
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" ...  Now second one is having same issues after 6 months  ...  "
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" ...  Product was reported as defective March 2018, by previous owner & returned only to be resold .  ...  "
Capacity
 94
router, signal, throughout, wifi, walls
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Works great thru walls in the house!  ...  "
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" ...  I have installed this Router in living room and connected WiFi from upstairs and even from basement.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, wi-fi covers the whole house.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup is pretty easy and signal strength is good through all of my property even out in my backyard.  ...  "
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" ...  I've got a large network of clients, this is a smart home. ... There are two of these routers in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  This router reaches our furthest area giving around 65-75mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  I have coverage throughout my entire house.  ...  "
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" ...  When it is actually working it has a strong signal throughout the house.  ...  "
Ports
 65
ethernet, port, linksys, ports, usb
+63%
-37%
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" ...  I have tried a number of ASUS routers and adapters as well over the years and had various issues with their network products, so I went with this Linksys.  ...  "
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" ...  Significant speed improvement over my previous cable modem/router wireless.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a $16 AC1200 usb wireless adapter, but the old router gave only 50 mbps and 2 bars of service on 5ghz. ... Enter the new Refurb Linksys router - NO setup whatever on either the usb adapter or the router. ... If your laptop isn't already equipped with an AC1200 (or better) receiver, you'll need an inexpensive AC1200 usb adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  The IT guy at my work recommended this modem wired through the Ethernet port on my provider's modem.  ...  "
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" ...  My wireless speed now matches my 10 MBit direct connect speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Ethernet could push around 45Mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  Currently using this in my apartment with Spectrum (fka Time Warner Cable) Internet (100 megabits speed) , and it's working great.  ...  "
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" ...  I have other game consoles a media streaming devices connecting via Ethernet.  ...  "
Overall performance
 60
fast, performance, speeds, change in speed, difference
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Speed is top notch.  ...  "
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" ...  This is significantly less expensive than many other models on the market without any significant degradation in performance for must users.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent speed and range.  ...  "
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" ...  Right now I am at full speed for download, 200Mbps.  ...  "
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" ...  Drastic increase in performance from the Belkin I had in!  ...  "
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" ...  product is performing as expected and certainly added additional speed performance for my usage.  ...  "
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" ...  wow - did not realize how my old router was slowing the processing down!!  ...  "
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" ...  So far everything seems to be running fine and faster than before.  ...  "
Returns
 43
amazon, returned, returning, replacement, refund
+12%
-88%
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" ...  I sent it back and ordered the Archer AC1900 to replace it.  ...  "
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" ...  Fighting to get a refund for this garbage!  ...  "
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" ...  Returning this immediately after buying.  ...  "
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" ...  DOA, could not resuscitate . ... going back today.  ...  "
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" ...  Missed the return window, but still will swich back to tplink.  ...  "
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" ...  Needless to say, it has been returned.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't return to Amazon after 30 days and no returns to the company if you don't purchase it from them.  ...  "
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" ...  Into the trash.  ...  "
Apps
 37
software, mobile, interface, web, restart
+81%
-19%
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" ...  i love the ability to use the APP when you're away from your network  ...  "
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" ...  Was consistently getting lots of buffering on youtube downstairs.  ...  "
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" ...  You can also download the Linksys Smart Wifi app from the app store which will give you total control of the new EA6350.  ...  "
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" ...  Not very tech savy here but works great and the app makes it all so easy!  ...  "
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" ...  Husband even thinKS he is funny and likes the app it comes with to shut devices off .  ...  "
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" ...  Control it by your smartphone with a simple app that gives you the power to change everything even when you are not home.  ...  "
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" ...  - The app makes it easy to set up and gives a wealth of features.  ...  "
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" ...  App is cool.  ...  "
Price
 33
worth the money, well worth, purchase, best, worth
+67%
-33%
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" ...  SOOOO worth the Money, why did I wait!!!  ...  "
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" ...  cost no object.  ...  "
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" ...  I would almost say it's a "best pick" at a "moderate price."  ...  "
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" ...  AMAZON HAD THE BEST PRICE NO HASSLE PURCHASE.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this one on the prime day to get a good price.  ...  "
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" ...  Cost was great, less than when I put in my wishlist.  ...  "
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" ...  And the price was perfect too!  ...  "
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" ...  I settled on this one after research on being the highest rated, fastest for the cost.  ...  "
Firmware
 23
router, linksys, latest, firmware updates, dd wrt
+9%
-91%
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" ...  For example, no google domains DDNS support (which could easily be added in the firmware if Linksys wanted to).  ...  "
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" ...  I have v1.1 with the latest firmware and even after applying the suggested fixes there is no change.  ...  "
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" ...  Also no idea how to find the firmware download Linksys said I needed.  ...  "
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" ...  2) Searched for firmware updates .  ...  "
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" ...  After 3 months, the router no longer emits a WiFi signal and the firmware freezes when manually trying to reset via an Ethernet connection directly to a PC.  ...  "
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" ...  This is not what I expect of an expensive router and it appears Linksys no longer has the reputation that it had in the past.  ...  "
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" ...  When I turned to the open source community looking for possible solutions for firmware replacement it seems that there are some problems with the hardware as well. ... It also appears there are very seldom official firmware updates from Linksys for this device, which makes it useless from the security standpoint.  ...  "
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" ...  Where's the firmware? ... How am I supposed to upload the firmware if I can't get into the router config? ... The only firmware I found listed for my model is one you have to upload directly through the router config page.  ...  "
Controls
 18
control, parental, menu, controls, work
+33%
-67%
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" ...  * The parental controls are basically useless. ... I've gone with a combination of 2 other products to help offset the parental control issue.  ...  "
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" ...  Parental controls are awful. ... I just figured I was having trouble mastering the controls.  ...  "
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" ...  Claims to have Parental Controls and again, a complete piece of crap.  ...  "
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" ...  No power response to toggle switch.  ...  "
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" ...  Parental controls were weak.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want to overpay because of its parent control feature, please don’t because its dones not work properly and there are receiving a hundreds of complains on their official forum from users during last 5 years and there is no progress.  ...  "
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" ...  I set the parental control.  ...  "
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" ...  No parental control as advertised.  ...  "
Marketplace
 17
return, thank goodness, order, advertised, 2018
+41%
-59%
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" ...  I purchased in March 2018.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchase a second one, at a different vendor.  ...  "
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" ...  But here is where I went wrong, I should have just returned it via Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Shame on the vendor!  ...  "
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" ...  No thanks, moving to a different product.  ...  "
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" ...  going back today.  ...  "
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" ...  They won’t pay for shipping to return the item.  ...  "
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" ...  I will never order anything like this through Amazon again.  ...  "
Lagging
 16
reset, week, reboot, constantly, lag
+19%
-81%
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" ...  This device constantly disconnects.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried to reset it several more times.  ...  "
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" ...  With the access point, I no longer have the dropouts and disconnects.  ...  "
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" ...  Started rebooting, the very first day, by the end of the week.  ...  "
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" ...  I've tried full factory reset even.  ...  "
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" ...  Doing a restart and reset of the device every couple of days is not acceptable.  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes that works, sometimes you need to reset it three or four times.  ...  "
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" ...  I constantly have to reboot.  ...  "
Features
 15
feature, control, wpa, work, settings
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Overall the features are good.  ...  "
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" ...  Good security features and more control over who can use or where they are looking.  ...  "
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" ...  I was pleased to find that this one fit my budgetary needs, while still managing to include the features I wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this feature.  ...  "
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" ...  - The app makes it easy to set up and gives a wealth of features.  ...  "
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" ...  Prioritization feature is awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  It works great, and has a ton of features that you may or may not find useful.  ...  "
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" ...  The Parental Controls features is what sold me.  ...  "
Band
 9
bands, dual, 2, within, tri
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Then upgraded from an older linksys (1200AC) to this Tri Band 4000ac.  ...  "
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" ...  Different bands to choose from and guest account .  ...  "
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" ...  dual band with the 5 GH band works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Great speed on all three bands, product delivers exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  The dual band allows for more bandwidth in greater distance in my home.  ...  "
Delivery
 9
received, delivery, works, right, quick
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I received this in a day after ordering.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery and works great.  ...  "
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" ...  1-day delivery!  ...  "
Gaming
 8
games, online, video, lagging, lag
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Gaming is even better and keeps up with the most intense warfare.  ...  "
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" ...  This is critically important for me when gaming, it was KILLING me before on both my mobile games (especially Clash Royale) and my PC based games (my PC runs on the 5Ghz network).  ...  "
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" ...  We have our gaming consoles on the 5G and can tell a HUGE difference.  ...  "
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" ...  Stop the lagging in video games and ipad usage. ... The gaming and ipads don't lag. ... My boys always complained about the lagging in the video gaming and now they are very happy.  ...  "
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" ...  Works for gaming and internet well  ...  "
Cables
 8
works, cable company, shipped, better, year
+63%
-38%
comment
" ...  It's better than giving all your money to the cable company.  ...  "
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" ...  It works much better than the ones the cable company provides.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it with my cable internet.  ...  "
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" ...  My only quibble is they shipped the unit with a cat5 cable. ... Imho, they should have shipped a cat6 or even a cat7 cable for optimum performance.  ...  "
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" ...  If you can plug in the cables you can set it up.  ...  "
Internet
 8
kids, connection, connected, computer, upload
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Consistently interrupts internet connection by itself.  ...  "
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" ...  I constantly get a "connected,but no internet"  ...  "
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" ...  Connected, no internet.  ...  "
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" ...  The internet on the computer was slow connection was hit or miss.  ...  "
Resolution
 6
hd, ultra, tv, streaming, stream
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Especially with 2 bands of 5GHz, gaming and streaming in 4 TVs by 4K resolution at the same time was just a piece of cake.  ...  "
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" ...  It's great for our new 4K Ultra HD SmartTVs as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Recently picked up a new TV with the higher-end 4K Ultra HD bells-and-whistles and figured it was time to step up from my existing 2.4Ghz to a MU-MIMO dual-band .  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for 4K HD tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the 2 channels.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
within, router, returned, one, like
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Not Cheap but its future proof so this one will last you a few more years than the cheap one I bought a year ago for the same price I paid on sale for this one.  ...  "
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" ...  It seemed to be on it's last legs so it was time for a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Impressed with the unit construction.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel for almost $400 these things should hold up better 😞  ...  "
For Running
 4
get, minutes, good, day
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  when it was running.  ...  "
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" ...  Never have I used any product easier to get up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  What a dream to set up, I was up and running in less than 15 minutes.  ...  "
Memory
 4
using, tried, thumb, storage, also
+50%
-50%
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" ...  My first hint of a problem was when I tried to use a thumb drive for cloud storage. ... It would not work on any of my thumb drives even after I reformatted them.  ...  "
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" ...  They also tried to pass it off as a power drain when accessing a drive, which is irrelevant because I was using a drive with a power supply.  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
streaming, watching, stream, netflix, movies
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  No more Interruptions while streaming movies.  ...  "
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" ...  But it will exceed 20 while everyone is home and watching netflix.  ...  "
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" ...  It can handle all kinds of video and audio streaming with ease.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
box, returned, defective, like, however
-100%
comment
" ...  However, the product box itself was not sealed.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered this product not realizing it was refurbished. ... Product was reported as defective March 2018, by previous owner & returned only to be resold .  ...  "
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" ...  Did not work, was defective out of the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Did not work, was defective out of the box.  ...  "
USB
 4
drive, router, ports, connect, port
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Cons: The USB ports on this thing are worthless. ... I also tried a USB drive and the software included literally can't see it.  ...  "
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" ...  The ONLY reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because you cannot connect a USB drive to the USB 3.0 port on the back of the router for Network Storage if you are using Windows 10.  ...  "
Call quality
 4
tech, support, issue, understand, menu
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  I have to wait 72 hours for a second level tech to call me back.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a known issue, which is always frustrating to hear.  ...  "
Design
 4
like
+100%
comment
" ...  Looks like a very well designed piece of equipment.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice also.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the low profile style.  ...  "
Pedometer
 3
support, customer, distance
-100%
comment
" ...  Steps I've taken to resolve this issue because I refuse to call customer support:  ...  "
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" ...  Then after going through all the pain in the butt process to return the item, you have to jump through about 10 steps & wait a month for your money back.  ...  "
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" ...  The customer support was generally unhelpful and I spent an hour and half with them taking me through steps.  ...  "
Remote
 3
setup, server, router, device, account
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The Nighthawk seemed to have more remote functions but I wanted a locked-down device with a media server for two drive and several devices.  ...  "
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" ...  Remote management is a convenient feature.  ...  "
Packing
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The packaging was great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The Amazon packaging was solid.  ...  "
Product As Described
 3
works
+100%
comment
" ...  It is as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
Fit
 3
far
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Low profile, durable, fits nicely on my desk .  ...  "
comment
" ...  This bad boy is working really well I'm very happy so far I saw some negative reviews so I'm going to hold off on my total review until I've had it for about 6 months but so far I am very pleased  ...  "
Comfort
 3
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  That is a head scratcher.  ...  "
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" ...  Of course this was a thorough pain and took some time to figure out what the heck was wrong.  ...  "

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