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Linksys EA4500

details: App Enabled N900 Dual-Band Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB
hardware type: Wireless Router
date added: 2012-04-06
updated: 2017-02-05
The EA4500 doubles your network bandwidth with simultaneous dual-band N (2.4 and 5GHz). The dual-band feature is designed to avoid interference and optimize throughput for smoother and faster HD video streaming, file transfers, and wireless gaming.

The USB storage port lets you add an external USB drive to your network and share files at home or over the Internet. It also features a built-in DLNA media server for seamless streaming of your video and media files to an Xbox 360, PS3, or other DLNA-compatible device. You can also connect a USB printer and share it across your network.

The router features WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall to help keep your network protected.

Cisco Connect Cloud gives you secure access to your home network from a browser or mobile device. You can instantly tap into your home network to check the connection status of your devices, give a guest access to the Internet, or block your child from accessing social networking sites when they should be doing homework.
 EA4500 Features
 Availability: currently available
 Release Date: 2012-04-05
 List price: $199
 LAN / WAN Connectivity
 WAN ports: 1
 WAN port(s) type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 WAN port auto cross-over: yes
 LAN ports: 4
 LAN ports type: Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
 LAN ports auto cross-over: yes
 USB port(s): 1
for printers and storage devices
 USB port type: USB 2.0
 NAT routing: yes
 Multihomed: yes
 DMZ: yes
 Port forwarding: yes
 Port forwarding of ranges: yes
 Port triggering: yes
 DHCP server: yes
 DHCP client: yes
 Dynamic DNS client: yes
 QoS: yes
 UPnP: yes
 MAC Address clone: yes
 Routing Protocols: RIP v1 (static routing, RFC 1058)
RIP v2 (dynamic routing, RFC1389)
 Maximum Wireless Speed: 900 Mbps (Wi-Fi 4)
 WiFi standards supported: 802.11b (Wi-Fi 1)
802.11a (Wi-Fi 2)
802.11g (Wi-Fi 3)
802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)
 Wifi security/authentication: WEP
 WiFi modes: Access point
 WMM (QoS): yes
 WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup): yes
 Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4GHz/5GHz): yes
 IPSec passthrough: yes
 L2TP passthrough: yes
 PPTP passthrough: yes
 SPI firewall: yes
 Device Management
 Default IP address:
 Alternate Admin URL: http://myrouter.local
 Default admin username: admin
 Default admin password: admin
 Administration: Web-based (LAN)
Remote configuration (WAN)
 Firmware upgradeable: yes
 Configuration backup/restore: yes
 Event log: yes
 Diagnostic functions: yes
ping, traceroute
 Misc hardware info
 Print Server: yes
 Product page:

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  User Reviews/Comments:
by Adagio - 2012-08-22 09:26
This rating is for the Cisco EA4500; two big problems:

1. Wireless download speeds - miserable max 2Mbps with initial burst of between 8Mbps and 11Mbps - Old Belkin Pre-N works like a charm 20+Mbps down and 8-11Mbps up; do a Google Search on EA4500 problems

2. Cisco CloudConnect has a large # of technical and usability issues but the kicker is Privacy issues - they collect all sorts of information. Cisco switched the router firmware without warning one fine day; fortunately after a lot of screams from the community Cisco has posted a revert to the old firmware without Cloud Connect ... no ongoing support!
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