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Linksys MAX-STREAM EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Mar 3, 2016 5:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: Linksys

Tyler's Router Test System Specifications

 

 

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Since moving to 802.11ac, Linksys has gone with the Smart Wi-Fi platform with most of their product releases. With that, this platform has become quite solid with little to no bugs. On the main menu, you can see a quick look at the router to the right.

 

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The network map will give you an idea of what PCs or devices are on your network.

 

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For those of you that use guest access, the EA7500 doesn't disappoint.

 

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Parents, you too will be happy as the EA7500 will allow you to control when your child uses the internet.

 

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Like most solutions, the EA7500 has QoS or media prioritization as Linksys calls it.

 

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External storage is available via the USB ports and can be used to stream media or share files locally and through http://FTP.

 

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The connectivity menu shows you your current wireless setup on the left with router firmware information to the right. As you can see, I was using version 1.1.2.170654 for testing.

 

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Without going too far into geek land, the EA7500 does allow you to configure the router to your liking whether you are a home user or enthusiast.

 

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Last but not least, the security menu allows you to configure options such as firewall, VPN, and internet filters. A second and third tab enable DMZ and port forward functionality.

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