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Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Reviewed

Discussion in 'Wireless Article Discussions' started by thiggins, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. pete y testing

    pete y testing Very Senior Member

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    just fyi , i prefer to not use ch 161 for the high 5 gig as it does cause some issues , i prefer to use ch 153 and set it manually
     
  2. PhoenixV

    PhoenixV Occasional Visitor

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    FWIW I exchanged the v1 unit for a v1.1 unit due to loss of internet connectivity on both wired and wireless connections every 12 hours. So the v1.1 unit exhibits the same behavior. This was with updated firmware and multiple resets. I gave up and returned it. Now using Orbi with no problems.
     
  3. sm00thpapa

    sm00thpapa Very Senior Member

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    Not a fan of this so called band steering. All my 5GHz devices connect to 5GHz 2 and none on 5GHz 1. 5GHz gives me nothing close to my 200Mbps download speed. I went back to my RT-AC88U and it blows the doors off the EA9500 5GHz bands. Band steering is a joke.

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  4. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    It's not DFS at least...

    I'm thinking reset the Network Settings in the iPod 6G - could be a funky profile in there - go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings

    Should be fine after that...
     
  5. sm00thpapa

    sm00thpapa Very Senior Member

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    V1 and V1.1 can accept the same firmware. I tried both and both work on the V1.1.

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  6. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Little tip - since you're primarily Apple hardware wise - try setting the 2GHz and 5GHz Radios to the same SSID...
     
  7. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild Regular Contributor

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    How can you tell what devices are connected to what ever radio? I want to check this and see if its doing the same thing here.
     
  8. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    http://myrouter.local/sysinfo.cgi

    This will give a dump of a lot of stuff, towards the bottom of the log, you'll the see interfaces and what associations are there...
     
  9. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild Regular Contributor

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    Ah thank you! I checked and band steering is working. It has 3 devices on 1 5GHz radio and 2 on the other.
     
  10. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild Regular Contributor

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    Just done this. Going to do it on all of our Apple devices for good measure.
     
  11. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild Regular Contributor

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    You have no idea how close I was to getting the Orbi. But since the EA9500 was on sale for $264 when I got it. I picked that over the Orbi on price. Please let me know how it goes and if you notice much better stability over the EA9500. Sounds like it already is for you.
     
  12. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Like not kicking a sleeping dog, don't mess with things that ain't broken ;)
     
  13. sm00thpapa

    sm00thpapa Very Senior Member

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    Network map dude.

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  14. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild Regular Contributor

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    Omg. I did not even notice that. Derp. Thank you as well! Think I was misreading that other page as well. Because all device are on 5GHz radio 1 and 1 device is on 5GHz radio 2. I have the following devices using 5GHz.

    iPad Air 2
    2 iPod Touch 6th gen
    Dell XPS 13 9350 laptop
    PS4 Pro
    LG 65UB9300 4k smart tv
     
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  15. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    LinksysSmartWiFi's network map is next to useless...
     
  16. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild Regular Contributor

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    If 2 units done it in a row. I wonder if the modem you are using just wont place nice with it? I have a SB6190.
     
  17. bluray

    bluray New Around Here

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    I also purchase this unit, and im expecting some nice setup from my old linksys E4200 that already showing their age.
    Purchase in amazon.co.uk using the code Code QSN9U7E4 and get discount of 43£.

    tem Subtotal: £216.99
    Postage & Packing: £6.65
    Promotion Applied: -£43.40
    Order Total: £221.70 (260€ or 275$)
    Other prices in Europe are around +350€...

    The main reason to chose the EA9500 was the 8 Lan ports + price + reviews, since theres more gadgets than people at my house i hope this model to be reliable.
    The objective is also to remove the ethernet switch and bridge wireless router.

    Wired
    Anthem receiver
    Lg Oled
    Oppo
    Nvidia Shield TV
    Synology NAS
    Apple TV
    Satelite Box

    Wireless
    iphone 6
    iPhone 5s
    Shield Tablet 1
    Shield Tablet 2
    iPad Air 2
    IPad 2
    Macbook air 13
    Macbook air 11
    TV samsung (other room)

    i will try to give my best impressions at later date..





     
  18. bluray

    bluray New Around Here

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    I received the unit, but it must be faulty
    If i disable the guest network the 2,4ghz band is gone...
     
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  19. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild Regular Contributor

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    Try a factory reset. Check for latest firmware. If new version is available. Install and follow up with another factory reset. Then configure. See if that helps solve the problem. If not. I would say its faulty. I had mine up and running for a solid week before taking it down to test the WRT3200ACM. But it will be going back up after my testing is done for the week.
     
  20. chadster766

    chadster766 Senior Member

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    I wasn't able to reproduce this issue on firmware 1.1.7.175339.