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Linksys EA7500-CA Review
Linksys EA7500 CA is a router with MU-MIMO capabilities and this allows the router to speak to up to 12 users simultaneously, rather than having to interact with each of the users in quick succession. Other than this feature, we are looking at a standard router with good capabilities. The internet speed through this router can compare with the competitors but really doesn’t stump them in terms of performance. Where this router does stump its competitors is in terms of data transfer speeds.
Linksys EA7500 CA is one of the most stable routers you can find and it offers solid performance day after day. Design-wise it is able to meld with the background and do its work. The three aerials and the 1.4GHz dual-core processor allow for superior performance. This router is priced competitively and is meant for larger homes.
Is it easy to set up?
Setting up Linksys EA7500 CA is a cakewalk - you either visit https://LinksysSmartWiFi.com or type 192.168.1.1 in your browser and continue with the automatic setup process. During the setup process, you will need to create your Linksys account by entering your email ID. This allows you to access your router from wherever you are, even when you are not connected to your network. The user account also allows you make changes to the settings online from anywhere. The SmartWiFi app allows you to use your smartphone to control some of the basic features like setting up guest Wi-Fi networks.
What is its performance ?
Linksys EA7500 CA hits 63Mbps at 5Ghz and at a range of 1m, but this slower than some of the faster routers that are able to clock 70Mbps and more. The performance at 5m through two brick walls is much better at 40Mbps. However, you will be disappointed with 13.5Mbps at 7m. At 2.4GHz, the performance is average and you can expect an average of 13.4Mbps at 1m and at 5m, the speed hits 6.6Mbps. If you go to 7m, the speed goes down slightly to 6.18Mbps. Storage transfer through the USB port is, however, excellent and you can reach up to 60Mbps read and 38.9Mbps write speeds. This performance is way better than the nearest competitors of this router. The MU-MIMO result of this router is also standard and doesn’t set benchmarks. However, this router is extremely consistent and robustly stable and is value for money for sure.
Conclusion: Should I buy it ?
If you have a large home and there are multiple users, Linksys EA7500 CA is an excellent choice for you. The Wi-Fi speed is more than average and the range is excellent. It is also comparatively cheaper at less than CAD200 and the fact that you get MU-MIMO at this price range certainly makes this router an attractive choice. And of course, the data transfer speed is among the best in this domain. However, if your home is smaller in size, there are other low cost MU-MIMO routers that you should consider.
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- The Linksys EA7500-CA is manufactured by Linksys and was added in March 2016 in the Routers section
- This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
- The best price of the Linksys EA7500-CA in Canada is $139.99 at Best Buy
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