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Linksys EA6700 Smart Dual Band N450 + AC1300 Wireless Router EXPIRED

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Promoted 11-28-2013 at 12:27 AM View Original Post
Newegg via eBay has Linksys EA6700 Smart Dual Band N450 + AC1300 Wireless Router for $99.99 + free shipping. Thanks max911turbo

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Edited November 28, 2013 at 05:58 PM by treyfer
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Linksys EA6700 Smart AC1750 Dual Band N450 + AC1300 Wireless Router (2nd generation AC chipset, 800MHz) $99.99 free shipping

Original price $179.99. Lowest price for AC1750 ever from linksys, great Black Friday deal!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Linksys-E...43c0d33b4d

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it's a broadcom 2nd generation one, so mostly you will see ddwrt or tomato firmware after open source community get enough information about the 2nd gen broadcom chip.
That's fine, I can wait for that, but should I pay attention to the bad reviews or is there a firmware update or something? People saying lots of disconnects, the range is no better than the E3000, etc.

Quote from max911turbo View Post :
Correct me if I'm wrong. From the chipset info seems like EA6700 is using the same processor as their new EA6900 AC1900 router, and the only different is the external detachable antennas. I would assume that this router has better spec than Asus RT-AC66.
Besides the chip, any other differences? I'm guessing I couldn't install antennas later?

Hmm.... good deal price-wise, I just don't know how much of an upgrade it will be. So far the only 802.11ac devices I have are my Nexus 5 phones... will it make a difference for my 802.11n devices? I have a ton of wireless devices in my house, will this manage the load better? I don't know much about wireless...
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Correct me if I'm wrong. From the chipset info seems like EA6700 is using the same processor as their new EA6900 AC1900 router, and the only different is the external detachable antennas. I would assume that this router has better spec than Asus RT-AC66.

EA6700 and the RT-AC66U are almost the same. The EA6900 is going to be similar to the RT-AC68U. The main difference between the older and newer ones is the newer ones have a different radio for the 2.4ghz band which supports 80mhz channel width.
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Increditable deal, thanks for posting the deal
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Newegg via ebay

Linksys EA6700 Smart AC1750 Dual Band N450 + AC1300 Wireless Router (2nd generation AC chipset, 800MHz) $99.99 free shipping

Original price $179.99. Lowest price for AC1750 ever from linksys, great Black Friday deal!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Linksys-E...43c0d33b4d
Fantastic deal for an ac1750 router and it's from Linksys
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That's fine, I can wait for that, but should I pay attention to the bad reviews or is there a firmware update or something? People saying lots of disconnects, the range is no better than the E3000, etc.



Besides the chip, any other differences? I'm guessing I couldn't install antennas later?

Hmm.... good deal price-wise, I just don't know how much of an upgrade it will be. So far the only 802.11ac devices I have are my Nexus 5 phones... will it make a difference for my 802.11n devices? I have a ton of wireless devices in my house, will this manage the load better? I don't know much about wireless...
you can't install extenal antenna for this one.
for you 2nd question, you'd better got a 802.11ac adapter and feel it, won't cost too much during this holiday season
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That's fine, I can wait for that, but should I pay attention to the bad reviews or is there a firmware update or something? People saying lots of disconnects, the range is no better than the E3000, etc.



Besides the chip, any other differences? I'm guessing I couldn't install antennas later?

Hmm.... good deal price-wise, I just don't know how much of an upgrade it will be. So far the only 802.11ac devices I have are my Nexus 5 phones... will it make a difference for my 802.11n devices? I have a ton of wireless devices in my house, will this manage the load better? I don't know much about wireless...
You can buy an aftermarket antennas kit if you want, but will void the warranty for sure. Wireless Router is pretty similar to PC and it has processor, RAM, ROM etc. so better processor will definitely handle the package better for you home network. Regarding for the range, 2.4Ghz11N should has the same range with your current router or even better, but for 5.0GHz, range will be shorter but faster throughput. This router do comes with Beamforming tech so it might give you the better coverage for your Network.
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You can buy an aftermarket antennas kit if you want, but will void the warranty for sure. Wireless Router is pretty similar to PC and it has processor, RAM, ROM etc. so better processor will definitely handle the package better for you home network. Regarding for the range, 2.4Ghz11N should has the same range with your current router or even better, but for 5.0GHz, range will be shorter but faster throughput. This router do comes with Beamforming tech so it might give you the better coverage for your Network.
I've read that although theoretically 5GHz should be worse, in real world testing it's actually better.

I just ordered one. EEK! No return policy, so I hope I don't have any issues and see an improvement. The Newegg and Amazon reviews are pretty bad. Hopeful it's old firmware or something else.
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You can buy an aftermarket antennas kit if you want, but will void the warranty for sure. Wireless Router is pretty similar to PC and it has processor, RAM, ROM etc. so better processor will definitely handle the package better for you home network. Regarding for the range, 2.4Ghz11N should has the same range with your current router or even better, but for 5.0GHz, range will be shorter but faster throughput. This router do comes with Beamforming tech so it might give you the better coverage for your Network.

I also have the E3000 and have alot of wireless devices. However, I do stream movies to several tvs in the home. Sometimes when streaming with 3 tvs, watching movies off my home server starts to lag. Yes, this is a good price...but I think I will wait till next year. Yes it would give a better performance increase but can it can wait. Im thinking of using the $100 on a new SSD since I'm maxed out on hard drive space with my 120gb ssd at 95% full.
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I've read that although theoretically 5GHz should be worse, in real world testing it's actually better.

I just ordered one. EEK! No return policy, so I hope I don't have any issues and see an improvement. The Newegg and Amazon reviews are pretty bad. Hopeful it's old firmware or something else.
I believe its covered by Newegg return policy which is 30 days or so.
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I also have the E3000 and have alot of wireless devices. However, I do stream movies to several tvs in the home. Sometimes when streaming with 3 tvs, watching movies off my home server starts to lag. Yes, this is a good price...but I think I will wait till next year. Yes it would give a better performance increase but can it can wait. Im thinking of using the $100 on a new SSD since I'm maxed out on hard drive space with my 120gb ssd at 95% full.
I'll let you know which one of us made the correct decision. Embarrassment
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I believe its covered by Newegg return policy which is 30 days or so.
Ebay return policy states no returns... is there any reason you believe it might be covered?
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I purchased the ASUS RT-N66W Dual-Band for the same price. I don't have ac devices yet but I like the idea of having it available. I'm concerned mostly with wifi range and throughput in a fairly large 2 story home with many walls. Which router do I want
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Grabbed one with the 2 eBay gift cards I got for $80 bucks a few months back.. gogo black friday!
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Like others in this thread, i'm running an e3000 as well and its fantastic for a $60 router. I'm running a dd-wrt kong build. I was looking to the asus AC66U for $150 but for $100 this might be a better deal.

Recently got 60/5 internet and my e3000 cpu hits about 90% when maxing the connection to a wired server on my network, and that is with QOS completely disabled. Wireless on e3000 is not fantastic but good enough. My yoga 13 has a POS wifi card (mostly the cause of the issue) and has issues at one end of my place.

Decisions... decisions
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How many do they have?
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