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Linksys EA8500 AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wireless Router (Refurb) EXPIRED

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Linksys.com has Linksys EA8500 AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual Band Smart Wireless Router (Certified Refurbished) on sale for $59.99. Shipping is free. Thanks hbattat
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All Linksys Certified refurbished products are tested, upgraded to latest firmware, and certified by Linksys technicians. They also come with a 90-day warranty.

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Linksys ea8500 max-stream™ ac2600 mu-mimo smart wi-fi router (certified refurbished)
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That's a modem/router combo. Never, ever buy a modem/router combo. Always buy those two devices separately. Set-up takes a few more steps but it's worth it.
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I don't have one myself, but some quick research has already led me to probably steer clear of this particular router.

"performance on the 2.4GHz band is below average"
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"Middling 2.4GHz performance in testing."
- pcmag
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Well.... That one sounds like its a modem too.
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Excellent deal - DD-WRT and OpenWRT/LEDE compatible!
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I bought the Arris Surfboard SBG6900-AC last summer when it first came out. It is horrible! Wifi is worthless and still going worse. Wasted $200 down the drain.

Does this Linksys have comparable features?
Well.... That one sounds like its a modem too.
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Anyone have one and can say yay or nay?
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Excellent deal - DD-WRT and OpenWRT/LEDE compatible!
Yep. I have been running on LEDE for several months.

However, it can be tricky to flash 3rd party builds, as the new version of ea8500 may not have the pins to connect ttl cable. You have to solder them yourself. Even for the old version with firmware after ​build 148206 ( something like this number), you have to disassemble it and use ttl cable to flash.

Anyway, it's a good router.
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I don't have one myself, but some quick research has already led me to probably steer clear of this particular router.

"performance on the 2.4GHz band is below average"
- cnet.com

"Middling 2.4GHz performance in testing."
- pcmag
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Wake me up when Linksys makes proper consumer grade routers again.
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Seems like a great ac2600 router with mu-mimo, in for one thanks op!
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I got mine on the eBay deal for more.. solid sofar. My lappy needs resetting every now n then but that's a laptop wifi card issue not router
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I went asus, i ain't going back!
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I bought the Arris Surfboard SBG6900-AC last summer when it first came out. It is horrible! Wifi is worthless and still going worse. Wasted $200 down the drain.
That's a modem/router combo. Never, ever buy a modem/router combo. Always buy those two devices separately. Set-up takes a few more steps but it's worth it.
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