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How is this compared to net gear ac4000 x6s ?
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How is this compared to net gear ac4000 x6s ?
Or compared to the Netgear from Costco?
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This is an older version. some reviews says EA9500 has fixed some issues of 9400
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EA9500 would not get above 5.0 MB/ps on my local network, I had to return it. I personally will not go Linksys again, I spent $399 and then it went fire sale for something like $200 on Black Friday...I'm sure I'm not the only one who had issues, I am a huge techie nerd and tried everything I could think of to make it work for faster local network, oddly it worked really well for just internet. When you're buying something like this you don't expect it to only half work. I switched to the TP-Link AD7200 and I get above 1000 MB/ps on local sometimes it'll drop to 800 MB/ps but the speeds are really consistent now. Use the Wi-Fi SweetSpots on your phone to test any router you choose to make sure you aren't getting stuck with a DOA unit like the one I got from Linksys.
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EA9500 would not get above 5.0 MB/ps on my local network, I had to return it. I personally will not go Linksys again, I spent $399 and then it went fire sale for something like $200 on Black Friday...I'm sure I'm not the only one who had issues, I am a huge techie nerd and tried everything I could think of to make it work for faster local network, oddly it worked really well for just internet. When you're buying something like this you don't expect it to only half work. I switched to the TP-Link AD7200 and I get above 1000 MB/ps on local sometimes it'll drop to 800 MB/ps but the speeds are really consistent now. Use the Wi-Fi SweetSpots on your phone to test any router you choose to make sure you aren't getting stuck with a DOA unit like the one I got from Linksys.

I have tried all Orbi, Valor, x10, x8, 9500
They all have some settings that need to be tweaked and some new features that turned off give better speeds

I am personally goung with x8 was at 199 on Frys last week
orbi 50 for 239 is good deal too for large homes
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I have tried all Orbi, Valor, x10, x8, 9500
They all have some settings that need to be tweaked and some new features that turned off give better speeds

I am personally goung with x8 was at 199 on Frys last week
orbi 50 for 239 is good deal too for large homes
​I went through all the forums to check for solutions I possibly missed, I was told that enabling Media Priotization could offer faster speeds for up to 3 devices and that disabling WMM on 2.4 GHz could solve my issue. I tinkered with packet sizes to match my machine...I tried a lot and TBH I'm not being paid to troubleshoot a new device out of the box so I gave up...I've had issue with Linksys before this and I gave them another shot. TP-LINK is my new brand for networking, it's super fast and almost disposable for the cost. We're not heavy users, we're only two people with a minimal amount of wi-fi devices so for me the dismal speeds from the Linksys were simply unacceptable at the cost.
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Could be off topic but does anyone know how to set up the 5ghz? Im able to see it when looking for a wifi connection but when trying to connect it says unable to connect.
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​I went through all the forums to check for solutions I possibly missed, I was told that enabling Media Priotization could offer faster speeds for up to 3 devices and that disabling WMM on 2.4 GHz could solve my issue. I tinkered with packet sizes to match my machine...I tried a lot and TBH I'm not being paid to troubleshoot a new device out of the box so I gave up...I've had issue with Linksys before this and I gave them another shot. TP-LINK is my new brand for networking, it's super fast and almost disposable for the cost. We're not heavy users, we're only two people with a minimal amount of wi-fi devices so for me the dismal speeds from the Linksys were simply unacceptable at the cost.

I agree. I have tried TP-Link in one of locations. for a $50 router it works as good as $200-$400 comparable Linksys / Netgear. Only problem is with recent Internet attach and vulnerability - while others have new firmware TP still hasnt released one.
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EA9500 would not get above 5.0 MB/ps on my local network, I had to return it. I personally will not go Linksys again, I spent $399 and then it went fire sale for something like $200 on Black Friday...I'm sure I'm not the only one who had issues, I am a huge techie nerd and tried everything I could think of to make it work for faster local network, oddly it worked really well for just internet. When you're buying something like this you don't expect it to only half work. I switched to the TP-Link AD7200 and I get above 1000 MB/ps on local sometimes it'll drop to 800 MB/ps but the speeds are really consistent now. Use the Wi-Fi SweetSpots on your phone to test any router you choose to make sure you aren't getting stuck with a DOA unit like the one I got from Linksys.
Do you know if you got ver 1.1 or ver 2 of the router? Just received my EA9500 from amazon for black Friday and it was 1.1. I just had to send it back. I was told 2.0 fixed alot of issues and The EA9500 V2 has a Quad Core 1.8GHz CPU while v1 and v1.1 has a Dual Core 1.4GHz
Both USB ports are now USB3.0
Ram increased from 256 to 1024.

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I agree. I have tried TP-Link in one of locations. for a $50 router it works as good as $200-$400 comparable Linksys / Netgear. Only problem is with recent Internet attach and vulnerability - while others have new firmware TP still hasnt released one.
I'm currently using a TP-Link AC1900 Archer C9 and they still haven't come out with new firmware to fix the recent vulnerabilities and this is why I'm looking for a deal on a Netgear or Asus wireless router to replace it. TP-Link does not support their products.
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