Cisco Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Router ReviewFri, Nov 23, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Linksys EA6500 – Setup
The Linksys EA6500 ships with a CD-ROM with Linksys’ Setup Software, Ethernet Cable, Power Adapter and SimpleTap Card.
The Linksys EA650 measures 2.6 x 12.6 x 9.4 inches, which makes it physically smaller than the Netgear R6300, and around the same size as the Buffalo Air Station AC routers. The first thing we noticed when we look at the Linksys EA6500 unit is the complete lack of LED indicators on the outside of the unit. Over on the back, you will find the power button, 12VDC socket, a reset button, two USB ports, 4 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports, 1 WAN Ethernet port, and a WPS button.
If you flip the unit upside down, you can see four holes that you can use to mount the router to your wall for even better Wi-Fi coverage. Because Linksys doesn’t ship the EA6500 with any sort of stand nor does it have any external antennas, this might be the best way to maximize your Wi-Fi performance.
Now let’s configure the unit for use.