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Linksys EA4500

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Linksys EA4500 review: specs and price

Linksys EA4500
Linksys EA4500
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Why is Linksys EA4500 better than the average?

  • WiFi speed
    900MB/svs506.02MB/s
  • LAN ports
    4vs3.72
  • USB ports
    1vs0.81
  • Warranty period
    2vs1.75
  • Internal antennas
    6vs2.58
  • Height
    25mmvs41.65mm

Top specs and features

General info

1.LAN ports

4

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.

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8

2.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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Trendnet TEW-714TRU

2

3.warranty period

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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10

4.WAN ports

1

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.

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2

5.thickness

160mm

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12mm

6.width

225mm

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Asus WL-330NUL

21mm

Performance

1.WiFi speed

900MB/s

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.

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Asus GX1008B V5

2000MB/s

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

3.Has dual-band technology
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Dual-band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (eg. 802.11n, 802.11ac). They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.

4.internal storage

0MB

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2000GB

Antennas

1.external antennas

0

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.

Best

Asus RT-AC68U

3

2.internal antennas

6

More antennas result in increased signal strength. Devices with internal antennas often take up less space.

Best

Sitecom WLR-6100

6

Security

1.Has a built-in network firewall
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A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.

2.Has a static IP address
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Static IP addresses remain consistent on each connection. This means the IP address can be used to allow remote access/configuration. Most home devices have a dynamic IP address, whereas larger companies usually use a static IP address.

3.Has MAC address filtering
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This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.

4.Has WPA2 Enterprise
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This is a router feature that is designed to authenticate individual users to an external server using a username and password. It is more secure and complex than WPA.

5.Has SPI intrusion protection
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All incoming traffic will be blocked except for those types selected in the Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) section. This helps to protect your network from unwanted traffic.

6.Has Network Address Translation (NAT)
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With NAT you can use one IP address, e.g. that of the router, for a network of devices. It can increase security and make it easier to make changes to your internal network.

Features

1.Has QoS
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With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.

2.Is DLNA certified
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All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

3.IPv6 enabled
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IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.

4.Has Universal Plug n Play
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Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.

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