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Linksys E2500 Wireless Router - Black (E2500-N4)

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Product Information

product specification

  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate: Up to 300 Mbps
  • Computer Platform Compatibility: Windows Vista, Mac OS X, PC, Windows XP, Windows 7
  • Wireless Technology: MIMO
  • Wired Connectivity: 10/100 Port, Ethernet
  • Wired Standard: 10/100 Ethernet LAN
  • Wireless Standard: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • LED Lights: Power
  • Accessories Included: Electronics Product: Ethernet Cable
  • Product Width: 8.000
  • Product Depth: 6.000
  • Wireless Security Features: WPA2 Security, Firewall, WEP Security, WPA Security
  • Product Weight: 1.000
  • Frequency/Band: 5.0 GHz, 2.4 gigahertz
  • Product Height: 1.270
  • Warranty Description: 3 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty
Linksys E2500 Wireless Router - Black (E2500-N4) is rated 4.1765 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy this junk easy to install but this unit blocks any sharing of computers on the network. Absolutely useless! I am returning tomorrow. What a piece of junk. I will never buy Linksys.
Date published: 2014-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product suited our needs. Since I am not a computer tecky, I probably will not provide the review in technical terms. It has a good range, and we are pleased with the performance. It was extremely easy to install and connect.
Date published: 2013-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Consistently drops the connection on computers... Works great with iPods, SmartPhones and the Wii. But on my laptop and desktop ... which is using the companion USB adapter ... it drops ALL THE DANG TIME. It can never hold 300mbps for more than 15 minutes before it drops, and I'm only in the next room. It was easy to install, very sleek looking ... but it acts more like a [$] router. Certainly not worth [$].
Date published: 2012-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great Once I finally figured out what I was doing, I got it set up and working just great. Definitely worth it.
Date published: 2012-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORKIN GREAT SO FAR I got this router about a month ago. It was an easy installition, it's been woring great.
Date published: 2012-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Router This router stinks. I had a lesser router that didn't take 15 minutes to load [Programming]. Another trip to Target tomorrow!
Date published: 2012-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ludicrous Speed This product has surpassed my wildest expectations. It does everything I want it to do in a perfectly efficient and discreet unit. My bandwidth has never been better. Setup is as straightforward as it gets, and your connection will be ready at the word go. Want simple, speed, now and fast? This is your new router.
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Wireless Router I bought this wireless router to go with my new computer with Win 7 Pro. I ran the install cd and everything went smooth. It only took about 5 minutes and my system was up and running. Guest connect is a breeze when my son visits and my televisons have joined the network seemlessly. You just have to be sure to print out the login code to add new sources to the network. My main TV is 32 feet from the router. Between the two is a wall, closet and bookcase. The signal is still extremely strong without a booster. I do not know how much further the strength will continue; but, I am impressed and highly recommend this Linksys E2500 router for a strong signal at 32 feet and easy installation.
Date published: 2012-04-10
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From the Manufacturer


  • Linksys E2500 Advanced Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router

    The Linksys E2500 offers superior wireless speed (up to 300 + 300 Mbps), optimal range, and powerful dual-band technology to provide advanced performance for active wireless households. Simultaneous dual-band (2.4 + 5 GHz) technology doubles your network bandwidth and helps avoid network interference, enabling smoother and faster media streaming and file transfers. A MIMO antenna array offers superior range and reliability. And WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall help keep your network protected. Plus, included Linksys Software gets you set up in three easy steps and offers powerful tools for ongoing management of your network. 
  • Superior Wireless Speed

    The Linksys E2500 offers fast speed to connect your computers, wireless printers, game consoles, and other Wi-Fi devices at transfer rates up to 300 + 300 Mbps speed for an optimal home network experience. 
  • Optimal Wireless Coverage

    Built with leading 802.11n wireless technology, the Linksys E2500 offers superior range to create a powerful wireless network. MIMO antenna array boosts signal strength to provide expanded coverage and reliability so you can enjoy your wireless network from anywhere in your home. 
  • The Power of Dual-Band

    Double your network bandwidth with dual-band N (2.4 and 5 GHz) designed to avoid interference and maximize throughput for smoother and faster HD video streaming, file transfers, and wireless gaming. 
  • Advanced Security

    Keep Wi-Fi freeloaders and Internet threats at bay with WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall to help keep your network protected. 
  • Optimized for Entertainment

    Bring the ultimate entertainment experience to your home by connecting computers, Internet-ready TVs, game consoles, media players and more to your wireless network and the Internet. QoS traffic prioritization technology is designed to deliver your time-sensitive Internet traffic efficiently so you can enjoy fast downloads, smooth video and music streaming, and gaming and VoIP. 
  • Quick to Install

    Linksys Software helps you set up in three easy steps and your secure wireless network is ready to go. 
  • Easy to Manage

    Linksys Software helps you customize your settings, and quickly add multiple devices to your network:
    • Create a separate, password protected network for guests
    • Limit access time and websites with Parental Controls
    • Access advanced network settings easily 


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Linksys Software

  • Set Up in Minutes

    3 simple steps get you connected
    Don't worry about a complicated installation process. Let Linksys Connect do the work in a few simple steps. 
  • Manage Your Wireless

    Access your settings anytime
    Access Linksys Connect through your desktop to help you manage your wireless network. Easily connect computers and other devices to the Internet, manage parental controls and grant Internet access to guests. 
  • Guest Access

    A simple way for visitors to get online
    Give password-protected Internet access to visiting friends and family while keeping your own information private. No need to remember the guest password - it's in the software. 
  • Family Friendly

    Set Internet access and Parental Controls
    Parental Controls can be customized for each wireless device in your home. Allowing you to limit the time your child can spend on the Internet, or deny access to specific websites. 
  • Get Connected

    Add computers and other wireless devices
    With Linksys Software, easily connect your computers, gaming consoles, smart phone, and other Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet. 
  • Built-In Software

    Included with the Valet and E-Series
    When you buy a Valet or Linksys E-Series router you get Linksys Software to help you set up and manage your wireless connection. Now it's easy to go wireless. 

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Key Features
Wireless Technology [...] 802.11N 802.11N 802.11N 802.11N 802.11N 802.11AC
High Speed [...] 300 Mbps 300 + 300 Mbps 300 + 300 Mbps 300 + 450 Mbps 450 + 450 Mbps 450 + 1300
Linksys Software [...]
Linksys Connect Cloud [...]
Additional Features
Advanced Security [...]
Broad Compatibility [...]
IPv6 Enabled [...]
Simultaneous Dual-Band [...]
Quality of Service (QoS) [...]
Gigabit Ports [...] 4 4 4 4
SpeedBoost [...]
USB Storage Ports [...] 1 1 2
Home Theater Ready [...]
DLNA Certified® Media Server [...]
Simple Tap™ Technology [...]


Model:Linksys E2500
Bands:Simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Transmit / receive:2 x 2
Antennas:4 Internal
Ethernet ports x speed:4 x 10/100
USB storage port:No USB Port
Software setup:CD Install
Linksys Software:Yes
Support:24/7 Award-winning Online Support Resources
90 days Complimentary Assisted Support
Warranty:1 year hardware limited warranty
OS Compatibility:Windows, Mac
Minimum System Requirements:Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7, Safari 4 or Firefox 3 or higher for optional browser-based configuration
PC: Wi-Fi enabled PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, or Windows 7
Mac: Wi-Fi enabled Mac with CD or DVD drive, running OS X Leopard 10.5 or Snow Leopard 10.6
Package Contents:

Linksys E2500 Advanced Dual-Band N Router 
CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources
Ethernet Cable
Quick Start Guide
Power Adapter

Package Dimernsions
Package 12-3/4 x 10 x 2-5/8 in, Tray 306 x 245 x 63.5 mm