Linksys Wireless N Dual Band Router (EA4500-CA)

  • Model Number: EA4500-CA
  • WebID: 10198844
(59 ratings)
Linksys Wireless N Dual Band Router (EA4500-CA)

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If you want a maximum performance, high-speed wireless home network, then this router is for you. The Linksys EA4500 provides best-in-class speed and wireless performance, making it ideal for HD video streaming and online gaming, even in larger, multi-room homes. It's also great for connecting multiple devices, like TVs, Blu-ray players, and game consoles.

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  • Ultra fast wireless speed connectivity (up to 450 + 450 Mbps)

  • Simultaneous dual-band wireless N (2.4 and 5 GHz) to maximize throughput and help avoid network interference

  • Maximum range and reliability with full 3x3 MIMO antenna array

  • 4 gigabit ports for speeds 10x faster than Ethernet

  • USB Port to add a range of devices such as storage and printers

  • Built-in DLNA Certified media server enables media streaming to your TV, Xbox 360, PS3, or other DLNA compatible devices

  • Integrated QoS technology helps to prioritize latency-sensitive traffic, which can help you stream media, place a phone call or play multiplayer games without interruptions

  • Higher quality antenna technology helps to maintain high speeds across greater distances throughout your home for maximum wireless coverage and in-home mobility

  • Help keep your network and personal information protected with advanced WPA2 encryption and integrated firewall

  • Included Cisco Connect software helps you set up your home wireless network in a few easy steps

  • Cisco Connect 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, and access advanced network settings easily

  • Cisco Connect Express mobile app: Download the mobile app to access the most common Cisco Connect features from your iPad, iPhone ,iPod touch or Android phone over your home Wi-Fi

  • IPv6 enabled: Supports the latest Internet Protocol technology to future-proof your network

What's in the Box

  • Router
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Software
  • Quick Install Guide

Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour -

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Wireless Standard 802.11n
LAN Ports 4
Operating System Compatibility Windows; Mac
Auto Detecting Yes
Auto Sensing Yes
Interface Slot Type Information Not Available
LAN Connection Yes
Speed 450 Mbps
System Requirements PC or Mac; Ethernet Port
Uplink Port Information Not Available
Warranty Parts 1 Year(s)

17 Customer Reviews for Linksys Wireless N Dual Band Router (EA4500-CA)

Average Overall rating

3.5 / 5
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38 Reviews

35% Critical

21 Reviews

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  • Eduardo
  • from Kingston, ON
  • Feb 03, 2014

Good performance

very good

  • AMcDougal
  • from Richmond, BC
  • Dec 23, 2013

Excellent N900 Router

Bought this router to replace my old Linksys WRT54GSv2 mainly to take advantage of wireless-N and gigabit Lan ports which now allow me to stream seemlessly via my Western Digital MyBookLive and have doubled my download speed on my gaming computer connected router via D-Link powerline AV500. It took all of 30 minutes to setup all my devices on my local network using the supplied easy setup DVD. Saw big improvement in internet speed on all wireless devices ( 1 iphone 5, 4 android phones, 1 Asus Transformer tablet, 2 x wireless HD TV's, and and 1 PS3). No problems with signal quality and Netflix streams solidly to all devices using it. House size is 5000 sq ft with devices scattered on all levels.. I also signed up for Cisco's Smart Wi-Fi to be able to manage router remotely via the cloud. This app is intuitive and easy to use. I also installed the mobile version which works just as well, offering the same features. Decided not to go with a router offering 801.11ac due to the higher price, standard is still in daft form, and none of my current devices support it anyway. I am very impressed with the performance of this router and would definitely recommend it.

  • Nick Wilson
  • from Whitby, Ontario
  • Oct 26, 2013

Multiple Consoles to xBox Live not supported

I purchased this router on the weekend to replace a dLink. At first this seemed like an ideal device. Everything worked and connected. I didn't like the SmartWiFi thinking it is a little silly for my taste but that aside the biggest issue is the lack of support for multiple xBox consoles. You can not connect to xBox Live effectively using this router when using multiple consoles. Other routers have this capability but the LinkSYS is apparently "designed" this way to limit network address translation. So, back to FutureShop I go and will return this for an alternate product. Might work in your house but with multiple devices streaming like NetFlix this product just does not cut it.

  • Chris Mackenzie
  • from Pickering, ON
  • Oct 10, 2013

Linksys no issues

Picked up this Router to replace a new Asus that failed on firmware update. Easy set up with lots of control options even remotely

  • AS
  • from Hamilton, ON
  • Aug 26, 2013


Easy setup....ready in 5 minutes....excellent performance (as expected) me it worth every pennies paid. Recommend it eyes closed.

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