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    Does it work with Windows 10?   (10 Answers)

    I only see Mac as a operating system!

    By Anonymous February 6, 2016.

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      Yes, i works with windows 10 but router is not really need to work with any operation system. You can even use the mobile phone to setup the router. All you need is a browser that able to connect to the router's setup portal.

      By Rex59 February 19, 2017.

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    I want to know about the area it will cover? I need one with grater than 250 m * 250 m   (1 Answer)

    By Anonymous June 4, 2016.

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      Hi. The Linksys EA8500 operates on an​ 802.11AC Wi-Fi Standard. Basing on this standard and in a perfect network environment, it has an approximate indoor range of 70 meters and an approximate outdoor range of 250 meters.

      By Linksys Staff June 4, 2016.

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    does the Linksys Box and others just turn your TV into a smart TV?   (5 Answers)

    In other words, will it replace my direct TV?

    By Anonymous December 29, 2015.

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      It is made to optimize your Internet service so if you have streaming service such as a roku device and want to stream with services like netflix or hulu yes it is possible but mainly this increases your Internet speeds and prevents bog down to allow you a better expierence for multiple devices like streaming gaming downloading or surfing

      By Winter January 26, 2016.

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      Why do I always have to re-enter the password on my cellphone to log onto the guest network on Linksys ea8500 router?   (3 Answers)

      By pastorcurt May 1, 2016.

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        because you are a guest it do sent save. you need to use the main line for it to remember your phone and know it's password

        By John October 19, 2016.

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        Do I still need to use my modum from Frontier if so whats the point in buying a new router?   (1 Answer)

        By Ginny March 4, 2017.

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          Yes you do. Between iPads,iPhones, streaming devices, Home devices, etc. we have over 20 devices that require wifi. With this new router we were able to set up half of the devices on another network. Everything now runs faster.

          By Grandma March 4, 2017.

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        Presales questions on Linksys WRT1750AC (AC1200) router   (3 Answers)

        I’m looking to replace a Netgear WiFi router running DD-WRT and need to confirm some information I’ve been told before purchasing it’s replacement, currently I’m looking at a WRT1750AC. 1. I want to user the WRT1750AC as an access point. Routing and DHCP will be performed via the existing wired network. Basically this will be a WiFi bridge into the existing network, using the same IP address space. I’ve been unable to find anything in the online documentation regarding use as an Access Point, does this device have an access point mode? 2. My current configuration uses WPA2/AES (personal) with a passphrase that contains special characters, to include spaces. To date I’ve only discovered one manufacturer that doesn’t support spaces in the passphrase (Amped Wireless). Changing the current passphrase is not an option. Does this device support special characters (to include spaces) in the passphrase when using WPA2/AES?

        By Anonymous May 29, 2015.

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          1. yes you can use either router as an access port. I set it up for someone's warehouse with two access points. 2. yes you can make the password anything you want, even spaces.

          By snomon June 2, 2015.

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          Can this router run DD-WRT firmware?   (0 Answers)

          By hightechz71 June 6, 2017.

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          Hi there. Will this device work with Verizon Fios internet service? Thx- Alex   (1 Answer)

          By Alex May 16, 2017.

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          I want to upgrade my EA6900 router possibly to an EA8500. It is operating in LAN/LAN wired bridge mode. I can first set up the Guest Network in normal router mode, then switch to Bridge mode, and the guest network works perfectly. Can EA8500 do this?   (0 Answers)

          By 4estlake May 6, 2017.

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          im having big issues with this, i got an arris sb6190 that works perfectly i get my full 300 mbps down 30mbps up when directly connected. i bought this to combo with it but this router cant get more than 43 mbps down 1mbpsup is this normal?   (1 Answer)

          By Hecamon March 30, 2017.

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            I learned recently that download speed is on thing, but the outbound port on my cable modem was limited to 30mps. So I have 1GB ethernet and 800mps wifi in the house that get slowed down when they hit the cable modem. Not sure if this is what you are seeing.

            By hearMe2 April 23, 2017.

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