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    is this router easy to set up??   (10 Answers)

    By Anonymous April 21, 2016.

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      Yes set up was a breeze. I work in networking and it only took 5 minutes to set it up with all of the advanced features. You just plug in the router and open a webpage type in the ip address and it basically gives you a step by step walk through.

      By Shadowfox186 April 21, 2016.

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      Is a Linksys EA 6400 router ok with a modem or should I buy a Xfinity TG862g router?   (3 Answers)

      I have a linksys router with a comcast Arris modem. I want to turn the modem in to save 10.00 a month. Should I just buy a cheap modem or the Xfinity TG862G router? Is my linksys EA6400 good enough with a new modem?

      By George February 28, 2016.

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        Personally, I bought a modem under $100. You will make your money if you plan on having internet more than 10 months. There are nice modems for $75-$100 that may even be better than what Xfinity offers. This is of course a personal choice but I don't like renting things like these when I can just own it and get more out of it. Your EA6400 should work well with a new modem. You will need to call Xfinity to set up your own modem but that should be an easy process. Hope this helps!

        By Justbeinghonest April 26, 2016.

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        Can this router provide signal to a Samsung Smart TV?   (5 Answers)

        By Anonymous July 4, 2016.

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          Yes it should be able to provide a signal to any smart tv. I use mine for my LG smart TV and it works great.

          By SMINGO January 25, 2017.

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          Does this router really weigh 20 lbs?   (5 Answers)

          By LPinSaipan June 27, 2016.

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            Most definitely not, it seems to weigh less than or equal to a pound (if I had to guess)

            By BriGuy November 26, 2016.

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            Is this router a good choice for a large house (5,000 sq ft)?   (7 Answers)

            By KCLO June 9, 2016.

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              My home is 3k square feet and no issues have been noted. What I'd recommend if you do find some dead spots is to purchase a wall wifi outlet extender. All you do is plug it into an electrical outlet , sync it with your main router via online guidance and whenever you're in that dead spot room you allow for your devices to automatically connect to it for continued wifi connection. It's a one time deal as your devices will remember wifi connections after you connect to them once..

              By Pito March 15, 2017.

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            The product description says that the antennas are detachable to extend the range, can anyone explain this? Do I detach the antenna and plug it in somewhere else in the house to extend the range? Thanks!   (4 Answers)

            By puppyluv7297 October 7, 2017.

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              Hi, Puppyluv7297! It is recommended to keep the antennas attached to the router for wider wireless range. If you want to expand the wireless network and optimize its performance, you can detach and replace then with another set of high performance antennas.

              By Linksys Staff October 8, 2017.

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          • Question
            Is there any major thing I should consider whether I buy the EA7500 model (1900 AC) vs. the EA8500 model (2600 AC)? House is 2200 sq. Ft., currently have the EA6350 and it does not do the job with multiple devices, video gamers, and movie streamers.   (3 Answers)

            By reez December 28, 2016.

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              The answer to you're question lies more in what kind of ISP you have. It's pretty hard to sturate the 1900 dual bandwidth routers. So unless you have 15+ devices all doing tasks at the same time, shouldn't really be the issue. Now if you have four or five devices doing real intensive networking tasks like sharing large files over the local net. That would benefit from more bandwidth. If just watching two Netflix movies and playing cod4 is causing buffering, the problem if you're ISP not the router.

              By Josh May 27, 2017.

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              Will this router work with windows 7? And will it work out in the country with Time WArner?   (4 Answers)

              By Anonymous July 4, 2016.

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                Yes, this will work with Windows 7. This unit is not a cable modem. Check with your provider for compatibility.

                By CommunityAnswer July 6, 2016.

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                what telephone modem would work best with brighthouse   (1 Answer)

                By rudy July 2, 2016.

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                  This device works as a plain router only, Rudy. It's best to contact Brighthouse to find a telephone modem suitable for their connection.

                  By Linksys Staff July 2, 2016.

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                Will it work with charter services in St Louis   (4 Answers)

                By Engr19 June 24, 2016.

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                  Definitely, Engr19! The EA7500 is designed to work with Cable Internet service.

                  By Linksys Staff June 24, 2016.

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