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Windows 7: Differences between Linksys E2500 and EA2700?

30 Apr 2012   #1
RealVen

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
 
 
Differences between Linksys E2500 and EA2700?

Could someone explain to me the practical differences between these two routers?

I just got a Linksys WMP600N Dual-Band PCI adapter card, so it was recommended that I purchase a Dual-Band Linksys wireless router and it looks like these models are the starting points.

E2500 ($65 w/ rebate)
EA2700 ($90 w/ rebate)

My new PC is in another room and I'm using all of this to connect it to the internet.

Recommendations and help appreciated, thanks!


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30 Apr 2012   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi RealVen,

The only differences - EA2700 has the Connect Cloud and Gigabit ports. If you have devices that you can plug directly to the router that have gig technology then go for the EA2700, otherwise E2500 is not too bad. Both Models that you have listed are N Dual Band Routers.
Technical details comparison can be found here.

Hmmm...I don't see a spec if it supports wireless bridging or repeating to expand wireless network range. My Netgear Dual Band router as a Repeating functionality. I would download the manual before you buy so that you'd know what other features you will be expecting and perhaps utilize them.
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30 Apr 2012   #3
RealVen

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
 
 

Thanks 2xg!

I think I will just go with the E2500, but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing out on anything critical. I don't really use apps and mobile devices or cloud etc. so I'm not too worried about all of that.
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30 Apr 2012   #4
RealVen

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Hmmm...I don't see a spec if it supports wireless bridging or repeating to expand wireless network range. My Netgear Dual Band router as a Repeating functionality. I would download the manual before you buy so that you'd know what other features you will be expecting and perhaps utilize them.
I see you just added this...what is wireless bridging? I guess repeating is self-explanatory, I will make sure to ask before I buy.
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30 Apr 2012   #5
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

If your home is huge, wireless bridging or repeating feature will help expand the wireless network coverage in your home. The wireless router that I setup at work which is a Buffalo router is an AP/Client Bridge, all I have to do is switch to Client Bridge (took me a second to do this process) and there's a big difference on the Wi-Fi signal.

You may visit Linksys site for a more detail specs of the router before you buy. I almost forgot that I have an Article here that might help you understand some best features of the router and that you may utilize in the near future.
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