Linksys 1750Mbps Wrieless Router & AC Networking - Router Web Interface and Setup

Article Index
Linksys 1750Mbps Wrieless Router & AC Networking
EA6500 Features and Specs
AE6000 Information
Router Web Interface and Setup
Testing and Conclusion

Web Interface and Setup:

The interface of the Linksys EA6500 is a bit different than other Linksys products I've looked at before.  The interface has a nice fresh look to it, and while I still prefer a text-heavy interface like Rosewill or Trendnet, the look and feel of the Linksys unit is pretty slick.  As we continue on through this page, I'll show a few images from the web interface as the functions are all pretty standard for a router - even if the interface is a bit more dynamic.  If you want to take a look at all of the screenshots, I do have them in an album for your viewing pleasure.  As I previously mentioned, we'll only cover a few key ones below.

Login Page

As with pretty much every router these days, you can choose manual setup with a custom password or pass phrase or you can use WPS.  One thing that Linksys adds to the Smart Wi-Fi routers is the inclusion of a NFC card that you can use with your Android devices to quickly and easily join the guest network if you've forgotten the password.  While this seems a little gimmicky, it's a pretty nifty feature to add with your router.

Main Screen

 

Linksys takes their USB storage on this device pretty seriously.  They include two USB 2.0 ports as we saw earlier and they have storage features, media streaming and FTP access available to devices that are plugged in.  This is a nice touch and a bonus if you want to add a USB flash drive or USB hard drive to your network without adding an expensive NAS solution.  The performance of course will not be as good, but it is a simple and easy way to share files on your network.

USB Storage - Status
USB Storage - Status

USB Storage - Folders
USB Storage - Folders

   

USB Storage - FTP
USB Storage - FTP

USB Storage - Media Server
USB Storage - Media Server

 

The router has all of the typical Wi-Fi setup configurations as most routers and this is pretty straightforward.  As for port forwarding and such, this too is also pretty standard.  As I mentioned before, one of the nifty features of this router is the Simple Tap feature.

Simple Tap

 

There are many more images of the interface that we didn't include in the review to save pages of information that is pretty basic.  Make sure to check out the gallery here for all of the images.  On the last page we'll take a look at the performance of the router and see how it performs.