05-01-2012 05:11 AM
Pros: i didnt have to send it back bought it local cause my router craped out.
Cons: this thing cut my speeds down to 1/3 of what my 30 dollar netgear router was delivering.had to replace it after i dumped a cup of coffee on it. the linksys droped wireless 4 times in the first night ontop of it plus the signal was real weak. i have set up plenty of routers this was up and running in couple minutes but not running very well and no mount knew that going in
Other Thoughts: going back to netgear or dlink depends on what they got at the store cant wait for it to be mailed have 8 desktops 4 laptops 2 ipods and 2 phones and a nas that needs to be up
05-01-2012 09:32 PM
As you mentioned that the speed cuts down and the wireless connection is intermittent with this router, you can try few things to fix it:
(a) The security set on the router should be WPA2/WPA mixed mode.
(b) Try to change the wireless channel to either 1, 3, 6, 9 or 11.The following link shows how to change the channel on the router http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=
(c)Try to reduce the router's MTU size to 1400. The following link that shows how to reduce the MTU size http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&docid=
05-13-2012 09:38 PM
Same problem. switched from a Dlink 655 to the EA3500, speeds are horrible, but signal strength is good. Tried switching channels, mtu size, channel width....slight changes but no improvement. I'll give it a couple more days and then its back to D-link for me and back to the store for this router.
05-14-2012 02:23 PM
There are some appliances that emit radio waves and signals that can interfere with the transmission and reception. If this noise making apps are causing big problems, you need to move either the transmitting device or you avoid those places with low receptions..
Some walls block signals and some will allow to pass. A satellite feed antennae for televisions can also cause noises and so are wireless phones. Some brand of microwave ovens and refrigerator also causes noises or spikes.
So try to avoid these interferences and try putting your router up high.
05-15-2012 07:13 PM
Since the router placement is in the same place as the Dlink....Are you saying that the EA3500 is much more sensitive than the DIR-655??? Must be a design flaw......
Sounds like an endorsement in going back with Dlink.....Not much help but thanks for trying.