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Linksys E2500 N600 Dual-Band WiFi 4 Router Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS

TROUBLESHOOTING
FIRMWARE UPGRADE
 


HARDWARE INFORMATION
 
The Linksys E2500 N600 Dual-Band WiFi 4 Router is a dual-band router that lets you enjoy the power of Wi-Fi technology.  It delivers enhanced speed, range and security for all your networking needs.  With N600 speeds, you'll be able to swiftly stream HD videos, surf, email, play games online and chat.

NOTE:  This article is for the Linksys E2500 v4.  The version number is noted on the product label at the bottom of the router.


2.  What are the parts of the Linksys E2500?

The parts of the Linksys E2500:
  • Ports/Buttons
  • Power port
  • One 10/100 Mbps internet port
  • Four 10/100 Mbps ethernet ports
  • Reset button (located at the bottom)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button (located at the back panel)
  • Indicator lights 
  • Back panel WPS, internet (WAN port), ethernet (LAN ports) 
  • Antennas
  • Two external, adjustable, non-detachable antennas 
To learn more, click here.
 
Below are the major product features of the Linksys E2500:
  • N600 Dual-Band
  • Browser-based setup wizard
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Speeds of up to 300 Mbps for each of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
  • Beamforming Technology
  • Guest Network
  • Parental Controls
  • Two adjustable antennas (non-detachable)
  • Four Fast ethernet ports + one Fast internet port

The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.  For more information about your device’s warranty, click here.
 
The reset button is located at the bottom of the Linksys E2500.  If you need to reset it, hold it down for 10 seconds.  Then from a wireless device wait for the default Wi-Fi name to appear to begin setting up the router.

SETUP AND INSTALLATION
 
Below are the requirements for setting up the Linksys E2500:
  • Internet connection
  • Wireless or wired computer/laptop for setup
  • Latest web browser version of Google Chrome™, Firefox®, Safari® (for Mac® or iPad®), Microsoft Edge® or Internet Explorer®
Setting up the Linksys E2500 takes only a few minutes.  To learn how, click here.
 
FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS
 
To learn how to access the Linksys E2500 web interface, click here

2.  Is the Linksys E2500 supported by the Linksys app?

No.


3.  What is the data rate of the Linksys E2500?

The PHY data rate is up to 300 Mbps for the 2.4 GHz band and up to 300 Mbps for the 5 GHz band.

4.  What is Beamforming Technology?

Beamforming Technology is a radio wave technology that allows a router to transmit radio signal in the direction of the connected devices, thus creating a stronger, faster and more reliable Wi-Fi communication.

5.  What wireless security types does the Linksys E2500 support?

The Linksys E2500 supports WPA2™ Personal and WPA2 Enterprise.

 
TROUBLESHOOTING
 
You can reset the Linksys E2500 to factory defaults through the router’s web interface or the reset button.  To learn how, click here.
 
From a wireless computer, wait until the default Wi-Fi name appears before beginning setup again.
 
Plug the router to a power source.  Then, connect the modem to the WAN port or a computer to a LAN port using an ethernet cable.  The connected port will light up which indicates the router’s activity.
 
FIRMWARE UPGRADE
 
To learn how to upgrade the firmware of the Linksys E2500, click here.
 
No, but it has a Check for Updates button.  Click on it and if a firmware is available, you can proceed with the update.

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