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Linksys EA6500 AC1750 DD-WRT FlashRouter

Quick Overview

• Dual Band Wireless-AC 1750 Mbps
• 600 MHz Broadcom Processor
• OpenVPN & PPTP Client Ready
• High-end ARM DD-WRT Firmware Installed More Info

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Reg. Price $279.99

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Reg. Price $279.99

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EA6500 DD-WRT = Open-Source Wireless-AC

The Linksys EA6500 FlashRouter is the beefed up, next evolution of the Linksys E4200, an all-time best selling DD-WRT classic.

Upgrading from top-end Wireless-N to top-end Wireless-AC, the FlashRouter Linksys EA6500 upgraded with DD-WRT offers twice the max wireless capabilties at 1750 Mbps with 25% more processing power at 600 MHz.

The Linksys EA6500 is built to handle multiple wireless streams with ease. The advanced processing power means reduced buffering for streaming video which in turn means you get to watch uninterrupted HD movies and play online games on your PS4 or XboxOne without stalling. For that reason alone, it is the most popular router for users seeking upgraded HD streaming quality to watch Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, BBC iPlayer and more! 

FlashRouters takes this excellent Linksys hardware and unleashes its full potential by upgrading the firmware to a fully-featured DD-WRT build. This allows for OpenVPN, PPTP or L2TP VPN-client integration with your office or preferred VPN service provider, advanced control over transmission power of your WiFi, and full control over all of your network traffic that can simultaneously run on both a 5Ghz band for HD streaming and 2.4Ghz band for computer connections. 

The EA6500 preinstalled with DD-WRT includes an International Dual Voltage (100v - 240v) power adapter with a US plug. International adapters are available here.

So if you are a big fan of the Linksys E4200 and just looking for the Wireless-AC upgrade with some more perks, the FlashRouter Linksys AC1750 EA6500 is the ideal wireless router for you.

Wireless-AC Speed, Wireless-N Compatible

Offering the highest available dual band wireless speeds with up to 1750 Mbps Wireless-AC (450 2.4 Mbps & 1300 5.0 Mbps), the EA6500 DD-WRT FlashRouter VPN Router delivers the fastest performance to handle a large amount of connected devices

Backwards compatible with Wireless-N/A/B/G/H devices like Xbox One, Smart TV, iPad & PS4s, to old laptops - those looking for high quality HD video streaming or improved Skype video chat/FaceTime, the Netgear EA6500 FlashRouter VPN DD-WRT device is created to handle it and more!

Popular EA6500 DD-WRT Setup Options

Using DD-WRT can make your network infinitely more stable and easier to tweak. FlashRouters creates a complete out-of-the-box, plug and play DD-WRT upgraded router solution that includes all the most popular DD-WRT features:

  • VPN Router: Upgrading to a DD-WRT EA6500 allows for built-in VPN connections with OpenVPN and PPTP, creating a secure tunnel for any device just by connecting to the router. When you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, you get an additional layer of Internet security and encryption that allows you to mask your location or to access regionally restricted video and streaming content. Read more about what VPN can do under the VPN Service tab.
  • Dual Router Setup: In the dual router setup, one router is connected to your local Internet Service Provider and the EA6500 can be used as a dedicated VPN router. Learn more about the FlashRouters Dual Router Setup.
  • Wireless Extender/Bridge Options:  This will allow you to extend the current reach of the router, improving wireless range in homes and offices. You can also use DD-WRT to create a wireless bridge.

    With a wireless bridge, you can establish a wired connection without running actual cables and you can create wired ports for a 3G/4G MiFi device. Get a more extensive breakdown on our post on Wireless Repeaters and Bridges. Please look under the Support Plan tab for additional tech support information if you plan to use one of these setups.

The FlashRouters Difference

The  FlashRouter DD-WRT Linksys EA6500 V1 arrives pre-installed with a recent, tested, stable DD-WRT firmware build. Forget spending hours deciphering the DD-WRT forums/website/Wiki for the correct hardware version and proper build only to discover that you've improperly flashed your device and bricked it.

Each FlashRouter arrives at your doorstep with a personalized setup guide that is tailored to your requested network information, making your network centerpiece installation as simple as possible. The right router, the right firmware, right now!

FlashRouters steps in to offer what many router manufacturers won't: better firmware, network configuration assistance, and responsive American tech support that will actually answer your questions.

  • Free VPN Service Integration: If you have a favored VPN provider, we'll configure the FlashRouter for you and ship it out with the setup setup guide for your chosen provider. Don't worry if you might change providers. our routers are not locked in to a single service.

    Choosing a provider allows us to send a targeted guide and let our team know what service they might ahve toa ssist in setting up. This allows us to expedite all of our potential support team questions and.

    Need assistance choosing the right service for you, just contact our support staff or read more about this under the VPN Service tab.
  • Custom Configuration & Setup Guide Included: Include your preferred router setup options in the order checkout comments or a FlashRouter configuration specialist will be in contact to tailor your new router to your networking plan.
  • Free Online Tech Support: Should you run into an issue during Internet or VPN setup, our skilled DD-WRT techs can assist in getting the connection up and running. Read more about this option under the Support Plan tab.
  • DD-WRT Warranty: DD-WRT firmware installation voids manufacturer warranties. FlashRouters provides a 90-Day Warranty for DD-WRT installations. 
  • Worldwide Shipping via USPS & FedEx.
Want more insight into all DD-WRT firmware offers & how it differs from Tomato?

Review the basics of DD-WRT firmware or watch our DD-WRT info video:


Additional Information

Firmware Upgrade
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates
AC1750 (450+1300Mbps)
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11 a/c b/g/n
Ethernet Port Type
Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports
USB Ports
2 USB 2.0
Antenna Type:
Number of Antennas
Wireless Security
WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS, WEP
Processor Brand:
Processor Model:
Processor Speed
600 MHz
Flash Memory (MB)
Power Adapter
100v-240v ~50-60Hz (Compatible Worldwide)
Volt Input
12v 3.0A
Hardware Version
Product Condition
Serial Port(s)
Package Contents
A/C Power Supply, Customized Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable
90 Day Limited Warranty
Choose VPN Service
None Required
  1. Buyer beware review by Fernando on 5/30/2015

    the rouetr is slow and it is refurbished

  2. Buyer beware review by Fernando on 4/14/2015

    This router is REFURBISHED and it does not come with the original AC Adapter. Flashrouter does not mention this anywhere on the website, except at the end of the details section (they don't say anything about the ac adpater). Completely misleading.. LOOK ELESEWHERE

  3. Recommended Router review by Melanie on 1/14/2015

    There were many things I was looking to do with my setup, things that simply weren't possible with my modem router. The ability to easily setup a guest network, use VPN on all of my devices, and feel comfortable with that extra level of protection throughout my entire network. I recommend a FlashRouter to anyone. So helpful!

  4. Amazing Service, Fast Shipping review by Andrea on 1/12/2015

    The EA6500 is the greatest, as is FlashRouters. The shipping was super fast and the service was amazing. From the pre-purchase chat to support for setting up my VPN account, I only had positive experiences with this company. I recommend FlashRouters to anyone looking for a secure setup.

  5. Solution To Many Problems review by Nicolas on 12/26/2014

    This FlashRouter has served as the solution to many problems. For about a year, I have tried to secure a strong connection to my Netflix account, as buffering seemed to disable me from finishing any movie I started watching. You can understand how frustrating this was. The EA6500 has proved itself to be the panacea I was looking for all along.

  6. Awesome Service review by Daniel on 12/23/2014

    FlashRouters is great. I ordered the router on a Monday, and it arrived at my door Wednesday. I took the router out of the box and -- boom -- it worked plug and play. I can't say how elated I am with this service, it's truly awesome. If you are looking to get the most of your VPN service, there's nothing better you can do than get a FlashRouter.

  7. Great Service, Awesome Product review by Floyd on 12/22/2014

    Very, very happy with FlashRouters. The service is, without a doubt, fantastic. Incredibly fast shipping, a very helpful sales team, and an amazingly patient tech support team. Not to mention this router, a Linksys, my personal favorite brand, with awesome Wireless-AC capability. I recommend FlashRouters wholeheartedly.

  8. A Fantastic Router review by Peter on 12/18/2014

    I have been a Linksys fan for many years, and I can safely say this is the best Linksys router I have been an owner of. With an amazing processor and sleek design, this router is perfect for any home or office setup.

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What Makes A FlashRouterDifferent?

Forget spending hours deciphering and testing the DD-WRT forums/website/Wiki for the correct hardware version and proper build only to discover that you've improperly flashed your device and bricked it.

FlashRouters offers what many router manufacturers won't: better firmware plus basic network and VPN service configuration assistance from responsive and highly trained USA tech support that will actually answer your questions.

  • DD-WRT OR TOMATO PREINSTALLED: A tested and stable firmware build with enhanced security by one of our customization experts.
  • FREE PLUG AND PLAY VPN SERVICE PRE-CONFIGURATION: Enter your VPN username, password and preferred server location in final step of checkout.
  • FREE ONLINE TECH SUPPORT: E-mail & remote Teamviewer included.
  • DD-WRT & TOMATO WARRANTY: We include our own open-source firmware warranty.
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