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Private Internet Access Linksys E2500 Tomato FlashRouter

Quick Overview

•  Dual Band Wireless-N600
•  300 MHz Processor
•  PIA VPN Client Router
•  Tomato Shibby Firmware Installed More Info

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Reg. Price $199.99

SALE PRICE $149.99

Reg. Price $199.99

SALE PRICE $149.99

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The Private Internet Access Linksys E2500 TomatoUSB FlashRouter is one of our most popular dual band devices for users looking for an all-around router upgrade at an economical price.

Besides being ready for a PIA VPN setup right out of the box, the TomatoUSB E2500 offers N600 wireless speed capacity (300 2.4 GHz / 300 5 Ghz), utilizing 4 internal antennas. Combine that with the Tomato-added perk of being able to manually manage wireless transmission power, manage access restrictions, utilizing an always on protective firewall, and offering a bevy of graphing, logs, and monitoring features, and you've got yourself a major networking device!

Since DD-WRT firmware doesn’t play as nice with some of the newer Linksys models in our testing, the Linksys E2500 gets the upgrade to the increasingly popular Tomato firmware, fully tested by our networking experts, and in the process becomes our best mid-level Tomato router.

Recommended For: 2-4 users looking for basic web, email, and video streaming on 1-3 connected devices. Ideal for small-to-mid-sized homes and home offices.

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

Want more insight into all Tomato firmware offers & how it differs from DD-WRT?

Review the basics of Tomato firmware or watch our Tomato info video:

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Additional Information

Firmware Upgrade
Tomato
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates
N600 (300+300Mbps)
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet Port Type
Fast Ethernet (10/100Mbps)
Ethernet Ports
4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports
0
Antenna Type:
Internal
Number of Antennas
4
Wireless Security
WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS, WEP
Processor Brand:
Broadcom
Processor Model:
BCM5358U
Processor Speed
300 MHz
RAM (MB)
64
Flash Memory (MB)
8
Power Adapter
100v-240v ~50-60Hz (Compatible Worldwide)
Volt Input
12V 1A
Brand
Linksys
FCC ID:
Q87-E2500
Hardware Version
V1
Product Condition
Recertified
Serial Port(s)
1
Package Contents
A/C Power Supply, Customized Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable
Warranty
90 Day Limited Warranty
Choose VPN Service
PrivateInternetAccess
Firmware Upgrade
Wireless Frequency Band(s)
Wireless Data Rates
Ethernet Port Type
Ethernet Ports
USB Ports
Antenna Type:
Number of Antennas
Processor Brand:
Processor Speed
RAM (MB)
Flash Memory (MB)
Volt Input
FCC ID:
Warranty
Included Support Plan
Reviews
Private Internet Access Asus RT-N66U Tomato FlashRouter Private Internet Access Asus RT-N66U Tomato FlashRouter

Reg. Price $299.99

Sale price $249.99

Firmware Upgrade: Tomato
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: N900 (450+450Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 3
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: 600 MHz
RAM (MB): 256
Flash Memory (MB): 32
Volt Input: 12V 0.5A
FCC ID:: MSQ-RTN66U
Warranty: 90 Day Limited Warranty
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
Firmware Upgrade: Tomato
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Single Band (2.4 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: N300 (300Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 2
Antenna Type:: External
Number of Antennas: 3
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: 480 MHz
RAM (MB): 128
Flash Memory (MB): 32
Volt Input: 12V 1.25A
FCC ID:: MSQ-RTN16
Warranty: 90 Day Limited Warranty
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
Private Internet Access Linksys E2500 Tomato FlashRouter Private Internet Access Linksys E2500 Tomato FlashRouter

Reg. Price $199.99

Sale price $149.99

Firmware Upgrade: Tomato
Wireless Frequency Band(s): Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates: N600 (300+300Mbps)
Ethernet Port Type: Fast Ethernet (10/100Mbps)
Ethernet Ports: 4 LAN 1 WAN
USB Ports: 0
Antenna Type:: Internal
Number of Antennas: 4
Processor Brand:: Broadcom
Processor Speed: 300 MHz
RAM (MB): 64
Flash Memory (MB): 8
Volt Input: 12V 1A
FCC ID:: Q87-E2500
Warranty: 90 Day Limited Warranty
Included Support Plan: 3 Months Support Plan +
  1. Dynamite! At least for 1 user review by AB on 9/23/2015
    Quality
    Support

    My cable company gave me an old ubee 2500 modem/router ... slow and error prone.

    Of course, job 1) the benefits of router friendly to PIA VPN, job 2) speed increase would be cool.

    Well done on both counts.

    First, I had to set my Time Warner Ubee 2600 to bridge mode. BTW, that is http://192.168.0.1/ and "admin" "cableroot" username/password. I had to Google that for sometime. I forgot the menu breadcrumbs to set bridge mode, but you'll find them.

    The written instructions (I did not provide flashrouter.com my PIA user data since that's just not how I do it) for setup worked flawlessly. Not once did I have to Google something to make it work.

    After VPN was setup, a secondary benefit rolled in: faster connection! My hypothesis--the antiquated ubee modem CPU was off-loaded the need to do modem AND wireless, it only had to do modem work.

    So, I am pleased. With my VPN provider "Private Internet Access" and with the flashrouter.com piece.

    Having said all this.. this works for me, a single connection person. If you have heavier speed demands (like more users), flashrouter has better options for you (more $).

  2. One configuration for whole house VPN. review by Glenn on 4/6/2015
    Quality
    Support

    Congratulations! This is what router configuration should look like. My old Linksys WRT54g has served me well for many years but it was time to upgrade and add VPN. I am really impressed with Tomato firmware and the power of the E2500 router.

  3. Wonderful Router At A Wonderful Price review by Mark on 5/22/2014
    Quality
    Support

    The Cisco Linksys E2500 Tomato is a wonderful router at a wonderful price. A Dual Band router flashed with amazing Tomato firmware with a warranty for less than $120- this is a dream come true. The support that came with the router was incredibly helpful as well. A great router.

  4. Excellent service, quick delivery. Item as described. review by Peter B. on 2/13/2014
    Quality
    Support

    Excellent service, quick delivery. Item as described.

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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.
  • CUSTOM CONFIGURATION & SETUP GUIDE INCLUDED
  • FREE ONLINE TECH SUPPORT: E-mail & remote Teamviewer included.
  • WORLDWIDE SHIPPING VIA USPS & FEDEX
  • DD-WRT & TOMATO WARRANTY: We include our own open-source firmware warranty.
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