The EA4500 is a good dual-band router, but what sets it apart from others is access to Cisco's Cloud Connect service, which lets you fully control your router from anywhere. While that could be a useful service, it may not be worth spending an extra $50 for it, since you can get the earlier E4200 for just $99. The cheaper router will give you most of the same functionality as the EA4500, including good throughput and range, and USB hookups to connect hard drives and printers.
How It Stacks Up
My Net N900 Central
My Net N900
E2500 Advanced Dual-Band Wireless-N
FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7270
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