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Conclusion

The Edimax BR-6504n proved beyond our expectations. The exterior design is a strong advantage of the product. It is compact and stylish like few other routers of that class. The assembly quality is high, too, except for the white traces on the PCB. As for the electronic stuffing, there is nothing too extraordinary about it. The same or similar components can be found in many other entry-level home routers. The functionality of the firmware is average, too. It is the speed characteristics where the BR-6504n excels, matching the performance of more advanced devices.

You can consider highs and lows when deciding on the Edimax BR-6504n until you get to the pricing matter. In fact, this router costs the same money (~$80) as 802.11g routers. So, Edimax BR-6504n may be a great choice for people who have been previously planning to buy an 802.11g router or who just want to have an inexpensive Draft N device with excellent functionality.

Highs:

  • Stylish design
  • Compact
  • Good assembly quality
  • Dual indicators of the router’s ports
  • Console connector on the PCB (probably on our sample of the router only)
  • Low price

Lows:

  • No integrated help system
  • Unstable wireless connection
  • Small indicators
  • Low functionality of the firmware
 
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