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LINKSYS EA8500 MAX-STREAM™ AC2600 MU-MIMO SMART WI-FI ROUTER

Description

AT A GLANCE

Experience the latest in Wireless-AC with breakthrough MU-MIMO technology. 4.6x faster than traditional Wi-Fi.* Learn More

  • 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
  • 4×4 Wireless-AC delivers 4 streams of data
  • 4 adjustable antennas

 

  • MU-MIMO

    MU-MIMO

    Latest Wireless-AC technology for simultaneously streaming and gaming on multiple devices.

  • SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND (2.4 + 5 GHz)

    SIMULTANEOUS DUAL BAND (2.4 + 5 GHZ)

    Delivers a stronger connection at a wider range than a single band at speeds up to 2.53 Gbps.

  • USB 3.0 PORT

    USB 3.0 PORT

    Share files and add external storage across your network with the USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 offers enhanced speeds over 2.0.

  • eSATA PORT

    ESATA PORT

    Offers added convenience. Also accommodates USB 2.0.

 

Linksys EA8500

ULTIMATE SOLUTION FOR MULTI-DEVICE HOUSEHOLDS

The Max-Stream AC2600 Router is the ultimate solution for multi-device households. Breakthrough MU-MIMO technology delivers 4.6x* faster Wi-Fi speeds to everyone and everything on your busy network. Now the whole household can play video games, listen to music, check email, shop, stream movies, and more–all simultaneously and without lag or buffering.


MU-MIMO for Multiple Device Households

EVERYBODY’S ONLINE. NOBODY’S WAITING

The Max-Stream AC2600 Router delivers plenty of bandwidth to all of your connected devices such as streaming media players, smart TVs, tablets, and game consoles–maintaining a fast, uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection even if multiple family members are all connected at the same time. This allows everyone in your household to connect to the Internet at the same time without slowing down your network.


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BREAKTHROUGH LINKSYS MU-MIMO FOR YOUR BUSY HOME NETWORK

Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) technology ensures uninterrupted Wi-Fi connections that function as if each device has its own dedicated router. You and other household members can now connect to the Internet, stream media, and play online games simultaneously at speeds up to 4.6x faster* than traditional Wi-Fi.


Lifestyle 1

UNINTERRUPTED MOVIE STREAMING

No more frozen screens while streaming your favorite shows or movies. With Linksys MU-MIMO technology, the entire household can enjoy smooth performance when simultaneously streaming. The combined 2.53 Gbps Wi-Fi speeds** wipe out annoying buffering and enable faster downloads.


Lifestyle 2

IMPROVED MOBILE SPEED AND RANGE

Shop online, send emails, and even set up your router from your mobile device in any room of your home without having to worry about signal drop-off. Beamforming technology delivers whole-home coverage that targets Wi-Fi signals to provide increased signal strength and coverage for each mobile device. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi allows you to monitor your home network anywhere from your mobile device.


Lifestyle 3

LAG-FREE ONLINE GAMING

Game without interruption from other devices on the network with the new MU-MIMO technology. The router’s supercharged 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and four high-speed Gigabit Ethernet ports make it an ideal choice for gamers looking for blazing-fast wired connections.


LINKSYS SMART WI-FI


CUSTOMIZE AND MANAGE YOUR HOME WI-FI ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

With the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App, you can closely monitor and manage your home Wi-Fi remotely using a smartphone or tablet.

  • Guest Access: Create a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password.
  • Parental Controls: Ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids — even when you’re away from home. Restrict access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet.
  • Device Prioritization: You can prioritize devices that need the most speed.

QUICK AND EASY SETUP

Managing your home Wi-Fi with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi is fast and easy:

Step 1Set up your wireless home network

Set up your home Wi-Fi using a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router.

Step 2Sign up for a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account

Download the free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi on iOSGet Linksys Smart Wi-Fi on Google Play

Step 3Customize your network with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi apps

Use Your Mobile Device to Manage Your Home Wi-Fi.

  • Network Standards:
    • IEEE 802.11a
    • IEEE 802.11b
    • IEEE 802.11g
    • IEEE 802.11n
    • IEEE 802.11ac
  • Radio Frequency Bands:
    2.4 & 5GHz
  • Ports:
    Power, Internet, Ethernet (1-4), USB 3.0, USB 2.0 / eSATA combo
  • LEDs:
    Internet, Ethernet (1-4), Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Power
  • Buttons:
    Reset, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Power
  • Operating Temperature:
    32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
  • Storage Temperature:
    -4 to 140 F (-20 to 60 C)
  • Operating Humidity:
    10 to 80% Noncondensing
  • Max. Link Rate:
    1733 Mbps
  • Platform Compatibility:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista 32/64
    • Windows 7 32/64
    • Windows 8 32/64
    • Windows 8.1 32/64
    • Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Windows 10 32/64