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Linksys EA8500 AC2600 Dual Band Smart MU-MIMO 4X4 Gigabit Wireless Router

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Part #: EA8500-CA

SKU: 110116
Shipping Weight: 3.4 lbs
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Chadi_B
09/25/16
Experience: 20 Days

Great product! Verified OwnerVerified Owner

Pros

Speed
Ease of installation
Looks cool
App control
Cons
Price
Summary
It worked right away, and set up was really easy. It has an excellent range and speed. The app let's me know who is connected and allows me to configure it on the go. Great product all around.

David_DWK
10/06/15
Experience: 7 Days

Pros

Easy setup , nice web interface , big upgrade from my EA3500 , cell phone speed went from 150mbps to 275mbps , it would be nice if my internet provider , speed was better than 10mbps .... happy with the new upgrade
Cons
None
Summary
Very good router for the price , looking forward to testing it out considering i have numerous wireless devices attached to the router .... :)

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Features [ Edit | History ]

Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

3x faster connection speeds than traditional Wi-Fi*
4x4 wireless-AC technology delivers four data streams at up to 2.53 Gbps**
MU-MIMO technology simultaneously handles multiple devices on your network
Supercharged 1.4 GHz dual core processor ideal for lag-free online gaming
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports
USB 3.0 and eSATA/USB 2.0 ports for network sharing
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi lets you control your network from anywhere
Track all your connected devices with Network Map

Max-Stream MU-MIMO Delivers 3x Faster* Wi-Fi Speeds

The Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA8500) is the ultimate solution for multi-device households. Breakthrough MU-MIMO technology delivers 3x faster* Wi-Fi speeds to everyone and everything on your busy network, allowing multiple users to simultaneously stream movies, play games online, and browse the Internet without lag or buffering.

Thanks to Qualcomm MU | EFX, the Max-Stream AC2600 Router can target multiple devices at the same time to relieve heavy network traffic. It's like having an individual router dedicated to each of your devices.

MU-MIMO Broadcasting Technology Optimized for Multiple Users

In today's data-intensive multimedia environments, more and more households and offices require a router that can support high-speed connections to multiple devices at once. Thanks to Qualcomm MU-MIMO technology, the Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 Router meets this demand.

MU-MIMO builds upon existing broadcasting principles--such as spatial multiplexing and beamforming--to deliver a higher overall throughput for today's multi-device networks. The result is a fast, fairly distributed connection across all of your devices. With MU-MIMO, you'll be able to simultaneously stream HD video on a Smart TV, download large files onto your smartphone, and engage in other data-intensive tasks without experiencing latency on any of your devices.

Transmits Streams to Up to Four Devices

Most routers use SU-MIMO, a technology that transmits multiple spatial streams to a client device. However, SU-MIMO can only hone in on a single device at once, resulting in a huge amount of wasted router capacity.

By contrast, MU-MIMO allows the Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 Router to transmit spatial streams to up to three different devices at once. By taking advantage of the router's multiple antennas, MU-MIMO can instantly measure the time it takes for its three client devices to receive data. Once it has acquired a picture of its environment, it uses the router's beamforming technology to send a stream directly to the four targeted devices, delivering just the amount of bandwidth that's needed.

Dramatically Increases Total Network Throughput

Because it gives each of your devices a dedicated spatial stream, MU-MIMO helps ensure your devices won't have to compete for bandwidth. It's like having a dedicated router for each of your devices.

Qualcomm's MU-MIMO system is also highly adaptable. By using sophisticated grouping and scheduling algorithms, it can assign priorities to devices that are generating the most traffic. This helps the router distribute bandwidth more equitably, ensuring each of your devices gets the fastest connection possible.

Built for the Next Generation of Smart Devices

MU-MIMO is already becoming the next major enhancement in the world of Wi-Fi. It has been optimized for client devices that have lower antenna counts, ensuring you get the most out of your smartphones, tablets, or USB Wi-Fi adapters. And as more and more devices adopt the 802.11ac specification, MU-MIMO will be able to pass on higher connection speeds to an increasing number of users.

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Model

Brand
Linksys
Model
EA8500

Details

Standards
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.3ab, 802.3u
Security
WEP, WPA, WPA2
up to 128-bit encryption
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
LEDs
Power, Internet, Ethernet (1-4), Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Wireless
Buttons
Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Reset, Wi-Fi, Power
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 2.6Gbps
Frequency Band
2.4GHz/5GHz
Antenna
5 (4 external and 1 internal)
Interface
Internet, Etherent (1-4), USB 2.0/eSATA combo, USB 3.0, Power
VPN support
IPSec, L2TP, and PPTP VPN pass-through
Power Adapter
12V / 3.5A
System Requirements
PC: Wi-Fi enabled with CD or DVD drive, Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows 7, or Windows 8
Mac: Wi-Fi enabled with CD or DVD drive, Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard v10.6.1 or later, Lion v10.7, Mountain Lion v10.8, or Mavericks v10.9
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5 (for Mac), Firefox 8, or Chrome configuration

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