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Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router - EA8500

Abt Model: EA8500 | UPC Code: 745883686483
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Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router - EA8500

The Linksys Max-Stream is the latest solution for all of one's household devices. Connect your Smart TVs, mobile devices, gaming consoles, tablets, and more with the EA8500. Experience lag-free streaming and gaming with this Wi-Fi router's supercharged 1.4 GHz dual-core processor. Enjoy simultaneous streaming for the whole family with MU-MIMO technology. The Linksys app makes it convenient to monitor and control your home network. Manage your homes Wi-Fi Router in the palm of your hand with the with the Linksys app. Control your kids’ mobile and gaming usage through the parental lock.


    Latest Wireless-AC technology for simultaneously streaming and gaming on multiple devices
  • 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
    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
    Offers added convenience. Also accommodates USB 2.0
  • 1.4GHz Dual-Core Central Processing Unit (CPU)
    Promotes simultaneous high-speed data processing
  • 4x4 AC
    Four streams of data for stronger, faster performance when gaming and streaming
  • Beamforming Technology
    Optimizes performance and reduces interference by focusing wireless signal to connected devices
  • 4 Adjustable Wi-Fi Antennas
    Ensure optimal coverage and maximum signal strength throughout your home
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi
    Monitor and control your home network from anywhere through the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi website or mobile app
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Linksys Smart Wi-Fi lets you access your network anytime, anywhere. Using your browser or the Smart Wi-Fi mobile app, you can
    • Prioritize devices or websites for video streaming and online gaming
    • Control inappropriate or distracting content
    • Monitor network activity and speed
    • Turn Wi-Fi access on or off for any connected device
    • Create a separate, password-protected guest network
  • Get Smart In Three Easy Steps
    Managing your network with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi is fast and easy
    • Set up your wireless home network using a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router
      The router will broadcast a wireless signal to your Wi-Fi-enabled devices like gaming consoles, TVs, mobile devices, and printers
    • Sign up for a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account. It's fast and free
      Smart Wi-Fi software lets you access and control your home network from wherever you are, whenever you need to
    • Customize your network with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi apps of your choice
      Upgrade the functionality of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi tools, by downloading Linksys Smart Wi-Fi apps to your mobile devices


  • 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

What's In The Box:

  • Linksys AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router, EA8500
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 4 Detachable Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • CD-ROM with Documentation

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Limited Warranty
Key Features
MU-MIMO/ Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4 + 5GHz)/ USB 3.0 Port/ eSATA Port/ 1.4GHz Dual-Core Processor/ Beamforming Technology/ 4 Adjustable Wi-Fi Antennas/ 4x4 Wireless-AC Delivers 4 Streams Of Data/ Linksys Smart Wi-Fi/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Linksys EA8500 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Linksys EA8500 is Brand New.
  • The Linksys EA8500 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Network Standard802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Wireless Frequency Band2.4GHz, 5GHz
Max Data Rate1733 Mbps
USB PortYes
WPS ButtonYes
Number of LAN Ports4
Number of WAN Ports1
Integrated ModemNo
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