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Linksys EA8500 Max Stream Dual Band Wireless-AC2600 Gigabit Router

Web ID: 15863

Experience the latest in Wireless-AC with breakthrough MU-MIMO technology. 4.6x faster than traditional Wi-Fi. 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, 4x4 Wireless-AC delivers 4 streams of data, 4 adjustable antennas
Manufacturer PN: EA8500
GTIN: 745883686506
Warranty: 1 Year
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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


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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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.

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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.

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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


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 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

For even greater control, download one of the many Wi-Fi management apps compatible with your Smart Wi-Fi router. Create your free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account here:

  • 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
  • Operating Temperature:
    32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
  • Operating Humidity:
    10 to 80% Noncondensing
  • Max. Link Rate:
    1733 Mbps
  • LEDs:
    Internet, Ethernet (1-4), Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Power
  • Network Standards:
    • IEEE 802.11a
    • IEEE 802.11b
    • IEEE 802.11g
    • IEEE 802.11n
    • IEEE 802.11ac
  • Radio Frequency Bands:
    2.4 & 5GHz
  • Storage Temperature:
    -4 to 140 F (-20 to 60 C)
  • Ports:
    Power, Internet, Ethernet (1-4), USB 3.0, USB 2.0 / eSATA combo
  • Buttons:
    Reset, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Power