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Supercharge your Wi-Fi with the EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router from Linksys. This dual band router operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies and utilizes MU-MIMO or multiple user, multiple-input and multiple-output technology to provide up to four separate data streams to your wireless devices. Combine MU-MIMO with integrated Beamforming technology, which reduces interference by focusing the wireless signal, and you have a solid, reliable wireless connection for your tablets, smartphones, laptops, and more.
In addition to enhanced wireless connectivity, you can plug Ethernet enabled devices such as media players, game consoles, and more to any of the four Gigabit Ethernet ports. Alongside the Ethernet ports you will find one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0/eSATA port to connect USB compatible external storage devices which adds storage and simplifies files sharing throughout the entire network. Once the network is up and running you can download the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app available for both iOS and Android devices to manage and monitor your network anytime, anywhere.
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.
Improved Streaming of Multimedia Content
With Linksys MU-MIMO technology, the entire household can enjoy smooth performance when simultaneously streaming. The combined 2.53 Gbps Wi-Fi speeds help to 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 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 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
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
2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Maximum Link Rate
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
USB 2.0 / eSATA combo
Wi-Fi Protected Setup
Temperature & Humidity
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% non-condensing