Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

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Product Highlights

  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz / 5 GHz (Tri-Band)
  • Up to 5.3 Gb/s Wi-Fi Data Throughput
  • 8 x External Antennas
  • 8 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet WAN Port
  • 1 x USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Type-A Port
  • Multi-User MIMO Technology
  • Beamforming Technology
  • Linksys Setup App for iOS and Android
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Linksys EA9500 Overview

  • 1Description

Upgrade your home's Wi-Fi network with the Max-Stream AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router from Linksys. Capable of up to 5.3 Gb/s of total Wi-Fi throughput, this tri-band router supports the Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) standard and boasts eight external antennas. Eight Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports allow for speedy wired connections to computers, game consoles, TV set-top boxes, and other Ethernet-enabled gadgets, while USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0 ports let you share supported USB printers and storage devices over the network.

The Max-Stream AC5400's support for multi-user MIMO technology allows for multiple devices to stream data simultaneously, while beamforming technology helps the router focus its signals toward nearby wireless devices. You can set up and configure the router using the Linksys app for iOS and Android.

Room-to-Room Wi-Fi with Seamless Roaming
When used with an optional Max-Stream Range Extender, the router's Seamless Roaming feature allows your enabled wireless devices to automatically switch to the strongest Wi-Fi signal, so you won't have to manually connect to the router or range extender when you move from one room to another
Dual-Core Processor
If you're working in your home office, you can quickly download large files, thanks to the Max-Stream's 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, which helps to deliver the performance necessary for seamless videoconferencing and fast file transfer. The AC5400 is capable of handling multiple high-speed data streams at once, delivering faster Wi-Fi speeds to more devices.
Security Features
WPA/WPA2 encryption and an SPI firewall help to keep your work files, data, and home network information safe.
Tri-Band Performance
The Max-Stream AC5400 offers three independent Wi-Fi bands that deliver combined speeds of up to 5.3 Gb/s. Tri-band technology delivers up to double the wireless performance of a dual-band router. High-bandwidth applications like videoconferencing and movie streaming are ideal for the two 5 GHz bands, while lower-bandwidth devices like older wireless-N and -G computers can utilize the 2.4 GHz band.
External Antennas
The router features eight adjustable external antennas that can be positioned for optimal performance. They provide powerful streams of data to your devices, helping to ensure Wi-Fi coverage throughout very large households. Unlike the two or three data streams found on other routers, the AC5400 delivers four simultaneous streams per band for stronger, faster performance.
Play video games, listen to music, check email, shop, stream movies, and more, all without having to worry about signal drop-off. Beamforming technology directs Wi-Fi signals to each of your mobile devices. This focused direction helps to provide increased signal strength and coverage.
Linksys App
With the Linksys app, you can closely monitor and manage your home Wi-Fi remotely using a smartphone or tablet. Features include:
  • Setup: Use your mobile device to manage your home Wi-Fi.
  • Guest access: Create a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password.
  • Parental controls: Helps to 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.
  • UPC: 745883699834
    In the Box
    Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
  • 8 x Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Linksys EA9500 Specs

    Wireless Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    Number of Antennas 8
    MU-MIMO Support 4 x 4
    WLAN Mode Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Antenna Placement External
    Ports 1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) (Uplink)
    8 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    1 x 5 Gb/s USB Type-A
    1 x 480 Mb/s USB Type-A
    USB Sharing Support Yes
    Throughput 2.4 GHz: 1000 Mb/s
    5 GHz: 2166 Mb/s
    5 GHz: 2166 Mb/s
    Guest Network Support Yes
    Wireless Security WEP, WPA, WPA2, AES
    Processor 1.4 GHz Dual-Core
    Supported File Systems HFS+, NTFS, FAT
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 12 VDC at 5 A
    Certifications FCC, as per Manufacturer
    Dimensions 10.41 x 12.53 x 2.63" / 264.5 x 318.2 x 66.7 mm
    Weight 60.9 oz / 1727.7 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 11.5 x 5.4"

    Linksys EA9500 Reviews

    Max-Stream AC5400 Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 333.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Still can't handle network customization Linksys has always loved the class C private network. Attempt to break that mold and use or, and you'll run into issue after issue. I can't pick my own internal network, register DHCP leases, and am barely able to manage my router properly (with latest firmware). Way to swing for the fences Linksys... A big selling point for this is that the app is supposed to make it very easy to manage. ... With the issues of creating your own network, the app only works half of the time (but that's for an app review). With the price tag that comes with this, I expected more, but have been let down by Linksys once again.
    Date published: 2017-01-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Linksys EA9500 High end router is Garbage!!!! I really tried to give this router a chance but after two months of intermittent routing issues between between wireless channels I decided to return it. For a high end router at this price point, it has no real capabilities beyond providing wireless coverage and of course 8 LAN ports. No openvpn support, no jumbo frame support (which killed my NAS backups), no way to configure netbios name, etc. there was just nothing special about it. I will admit that the wireless coverage it provided was outstanding but that's about the only good thing I can say about it.
    Date published: 2017-02-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Biggest Piece of Junk EVER!!! This router is absolutely terrible... the max speed I get over my wifi is about 5MB/s on the 2.4GHZ and 10 - 20MB/s on the 5GHZ, if smart switch is enabled it switches my devices ever couple seconds making them disconnect, so I have to disable one of the 2, 5GHZ bands. I will be taking this Piece of junk back and going back to my Asus AC5300 which was able of sending the full 300MB/s I'm paying for over my WIFI!!! Without any problems... I can't Stay connected to the WIFI with the Linksys router for more then 5 min at a time with any of my devices... Just through writing this Review it reconnected on my laptop Twice...
    Date published: 2016-11-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unable to Keep Wireless Connection I've been a fan of Linksys products for many year. I purchased this router a little over a week past and I've been nothing but frustrated with the connection. As quickly as I connect via wireless, I also lose connection. The router did an update of the firmware when I did the setup so unsure if it is tied to that. I'm seriously considering returning to the place or purchase. I put my WRT1900 back to work and it's working just fine. I was hoping for better coverage with the new router as I have a dead spot in my home. I would still recommend Linksys products to those who ask, just not this product.
    Date published: 2017-02-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best router on the market This is the best router I have used thus far in my life. Linksys goes above and beyond and sent me a NEX GEN AC usb wifi adapter after I received my router. This is amazing customer service. Now the router... My speeds are through the roof. I expected that. The range, however, is ridiculous... RIDICULOUSLY FAR!!! (It's a good thing.) I have a two-story 4000 sq ft home. It covers that without any problems. But there's more, I can get a strong signal on 80% of my half acre backyard. I walked all the way out to the slopes of the hill and still had 2-3 bars of wifi signal. THIS IS ALL WITHOUT A RANGE EXTENDER. Amazing product. Highly recommend.
    Date published: 2016-08-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Router For My Need. I struggled trying to find the right Router strong enough to fulfill my need and demand, but not anymore. The AC5400 is strong enough for my Netflix 4K account to be running in the background while my all old PC is downloading movies and I'm doing school work in my Mac computer all of this without slowing the games I'm playing at the same time in my 2 iPhones. It's also strong enough to reach every corner of my 3 bedroom apartment without the need for me to set it up on the middle of the apartments. I still do recommend to set up your router in the middle of your home but if that not possible for you, just know that this router is strong enough to handle huge places.
    Date published: 2016-07-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast but under powered This router is fast but under powered, For a high end router it has low memory of only 256 MB whereas other routers have 512 MB, This affects the use of USB hard drives for media, I noticed it buffered a lot and paused as memory flushed out old data. The other routers that I have tested with 512 MB of memory don't buffer or pause on playback. Mapping the USB drives can be a pain, My EA9500 is not seen under network in windows file explorer. You have to manually map the drives, The other Linksys routers I have tested would automatic see the network drives under the router's name. If you going to use the drives for file access or backup, then you should be fine. The speed of this router is excellent and distance is very good. I have 20 devices linked to it wireless and cable, and doesn't slow down a bit.
    Date published: 2017-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't know how they do it!! I have had this installed for about a week and was immediately impressed as to the quality and performance of this device. Kudos to all who dream in this technological universe. The BEST just got Better. While we have radio internet with all its limitations, the MAX-STREAM AC 5400 delivers faster speed and better TV quality picture than its predecessor AC1900. The setup was easy and while my speed is limited by the internet, I consider the improvement delivered in pic quality and speed increase worth the investment in this device. All aside LINKSYS has done it again and better! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2016-05-21
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