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Linksys Max-Stream EA8500 IEEE 802.11ac 2.54 Gbit/s Wireless Access Point

2.40 GHz, 5 GHz - 5 x Antenna(s) - 1 x Internal Antenna(s) - 4 x External Antenna(s) - MIMO Technology - Beamforming Technology - 4 x Network (RJ-45) - USB - AC Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • Product Type: Wireless Access Point
  • Power Source: AC Adapter
  • Product Model: EA8500
  • Wireless Transmission Speed: 2.54 Gbit/s
  • Frequency Band: 2.40 GHz, 5 GHz
  • Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Fast Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
  • 10Gigabit Ethernet Port: No
  • Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11ac
MFG #: EA8500
Ship Weight: 3.5 lbs.
$271  CAD
Retail Price: $299.45
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Ultimate Solution for Multi-Device Households

The Max-Stream AC2600 Router 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. 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.


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.


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 3x faster than traditional Wi-Fi.


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.


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.


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.

General Information
Manufacturer Part Number:EA8500
Manufacturer Website Address:
Brand Name:Linksys
Product Line:Max-Stream
Product Model:EA8500
Product Name:EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router
Product Type:Wireless Access Point
Additional Product Specifications
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Technical Information
Wireless LAN Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Frequency Band:2.40 GHz, 5 GHz
Total Number of Antennas:5
Number of Internal Antennas:1
Number of External Antennas:4
Wireless Transmission Speed:2.54 Gbit/s
MIMO Technology:Yes
Beamforming Technology:Yes
Ethernet Technology:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports:4
PoE (RJ-45) Port:No
Management Port:No
Power Description
Power Source:AC Adapter
Package Contents:
  • EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 4 x Detachable Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • CD-ROM with Documentation
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