Linksys EA9500 - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop

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  • Wireless router
  • 8-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Tri-Band
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Main Features
  • Wireless router
  • 8-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Tri-Band
Designed as a dual-purpose home office and entertainment Wi-Fi router, the MAX-STREAM AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (EA9500) delivers Wi-Fi to multiple users on multiple devices at the same time and same speed. Now you can experience lag-free videoconferencing or file transfers in your home office upstairs while the rest of the family is streaming 4K or HD media, surfing the web, and playing online games simultaneously.

Efficient MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology treats each of your devices as if each has its own dedicated router, ensuring everyone can enjoy Wi-Fi without interruption or buffering. The router is simple to set up so you can bring your workspace online in three easy steps.

Linksys EA9500 - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop is rated4.59 out of5 by180.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't use USB ports with Mac OSs newer than 10.10Lots of good things to say about this router. Wifi works fine, as do ethernet connections. HOWEVER, one reason I bought this unit was the USB ports, as I have several devices with USB interfaces that I wanted to connect to my network rather than directly to my computer, which is a late 2013 iMac 27" desktop running High Sierra OS (10.13.4). In order to connect a printer (or other device, apparently) you have to download LinkSys' USB Control Center, which requires an SXUPTP driver. This driver is incompatible with mac OSs above 10.10, so it doesn't download, and you're out of luck. NO USB connectivity. Leaves me with 5 devices (printer, flatbed scanner, Optical R/W drive, and a couple more minor ones, that I can't connect to the network. BUMMER.
Date published: 2018-05-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!This router is SWEET!! Out performing, my Asus Ac1900! I'm getting better signal and greater distance then I was getting before, streaming movies with out buffering. Well worth the price!
Date published: 2016-07-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Easy Set UpI've had the unit about 3 weeks now. I really didn't need help setting it up but I wanted to see how easy it would be to get tech support. It was a snap! Here's a recipe for success; a great product that does what it says it does, simple set up and reachable tech support equals a 10 in any ones Book.
Date published: 2016-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did not see an increase in speed...Did not see an increase in speed but rather caused all kinds of headaches. I made a video for my channel. After an update I just could not get anything to work... and kept crashing.
Date published: 2017-04-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very FastI have 6 desktops directly connected and 5 wireless devices connected. Throughput is remarkable on all channels. The only issue I had was on initial install, it would drop internet connection intermittently. Looked online and saw that if would reboot after setup the problem would be fixed. Not documented in setup literature that you should reboot after configuring. I did reboot and we have sailing along ever since.
Date published: 2016-07-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORKS EXCELLENTThe speed and coverage is excellent, really as described by Linksys
Date published: 2017-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Router ever!I've had this for about 2 weeks now and I just have to say wow.. I love how friendly the interface is, the performance is outstanding, and simply put worth every penny!
Date published: 2016-07-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful..Wish I had bought this months ago, which would have saved me a lot of time trying to fix issues connecting, especially with over 10 different devices connecting to internet..
Date published: 2016-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happiness is only a router away!There is a paper in the box that says "Remember happiness is only a router away!" I think they nailed it.I honestly waited a full week before even opening this because I figured it can't be much better that the EA7500 I already have, and LOVE, right? I was way off.I've been playing with it all night and this thing is an absolute powerhouse. I want to see just how far I can push. So far I have been very very impressed.I really never thought I would have a router this impressive, capable and attractive.... Linksys just made my entire family lifelong customers.
Date published: 2016-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cryptic and Brittle External Drive ConnectionRouter function is good, but setting up the external Drive was very confusing and flacky to set up. Turned power off on my IOSafe G3 to move power cable and it crashed the router and it longer sees the drive. Apparently code is poorly written and not fault tolerant with adding drives. User interface for other features is good but share drive function and set up is confusing and not commensurate with a $400 piece of hardware.
Date published: 2016-12-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performance issues cause hardwareI believe the product might have potential but so far cause i have issues with router of not being reliable between frequencies or flaws on hardware. ALSO IS LOOSING DOWNLOAD MBPS AFTER COUPLE HOURS. HAVE PREVIOUSLY, EA9200 AND WRT1900AC WITH NOT KNOW ISSUES, I GUESS THEY ARE CHANGING SOME TECHNOLOGY WHICH SOFTWARE CANNOT CATCH UP YET
Date published: 2016-07-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best router periodI have had this router for about a month now and simply put it is the best router I have ever owned. The Speed and range compared to other routers I have owned is off the charts. The icing on the cake is that it was very easy to set up and a month in I have had zero issue. If you are looking for the best router you can get your search stops here.
Date published: 2016-07-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My opinion on EA9500So far this router is the best I ever had! It has very strong coverage through out the house.
Date published: 2017-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast, reliable....INCREDIBLE!I review products for Linksys, and the Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream™ AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router is the best that can be had. Ease of setup, range, speed ( it's not fast, it's SUDDEN ) are the top perks of this product. Can't say much for the gaming aspect of it, as I am not a gamer, but streaming ( HD and 4K ) are fantastic. My son ( who IS a gamer ) is trying to get this from me. THAT ain't happenin', as they say. Wouldn't give this up for no one. A bit bulky, but will make room for this router! BEST YET, LINKSYS!!!
Date published: 2016-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productReceived this item for free to try and extremely happy that I did. The EA9500 max stream has fixed a void we have had regarding the wifi signal throughout our home. We can choose which band each device goes on according speed of device. Lagging has been not existent with multiple devices operating at the same time. The only downside this unit has is the actual size of it.
Date published: 2016-06-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Wifi, worth every pennyI bought this to update out existing router. Easy installation. Wifi is super fast and doesn't slow down when multiple devices are connected. Great product
Date published: 2017-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent productI just plug in this router and it's very very fast.
Date published: 2016-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast & FuriousAfter putting this device through its paces, I'm quite impressed with not only its ability to stream wifi but its range, coverage, and performance as well. I loaded it up with a host of devices from tablets to smart phones to smart tvs to laptops. The performance was stellar no matter what the combination or device type.
Date published: 2016-05-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New in the marketI brought this a month ago I'm ok with it. Very pricey
Date published: 2016-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great feature love itbought a month ago and I love it. its a good product
Date published: 2016-06-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soild DeviceWorks as stated, real easy to setup, little or no other help is needed. There are no dead spots in my area, range is above avg.
Date published: 2016-09-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RANGE FOR DAYSA huge jump over my previously AC1700 router. Range is huge no issues at all. Even my speeds increased.
Date published: 2016-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Upgrade from Netgear X6 AC3200Quite happy so far with this upgrade, time will tell. We are a very connected household, upgraded cable modem a while back to SB6183 (never use comcast/xfinity boxes, they just throttle you down anyhow) Have had the Netgear router for 3 years+, mind you without issue. I always have an automated cooling device under or on top of wireless routers, heat is typically the culprit (for this I just used a cooler master laptop cooler, found one that matched dimensions, plugged into usb 2.0 port and it helps guide airflow through device, after 1st day it runs cool. I like the device prioritization just wish you could select more than 3 devices as we have many more than 3 that stream video including 4K, kids with game boxes, high end PC's and laptops, 4K TV's etc. granted not all at once just wish I could add more than 3 as we have 39 connected devices on our network in our 1850 square foot home. So router was placed in same spot as AC3200, range is considerably better, but certain devices, like high end PCs with an Asus PCE-AC68 card, with netgear it would consistently link at 1GB wirelessly, with this router 702Mbps to 789Mbsp, granted not much of a drop but same on both PC's again in same locations as before, I may play with the antennas a bit but not a deal breaker at all. Now Comcast, we pay for 200Mbps down 12Mbps up (we work from home a lot also) so the wireless speed drop again no deal breaker. With the X6 only wired could we see close to 200Mbps down, with this device wired we average 220Mbs down (higher than we pay for which is common for Comcast if you have the right gear) but wirelessly on wireless AC devices we are averaging 200Mbps down to 215Mbps down.....with the X6, 145-160Mbps if we were lucky. Upload was no change, it would go higher if we paid for that which we do not need 12Mbps is sufficient. I also like the app for my phone, I have an IT backround so setup was no issue. Like I said time will tell, Haven't had a Linksys Router since the original 54G, but in reading the ratings and reviews on this I was willing to try Linksys again, glad I did so far. Other than the limit of 3 devices in the high priority list I am for now completely satisfied.
Date published: 2017-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful yet simpleBought this router on sale. My old WRT-1900 was failing and range was suffering. Got this new one up and running in under 15 min. Range has greatly improved and the switching from the 2.5 to 5GHz networks is seamless.
Date published: 2017-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage with plenty of featuresThe device was set up in a few minutes.. no glitches yet.
Date published: 2017-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So and so. Not up to snuff on security for 2018!I had this device for over a year now. It is OK for basic wifi and cable connected devices but is lacking when it comes to security. Admin access is over unsecured port 80 (in 2018) and the interface is not intuitive at all. Especially, most of the check boxes do not have built in explanations. You need to scour the web to get a glimpse and even then sometimes it is an approximation. Cannot disable admin access via WIFI which is a major NO NO in 2018. Maybe the newer revisions have this but the firmware is not updated so I don't benefit from it. The only time there was an update it started to be very flaky and I had serious issues with all (ALL) wireless devices connected to it so I reverted to the previous firmware (the one I bought it with). In the end I decided to buy a more security oriented router for ISP facing side and have this one shielded inside my home so that it is harder to get hacked. So it handles the WIFI ok but that's about it.If you want to have one WIFI router only I recommend to look for more security oriented devices or brands. Linksys is a bit behind and also once you buy the device there is almost lackluster support in the form of firmware updates.
Date published: 2018-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EA9500 routerI bought this router almost a week ago. It's working great. I bought it for the parental control features and those are working great so far. I thing I noted is that the wireless range of the 5Ghz signal is not that much so I had to switch using 2.5Ghz signal which is very strong through out the house. Giving a good instead of very good due to the range of the 5Ghz signal.
Date published: 2016-06-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great FeaturesI purchased this router last week, arrived on time. Setup was very easy within minutes I was back online and have all my devices connected to the network. The router itself has a lager base foot print than the other router, so if your upgrading allow for some room around this router. Love the fact that it has 8 network ports and 2 USB ports this way you don't need another router or some other device to connect to.
Date published: 2017-04-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great featuresI boughtthisrouterfew day agoand am happy that I did
Date published: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I wanted!Upgraded today from a Linksys WRT 1900AC. I noticed that when I used the Ethernet port on the old modem, my download speeds were TWICE as fast (exactly) as when I connected via WIFI from about 40 feet away. Now with this new router I am getting identical upload speeds, whether by Ethernet or WIFI. Very satisfied. It was extraordinarily easy to set up as well.
Date published: 2017-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EA9500Works as advertised. Some problems with bluetooth interference that occurred with my previous EA6500 and EA6900 routers still persist.
Date published: 2016-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy set up and amazing featuresBought this some weeks ago and you can notice the huge difference in speed on all devices, seamless transitioning from one band to the other.So far love it!
Date published: 2016-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!I bought to replace old router.It helped me reach to my garage and new Cabin we built in our back yard.
Date published: 2017-07-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and easy set up!I just received this router to replace a Linksys AC1900 to improve the band with for my wireless devices as I do have multiple 802.11AC devices. Using my phone and laptop no longer creates bottle necks. I Do not think I will outgrow this product for a while. It also allowed me to retire a switch as this router has 8 Ethernet ports instead of the 4 it replaced.
Date published: 2016-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best router to dateEvery writer I purchased from Linksys gets better. This bar none is the best router I've ever owned!!
Date published: 2016-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does everything I need it to doBest router I have bought hands down. It has so many features that are easy to set up and use, Had an issue and customer support was awesome.
Date published: 2016-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good RouterThe best router I have ever bought from Linksys, very fast and reliable
Date published: 2016-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's great! Looks great!I got this by Best Buy (thanks y'all) and let me tell you- I haven't even opened it up yet because I don't have my apartment to put it in yet but- It looks great! I am very excited to open it up. My coworkers say it's AMAZING and I believe them! Can't wait to open it up! Only thing I wish is that the adapter came with, like in the best buy version.
Date published: 2016-07-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super RouterI bought this about 3 weeks ago as soon as it was released.It was simplistic to install, and setup. And I have to tell you it is fast, real fast.I have had Linksys Routers before, and this is by far the easiest to install, setup and use of all. And it is by far the fastest.It is worth every penny spent for it.I would highly recommend this router.
Date published: 2016-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AwesomeFuture proof If this doesn't take care of your router needs nothing will
Date published: 2016-07-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best routers linksys has madeBought this on launch and am extremely happy with purchase
Date published: 2016-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic speeds and Great coverage!I purchased this router as an upgrade to my Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC1900. The AC1900 has been rock solid for going on two years. It was located in my home office on the second floor and provided good 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz performance to a Roku on the first floor. I had a range extender on the first floor to support the a Roku and Samsung TV in the basement. The AC5400 signal is such that the range extender is no longer needed. I've had the AC5400 for four weeks and have observed no dropped wireless connections and the unit is no warmer than the AC1900.
Date published: 2017-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still can't handle network customizationLinksys has always loved the 192.168.1.0 class C private network. Attempt to break that mold and use 172.16.0.0 or 10.0.0.0, 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: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very FastEasy to setup and running very fast. Have close to 15 devices with no connection issues. Love it.
Date published: 2016-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not impressedI have had this for about 6 months. and my internet guys will not even answer my phone calls any more. they say they can not find anything wrong .they get over 100 mbps when they check there stuff. but I can only get 39 tops. so when I get a little money again. I will buy another netgear. have the last one for years .
Date published: 2018-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is working like a champ!I recently purchased and installed this router. I couldn't be more pleased with its performance. The setup was easy and connecting range extenders to it was simple. I highly recommend this router to anyone who has a big footprint they want their wireless router to cover.
Date published: 2016-07-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent routeri upgraded and absolutely love this router .no slowdown here, hands down one of the best router i have ever owned tri-band allows me and all of my guests to stream as fast as my isp will allow. I'm in heaven, I've owned many of your products but this one is tops if you don't own it i recommend you get it.keep up the good work.great improvement over the 1900
Date published: 2017-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good RouterVery good router, if you can afford it that is. It is a bit overkill for most, but if you are a spec person like me, you will love it . Its definitely beyond its time in forms of wireless bandwidth and specs. The selling point here is that you know you are maximizing your wireless connectivity with no question. So far it has been reliable, sturdy, and possibly the last router I will have to buy for many years to come. That is why I purchased it. The only question you should have is the price. If that is no question, then buy it!
Date published: 2016-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great RouterThis router has had to be the fastest set up I've ever did,it reaches far beyond my expectations.Got to be one of the best so far!!!!
Date published: 2016-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built for speed and comfort!At first I was in awe because the router is huge and weighs around 4 pounds. In fact I had to reconfigure my setup because it's probably 30% larger than previous routers I've owned, but this wasn't a big deal. 10 years from now I'll probably laugh at the thought of having a router this big because they'll probably make one twice as powerful and half the size. That said, this is the router you'll want to use for the next 10 years. Setup was simple like they all are. Using the 5Ghz WiFi, I have awesome speeds throughout my house. I pay for 150/10 and with this router I'm getting 180/12.Like:Ventilation - Top and bottom, this shouldn't get too hotCool design - Lets be real, this commands attentionAll the GHz this is pumping out - Buffering is a thing of the pastSuggestion:Make the antennas removable like on other models. Not sure if I would ever need to for any reason, but why not? Options are always good.Could be better:Range - With 8 antennas I'm kind of surprised the 5Ghz signal isn't stronger in the furthest room in my house. The 2.4Ghz gives me 3-4 bars, or 75-100% signal strength in that room. The 5Ghz gives me 2-3 bars, or 50-75%. That said, I still have awesome speeds in that room, just not quite as fast as elsewhere.Tip:Be sure to name the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks differently so that you can identify which you're connecting to. The 5GHz will be faster, but the signal strength may not be as good far away. I named the networks the same initially and was curious why my speed was inconsistent. I called Linksys tech support and spoke to Kim who was great. After thoroughly walking through the configuration she provided this suggestion. Apparently my phone was auto connecting to the 2.4GHz (slower speed). Now that I always connect to the 5GHz the speed is consistent throughout the house.
Date published: 2016-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great RouterIf you have an extremely fast broadband connection and want an all-powerful home network, the Linksys EA9500 fits the bill. But a different router with more modest specs will satisfy most.
Date published: 2017-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install and performs as advertisedTwo weeks in now and no re-buffering for movies. Wi-fi range much better than my previous 6 yr old router. Very easy set up.
Date published: 2016-07-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much needed upgrade!Replaced an old EA4500 and now my network responds effortlessly. Every device is 100% faster.
Date published: 2017-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome coverageThis router replaces an older model Linksys which needed an extender. This one gives me full wifi coverage inside and outside the house!
Date published: 2016-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 year update for the EA9500.2 year update on the EA9500 router: I bought this during the 2016 Black Friday sale and it was bundled with the WUSB6300 WiFi adapter. The router and adapter have performed flawlessly since day one. No lag, no stutter, no dropped devices - just smooth operation. Fast, easy setup and plenty of power. The two network USB ports allow for files to be stored on an external drive and to be accessible to family members on the LAN.My house exterior is brick and aluminum siding - which are not WiFi friendly but I can still get a decent signal in most of my yard. The only things I would like to see (firmware update?) are an option on the Network Map to use your own custom icons and for the router to have a way to show network traffic by device so you can see what device is using the most bandwidth.
Date published: 2018-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great router!I been having this router for about a month and it has been performing great! It is fast and easy to manage.
Date published: 2016-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, this thing is crazy fast!I thought the last router I used was the best, but this is amazing. Setup was easy and quick and it added about 30 to 50 Mbps to my WiFi devices. It also increased the speed of the VPN pass through I use to access my company's network. It is the best router I have ever used. The only down side is that it kind of looks like an alien sitting on my desk. But that's okay with me, I'd pick speed and function over aesthetics any day!
Date published: 2016-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WowRange, Speed, ease of set up WOW! My kids moved back home and I did not want any fighting so I bought this and it keeps the five of us very happy all over the house and out side
Date published: 2016-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Router Out ThereI have used this for the past week after upgrading my previous Linksys router. The range is greatly increased. Where as before my router would reach only midway through my property, it now covers the entire acre. Speeds in my bedroom (which is on the opposite end of the house) are substantially better than before. Set up was a breeze and I have had zero connectivity issues. I am extremely pleased with this product.
Date published: 2016-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup with current featuresSetup from iPhone was a hassle. As soon as I changed the SSID, the safari app could do no more. And the Linksys app only works from scratch. Reset the router and configured from a laptop. It only took a couple minutes and it was setup how I wanted. I upgraded from a 10+ year old Linksys that could keep up with one device, but I think I overwhelmed it with all our devices on at the same time. Now all drops seemed to go away. Love the connectivity, lack of drops, all the Ethernet ports, and the effortless running since install. I feel that I may be able to get another 10+ years off this device.
Date published: 2017-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful DeviceThis router was easy to set up and works like a dream. I was even able to edit the SSID without outside help. Setup was intuitive and the range is great. I highly recommend this device.
Date published: 2016-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Router/ConceptIt still has a few flaws I think a firmware update will make this a rock solid router
Date published: 2016-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Especially WellI bought the Linksys EA9500 to improve WiFi coverage throughout my home and allow higher speeds in second floor gameroom. The router has worked perfectly with no problems evident whatsoever. All connections were simple. The available app for my Android phone has allowed checks or even modification to my WiFi from wherever I have cellular service. The EA 9500 so far has been the best router I have owned.
Date published: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing RangeThis router has amazing range and speed. If you are looking for a router that can handle a large amount of devices without any drop in speed or lag this is perfect for you. It can handle a large home, family, or business with no issue.
Date published: 2016-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Linksy Mimo technologyBest Router ever. Extremely Fast and can now stream multiple videos at once.
Date published: 2016-11-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome powerThis is a superb box. Easy set up, secure automatic functions work superbly, band width management exceptional, reliability superb. Get one, you will love it.
Date published: 2016-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best router wverHad all of them and this one is definitely the best.
Date published: 2017-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast but under poweredThis a update to my earlier review, The router seemed to fix itself on the external USB hard drives not being seen in under network in computer explorer. I can now see the router name and drives. Also the multimedia files run fine and don't run slow or shudder. don't know what caused this and why it fixed itself. But it runs great now.
Date published: 2017-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCTI have these all over my facility 10 Acres the range is amazing, these paired with the app for the phone and the setup interface made it a breeze!Highly recommend!Many Many great features, Will do business again,Temperatures down to 32° F and up to 118° F NO Issues!Many Advantages Great Advantages, I have switched all of our equipment to Linksys, with no sign of changing again.Thank You,
Date published: 2019-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST ROUTERTHIS IS THE BEST ROUTER I HAVE BOUGHT UP NOW, IT WAS EASY INSTALLATION AND SETTING, WORKS VERY WELL MEETING ALL THE REQUIREMENTS I NEED FOR THE INTERNENT IN MY HOUSE. I RECOMMEND 100 PERCENT.
Date published: 2017-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable, the best Wi-Fi Router i ever useInternet in Vietnam is very slow. But when i use EA9500 Max, i never thing about speed after. Excellent
Date published: 2017-06-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Setup and Excellent Management SoftwareI have owned routers from all the major manufacturers. The setup on this Tri-band router was the simplest of all routers I have owned. The Cisco software manages the router simply and efficiently. I can identify the devices on my network in the house as well as remotely via the WiFi software.
Date published: 2016-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing RouterI have a lot of devices connected to this router from security cameras, computers, phones, tvs and video game consoles to name a few. This router by far exceeds my high expectations to have high speeds even when so many devices are connected at once. I have the wifi extenders conneceted throughout my home and the speed is outstanding. Highly recommend this router to anyone who has many devices and doesnt want to lose the high speed offered by your internet company.
Date published: 2016-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EA9500 MAX-Stream GreatI love the way I can reach places in my house I was having problems with before. I had one room the signal was always so weak I could hardly get any speed. Works very well now. I can also reach two of my building out side in the back I could not before.
Date published: 2016-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don’t ever expect a firmware updateExpensive, no updates! No security updates since 2017, vulnerabilities will remain unpatched.
Date published: 2019-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT MONSTER ROUTERThis router seems to have all of the bells and whistles I was hoping for and was just as simple to setup as my previous Linksys and cisco routers I love it
Date published: 2016-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of features, more than I'll every use.Sent to me for review and I am quite happy with the many features it has, although some I'll probably never use since I'm not a gamer. Set up is quite easy and all my other devices connected without any problems. The only negative I have is that their manual is very long and difficult to navigate. I found it easier to just go in and tinker with each field and that worked well for me.
Date published: 2016-05-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Router InstallationI installed the router and had it working within minutes. The software to set up the router is easy to use. I installed the router about a month ago and I am pleased with it's performance.
Date published: 2017-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4k streaming is seamlesssBuffering is a thing of the past. The app is also really user friendly.
Date published: 2016-07-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gread RouterI bought this router to be sure that I had complete coverage in my house. It is a little expensive but the ease of setup and the signal strength are worth it. There are no dropped connections. It took about 5 minutes to get completely set up and adding devices is quick and easy.
Date published: 2017-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rangeJust hooked it up and wow what great range. No more dead spots. Very easy to install and love the phone app. Keep up the great work, you have changed my life..
Date published: 2016-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ExceptionalEasy setup, awesome range, great for gaming and 4k streaming!
Date published: 2016-07-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GamerBought this to help overcome dead spots in the house and oh boy does it work!!
Date published: 2016-08-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup and super fast!I've been really impressed at how fast the speed of the internet is now. My previous router couldn't handle the available speeds. Wait no more!
Date published: 2016-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing rangeI was looking for a fast router with excellent range which is exactly what I got. Not only do we get full range throughout the house we also get full speed wirelessly as we do connected.
Date published: 2017-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect RouterNot to bash other companies but after trying a Nighthawk x8 ac5300 and having semi strong 5g and 2.4 ... tried the rt-87u and noticed i had the 5g drop out issues that plagued many others online in reviews... i decided to go back to good old linksys. This router reminds me of old Linksys many years ago in their wrt54g reliable router days, but with a much better quality. This router feels solid! It works and is extremely fast wireless and wired. I see no need for any custom firmware at the moment as everything works as it is supposed to with this router.
Date published: 2016-08-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short lived Joy!Lasted OVER six months! Actually, six months and three days! The set-up was a breeze and there was little if any trouble for about six months. Then, the wireless transmission failed and two days later, wired connections failed. This is the third Linksys router that didn't last one year and while they all worked well, at several hundred dollars each, I'm going to try another brand.
Date published: 2017-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from goodReceived this router for fathers day, and though I like the router and appreciate the app, I find that the lack of bandwidth monitoring to be a negative. Also when adding or removing MAC addresses to Filtering every client is briefly disconnected. Linksys can do better, on both points.
Date published: 2016-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best RouterThis is the best router I've ever owned! Fast, strong WiFi throughout the house and all 35 items stay connected.I do question why the last Firmware update is from May, 2017 over a year ago.I've had about 6 Linksys Routers over the past 20 years and this one works the best.
Date published: 2018-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great routerThis is a great product replacement of the net gear that I had. The range is far greater in my older home
Date published: 2017-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy set upGot it a week ago and my wifi is noticeably a stronger signal. I work at Best Buy and will refer this router to every customer I speak to! Easy set up and steam 4K no problem now compared to TWC supplied router.
Date published: 2016-07-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick shipQuick shipping, more than tripled the range of our old WiFi, multiple devices no problem
Date published: 2016-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the line Router!Wow!!! - 3 band solution for our homes - seems very promising to manage several generations and needs within the same household. Cannot wait !
Date published: 2016-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good!Provides good coverage in a large 3 story house. I've only been using the router for a few weeks but have had no trouble and the set-up was a breeze.
Date published: 2017-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good but...I just installed this new router and it is working great. It was simple to install and setup. The only issue that I have encountered is that it missing some of the extras that I have grown used to and quite frankly I am surprised they are not included in this router since it's the most expensive one I have ever purchased for home use. It's missing VPN endpoint. I use this feature a lot when I am using public WiFi for extra security. There is no support for dynamically registering the routers name in DNS. There are no network tools like ping, nslookup, etc. There is no way to view logs for the system or other services like DHCP. I would also like to see real-time network utilization graphs. Hopefully some or all of these features will come in future firmware updates.
Date published: 2017-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better speed further range.The EA9500 Max-stream router came out of the box and was installed and running in less than 30 minutes with all devices running at top speeds. Prior to installation, my old router was running at 90 mbps on the ethernet cable (see photo) and at nearly the same speed (see photo) at the RE6500 Range Extender that I have installed downstairs at the furthest point from the router in a 2500 sq. ft. wood frame construction home.After installation the speeds were very comparable but the range was what increased tremendously.Before I had spotty coverage in the garage and outside on the patio. Now I have full strength both locations at speeds approaching my 90 mbps maximum. Bypassing the extender, my N speed laptop is much faster while sitting outside (see photo)Overall I am extremely satisfied with the EA9500 routers. I have taken advantage of the two 5 ghz bands to dedicate one to video downloads. I can download a 1.4 gb file in approx. 2 minutes and 30 seconds. The second 5 ghz band is dedicated to the RE6500 and equipment plugged into it. The 2.4 ghz band is used by all other devices and is much more robust than with the prior router.The new Linksys Smart Wifi app is greatly improved with a more seamless interface. The system map provides much more detail and is easier to understand.Accessing the features and security functions is easy and quick. I have set mine so that I can access it wirelessly. Of course you can turn off the wireless access option.My system has been up for about 10 days without a dropped signal. My speeds remain consistently faster than before regardless of my location in my home. Coverage with very fast speed is greatly increased outside of the house, I can easily access the network up to 25 feet from the house. This is a substantial improvement.While I did receive the router at no expense, I highly recommend this router for top speeds and for larger residential settings. It would be very appropriate for small businesses also.
Date published: 2016-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome router!it has everything it can be expected from a wifi router
Date published: 2016-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome hardware!This thing is built like a tank and looks like a tank and has a better wifi range than a tank missle!
Date published: 2016-07-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade!!!I've been waiting for a Tri-Band router for quite awhile. I looked at the Asus & D-Link comparable versions of this router. Since they were the first to come out, I wanted to see what Linksys would come out with. I almost bought their first Tri-band router option, the EA-9200, but after reading too many negative reviews and seeing the price drops on just about every website, I figured the reviews were correct, and decided to wait. I've been looking at this router ever since it was announced at CES, and having good luck with Linksys products in the past, I bought this router. The speeds are insane. We have 4 laptops, 2 Roku devices, 3 phones, and work desktop (hardwired), and all the wireless devices have seen incredible speed increases.
Date published: 2016-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Router - Faster AND Better CoverageI purchased the EA9500/AC5400 router as an upgrade to my EA8500. I have a large, two-story home and while the EA8500 was OK, the EA9500 offers a whole new level of excellent coverage and speed. With the EA9500, I have no more dead or low coverage areas in my home - the 8 antennas see to that! Also, depending on the device, I've seen anywhere between a 25% - 30% increase in wireless download speeds regardless of where I'm at in my house. The router also effortlessly handles all of my family's - and guests' - devices with no noticeable degradation in speed.The EA9500 is and expensive router, although I received a great deal from Linksys, but in my opinion it's well worth it.
Date published: 2016-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this routerReplaced a different well known top of the line router with this one and things are a lot better. All these little issues like ip cameras dropping off and on and slow web page loads have gone away. Never thought the router was the problem till I got this one and all those little issues have gone away. UI for this router is nice. I love it. Happy as I can be. Oh yeah.. the eight ether ports are great. Was able to direct some key hardware and eliminate a switch.
Date published: 2017-03-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bugs and no fixes.Parental Settings will get corrupted over time, causing the device not doing what it suppose to do. Usually power off then power on will fix it. Linksys refused to offer any fixes.
Date published: 2018-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Setup, Awesome power, Good RangeKeep it centrally located in your house and you'll love it. The range is great just realized I was giving half of it to my back yard and moved the unit. Overall the entire family has great usage of it, we can all be streaming at the same time (have internet that maxes at 115mbs) so it supplies the power needed. It also sets up the guest networks which are great for people coming over. I don't have to give them access to ours which is great.
Date published: 2016-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best router on the marketThis 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: 2016-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding router!I've used this router for over a week now and all I can say is WOW. So much faster than my old one and no dropped service. Powerful enough to reach all areas of my home without a drop in signal strength. I'm impressed.While I have been given this at no charge, I offer my honest opinion! if your in need of a new router be sure to check this one out
Date published: 2016-05-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from linksys saved my dayI was days away from buying the nighthawk x8 to resolve a fading 4dr old router plus I just build a dual lan nas. Luckily linksys saved me from buying it since all the reviews are shaky
Date published: 2016-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so goodI got this a few weeks ago and seems to be working so far.
Date published: 2017-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handles all of my Wi-Fi devices at the same time!This router was easy to setup and connect. I turned all of my devices on at the same time and the speed and connectivity was excellent. That consisted of 3 wi-fi tv's, 3 wi-fi blu-ray players, 2 wi-fi home theaters, 1 desktop PC, 1 laptop PC, 1 I Pad Pro, and 1 Android phone. I successfully connected and streamed and browsed, all at full strength, 5 bars. No signal drops or buffering on any device. This is the first time I've seen this performance. Well worth the price.
Date published: 2017-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Muscular routerWhen this router arrived from the manufacturer for my review I had to stop and think a couple of times. The device is beefy, a full size bigger than my previous router (a Linksys AC1900) and it was going to require a bigger shelf. After a quick trip to the hardware store, my eight-inch shelf was expanded to a ten-inch shelf and the setup began. In what has become a silk-smooth transition, my home wifi network was transferred to the EA9500 and everything showed up in the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app. The immediate results were apparent. While my upload speed remained around 20 Mps, the download speed increased from 81 Mps to 129 Mps. The images on screen for my streaming media no longer have the pixelated hiccup moments and even when the three people in the household have all their devices running there are no apparent slowdowns for anyone. This is the kind of router that you can "set and forget" because once it's online nothing goes wrong, everything operates smoothly without pause or interruption. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-06-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverageThis has a ton of coverage. Important thing to note though: this router will not make your wifi faster. It will spread you wifi further. So if you're far away, you will still be able to receive wifi. This also has 3 band s which allow more devices to download and upload faster (you're 5ghz band won't get overloaded as easily). This is a great router and I recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality router with great coverage distance.
Date published: 2016-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bandwidth...I purchased this router for the simultaneous data transmission and beamforming technology (MU-MIMO). My household now experiences smooth data flow acrossall devices. I also upgraded to 100Mbps service. The EA9500 delivers HD video streaming where the EA9200 it replaced could not keep up with the many devices in constant use.
Date published: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Connection not as strong as it should beWe are having trouble staying connected to WiFi on our smart phones..
Date published: 2016-07-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great !Router took care of all my network problems. I am very impressed with the installation of this router, it was so fast and easy. It really is a smart router, it went through my house and picked up all my security camera, printer, IPads, etc. Well worth the money and would recommend the AC5400 good for now and the future.
Date published: 2017-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far so goodI bought this because I had a smaller version, and needed more power for the rest of the house.
Date published: 2016-11-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent RouterI bought and installed the router in my house three floors, and the range is complete at 2.4GHz. I am very satisfied with the purchase, despite the high amount spent.
Date published: 2016-10-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Router RangeOld router failed and was looking for a router that had extend range and features. This router fit the bill and exceeded my requirements. No problem with installation an setup, all 7 wireless connections were up and running within an hour after installation. Great router!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AC5400--Best on the MarketBought this a month ago believing it was the best on the market, and it is!
Date published: 2017-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome routerI bought it just a few weeks ago and so far is the greatest router I ever owned. Very simple to install and operate.
Date published: 2017-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so goodWorked right out of the box. Easy setup. So far handles all my devices, including my SONOS surround system flawlessly.
Date published: 2016-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing router!!!This is a great router with amazing range and can handle anything that you through at it. I have 12 or more devices connected and still reach well over 250 Mbps on any device in the house. however at $400 you are paying for it! but if you have the money it's extremely worth it. Highly recommended!!!
Date published: 2017-11-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WonderfulThe router improved my wireless AND wired speeds tremendously. The 8 wired ports make connecting all of my computers, Chromebox, printer, Ooma, and line to my network switch possible. The new Linksys app works and looks great.
Date published: 2016-08-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent CoverageThis router definitely improved the range. I no longer need extenders to provide coverage to areas in my house.
Date published: 2017-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to usesince i bought this it has been perfect i have had no issues and it is easy to configure
Date published: 2016-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the line routerEquals the features and power of the Netgear Nighthawk X8. Plus is that you get 3 years of free tech support with the Linksys EA9500.
Date published: 2016-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent RouterJust got this router 2 weeks ago.. Started to set it up, at first a little confuse to set up, had to factory reset it and went trough advanced configuration. Easy to set up. Good WiFi range. Also I use the function of external storage and working very stable. Guest network secure. A little bit big for my taste. I Though that front lights would blink once Ethernet activity. Great for small biz or a house with a few Ethernet connections. Very reliable. Good speeds reached. I have this router in cascade managing all services on my network, even the public IP. Dyndns service registered fine. Good firewall. I'm very satisfied with this product and would refer it to anyone. Would be great to add the feature of writing on the ftp server on external storage.
Date published: 2016-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid product, if you know how to operate it.Depending on your setup, it could be a little tricky. Tech support was a little confused, but internet research and a little patience saved the day.
Date published: 2017-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
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: 2016-07-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well after second setupThis unit replaced an older Linksys. I purchased it so I could improve wireless at the ends on my house. For some reason the first set up led to very slow speeds. Resetting to factory defaults and setting up again fixed the problem. The two RE-7000 extenders also required resets after the first setup because neither was able to use the AC 5Ghz band after the first set up.
Date published: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hassel free set up.I just installed my new Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO GIGABIT ROUTER.The set up was very easy. total time required was about 45 minutes. This includes setting up two computers, two I-phones, two I-pads, printer, and 2 - smart TV's.I am 70 years old and not very computer literate, but replacing my old Linksys Router was a breeze.
Date published: 2016-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerfull Router, still has some issuesDecided to replace another router with this one. Strong and powerful. Issues were with set up, out of the box had to perform a complete factory reset, also I have had this router since May and have made 4 calls to tech support due to connection issues, even the router will just drop all connections just out of the blue. But Tech Support is great and very helpful.
Date published: 2016-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable speedTech support helped setup router and new wired bridge. Entire home & pool area now covered completely w/ wireless
Date published: 2016-08-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turning game room into a net cafeSuper powerful router from Linksys. 8 Gaming towers at onces, 50 pins on CSGO. in the same time, 2 gigs watching 1080p movie file from a pc to on smart tv via wifi no pressures.
Date published: 2016-07-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great RouterThis is a fantastic router. Speed is great and I have no issues.
Date published: 2016-07-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EA9500One of the worse routers I have ever had less than 6 month old . Called the support twice first time almost 2 hours paid extra money to have remote access and to my PC . At the end hard reset because cant solve the issue.Two month later same issue router reboot by itself agin another 2 hours of support then decided that I need a replacement and want me to pay for the shipment then at the end send me free shipment label .Waiting for the replacement will never buy linksys products again .
Date published: 2018-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AC5400 MU-MIMO RouterHave had this router for a little over a week now and love it. It definitely provides Wi-Fi all over our house without any weak areas. I have Gigabit internet and it is available everywhere.
Date published: 2017-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest router I've ever had!!I can feel the smooth of wifi and I can download everything faster but there are still little lag when I am playing game.As the result, this is awesome router.
Date published: 2016-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great router but connection dropsRouter after time drops connection and next to be restarted
Date published: 2016-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instant improvement!!!I am so happy with purchase. An instant difference in constant speed.
Date published: 2016-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parental control features; very poor and don't work properly.I purchased an EA9500 router and it works well when reset every 30 days or so. Not a problem with that! Coverage is good. Covers my 2900 square foot home very well. Pretty fast as well. Nice router and would purchase again when it stops working. All features work well except for one. If you want parental control features, don't purchase this router.The parental controls feature are very poor. You can only block 14 devices using the parental controls feature and less than 15 websites per device. For parents, you need to be able to block any website using a key word. There are more than 15 sites that should be blocked. With this router you can't do this. Called manufacturer and they said that they don't have any router that blocks per a key word or works better to block certain sites. This is all that they have.The other part of the parental controls is blocking time of day. This if flawed as well. I have the time to block internet usage at 1am to 6am. However, I try to use these blocked devices other times during the day and it still blocks even during non blocked hours. I have to disable parental controls to allow access the internet for devices with parental controls set and then enable it once again. This is rather easy to do from home or remotely using the app. You can turn off or on parental controls for all devices at the same time or individually.Would not purchase again because of this feature.
Date published: 2017-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing piece of equipment!Bought this a couple of months ago (just before Christmas) and I just simply love this router! Easy setup and away it goes. No dead spots in my place. No lag, no buffering! Beautiful design.
Date published: 2017-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!bought this a month ago and am happy that i did...
Date published: 2017-04-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome router - exceptional range and performanceI have been using the router for a couple of days now, and I have been amazed at the range and the consistency of this router. Set-up literally took 10 minutes, and we have had nothing but great performance out of it from the beginning. The 4x4 AC streaming really makes a difference for our heavy-use household - there are always multiple people streaming video or music services, and this router handles it all perfectly. I would highly recommend this router to anyone.
Date published: 2016-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productI was surprised how easy it was to setup. The coverage area is amazing!!!! I love the 1 network with seemeless coverage between 2.4gbz to 6gbz
Date published: 2016-07-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding ProductReplaced my old Linksys 6300 router. What a difference. Now all my devices (a lot) are all connected and working as they should.
Date published: 2017-05-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgraded from EA8500I bought this a few weeks ago, and ROUTER appears to be working OK, but around the same time I purchased, my download speed went 10 TIMES LESS
Date published: 2016-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and then some!Three weeks of operation so far and it has been perfection. I find it amazing how easy it is to setup. You just plug it in and follow the quick setup guide and you are live in a matter of minutes. If you want to setup special procedures or parental controls you simply go to the menu and enter what you need. You don't have to be a Techie to get the most from this Router.I tried to make it stumble but I don't have enough equipment to tax this unit at all. I streamed HD movie to my Samsung TV, streamed video to my Samsung Note 4, streamed movie to my PC and streamed music to my laptop and WI-FI printed to my canon printer. I performed this all simultaneously and there was absolutely no lag on any device. In the next couple of weeks I'm going to have a bunch of people over and we are going to connect all their phones to WI-FI and all my equipment and run them at the same time to see if we get any lag time.For my WI-FI equipment I have coverage in every corner of my house, including the basement. I have a 24 by 40 workshop in my backyard and it is loaded with various metal items that can interfere with signals, but had absolutely no problem with WI-FI reception. Oh yes my WI-FI speaker system in the shop also plays beautifully.In conclusion I think no matter what you throw at this router it will work beyond your needs.
Date published: 2016-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great router!I bought this excellent router and I'm very happy. One of the best!!
Date published: 2016-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FasterEverthing has speede up relative to old router. Connection stable apart from 1 old printer that will have to revert from wifi to USB.Seamless transition from old to new. Stronger signal in both bands for most of home. Got the compatible for the problem area which has helped
Date published: 2017-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Linksys EA 9500 has excellent range.I have been using my Linksys router for about 3 weeks now and it has been fantastic! It has great range and a great remote app that lets you control your network while you're away from home. I am definitely recommending this router to family and friends.
Date published: 2016-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Router!This router solved all our problems, we no longer lose our Wi-Fi signal for brief periods on our tablets or laptop and have a stronger Wi-Fi signal out back on our patio.
Date published: 2016-10-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy installation and strong productHave used Linksys for many years and always be satisfied with their ease of installation, this was similarly as simple. As I was looking for, this product offered and delivered on the latest security protocols, greater throughput and supports more simultaneous active connections. Accessing configuration via my smart phone while a nice feature, I'm not sure I will be using as I'm not a fan of the small screen for that function. Overall, this is a great product!
Date published: 2017-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't work new out of the boxThe much flaunted mysmartwifi doesn't work out of the box. Suggests without giving any support that this router requires mysmartwifi firmware to work. Well I don't exactly tell the truth. They do provide a link to the linksys website where you are invited to purchase "a compatible router" such as this one. Oh wait, isn't this the one I actually bought?
Date published: 2018-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set-upI got the router set-up and running without any problem. The only problem that I encountered was trying to sync up the Linksys external storage with the router. The manual wasn't very clear on connecting it. The router is super fast and I'm very glad that I got it.
Date published: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT WAS SO EASY TO INSTALL AND SETUPI have using my new Router for about three weeks. I was able to interface all my wireless Tablets, Smart Phone, PC's with the greatest of ease. I am so happy That I went out on a limb (I thought) and ordered it. It has been working flawlessly and everything thats connected to it works. Yes I would trcommend this to anyone
Date published: 2016-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Router!Got this router just over a week ago and it has transformed our household. We always had problems getting a strong WiFi single throughout the house. This is no longer a problem with this router, we get the maximum speed our ISP provides all over the house, awesome router! The surpassing part is I even get a full signal in my workshop alongside the house. So while it is an expensive router it is well worth the expense!
Date published: 2016-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from built for the futureI LIKE THE FEATURES,THE SPEED ,THE EASE OF SETUP,THE MONITORING FEATURES,ITS A VERY COMPLETE SYSTEM
Date published: 2016-06-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Good routerI bought this router 2 weeks ago and so far it has had to be rebooted 3 to 5 times. and it shuts off for hours at a timer for no reason, not sure whats up with that. hard to depend on this for my security cameras. maybe on the next update it will be more reliable. for now can't really recommend this router.
Date published: 2016-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had a speed and range issues with old router.I installed new router 2 weeks ago and have been completely satisfied.
Date published: 2016-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as great as Linksys thinksI bought this to replace a WRT1900AC with extended range antennas. I was expecting a big difference in the coverage throughout the house but I really don't see any gain and in some instances I think the coverage is a little less. The modem seems to be solid and I have not had any problems with it since installed a week ago. I would recommend this to a friend.
Date published: 2017-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is alrightIt is a good router. I haven't any different from Linksys EA9200 in term of speed/coverage maybe my house is small and my internet speed is not a Fios network. Before I bought this product, I have EA9200 which work very decent. When I upgraded to EA9500, I was hoping for more upgrade (due to its high price tag). But so far I haven't noticed much different. I only recommend this product if you are a most advance user. Otherwise, you can go with EA9200. I also love 8 Internet Ports. It allows me to wired connect my 4K TV, Xbox, Smart Home Controller Vera, Ooma, Roku, DVD Player without using additional 8 ports switch.
Date published: 2016-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable!!This Router is a dream come true.It is like having a Lamborghini in your office.The setup is flawless and easy.The connectivity, power, and consistency are all top performers.Do yourself a favor and get this router!
Date published: 2016-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NoCan't get it to do any thing I want can't e can't even get it to work right
Date published: 2017-05-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Impressive RouterAfter receiving this router through the Linksys Friends and Family program the looks of this router were impressive. The best part about the experience with this router is that it was not just looks that were impressive. I was able to configure this router for my home network with ease. My configuration included port forwarding to a virtual machine as well as dynamic dns. All features that I used worked as expected. I really appreciate the 4 additional RJ-45 ports over my old router.
Date published: 2016-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great RouterI purchased the ea9500 about a month ago. I no longer have any dead spots in my house, in fact I no longer have to use an extender. Only problem I have with the router is the guest network. I just keep it off.
Date published: 2016-11-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent SpeedThis router is super fast, and capable of handling anything you do. It's great for my home office and there is no lag if I am streaming and working at the same time. With the 8 Ethernet ports allows me also to direct connect my desk top and the TV in the office with the ability to hook plenty more up if needed. This router allows you to utilize all of cable internet for its speed even during the high volume times of day, without any slowing. I would highly recommend this router to anyone using smart tvs, home office, or any online gaming! It has plenty of range with its 8 antennas and can handle anything you wanted to do with out any problems. A very plus is the ease of setting up the router, it super quick and very easy to do right out of the box.
Date published: 2016-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!AMAZING! 20 devices going strong and great range..
Date published: 2016-07-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST FEATURESAFTER I INSTALL THIS ROUTER WAS SO HAPPY ALL MY INTERNET PROBLEMS WERE SOLVE JUST FALLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS WAS EASY TO INSTALL
Date published: 2017-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great routerI have had this router for about a month now. Well I had a problem connecting my Nvidia Shield K1 tablet to the network. I had tried lots of different things. Well today a new update came down for the router. And we'll it fixed my issue kinda wierd as I was about to reach out to them or Nvidia to resolve the issue.
Date published: 2017-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent coverageThis router is awesome. With all the built in support it makes managing my network easy.
Date published: 2016-07-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had it up and running in 10 minutesOur old router and switch were getting old. I was suggested this router from the Best Buy salesman. Using this 8 port router gave me the ability to take out the switch I was using. Had this new router up and running in 10 minutes and it has performed flawlessly for the past few days. The old router would drag my downloaded videos from time to time. This one I have my PS4 set up as a priority and watch videos with no drag at all.
Date published: 2016-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy setup and great speed, reception throughoutSo far excellent choice, I love the 8 LAN connections since my house has wired layout which adds to the reliability and speed
Date published: 2016-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional performerBought few weeks back couldn't be happier fast and reliable also easy to use network setup features and best part I never lag anymore thanks Mike R.
Date published: 2017-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing RangeThis device is perfect for a large family or business. Easy to setup, it will handle all your devices without having to jostle for bandwidth. It has range enough to handle a large home without having dead spots. My family loves this router because we are no longer lagging when we play games together.
Date published: 2016-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features including the multiple band width.I received this product free, only have had it a few days and Im very impressed with its performance. The dual band with is particularly nice and allows a seperate guest access. The multiple bandwiths allow for the faster, newer equipments coming out (5 ghz) and the 2.4, allow for equipment less new. With my cable tv internet equipment, I was only getting about 88mbps. Now with this router, im getting speeds of 150+mbps, out of 200 !!!
Date published: 2016-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast SpeedI used this to replace my AC 1200 which was great. I couldn't pass up this deal.
Date published: 2016-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent routerI upgraded the internet in my home, and i started to have issues with it dropping all the time. I called the company back and as usual they had no clue. I started to research for routers and I find Linksys EA9500 Max Stream. Switch the routers and problem solved. Thank you for such an excellent product. I do recommend it.
Date published: 2016-11-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST EVERBEST ROUTER EVER I WILL HIGHLY RECCOMEND . BIG BIG DIFFERENCE. WORTH EVERY PENNY
Date published: 2016-07-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arizona Mountain CabinWe have a 2600sqft residence and a detached 800sqft Casita on a small lot that is about 1.33 of an acre. I have been attempting to find something that would work for our guest, visitors, and ourselves. This router permitted us to pair three of the AC3000 Extenders which nows covers our entire lot and some of our neighbors. The V2 has flawlessly performed for us. This was a replacement for the V1 that replaced the AC1600.
Date published: 2019-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice looking but hard to get going!This router was extremely difficult to program as opposed to my previousLinksys 1900AC which was ready to go from day one!!
Date published: 2016-06-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great and dependable product !Very great WiFi Router ! Fast and works well and it does everything as advertised ! I am very pleased with it and you should be pleased to have this product ,also ! Linksys products are great and I always use them ! This router has eight adjustable antennas and eight ethernet ports for your use . I have never seen something like this before
Date published: 2016-05-20T00:00:00-04:00