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Linksys EA8500 - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop

Mfg. Part: EA8500 | CDW Part: 3712552 | UNSPSC: 43222609
$279.99Advertised Price

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  • Wireless router
  • 4-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Dual Band
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Wireless router
  • 4-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Dual Band
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi lets you access your network anytime, anywhere.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Antenna Form Factor: External detachable and internal
Antenna Qty: 5

Connectivity Details Type: Network cable

Cable Details
Included Qty: 1

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 7.2 in
Height: 2.2 in
Weight: 25.22 oz
Width: 10.1 in

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 80% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Flash Memory
Installed Size: 128 MB

Brand: Linksys
Compatibility: Mac , PC
Manufacturer: Linksys.
Model: EA8500
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Linksys

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Interface: Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Qty: 4
Type: LAN

Connector Type: 9 pin USB Type A
Qty: 1
Type: USB 3.0

Type: WAN

Connector Type: 11 pin USB/eSATA
Type: USB 2.0 / eSATA

Authentication Method: RADIUS
Color Category: Black
Compliant Standards: FCC , IC
Encryption Algorithm: 128-bit WEP , 64-bit WEP , WPA , WPA2

Compliant Standards: DLNA CERTIFIED , IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n , UPnP
Connectivity Technology: Wired , Wireless
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet , IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n
Data Transfer Rate: 2.53 Gbps
Features: Firewall protection , IPv6 support , MU-MIMO technology , Parental control , Reset button , VPN passthrough , Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Form Factor: Desktop
Integrated Switch: 4-port switch
Key Features: Firewall , USB port , VPN support
Network Transport Protocol: IPSec , L2TP , PPTP
Status Indicators: Internet , LAN , Power , WLAN , WPS
Type: Wireless router
WAN Ports Qty: 1
Wi-Fi Bands: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Wireless Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Type: External power adapter

Clock Speed: 1.4 GHz

Installed Size: 512 MB
Technology: DDR3 SDRAM

Support Details Full Contract Period: 1 year
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Service & Support
Type: 1 year warranty

Type: Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements
Min Operating System: Apple MacOS X 10.5.8 or later , Apple MacOS X 10.6.1 or later , Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion , Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion , Apple OS X 10.9 Mavericks , Microsoft Windows 7 , Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or later , Microsoft Windows XP SP3 , Windows 8

Product Reviews
Linksys EA8500 - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 191.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall it's good, but USB 3.0... Overall performance is good for home use. But if you connect a USB3.0 HDD enclosure close to the router, the 2.4Ghz band will disappear. You will have to move the enclosure away from the router and foil again the USB 3.0 cable (even it's alraedy a foiled cable). However the 2.4Ghz will still disappear from time to time with such workaround. The USB 3.0 transfer will influence the 2.4Ghz band badly.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can do better in Parental Control Overall this router is very good. It has a lot of features I like. The purpose I bought it is mainly because of its parent control. After I went over the functionalites, I think Linksys can do better in parent control by adding keyword(in the url) blocking besieds just web site address blocking, blocking all the devices and not just one by one. One more feature better to have is the traffic(url visiting logging) monitoring.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great speed, very reliable the speed on this router is very fast and constant. No disconnects, the nas part of the router is very fast, no studder or pauses. Has a lot of power to run all my wireless devices. I'm very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No guest network encryption This router/AP works well for home use, but it offers no encryption on the guest network. No way I'm going to allow an un-encrypted SSID in my house. No way I'd do that to my guests. Besides that, I wanted to use it for my kids devices to keep them off of the main network. Too bad. I liked it other than that. Now I'm looking at other options. On another note, after an update it changed all of my IPs. It went from a class C 192.X.X.X network to a class A 10.X.X.X network. I had to recreate all of my static IPs. It was a real hassle, as I have many static IPs with industrial equipment like my laser cutter/engraver and others that can't do DHCP.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Your internet provider will be your limitation It is a very great router and can max out the speed your provider gives you.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Router in My Opinion Been using it about a month now and am more than pleased with it
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speed, and Range Very Happy with is router, it has been very reliable. The speed is fast and Reliable. The NAS part of the router is the fastest I have seen. My only complaint is the router doesn't support time machine backup for my Macs.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Product I bought the Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router because it was an extremely capable product with a legacy of having great service for good value. I have not been disappointed either. I have plaster walls in an old home with wire mesh underneath to hold the plaster. It make my home like NSA. Very hard to have coverage of any kind due to this shielding. But the EA8500 is doing admirably and I continue to know that I made the correct choice in routers. This is the 5th Linksys router I've owned. In two words...Strong and Dependable.
Date published: 2017-07-22
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