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

Mfg. Part: EA8500 | CDW Part: 3712552 | UNSPSC: 43222609
$249.97Advertised 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 4.2 out of 5 by 166.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from EA8500 AC2500 performance I bought the mentioned product above and had use for about 3 weeks. Notice the speed was slow and range of signal was weak in Comparision with my Aztech router from Singtel
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 Mu-MIMO Router I purchased this almost a year ago and it still surprises me how fast it is. My brother and his son are constantly logged into Call of Duty but I am still able to stream Netflix and Sony Network movies at the same time!!!! I had a small issue with the reset button during Christmas and Linksys had no problem sending me a replacement under warranty. I was very impressed!
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wi-Fi strong--Not wired Ethernet Purchased late November 2017. Wi-Fi works wonderfully with IEEE 802.11ac network cards and delivers on broadband providers service levels as does a wired Ethernet connections between the cable modem and PC. Unfortunately wired Ethernet connection(s) between the Linksys EA8500 router and PCs is significantly slower. Linksys support could not figure it out and even replaced this router. Wired connections continue to perform poorly.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Features are good I bought this to upgrade an EA6500 that I was using because we have grown with devices in our house. I think the EA6500 was actually more rock solid than this one. It is supposed to handle more connections than the EA6500 but I see no difference in the performance. I would occasionally drop off of the EA6500 but seem to drop off of the EA8500 more often. Range is good, performance is good but does seem to be not quite as good as the 6500. Might be going back to the EA6500
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Router It's a good router, good coverage, I have a lot devices connected to it and no problem, but I think some features are lacking.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good! I live out in the country where there's no fiber optic lines supplying Internet. We've used net gear routers in the past and at times have had hours of troubles without wifi. Since getting this unit, even with a smart tv and lots of devices in the house, we haven't had any issues yet. Will add another star in a few months once summer vacation from school starts and the unit proves itself.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well I bought this on Black Friday to replace a Netgear R7000 AC1900. The only issue I have is with the guest network, which requires visitors to open a browser and enter the passphrase. The old router allowed visitors to enter the passphrase in their device network setup, so they could simply connect the next time they visited.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Robust hardware I got this during Thanks Giving. I wanted a router that can support various devices and provide optimum speed. This device does it, i have at a given time 5+ active devices with no issue with speed. The only thing i realized that I had the same SSID name for 2.5Ghz and 5Ghz frequency and the devices that supported both were loosing connection. Once I chanegs the SSID i had no issues.
Date published: 2017-02-11
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