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

Mfg. Part: EA8500 | CDW Part: 3712552 | UNSPSC: 43222609
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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
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 130reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome is Deserveed Awesome is a word i don't use often. This Router is Awesome in performance, ease of setup and well designed smart wifi site. October 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by So far very good I bought this router to see if I could get better wifi coverage through our house. After talking to Linksys support (before purchasing) I learned that I could connect this router via "Cascade" mode to an existing, original AT&T RG. This AT&T RG is probably located in the worst possible place in our 2 story house - in basement by concrete wall, far corner, next to electical service box. I have to say I'm not a techie by any stretch. Ease of setup was very easy (after following instructins that were provided) and wifi signal has been strong through out our second story home. Had debated if I would need an extender, but for now this router seems to be doing the job I wanted. Granted, we may not have as many devices in our house as we used to, but have not seen any problems connecting multiple phones, tablets, etc. Only problem I ran into was that I have to use wifi with my iMac desktop computer to print to our wireless printer (has to do with the "Cascading" of this router to the AT&T RG). Probably not getting quite all the full features of this router as its "cascaded", but as I said, so far, very good upgarde. October 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Connection varies Seems to hang temporary and loses connection but will recover. October 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best router I've owned I bought the ea8500 to replace an older failing router. Setup was a breeze. The range is fantastic and it handles multiple streaming devices without a problem. October 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worked great right out of the box I upgraded my equipment and wow do I have gear Wi-Fi now! Thanks Linksys great equipment September 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by a good router, but better with these 2 features Good router after all , easy to manage. However it will be better if it can include these 2 software features in the GUI.1) Remote WOL (Port Forwarding the magic packet to LAN broadcast address). I need to turn on some computer remotely to retrieve some files for example. There is no way now for the Linksys router to pick up the magic packet i sent from internet and forward it to my home LAN. I see some brands can support it by a simple port forwarding setting or by setting up router VPN connectivity to extend the "LAN". i would not pick Linksys if i had noticed before my purchase that this simple feature is missing !!! I deadly need this feature otherwise i need to keep my PC up and running all the time while i am away. It is consuming a lot of unnecessary electric power and generating much unnecessary heat before i arrive home and turn on the air conditioning.2) Enable/Disable WIFI scheduler. There is a WIFI scheduler that we can select which hour in the week to turn the WIFI on or off. However sometimes we are working on something and watching a movie (media centre/TV box) and need to keep the WIFI on. It will make our lives easier if we can temporarily disable the WIFI scheduler so that when we finish the task we enable it again, instead of changing the scheduling pattern to enable the WIFI in current hour and maybe the coming few hours then later we disable those hours. It is a bit troublesome to look for the day of the week row and the hour column to enable/disable it. September 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by better range This new router has a much greater range than my old unit. It has also increased the data transfer speed. Very happy, I highly recommend this device for both an upgrade or your first router. September 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rocks, I have a need for speed! Preface: I have only had the router for a week, long term viability are unknown.Reviewing a LinkSys AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router, Model Number: EA8500Test Set:Test Computer 1: Component Built, Asus Maximus VI Hero, 32gb, Samsang SSD, WD Raptors (RJ45, 1gb connection)Test Computer 2: Dell Inspiron 7000 Series 7579, 7th Gen. I7, 16gb, SSD (Wireless Connection 802.11 AC protocol)Using Comcast Blast, 150dwn/10upUsing Windows 10 Pro x64** All tests performed from the Dell Inspiron LaptopFirst test using speedtest.net and MS Edge v38.14393.0.0> Result: 22ms ping / 163.98 Mbps down / 11.98 Mbps upSecond test (10m later) using speedtest.net and Firefox v49.0.1> Result: 20ms ping / 167.52 Mbps down / 12.134 Mbps upThird test (10m later) using Chrome v53.0.2785.116> Result: 20ms ping / 148.68 Mbps down / 12.09 Mbps upSetup up a share between Computer 1 & 2** Copy 5.88 GB from the Asus to the Dell Laptop (two .iso's)> Sustained 23+ MB/s, Time: 4m 26secConclusion: I am happy and would highly recommend this wireless router. September 24, 2016
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