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

Mfg. Part: EA9500 | CDW Part: 4188096 | UNSPSC: 43222609
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  • Wireless router
  • 8-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Tri-Band
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Product Overview
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.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Antenna
Antenna Form Factor: External detachable
Antenna Qty: 8

Cable
Connectivity Details Type: Network cable

Cable Details
Included Qty: 1

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 2.6 in
Height: 12.5 in
Weight: 3.81 lbs
Width: 10.4 in

Header
Brand: Linksys
Compatibility: Mac , PC
Manufacturer: Linksys.
Model: EA9500
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Linksys

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Interface: Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Qty: 8
Type: LAN



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



Connector Type: 4 pin USB Type A
Type: USB 2.0



Type: WAN

Miscellaneous
Color Category: Black
Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified
Encryption Algorithm: 128-bit AES , 128-bit WEP , 64-bit WEP , WPA , WPA2 , WPA2-Enterprise

Networking
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n , IEEE 802.3 , IEEE 802.3ab , IEEE 802.3u
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: 5.3 Gbps
Features: 4T4R MIMO technology , Beamforming technology , Reset button , Tri-Band , Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Form Factor: Desktop , Desktop
Integrated Switch: 8-port switch
Key Features: USB port
Status Indicators: LAN , Power , USB , WAN , Wireless , WPS
Type: Wireless router
WAN Ports Qty: 1
Wi-Fi Bands: 2.4 GHz , 2.4 GHz (1 band) / 5 GHz (2 bands) , 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

Processor
Clock Speed: 1.4 GHz

Software
Type: Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements
Min Operating System: Apple MacOS X 10.x or later , Microsoft Windows 7 , Windows 8.1

Product Reviews
Linksys EA9500 - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 313.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Router This router has to be the worst investment I have ever made. Quickly after my family and I spent over 2 hours trying to set it up, the wifi crashed. Then, the wifi was stable for a good hour. For the last month, the wifi has not stayed up for more than 1 hour at a time
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A year and half and still going strong This is an update to a previous review. This router has been so reliable and stable that I forget that I have it. The firmware updates are done automatically and I login every so often to check to see if it's done one but just for kicks. This morning I woke up to no internet. I looked at my modem and all the lights were the appropriate color. I thought, "oh no, don't tell me my Linksys conked out on me!" Luckily it wasn't the router, it was Charter Spectrum that had a regional issue. That got me to thinking how well this thing has performed for us. I never lose wifi signal in a 2000 sq ft. home. Never had to reboot the router because it was acting funny. I can access it from my phone or my computers. It handles our gaming and PC consoles with no hiccups. It performs a lot better than our ISP!Like most of you we have tons of connected devices of all types and all perform reliably. If they don't, it's always the device (like cheap Sony Blu-Ray disc players) and they need to be unplugged and then plugged back in. I'm yet to find a wifi Blu-Ray player that is reliable with any brand router. But good, quality devices like my HP laser printer, our PC's, laptops, iPads, iPhones, gaming consoles, smart TV, etc. are flawless with this router. I will be back in another year and half with another update.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from after 3 month the router failed i bought this router new it was version 1 it worked for few days then failed. exchanged it for v 1.1 from the dealer. the new one worked for 3 mon then failedi can not connect to wifi on 2.4 only on 5 and the router goes on reboot loop every 2 days.my friend had the same issue and linksys solved it by replacing the router with v2 and its working like a charm??
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WORST LINKSY ROUTER! I am on my 4th EA9500, every 6 weeks it goes into a bootloop, dont think about tech support worst than the router, going to another brand if this 4th one goes bad, 1.1v. btw been with linksys for over 10 years, atleast 9 routers prior to this version.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent router i 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: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Router is AWESOME Ok I'd like to say that I use a Linksys router now is has been a very good router. But I upgraded to this router, my home uses a LOT of Wifi. We have 30 items running over Wifi most all of the time. We have an IP camera system with 7 cameras as well. We stream a lot of video content, We play games, plus always on social media and man can this router keep up!! It has been very worry free, the setup is so VERY easy. I am shocked at how good this router works!!! We had the AC1900 router from Linksys is has been a VERY good router, So we went on and got the AC5400 it was worth it! I would say if you need to upgrade your home router or just want something very worry free this is the one for you. It has an awesome Android and Apple app, that we can control the router from anywhere. It offers usb ports for safe and fast file sharing. 8 Gigabit ports for hardwired networking. The coverage of the wifi is far greater than i expected, I can move freely into my yard and out buildings with out loosing wifi. All in all Both routers from Linksys are great! I could not be happier!! I would say if your looking for an awesome router, this one takes the cake hands down.A Very Happy Customer,-Matt
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Wireless Router I purchased this Router a month ago. Set was easy, it connected right away with an Arris 6183 cable modem to Cox. The speeds are as advertised. Security setup was a snap. I was surprised as to how simple and easy the setup of this router was.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 3 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: 2017-07-27
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