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Comparison of Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 and Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300

The side-by-side comparison of the routers’ specifications. The comparison table below makes it easier to choose the most fitting router.

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Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 (EA8500)
Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 (EA8500)
Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 (GT-AC5300)
Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 (GT-AC5300)
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Launch 2015 2017
Body
Dimensions 256.3 x 56.2 x 183.5 mm 245 x 245 x 65 mm
Weight 715 g 1.88 kg
System
Chipset Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 @ 1.4 GHz Quad-core 64bit CPU @ 1.8 GHz
RAM 512 MB 1024 MB
Flash 128 MB 256 MB
OS Linksys Asus
Alternative OS
Power supply 12 V / 3.5 A 19 V / 3.42 A
Network
Protocols IPv4
IPv6
IPv4
IPv6
LAN ports 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps 8 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile network no yes, with USB dongle
VPN support no PPTP
L2TP
OpenVPN
Wireless
Antennas 4 x 1 dBi (external)
1 x 4 dBi (internal)
8 x 3.47 dBi
RP-SMA
2.4 GHz yes yes
5 GHz yes yes
60 GHz no no
Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Class AC2600 AC5300
Speed 800 + 1733 Mbps 1000 + 2167 + 2167 Mbps
Transmit power 28 dBm 30 dBm
Security WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest network yes yes
Connectivity
USB ports 1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 3.0
Print server yes yes
File server yes yes
Features
Specials
Administration
Default IP 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1
Default username admin admin
Default password admin admin

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