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Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 (2015) review

The detailed specifications, photos and introductory video of the Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 (EA8500) AC2600 router. The list of the competitors most often compared to the Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 router.

The Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 (EA8500) router released in 2015. It is powered by Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 @ 1.4 GHz chipset, 512 MB RAM and 128 MB flash. The AC2600 router is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards, and the maximum speed that you can get with EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 is 800 + 1733 Mbps.

The Guest network is a useful feature of the EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 router that creates a separate network for guests. It has 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 port(s).

The EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 router has 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps WAN and 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN ports.

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Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 (EA8500) specifications

Brand
Linksys
Name
EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600
Type
EA8500
Launch
2015

Body

Dimensions
256.3 x 56.2 x 183.5 mm
Weight
715 g

System

The router's memory (RAM) cannot be expanded. By default, the router's flash memory is used to store the Linksys operating system.

Chipset
Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 @ 1.4 GHz
RAM
512 MB
Flash
128 MB
OS
Linksys
Power supply
12 V / 3.5 A

Network

The latest firmware supports IPv6 protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.

Protocols
IPv4
IPv6
LAN ports
4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports
1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile network
no
VPN support
no

Wireless

The EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 is compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. 2.4 GHz is the most widely used frequency and in some cases may be overcrowded. The EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 supports the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band offers better noise immunity, less interference, and more available channels.

Antennas
4 x 1 dBi (external)
1 x 4 dBi (internal)
2.4 GHz
yes
5 GHz
yes
60 GHz
no
Standards
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Class
AC2600
Speed
800 + 1733 Mbps
Transmit power
28 dBm
Security
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest network
yes

Connectivity

The USB 3.0 ports provide a fast interface for external storage with data transfer rates of up to 4.8 Gbps. You can attach a compatible USB printer to the Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 device. It has built-in NAS functionality.

USB ports
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Print server
yes
File server
yes

Administration

The default IP addresses of the Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 device is 192.168.1.1. These address allows you to access the router's console login page.

Default IP
192.168.1.1
Default username
admin
Default password
admin

Links

Official site
http://www.linksys.com/

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