Linksys® EA8500 MAX-STREAM™ AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router


Linksys® EA8500 MAX-STREAM™ AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router

Experience the latest in Wireless-AC with breakthrough MU-MIMO technology 4.6x faster than traditional Wi-Fi – all with the EA8500 MAX-STREAM™ Smart Wi-Fi Router! Equipped with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor to promote simultaneous high-speed data processing. 4x4x Wireless-AC delivers 4 streams of data for stronger, faster performance when gaming and streaming. All this is transmitted via 4 adjustable Wi-Fi antennas to ensure optimal coverage and maximum signal strength throughout the home.


Ultimate Solution for Multi-Device Households

The Max-Stream AC2600 Router is the ultimate solution for multi-device households. Breakthrough MU-MIMO technology delivers 4.6x faster Wi-Fi speeds to everyone and everything on the busy network. Now the whole household can play video games, listen to music, check email, shop, stream movies, and more – all simultaneously and without lag or buffering.


Everybody's Online Nobody's Waiting

The Max-Stream AC2600 Router delivers plenty of bandwidth to all connected devices such as streaming media players, smart TVs, tablets, and game consoles – maintaining a fast, uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection even if multiple family members are all connected at the same time. This allows everyone in the household to connect to the Internet at the same time without slowing down the network.


Breakthrough Linksys MU-MIMO for Your Busy Home Network

Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) technology ensures uninterrupted Wi-Fi connections that function as if each device has its own dedicated router. The user and other household members can now connect to the Internet, stream media, and play online games simultaneously at speeds up to 4.6x faster than traditional Wi-Fi.


Uninterrupted Movie Streaming

No more frozen screens while streaming favorite shows or movies. With Linksys MU-MIMO technology, the entire household can enjoy smooth performance when simultaneously streaming. The combined 2.53 Gbps Wi-Fi speeds wipe out annoying buffering and enable faster downloads.


Improved Mobile Speed and Range

Shop online, send emails, and even set up the router from a mobile device in any room of the home without having to worry about signal drop-off. Beamforming technology delivers whole-home coverage that targets Wi-Fi signals to provide increased signal strength and coverage for each mobile device. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi allows the user to monitor their home network anywhere from their mobile device.


Lag-Free Online Gaming

Game without interruption from other devices on the network with the new MU-MIMO technology. The router's supercharged 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and four high-speed Gigabit Ethernet ports make it an ideal choice for gamers looking for blazing-fast wired connections.


Customize and Manage Home Wi-Fi Anytime, Anywhere

With the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App, it’s easy to closely monitor and manage the home Wi-Fi remotely using a smartphone or tablet. The user can create a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password. They can ensure a safe internet experience for their kids (even when away from home) by restricting access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet. What’s more, it’s possible to prioritize devices that need the most speed.


Quick and Easy Setup

Managing the home Wi-Fi with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi is fast and easy: simply set up the home Wi-Fi using a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, sign up the user for a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account, download the free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App, and customize the network with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app! That’s it!


Linksys® by Belkin International

At Belkin International, we create products that help people realize the power of technology and make people’s lives better, easier and more fulfilling. This has been Belkin’s mission since our inception in 1983. Today, Belkin International has three brands – Belkin, Linksys and WeMo – to enhance the technology that connects us to the people, activities and experiences we love. Belkin products are renowned for their simplicity and ease of use, while the Linksys brand helped make wireless connectivity mainstream around the globe.

Network Standards:
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.11b
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11ac
Radio Frequency Bands: 2.4 & 5GHz
Ports: Power, Internet Ethernet (1-4), USB 3.0, USB2.0 / eSATA combo
LEDs: Internet, Ethernet (1-4), Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Power
Buttons: Reset, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Power
Operating Temperature: 32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Storage Temperature: -4 to 140 F (-20 to 60 C)
Operating Humidity: 10 to 80% Noncondensing
Max. Link Rate: 1733 Mbps
Platform Compatibility:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista 32/64
  • Windows 7 32/64
  • Windows 8 32/64
  • Windows 8.1 32/64
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard
  • Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard
  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Windows 10 32/64

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