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Linksys EA7500

NEXT-GEN AC DELIVERS POWERFUL WI-FI TO MULTIPLE DEVICES

The Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900 features MU-MIMO, the latest advance toward uninterrupted, simultaneous Wi-Fi connections.

Devices such as HD streaming media players, 4K TVs, tablets, and game consoles use a lot of bandwidth. But with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, the MAX-STREAM AC1900 sends advanced Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the same time and same speed. Your whole family can play, stream, and work at once, without experiencing lag or buffering - at up to 2x the speed of a non-MU-MIMO router.*


Dual-Band Diagram

ENJOY COMBINED WI-FI SPEEDS UP TO 1.9 Gbps

Our MAX-STREAM AC1900 Multi User-MIMO Router offers two dedicated Wi-Fi bands that deliver combined speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps. It also allows you to make your time online more efficient: simply assign high-bandwidth activities, like 4K video streaming, to the high-speed 5 GHz band, and leave basic activities like email to the 2.4 GHz band.

POWERFUL PROCESSOR FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Enjoy fast-paced Wi-Fi activities such as online multiplayer gaming with the MAX-STREAM AC1900. Powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, it is capable of handling three simultaneous data streams. This results in improved Wi-Fi performance and faster Wi-Fi speeds to more devices.


HIGH-SPEED WIRED CONNECTIVITY WITH GIGABIT ETHERNET PORTS

Connect more devices and share files at speeds 10x faster than Fast Ethernet with four Gigabit Ethernet ports. Connect a storage device to the USB 3.0 port and quickly transfer files. Or, share devices such as printers across your Wi-Fi network using the USB 2.0 port.

IMPROVED Wi-Fi SPEED AND RANGE WITH BEAMFORMING

Direct Wi-Fi signals to each of your mobile devices to increase signal strength and coverage with our MAX-STREAM Wi-Fi router using Beamforming technology. Play video games, listen to music, check emails, shop online, stream HD movies, and more, without having to worry about dropped signals.


SMART WI-FI WITH NETWORK MAP LETS YOU VIEW ALL OF YOUR CONNECTED DEVICES

Smart Wi-Fi with Network Map

With the Network Map, you can:

  • See all devices on your network on a single screen
  • Track online status and signal strength of your devices
  • Create personalized names to easily identify your connected devices

 

LINKSYS SMART Wi-Fi

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi lets you access your network anytime, anywhere. Using your browser or the Smart Wi-Fi mobile app, you can:

  • Prioritize devices or websites for video streaming and online gaming
  • Control inappropriate or distracting content
  • Monitor network activity and speed
  • Turn Wi-Fi access on or off for any connected device
  • Create a separate, password-protected guest network

Create your free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account here: www.linksyssmartwifi.com


GET SMART IN THREE EASY STEPS

Managing your network with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi is fast and easy:

Step 1 Set up your wireless home network

Set up your wireless home network using a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router.

The router will broadcast a wireless signal to your Wi-Fi-enabled devices like gaming consoles, TVs, mobile devices, and printers.

Step 2 Sign up for a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account

Sign up for a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account. It's fast and free.

Smart Wi-Fi software lets you access and control your home network from wherever you are, whenever you need to.

Sign Up Today

Step 3 Customize your network with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi apps

Customize your network with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi apps of your choice.

Upgrade the functionality of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi tools, by downloading exclusive Linksys Smart Wi-Fi apps to your mobile devices.

Smart Wi-Fi App Center

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Eliminate Lag & Buffering with a Linksys MU-MIMO Router

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Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    AC1900 MU-MIMO Dual-band Gigabit, 600+1300 Mbps
  • Key Features:
    • Easy Setup
    • Medium Household
    • Up to 12 Devices
    • 3x3 AC
    • Advanced Security
    • USB 3.0 Port
    • Dual-Core CPU
    • Beamforming Technology
    • Smart Wi-Fi
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11a
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11ac
    • 802.11g
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AC1900 (N600 + AC1300)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    2.4 and 5 GHz (simultaneous dual band)
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    Medium Household
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    • 1x Gigabit WAN port
    • 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • Other Ports:
    • One(1) USB 3.0 port
    • One(1) USB 2.0 port
    • Power
  • Antennas:
    3x external, dual-band, detachable antennas
  • Processor:
    1.4 GHz dual-core
  • LEDs:
    Internet, Ethernet (1-4), Linksys Logo, WPS
  • Wireless Encryption:
    Up to 128-bit encryption
  • Operation Modes:
    • Wireless Router
    • Access Point
    • Wired Bridge
    • Wireless Bridge
  • Storage File System Support:
    • FAT
    • NTFS
    • HFS+
  • Easy Setup:
    • Browser-based Setup
    • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Setup
  • Certified Operating Systems:
    MacOS (10.X or higher), Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • Internet Explorer® versions 8 and newer
    • Safari® 5 (for Mac®)
    • Firefox® 8
    • Google Chrome™
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    257 x 184 x 56 mm (10.12 x 7.24 x 2.2 in.) without antennas
  • Weight:
    558 g (20.74 oz)
  • Security Features:
    • 64/128-bit WEP
    • WPA2-Personal
    • WPA2-Enterprise
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    FCC class B
  • Power Supply:
    Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V, 3.5A
Support
Package Contents
  • Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router, EA7500
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3 Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • CD-ROM with Documentation
Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Router, New look, New features! The new Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream deserves to be taken seriously with the antennas reaching 6-inches in length and its small form factor design. This router is packed with new features. Wi-Fi signal is rock solid and never had signal loss. Gaming and 4K streaming running without any issues. Cellphone app is rock solid and did I mention the setup is so easy like 2 minutes. I threw everything I could to this router gaming, video streaming, music streaming, and it never failed on me. One feature that could be added is bandwidth utilization. In conclusion, very easy set up, high Wi-Fi range, wall mountable, and very stable router. Its a must buy router.
Date published: 2016-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Fast Router That Handles Video, Easily! The Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router replaced a 2-year old Linksys EA6900 router in our household. To be honest, I was not expecting much of a difference between the two. Boy, was I wrong! The EA7500's performance blew away the older router in Wi-Fi throughput, especially when it came to streaming video. We are lucky enough to have fiber-to-the-home and our TV lineup is all digital HD. The challenge was Wi-Fi throughput to the remote set-top boxes. The older EA6900, or any other brand AC1900 router, until now, could generate enough throughput to consistently feed data to the remote boxes. The EA7500 excelled. We have crystal clear HD TV with no buffering or screen pixelation. Setup was a piece of cake. It took approximately 15 minutes from box to operation. The intuitive Linksys SmartWiFi software, built in to the router, walks you through setup or you can choose to manually enter settings. One of the best features to note is the power rocker-switch. I know some will think this is not such a big deal. Well, we have all been on technical support calls with our ISP's where they ask us to power down the router and the frustration of dropping the power cable behind a desk or difficulty in plugging it back into the router in tight spaces. Other great features include separate guest network access, fast 1.4GHz dual core CPU, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports for external storage devices, and 2.4 and 5.0 GHz wireless bands. Bottom line. We have over 20 Wi-Fi devices in our household that run continuously and all with differing bands and protocols. The Linksys EA7500 handles them all, effortlessly, even HD video.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved speeds, reliability & easy setup OTB!!! I received this to test out and I must say that I am in LOVE with the performances of it! From the ease of the setup, web based app to manage the router and the overall ratings in speed from using it with Charters Spectrum. This allows me to get overall range within my apartment complex and to my car on the street. It manages to keep up with heavy online gaming (2 PS4 & 1 PC), online streaming (Netflix, Hulu, Plex & Amazon). I am impressed overall... wait for it's release and BUY IT. Thanks Linksys.
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides exceptional Wi-Fi and wired speeds This Next generation addition of a LINKSYS AC1900 MU-MIMO gigabit wireless/wired router has really GREAT SPEED on both wireless and the wired connection. You can access and control your home network from wherever you are using your smartphone, tablet, or computer, but you can ALSO do so much more with this device because it also ideal for wireless network setup of TV's. I already had 2 lines coming down from the upstairs wireless which includes the WRT 1900AC and the WRT SE4008 8 port switch that are connected together. With that being said, I installed my new LINKSYS AC1900 router downstairs in the basement with one line coming from the 8 port switch and going into the yellow internet plug on back of the router. I put all 8 devices I had to put on there at one time including, a computer system, big screen TV and an e-reader from upstairs. From my office down stairs I added my desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Cell phone, and also another big screen TV from my bedroom and also an external USB drive to the 3.0 plug on the back of the router, which I use for a network storage and/or backup drive. I got a cd with this router - BUT never had to use it, because when you first plug it in to power and have your networking wire going to your computer network connection, your browser automatically opens a window to the page you need to be on and does an automatic setup. NOTE: One little mishap I had during the setup process was, that the edge browser in windows 10 would not show anything when the page first popped open except for text and you could not click anything to go next etc.; SO I just copied the link and pasted it into internet explorer browser and all the information showed up right away. Afterwards the edge browser reads all your pages and settings just fine. The product says the router can be used with, Internet Explorer 7, Safari 5, Firefox 8, or Google Chrome, but I've been using the edge browser since set up, for instance to access your LINKSYS smart WI-FI account which is FREE by the way. Here you can monitor activity on your home network, add new devices, and check upload and download speeds, change the name of your devices with pictures and so much more. As your items either go to sleep or get disconnected etc., those items will fall off the viewable map of your network, but as soon as they reconnect they will show back up again. Take a look at some of the snap shots I have included with this review.
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent speed and easy setup The fastest router and one of the easiest setups there is. Happy that it can handle all the streaming and gaming without and lag or having to wait to load. I have done a speed test at different intervals to see, and even at the peak time it was still faster and able to handle a PS4, Xbox 1, 2 4K televisions streaming movies, and 2 IPhones downloading songs and movies. This Linksys Next gen AC1900 MU-Mimo gigabit router is truly built to handle all your next devices, without any lag during streaming and quick load times. I would definitely recommend this router for any one that streams movies or music and plays video games. You won't be disappointed with your decision with this router!
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A power house I received this router to review and I must say I am quite impressed I was using a Linksys EA6350 and i have about 20 devices connected to my network including smart tvs (3), Playstation 4's (2), 4 High end cell phones, cell tower, voip phone, wireless printer, 2 laptops, 2 desktops and 2 chrome casts I have a 50 down 5 up internet connection on the old router there was issues with all the devices working smoothly together (especially when i play COD online connection is every thing) upon opening the box I saw all the necessary accessories needed to connect with any additional hardware. (see photo) before hooking up the EA7500 i did some speed tests (see photo below) I had the router hooked up in minutes and wall mounted (see photo below) there were easy to follow instructions that prompt right on the Computer screen. you can set it up manually or automatically and change settings later. The very first thing i did after hooking it up and naming all my devices (through the easy to use interface ( to get to the settings type 192.168.1.1 in a web browser) was to do another speed test. look at the results WOW just look at the results. i went from a always 48ms ping to a always 25 or 26ms ping (see photos) my Bandwidth increased from 48Mb down to 62Mb down, beyond what i even pay for (i pay for 50Mb dn/5Mb up) I will note that the new speed test is wireless AC and so was the old router test the Dual Core processor In the EA7500 makes everything so smooth no matter how many of my devices are on. And if you are a Gamer I instantly started getting 30 and 4 games in TDM on Black Ops 3. with out the struggle i had before. I will say that there is a media prioritization that will prioritize whatever device you want and it works well. the signal on this router is very powerful also. I have a 3200 sq FT home and needed a repeater to get good signal through out the house with the old router I dont need it AT ALL its in a drawer now. you can also set up 3 networks on this one router. (great for busineses) I do have one Con but just one and its small and only affects advanced users. the software needs to be able to have more in depth QOS that includes upload and download bandwidth settings for each device or certain device. Over all this router is a Total beast and can easily support multiple devices with no buffering or Lag. I would recommend this router to anyone that wants fast reliable internet for multiple devices including small businesses and especially gamers Robert
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A step up from my EA6900 I used this to replace the EA6900 router I had purchased over a year ago. I wanted to try the EA7500 given the number of devices we have connected at any given time. We have multiple tablets, cell phones, media streaming devices, ip cameras, lights, garage door opener, thermostats, blu-Ray players, laptops, PCs and smart tvs. The set-up was okay. I had unplugged the existing router from the cable modem and proceeded to connect the EA7500. I ran into a little hiccup setting up the Linksys smart wifi interface and had to power off the router twice as well as the modem before the smart wifi could recognize the router. I noticed they updated the interface slightly from the version I used with the EA6900 and EA6400 (which I had cascading from the EA6900 to extend its range). Mainly the way the devices are displayed surrounding the router icon and which band the devices are connected to. It also has the devices on multiple pages depending on the number of devices online. I do like this display layout compared to older version. I don't do much advanced routing settings other than port forwarding for my IP cameras. This was just like I previously had set-up with the EA6900. For some reason the router dropped the Internet connection after I initially got the cameras working for remote access. I had to reboot the modem and they still don't appear on my iPhone when viewing while I'm on they same network. My android tablet does allow me to view the IP cameras while on the same network. The range on this exceeds what the EA6900 covered in my house. I noticed I have full bars in areas of the house where the EA6900 did not reach even with upgraded antennas. I'm able to take advantage of my internet speeds as well. It is larger than my previous router which I thought had a nice sleek look to it. But it will be in a room upstairs in the middle of the house so though it looks a bit bulkier, I can potentially put the EA6900 as an access point out in the open downstairs.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Drop in" replacement or top of line WiFi router First of all - full disclosure: I am a "Linksys Friends & Family" reviewer, so I received my EA7500 Max-Steam Mu-MiMo router free direct from the company, but I actually have a pair of these and I have found that they are a _major_ step up from previous - even high end - wireless ("WiFi") routers, with dual band (2.4GHz & 5GHz bands) Multi-User Multi-Input Multi-Output technology, which provides a minimum of 2x performance of any previous router - IF you set it up properly and read the documentation. It is a flawless and "drop in" replacement for any existing router, and of course a best buy for anyone that needs to provide full spectrum (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) technologies for their home or small business workplace. This is listed as a "medium residence" product, but I would have to argue that - again - as long as it's setup properly and in general placed near the center of the home, perhaps adjusted somewhat for multi-level dwellings, it's very well suited for a large home as well - within reason, of course. If you need coverage outside or in an auxiliary location, you might consider adding a "range booster" or similar technology to the system. As it is, it covers my 3-story 2300 Sq Ft (roughly 214 sqm or m2) home quite well and with absolutely no dropout locations or even low signal bars no matter which floor or what part of the house I am in. Of course, I did place it near the center of the house on the 2nd floor - as always, your mileage will vary! This router has only been available for about a month at retail, likely too soon to evaluate all aspects of the performance, since I only set it up a few days ago now, but my initial impression is that Linksys really did their homework before they sat down to design this new top of the line wireless router. Of course, their EA9500 will likely set a new standard for performance, because the specs show it's going to be an AC5300 tri-band router with dual wide 5GHz bands, so "stay tuned"! I can't stress enough how important it is to both use and adjust the three MiMo dual band antennas to properly get the best performance out of this device: without doing so, I found that there was a 30% lower overall throughput to my Samsung UN55F6400 HDTV. I'm certain that each user's environment is different, so trying to give specifics for adjustment at this point is premature. It's simply a matter of trial and error and measuring the throughput after having made logical adjustments to those detachable (and obviously quite flexible) antennas, especially for the bandwidth hogs like my two HDTVs, one with built-in "Smarts" and Amazon Fire-TV sticks (older Sony 65" A3000 model). Dual core 1.4Ghz CPU insures that this router keeps up with all date streams, and by default if you replace an existing router using the same Beacon name, everything previously configured automatically uses the 2.4GHz band, saving the wider 5GHz band for 4x streaming video, etc. Perfect! I reconfigured my two HDTVs to use that band ("OldName_5Ghz" by default) after 5 minutes configuration (you DO have to plug it in), and I am done! I'll update periodically, but first impression is "awesome"! Recap (with pictures) - pop open the box, inspect features, unfold the single page, set it & forget it, done. The only thing you really need in the foldout is temporary network name & password. (don't overlook it, no matter how many routers that you have setup - it might be frustrating...
Date published: 2016-03-17
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*Two or more 1x1 MU-MIMO-enabled client devices must be connected to achieve the two (2) times faster physical data rate.
**The standard transmission rates–600 Mbps or 1300 Mbps (for 5 GHz), 600 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz), 54 Mbps, and 11 Mbps–are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.
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