Features

SUPERCHARGED WORK AND PLAY WITH NEXT-GEN AC Wi-Fi ROUTER

Designed as a dual-purpose home office and entertainment Wi-Fi router, the MAX-STREAM AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA9500) delivers Wi-Fi to multiple users on multiple devices at the same time and same speed.

Featuring MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, this Next-Gen AC Router treats your devices--PCs, Smart TVs, streaming devices, smartphones--as if each has its own dedicated router. Working in your home office, you'll enjoy lag-free videoconferencing and fast file transfer, even while the rest of the family is streaming 4K or HD media in the living room.

Linksys MAX-STREAM AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA9500)
 
Linksys Max-Stream routers offer Seamless Roaming

ROOM-TO-ROOM Wi-Fi WITH SEAMLESS ROAMING

The MAX-STREAM AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA9500) offers Seamless Roaming as you move around your home when linked with a MAX-STREAM Range Extender. With Seamless Roaming, your enabled wireless devices will automatically switch to the strongest Wi-Fi signal, so you won't have to manually connect to the router or range extender when you move from one room to another--or even to your garden.** This means that you can move freely throughout your home while video chatting or streaming videos without experiencing dropped calls or buffering.

Pair a MAX-STREAM range extender such as the RE7000 with the AC5400 for more efficient home Wi-Fi that delivers stronger, more powerful Wi-Fi signal to all your devices.

AC5400 Home Office Productivity

BACKED BY 3-YEAR WARRANTY AND TECH SUPPORT

With its ability to perform double duty as a home office and entertainment router, the AC5400 merits a premium level of support. For this reason, it's backed not only by a three-year warranty, but also by a three-year tech support guarantee.

POWERFUL PROCESSOR FOR SUPERCHARGED Wi-Fi

If you're working in your home office, you can quickly download large files thanks to the MAX-STREAM's 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, which delivers the performance necessary for seamless videoconferencing and fast file transfer. The AC5400 is capable of handling multiple high-speed data streams at once--delivering faster Wi-Fi speeds to more devices.

AC5400 Tri-Band Technology

ADVANCED SECURITY FEATURES FOR A SECURE CONNECTION

With the MAX-STREAM AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA9500), your work files, data, and home network information are safely connected with WPA/WPA2 encryption and an SPI firewall.

SMOOTH 4K VIDEO STREAMING WITH BLAZING-FAST Wi-Fi SPEEDS

The MAX-STREAM AC5400 offers three independent Wi-Fi bands that deliver extremely fast combined speeds of up to 5.3 Gbps.* Tri-Band technology delivers up to double the Wireless-AC performance of a dual-band router. High-bandwidth applications like videoconferencing and movie streaming are ideal for the two high-speed 5 GHz bands, while lower-bandwidth devices like older wireless-N and -G computers can utilize the 2.4 GHz band.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE ANTENNAS FOR MAXIMUM COVERAGE

The router features eight adjustable external antennas, which can be positioned for optimal performance. They provide powerful streams of data to your devices, ensuring complete Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. Unlike the two or three data streams found on other routers, the AC5400 delivers four simultaneous streams per band for stronger, faster performance.

IMPROVED MOBILE SPEED AND RANGE WITH BEAMFORMING

Play video games, listen to music, check email, shop, stream movies, and more--without having to worry about signal drop-off. Beamforming technology directs Wi-Fi signals to each of your mobile devices. This focused direction provides increased signal strength and coverage.


Linksys EA9500 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

CONNECT WIRED DEVICES WITH USB AND GIGABIT ETHERNET PORTS

Eight Gigabit Ethernet ports let you connect an array of wired devices for enhanced file transfer speeds and stability--up to 10x faster than Fast Ethernet. Two USB connections--including one fast USB 3.0 port--are ideal for connecting shared storage devices or printers.

LINKSYS SMART Wi-Fi


Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

CUSTOMIZE AND MANAGE YOUR HOME Wi-Fi ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

With the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App, you can closely monitor and manage your home Wi-Fi remotely using a smartphone or tablet.

  • Guest Access: Create a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password.
  • Parental Controls: Ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids -- even when you're away from home. Restrict access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet.
  • Device Prioritization: You can prioritize devices that need the most speed.

QUICK AND EASY SETUP

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

Step 1 Set up your wireless home network

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

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

Download the free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi on iOS Get Linksys Smart Wi-Fi on Google Play
Step 3 Customize your network with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi apps

Use Your Mobile Device to Manage Your Home Wi-Fi.

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Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    AC5400 MU-MIMO Tri-band Gigabit, 1000+2166+2166 Mbps
  • Key Features:
    • Tri-Band (5 GHz + 5GHz + 2.4 GHz)
    • 4x4 AC, MU-MIMO
    • USB 3.0 Port
    • Dual-Core CPU
    • Beamforming Technology
    • 8 Adjustable Antennas
    • Smart Wi-Fi
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11a/g
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11ac
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AC5400 (N1000 + AC2166 + AC2166)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    2.4 and 5 GHz(2x) (simultaneous tri-band)
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    Very Large Household
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    • 1x Gigabit WAN port
    • 8x Gigabit LAN ports
  • Other Ports:
    • One(1) USB 3.0 port
    • One(1) USB 2.0 port
    • Power
  • Antennas:
    8x external adjustable antennas
  • Processor:
    1.4 GHz dual-core
  • LEDs:
    Status Indicator, MU-MIMO Indicators, illuminated Linksys logo, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Power, Internet, LAN 1–8, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
  • Wireless Encryption:
    64/128-bit WEP, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise
  • Operation Modes:
    • Wireless Router
    • Access Point (Bridge)
  • Storage File System Support:
    • FAT
    • NTFS
    • HSF+
  • Easy Setup:
    • Browser-based Setup
    • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Setup
  • Certified Operating Systems:
    Windows 7, Windows 8.1
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • Internet Explorer® 8
    • Safari® 5 (for Mac®)
    • Firefox® 8
    • Google Chrome™
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    264.52 x 318.15 x 66.66 mm (10.41 x 12.53 x 2.62 in.) without antennas
  • Weight:
    1727.7 g (60.94 oz)
  • Security Features:
    • WPA/WPA2
    • 128 bit AES link encryption
    • WEP
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    FCC class B
  • Power Supply:
    Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V, 5A
Support
Package Contents
  • Linksys AC5400 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router, EA9500
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 8 Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • CD-ROM with Documentation
Reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Still can't handle network customization Linksys has always loved the 192.168.1.0 class C private network. Attempt to break that mold and use 172.16.0.0 or 10.0.0.0, and you'll run into issue after issue. I can't pick my own internal network, register DHCP leases, and am barely able to manage my router properly (with latest firmware). Way to swing for the fences Linksys... A big selling point for this is that the app is supposed to make it very easy to manage. ... With the issues of creating your own network, the app only works half of the time (but that's for an app review). With the price tag that comes with this, I expected more, but have been let down by Linksys once again.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unable to Keep Wireless Connection I've been a fan of Linksys products for many year. I purchased this router a little over a week past and I've been nothing but frustrated with the connection. As quickly as I connect via wireless, I also lose connection. The router did an update of the firmware when I did the setup so unsure if it is tied to that. I'm seriously considering returning to the place or purchase. I put my WRT1900 back to work and it's working just fine. I was hoping for better coverage with the new router as I have a dead spot in my home. I would still recommend Linksys products to those who ask, just not this product.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eight Gigabit Ethernet ports! I got this router last Tuesday. Immediately upon opening the shipping box, a label on the front of the router box caught my eye. It read, " 3-Year Warranty + 3-Year Tech Support $200 Value." Wow! I never heard of that before. Immediately upon examining the router, I noticed the eight Gigabit Ethernet ports on the back, Finally! I quickly tried to evaluate my need to determine which of my lucky devices would populate those port. Ultimately they were, one HP Stream running my Plex server, two Linksys media hubs, one Philips Blu-ray disc player, one LiftMaster my Q, one Tablo one Wii U U, and one for use in setting up PCs in my small office/home office business. I also populated both of the USB port with identical Iomega hard drives also used with my Plex server. For whatever reason, one port is USB 3.0 while the other remains USB 2.0. The only hiccup that I experienced was connecting to a Linksys Wireless‑AC USB Adapter, but once I upgraded the drivers to current, it connected worked fine.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Biggest Piece of Junk EVER!!! This router is absolutely terrible... the max speed I get over my wifi is about 5MB/s on the 2.4GHZ and 10 - 20MB/s on the 5GHZ, if smart switch is enabled it switches my devices ever couple seconds making them disconnect, so I have to disable one of the 2, 5GHZ bands. I will be taking this Piece of junk back and going back to my Asus AC5300 which was able of sending the full 300MB/s I'm paying for over my WIFI!!! Without any problems... I can't Stay connected to the WIFI with the Linksys router for more then 5 min at a time with any of my devices... Just through writing this Review it reconnected on my laptop Twice...
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features, Simple to Set Up and amazing dista I did have one issue, when I received the first unit and hooked it up the unit would not lock on to my Internet feed, no way no how. After several hours of attempting rebooting and resetting processes I returned the unit and reordered. The second unit took me less than 45 minutes to completely set up and check the WiFi reach, it was amazing and has operated flawlessly for almost a month. I am getting a solid max signal at the farthest reaches of my two story home and now have a solid signal in all areas of our yard, from the pool to the mail box and beyond. I am now streaming videos for the first time from one end of my home to the other.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Router - Faster AND Better Coverage I purchased the EA9500/AC5400 router as an upgrade to my EA8500. I have a large, two-story home and while the EA8500 was OK, the EA9500 offers a whole new level of excellent coverage and speed. With the EA9500, I have no more dead or low coverage areas in my home - the 8 antennas see to that! Also, depending on the device, I've seen anywhere between a 25% - 30% increase in wireless download speeds regardless of where I'm at in my house. The router also effortlessly handles all of my family's - and guests' - devices with no noticeable degradation in speed. The EA9500 is and expensive router, although I received a great deal from Linksys, but in my opinion it's well worth it.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast but under powered This router is fast but under powered, For a high end router it has low memory of only 256 MB whereas other routers have 512 MB, This affects the use of USB hard drives for media, I noticed it buffered a lot and paused as memory flushed out old data. The other routers that I have tested with 512 MB of memory don't buffer or pause on playback. Mapping the USB drives can be a pain, My EA9500 is not seen under network in windows file explorer. You have to manually map the drives, The other Linksys routers I have tested would automatic see the network drives under the router's name. If you going to use the drives for file access or backup, then you should be fine. The speed of this router is excellent and distance is very good. I have 20 devices linked to it wireless and cable, and doesn't slow down a bit.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Linksys EA9500 High end router is Garbage!!!! I really tried to give this router a chance but after two months of intermittent routing issues between between wireless channels I decided to return it. For a high end router at this price point, it has no real capabilities beyond providing wireless coverage and of course 8 LAN ports. No openvpn support, no jumbo frame support (which killed my NAS backups), no way to configure netbios name, etc. there was just nothing special about it. I will admit that the wireless coverage it provided was outstanding but that's about the only good thing I can say about it.
Date published: 2017-02-12
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*The standard transmission rates–1000 Mbps or 2166 Mbps (for 5 GHz), 1000 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.
**Seamless Roaming is designed for devices that support the 802.11k standard including but not limited to iPhone (4s and later), iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, iPad mini and later, iPad (3rd generation and later), iPod touch (5th generation and later), Samsung S4 (Android 4.2.2 /4.4.2), Samsung S5 (Android 4.4.2), and Samsung S6 (Android 5.0.2). For more information on supported Windows® and other devices, please check with your device manufacturer. Seamless Roaming may require the latest Max-Stream firmware. Please check the support page of your Max-Stream router for more details.
† As reported by Ixia ixChariot v7.10 SP3. Test conducted by Tolly comparing EA9500/AC5400 router to 3 similar single Multi-MIMO competitor routers. 57% claim is based on the greatest difference in throughput to an individual client in a line-of-site trial achieved in such testing. Compared to competitive solutions, “The Linksys EA9500 AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router provides: (1) Up to 40% greater aggregate throughput in line-of-sight tests, (2) Up to 57% greater individual client throughput in line-of-sight tests, (3) Up to 36% faster per client average client throughput in mixed distance/floor tests.”
Notes: Tri-band devices provide a single 2.4GHz radio and two 5GHz radios. All testing used 5GHz band. Average of three runs.
Source: Tolly, July 2016
Testing done in the United States with a MU-MIMO router produced for use in the United States.
Review the full Tolly Report PDF for more detailed information.