Max-Stream EA8100 - Dual-Band AC2600 WiFi 5 Router


Max-Stream EA8100 - Dual-Band AC2600 WiFi 5 Router

SKU: EA8100
5 out of 5 Customer Rating

Max-Stream EA8100 - Dual-Band AC2600 WiFi 5 Router

SKU: EA8100
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
The Linksys MAX-STREAM AC2600 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.
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Boy and girl playing video games

Faster WiFi

Offering ultra-fast performance to deliver the speed necessary to stream, game, and binge.

Woman working on laptop

Focused WiFi

Increased signal strength and coverage with Beamforming technology, keeps connection focused when you need it most.

device connection monitor

Fast Connection to all your Devices

MU-MIMO technology helps deliver high-speed WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously to handle more gaming and smart home devices.

woman using Alexa WiFi while cooking

Alexa WiFi Access

With Alexa, you can easily manage WiFi access for devices and individuals in the home, taking focus away from screens and back to what's important. Say commands like "Alexa, turn off Timmy's WiFi", when it's time for dinner or "Alexa, enable guest WiFi" when you have people over.

Wifi App Screen

Easy Setup

Just use your phone, iPad, tablet, or computer browser to get up and running.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as it should. I bought this router as a replacement for the provider-supplied one. It saves me their rental fee and gives me the ability to add the lower speed devices to my network. Working well so far
Date published: 2023-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install covers full house and outside I had to replace my router due to a lightening strike close by. I researched different products since it had been a while since I had purchased mine. This router is awesome, easy to install and fits my needs from full house to cameras outside. I recommend this product.
Date published: 2023-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Adequate router; below average supporting software For today's household this router will do the job. Linksys Smart Wifi software will adequately assist you in getting it started up. That's where this product stops being useful. Ongoing monitoring and device management is on the low end of functionality. And today's big household networking issues are: what's eating my data and having tools to manage/limit my devices. Linksys Smart Wifi falls woefully short in both areas. There's better available.
Date published: 2022-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Difference! We live in an old house built in the 1950’s that was never properly wired for cable. It’s also very large and split level so it’s hard to get a Wi-Fi signal in several crucial areas. This router has made an enormous difference in speed and range with our device connectivity. We have no more dead spots and can even access the signal in the front and back yards. It’s speedier too! This is a highly recommended upgrade.
Date published: 2022-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good router i got this Linksys EA8100 Max-Stream™ Dual-Band WiFi 5 Router about a month ago and am very happy to have it. it arrived quickly and is slim so easy to store in the house without taking up too much space
Date published: 2022-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Signal and Easy Setup Overall this is a great router, the setup was easy, only confusing part was you name the network and password and then need to login to the router through the app, it shouldn't be confusing but it doesn't clearly say what you created the initial password for. I mounted it on the wall with no additional pieces other than screws and sheetrock anchors. Likes - Software was easy to set up - Mounting holes - Good Signal Strength - Can reserve IP addresses for devices - Set time limits and controls over devices - Parental Controls Could be better - Setup - You name the network and then need to log into the router, kind of backwards and it doesn't clearly call out what you named 1st - Weird little hiccups, could be interference. Usually need to restart device
Date published: 2021-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extending the WAN Using in line with my main router, I've got this expanding the range of our wireless network around the house. No concerns at this point. The ability to direct the network into the areas of the house that need it most using the directional antennae is always a bonus. This is no exception.
Date published: 2021-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent router. I decided to try a new router and I'm glad I did! My wifi range improved by a fair amount. This router was easily set up .and retained a good strength through several storms when my old router would have dropped. I'd recommend this to my friends and family!
Date published: 2021-12-11
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will this connect to a triband range extender

Asked by: bobi
Hi! The EA8100 router needs to be connected to either a modem or another router.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-10-21

Does the Ea8100 have a wifi vpn

Asked by: llama mama
Hi! The EA8100 router only supports VPN passthrough.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-09-12

how do I reset the passwords on the router if I cant remember the password?

Asked by: Shanks68
Hi, Shanks68. To reset the router password, you can either log in to your Linksys cloud account, or factory reset the router. Please refer here:
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-03-05


Asked by: LEX_T
Hi, LEX_T! We'd like to understand more of your network topology, so we can provide a suitable recommendation. Feel free to reach us at with the link to this post and other relevant details. We'll take it from there.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-07-22

I am installing 2.4 devices. I want to be able to connect some devices to 2.4 and others to 5.0. I live in a 3000 sq. ft. condo. The router is located in the middle of the unit. I don't game and I am the only person in the unit. What is your best router f

Asked by: Ron B
Hi, Ron! Please email us at so we can provide you with better recommendations. Hope to hear from you soon!
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-05-10

2 questions: 1) does the firmware get updated online without my intervention? 2) does this model have the green "internet usage" button on the network map?

Asked by: JustK
Hope this helps, JustK. 1. The router supports automatic firmware updates as long as it is online. However, there might be times when you need to do it manually. 2. No. The "Internet Usage" button/feature is not available on the Network Map.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-05-04

What it he maximum number of clients this is designed to serve? I have smart plugs and devices all of the house.

Asked by: bob27
Hi! The EA8100 can accommodate up to 155 devices.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-02-15

I'm having trouble getting my printer to connect wireless. It worked with my previous router but I can't seem to get it to work with this router

Asked by: Moody
Hi, Moody. We'll check this out further and let our Escalation Engineers help you out. Please send an email at with your contact details and the link to this post for our easy reference.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-01-13
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An active, customer-purchased Internet Service Provider broadband account is required for connection of this router and other connected computers and devices to the Internet. Number of connected devices is based on lab test results. Some devices may require additional wireless adapters that match this product’s maximum Wi-Fi standard or an Ethernet cable to connect to this router.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance may vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range, and coverage. Range specifications are based on performance test results under normal use case conditions. Actual data throughput and range depend upon many factors, conditions and variables, including building materials and construction, volume of network traffic, mix of wireless products used, interference, wireless obstructions and other adverse conditions. Actual data throughput will be lower than specified and may depend on mix of wireless products used and external factors. Wireless coverage claims are used only as reference and are not guaranteed, as each wireless network is unique.

*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.

† Seamless Roaming is designed for devices that support the 802.11k standard. For more information on supported devices, please check with your device manufacturer. Seamless Roaming may require the latest router firmware. Please check the support page of your router for more details.

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