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Getting to know the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router, E8350

What is the Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router, E8350?
 
The Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router, E8350 is an 802.11ac/802.11n router and is the latest router in the E-series product line.  This is a 4x4 + 3x3, dual-band wireless router with one USB 3.0 and one eSATA/USB 2.0 port.  It supports data rates up to 600 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and 1733 Mbps for 5 GHz band.
 
The Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router, E8350 has three (3) internal single band 2.4 GHz antennas and four (4) external detachable single band 5 GHz dipole antennas with R-SMA connectors.  This is ideal for media-centric applications such as streaming video, gaming, and Voice over Internet Phone (VoIP). 
 
Front View

 

Product Features:
  • Classic web-based setup page
  • Linksys Connect software for setup and managing router
  • Wi-Fi - compatible with 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11a
  • Supports simultaneous Dual-band
  • PHY rate up to 600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz (3 spatial streams)
  • PHY rate up to 1733 Mbps on 5 GHz (4 spatial streams)
  • 4 LAN/1 WAN 10/100/1000Mbps ports
  • USB ports
    • Virtual Printing
    • Storage
    • 1x USB 3.0
    • 1x eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port
  • Guest network ( Up to 10 Guests)
  • Beamforming technology
Back panel
 

Adjustable External Antennas
 

This router is shipped with four (4) adjustable external antennas and built-in adjustable ports.  These should be connected to the router before powering it ON.  To connect the antennas, twist the antenna connector clockwise onto the antenna port on the router.
 
NOTE:  In order to connect to the antennas, make sure you hold them by the end of the connector as you are twisting them in.
 
LEDs
 
Below are the summary of the LEDs on your Linksys AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router, E8350 and what each indicates: 

 
LEDColor(s)ActivityDescription
Power / Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)GreenOFFPower OFF
Flashing (0.7 Hz)Booting / system self-test / firmware upgrade
Flashing (1.0 Hz)WPS in progress (up to two (2) minutes)
Flashing (2.0 Hz)WPS error/ WPS session overlap for two (2) minutes then back to solid green
SolidPower ON / device is ready
LAN GreenOFFNo physical link on LAN port
Green SolidPhysical link is up on LAN port
Green FlashingData is transmitting through LAN port
InternetGreenOFFNo physical link on Internet port
Green SolidPhysical link is up on Internet port
Green FlashingData is transmitting through Internet port

IMPORTANT:  In case the indicator light does not flash like any of the behavior stated above, you need to observe your connection first.  If the connection works fine, the unusual activity of the indicator light only pertains to an active network connection.  However, if you start experiencing intermittent to no connection, you may need to powercycle your router for one (1) to two (2) minutes.  If this does not fix the problem, you might need to update the firmware and reconfigure the settings of the router.

 Ethernet / LAN 1-4 (Green) 
These Ethernet ports connect the router to computers and other devices on your wired network using Ethernet cables.

 Internet (Green) 
Using an Ethernet cable, the Internet port connects the router to your Internet connection, which is typically a Cable or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) modem.

 Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button 
If you have client devices, such as wireless printers, that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, you can press the WPS button to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.  To know how to connect devices using the WPS feature, click here.

 USB1 Port – USB 3.0
 USB2/eSATA Port - eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port
The two (2) USB ports can be used for virtual printing and storage.

 Reset 
This button allows you to reset the router to its factory defaults.  Press and hold the Reset button for approximately 10 seconds.

 Power 
The power port connects to the power adapter that comes with your router.

Minimum System Requirements
 
Operating System
  • Windows
    • Windows XP with Service Pack 3
    • Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or later
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
  • Mac OS X®
    •  OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later
    • OS X Lion 10.7 or later
    • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
    • OS X Mavericks 10.9
Web Browser
  • Latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome for Windows
  • Latest versions of Safari, Firefox and Chrome for Mac®

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