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Getting to know the Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream™ AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router

The Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream™ AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router is an MU-MIMO Ready Dual-Band router with two (2) USB ports (1x USB 3.0 port and 1x USB 2.0 port).  It supports a maximum speed of 600 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band.  This router comes with three (3) external detachable dual-band dipole antennas for enhanced dual-band communication, better coverage, and range. 

The Linksys EA7500 has Beamforming technology on both bands which helps improve the quality of voice, streaming of video, and other bandwidth and latency sensitive transmissions.  With this technology, more data reaches the targeted device instead of radiating out into the atmosphere since Beamforming-supported devices focus their signal toward each client.  You can increase throughput and range by using multiple antennas in which data is sent and received.
 
Front View:
 
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  • Adjustable antenna ports - The three (3) adjustable external antennas should be connected to the router before powering it ON.  To connect the antennas, twist the antenna connectors clockwise onto the port.
 
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  • Multi-Story homes - Position the antennas where the middle antenna is straight up and the side antennas are angled outwards (30°-45°).
 
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  • Single-Story homes - All three (3) antennas are positioned straight up.
 
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Product Features:
 
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi for setup and managing router
  • MU-MIMO Ready (A firmware upgrade may be needed to add MU-MIMO feature)
  • 802.11ac Wireless Technology
  • Wi-Fi compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac
  • Supports Dual-Band technology
  • Up to 3x3 Spatial streams
  • PHY Data Rate up to 600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz
  • PHY Data Rate up to 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz
  • Four (4) LAN and one (1) WAN 10/100/1000 Mbps ports
  • USB ports
  • One (1) USB 3.0
  • One (1) USB 2.0
  • Guest network (up to 50 guests)
  • Beamforming support

Back View:
 
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User-added image USB1 Port (USB 3.0) and USB2 Port (USB 2.0) – Connect your hard disks or flash drive into these ports.  This supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HFS+ journaled and non-journaled file system.
 
User-added image 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.
 
User-added image Reset - This button allows you to reset the router to its factory defaults.  Press and hold the Reset button for approximately 10 seconds.
 
User-added image Internet (Yellow/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.
 
User-added image Ethernet / LAN 1-4 (Yellow/Green) - These Ethernet ports connect the router to computers and other devices on your wired network using Ethernet cables.
 
User-added image Power port - The power port connects to the power adapter that comes with your router.
 
User-added image Power button - Press to switch the router ON or OFF.

 
LED Lights:
 
LEDColorActivityDescription
Power
(Linksys logo)
WhiteOFFPower OFF
Blinking (0.7 Hz)Booting / system diagnostic test / firmware upgrade
Blinking (1.67 Hz)Internet connection error
SolidConnected to the Internet
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)GreenOFFNo WPS activity
Blinking (1.0 Hz)WPS in progress.  Up to 2 minutes
Blinking (2.0 Hz)WPS error or session overlap.  Blinks for 15 seconds and then turns OFF
Ethernet (LAN)Green (right) / Yellow (left)OFFNo physical link on the port
Blinking
(4.0 Hz)
(Yellow)
Data is transmitting through the port
Solid
(Green)
An Ethernet cable is connected to the port
Internet (WAN)Green (right) / Yellow (left)OFFNo physical link on the port
Blinking
(4.0 Hz)
(Yellow)
Data is transmitting through the port
Solid
(Green)
An Ethernet cable is connected to the port

Browser Requirements:
  • Latest version of Internet Explorer®, Chrome™, Firefox® , Safari® (for Mac® or iPad®), Microsoft Edge™
  • Latest Adobe Flash® Player
Operating System (For printer utility):
  • Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista® SP1, Windows XP SP3
  • OS X® Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8, Mavericks 10.9, Yosemite 10.10
 
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Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream™ AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Frequently Asked Questions

Product comparison chart of the Linksys EA7500, EA8500, E8350 and E8400
User Guides for Linksys Routers
Setting up the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router using the Smart Setup Wizard

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Getting to know the Linksys EA7500 (VIDEO)

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