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Getting to know the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA9200

The Linksys AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA9200 is a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with Tri-band technology which adds an additional high-speed 5 GHz radio to combine speeds of up to 3.2 Gbps and doubles the performance of a dual-band router.  It has a Smart Connect feature that optimizes the performance of your wireless devices by balancing them across multiple Wi-Fi bands.
 
This router is designed for device-heavy homes with simultaneous wireless activities.
 
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Product Features
  • Smart Wi-Fi
  • Concurrent dual-band wireless operation
  • Two (2) 3x3 5 GHz and 3x3 2.4 GHz
  • PHY rate up to 600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz with three (3) spatial streams
  • PHY rate up to 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz per radio with three (3) spatial streams (up to 3200 Mbps on both radios)
  • Smart Connect - 5 GHz WLAN composed of two (2) radios, where clients will be steered to an upper or lower portion of the band based on distance and/or protocol (Tri-band)
NOTE:  To know more about Smart Connect or Tri-band technology, click here.
  • Four (4) LAN, one (1) WAN 10/100/1000 Mbps ports
  • USB ports
o    Virtual Printing
o    Storage
o    One (1) USB 3.0
o    One (1) USB 2.0
  • Guest network (Up to 50 Guests)
  • Beamforming technology
  • DLNA v1.5 compliance
  • IPv6 compatible
Front view
  • User-added image Indicator light - The Linksys logo stays steadily ON while power is connected.  It flashes or pulses slowly during boot-up, firmware upgrades and during a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) connection.
NOTE:  A steady indicator light also means that a successful WPS connection is established.  The light flashes quickly when there is a WPS error.
 
Back view
  • User-added image USB ports - Connect and share a USB drive or a USB printer.
  • USB LEDs - Illuminate when a USB drive is connected while flash when data is being transferred.
  • User-added image Ethernet ports - Connect Ethernet cables to wired Ethernet network devices.
NOTE:  For best performance, use CAT5E or higher rated cables on the Ethernet ports.
  • User-added image Internet port - Connect an Ethernet cable to your modem.
  • User-added image Power port - Connect the included AC power adapter.
  • User-added image Power switch Press | (ON) to turn ON the router. 
  • User-added image Reset button - Press and hold for 10 seconds until the port lights flash at the same time to reset the router to factory defaults.  You can also do this using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.
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Side view
 
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  • User-added image Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button - Press to easily configure wireless security on WPS-enabled network devices.
  • User-added image Wi-Fi button - Press to disable the wireless networks (light comes on) then press again to enable the wireless networks (light goes out).  This will disable all wireless radios.
Top view
 
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  • Adjustable antenna ports - Three (3) adjustable external antennas (included) should be connected to the router before powering it ON.  Twist antenna connectors clockwise onto ports.
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Product Requirements
 
Operating System (for Virtual Printing only)
  • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • OS X® Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8 and Maverick 10.9
Web Browser
  • Internet Explorer® 8 or later
  • Safari® 5 for Mac or later
  • Mozilla Firefox® 8 or later
  • Google Chrome
 
Related Article:

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA9200 Frequently Asked Questions


Related Video:

What is Tri-band Technology (VIDEO)

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