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EA8100 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO WiFi Router

NEXT-GEN AC DELIVERS POWERFUL WI-FI TO MULTIPLE DEVICES

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. But with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, the MAX-STREAM AC2600 sends advanced Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the same time and same speed. Your whole family can play, stream, and work at once, without experiencing lag or buffering--at up to 2x the speed of a non-MU-MIMO router.*

The EA8100 operates in a clear airspace denied to traditional routers thanks to Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) certification.  This certification triples the number of channels available at 80MHz.


Dual-Band Diagram

ENJOY COMBINED WI-FI SPEEDS UP TO 800 MBPS (FOR 2.4 GHz) + 1733 MBPS (FOR 5 GHz)

Our MAX-STREAM AC2600 Multi User-MIMO Router offers two dedicated Wi-Fi bands that deliver combined speeds of up to 800 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz) + 1733 Mbps (for 5 GHz).  It also allows you to make your time online more efficient: simply assign high-bandwidth activities, like 4K video streaming, to the high-speed 5 GHz band, and leave basic activities like email to the 2.4 GHz band.

POWERFUL PROCESSOR FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Enjoy fast-paced Wi-Fi activities such as online multiplayer gaming with the MAX-STREAM AC2600. Powered by a dual-core processor, it is capable of handling three simultaneous data streams. This results in improved Wi-Fi performance and faster Wi-Fi speeds to more devices.


HIGH-SPEED WIRED CONNECTIVITY WITH GIGABIT ETHERNET PORTS

Connect more devices and share files at speeds 10x faster than Fast Ethernet with four Gigabit Ethernet ports. Connect a storage device and quickly transfer files. Or, share devices such as printers across your Wi-Fi network using the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports.

IMPROVED Wi-Fi SPEED AND RANGE WITH BEAMFORMING

Direct Wi-Fi signals to each of your mobile devices to increase signal strength and coverage with our MAX-STREAM Wi-Fi router using Beamforming technology. Play video games, listen to music, check emails, shop online, stream HD movies, and more, without having to worry about dropped signals.


DFS CERTIFIED

Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) is a mechanism that is designed to allow wireless routers to operate on the 5GHz frequency band that is traditionally allocated to radar systems.  The Linksys EA8100 is DFS certified which enables it to operate in a clear airspace denied to traditional routers.  This certification triples the number of channels available at 80MHz. 

A DFS band provides you with additional 5GHz channels which are less congested compared with the common Bands 1 and 4 on the 5GHz channels, enabling better performance in a router.

Please note that:

  • When DFS is enabled, the router will monitor the radar signal frequency in the environment.  If radar signals are detected on the current channel, the router will switch to an alternate channel automatically (Band 4 or Band 1).
  • During this channel switch, you might encounter a short disconnection on 5GHz, however, the connection will be restored after a short while.
  • After the channel switch, the router will keep the operating channel to either Band 4 or Band 1 until the next reboot.
  • Alternatively, you may manually select your preferred channel from the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app or GUI.

LINKSYS APP


Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

CUSTOMIZE AND MANAGE YOUR HOME Wi-Fi ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

With the Linksys 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.


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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:
    AC2600 MU-MIMO Dual-band Gigabit, 800+1733 Mbps
  • Key Features:
    • Easy Setup
    • Medium household
    • Up to 15+ Devices
    • Advance Security
    • USB 3.0 port
    • Dual-Core CPU
    • Beamforming technology
    • Smart Wi-Fi
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11a
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11ac
    • 802.11g
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AC2600 (N800 + AC1733)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    2.4 and 5 GHz (simultaneous dual band)
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    Medium Household
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    • 1x Gigabit WAN port
    • 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • Other Ports:
    • One(1) USB 3.0 port
    • One(1) USB 2.0 port
    • Power
  • Antennas:
    4x external
  • Processor:
    880MHz, Dual Core
  • LEDs:
    Internet, Ethernet (1-4), Linksys Logo, WPS
  • Wireless Encryption:
    Up to 128-bit encryption
  • Operation Modes:
    • Wireless Router
    • Access Point
    • Wired Bridge
    • Wireless Bridge
  • Storage File System Support:
    • FAT
    • NTFS
    • HFS+
  • Easy Setup:
    • Browser-based Setup
    • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Setup
  • Certified Operating Systems:
    MacOS (10.X or higher), Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    • Internet Explorer® versions 8 and newer
    • Safari® 5 (for Mac®)
    • Firefox® 8
    • Google Chrome™
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    257 x 184 x 56 mm (10.12 x 7.24 x 2.2 in.) without antennas
  • Weight:
    558 g (20.74 oz)
  • Security Features:
    • 64/128-bit WEP
    • WPA2-Personal
    • WPA2-Enterprise
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    IMDA
  • Power Supply:
    Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V, 3.5A
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Package Contents
  • Linksys AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router, EA8100
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 4 Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
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*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.