Changing the network mode of your Linksys EA8500 to get Wireless-AC speed

The 802.11ac wireless technology is the 5th generation Wi-Fi standard designed to meet the increasing demand of bandwidth-intensive applications and activities such as high-definition streaming.  At a Very High Throughput (VHT), this new standard can achieve a speed of up to 1 Gbps
The 802.11ac wireless technology is available among the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers and only operates on a 5 GHz band.  It is also backward compatible with all 802.11a and 802.11n clients.  
IMPORTANT:  Older devices may not be capable of detecting and connecting to a 5 GHz network.  If you have a network environment where there are devices that do not support 5 GHz, it is recommended to leave the 2.4 GHz network enabled.
To learn how to set your Linksys EA8500 Router to get Wireless-AC speed, follow the steps below:
Step 1:
Launch a web browser and access the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account by entering “” or “myrouter.local” in the Address bar then press [Enter].  When the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account login page appears, enter your Email Address and Password then click Log in.
NOTE:  Setting your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router to get Wireless-AC speed can be done locally or using your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.
Step 2:
Click Wireless under Router Settings.
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Step 3:
Click Edit beside 5.0 GHz network.
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Step 4:
Click the Network mode drop-down menu and select Mixed then set the Channel width to Auto.
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NOTE:  As long as the wireless adapter on your computer supports wireless AC, your computer should get the wireless AC speed after setting this mode.

Step 5:
Click User-added image or User-added image to save changes.

Step 6:
A warning message will then appear to inform you that the changes on the wireless network settings might disconnect wireless devices that are connected to the network.  Click Yes to continue.
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Step 7:
When the prompt stating that the changes have been applied appears, click OK to be redirected back to the main page.
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QUICK TIP:  The performance in speed will be influenced by a number of factors.  It is recommended to adjust the wireless channel width and the channel for each frequency in order to prevent interference.  To know more, click here.

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