Getting to know the Linksys EA7400 Max-Stream™ AC1750 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

The Linksys EA7400 Max-Stream™ AC1750 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router is a 3x3 802.11ac dual-band Smart Wi-Fi router with one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port.  It supports data rates of up to 450 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and 1300 Mbps on 5 GHz networks.

This router comes with three (3) external detachable dual-band dipole antennas for enhanced communication, better coverage and range. 

The Linksys EA7400 has Beamforming technology on both bands which help improve the quality of video streaming 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 - Three (3) adjustable external antennas.  To connect the antennas, twist the antenna connectors clockwise into the port.
  • 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.
Product Features
  • Smart Wi-Fi
  • Dual-Band 80.11ac Wireless Technology
  • Dual-Core 1.4 GHz processor
  • PHY data rates AC1300 + N450 (Speeds of up to 1.75 Gbps)
  • 3x3 AC Spatial streams
  • MU-MIMO technology
  • Beamforming technology
  • 3 external antennas
  • 4 x LAN Gigabit / 1 x WAN Gigabit ports
  • 2 x USB ports
IMPORTANT:  The Linksys EA7400 is bundled with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi which allows you to create safe and secured networks for your home and workplace, even when you are away from your router.  All you have to do is create an account with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi and associate your router for you to be able to configure your network settings remotely.  To learn how to create a Smart Wi-Fi account, click here.

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.  These support FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HFS+ journaled and non-journaled file systems.

User-added image Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button - If you have client devices, such as wireless printers that support WPS, 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 

User-added image Reset 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 (Green/Yellow) ports - 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 (Green/Yellow) ports - 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.

Browser requirements:

  • Latest version of Chrome™, Firefox®, Safari® (for Mac® or iPad®) , Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer version 8 or higher
  • Latest Adobe Flash Player

Operating system (for printer utility only):
  • Microsoft XP SP3, Vista SP1, 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, Mavericks 10.9, Yosemite 10.10

Mobile requirements:
  • Latest iOS or Android™ mobile device 
  • Latest version of the Linksys app 

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