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Linksys EA8500

Ultimate Solution for Multi-Device Households

A certified refurbished Max-Stream AC2600 Router is the ultimate solution for multi-device households. Breakthrough MU-MIMO technology delivers 4.6x* faster WiFi speeds to everyone and everything on your busy network. Now the whole household can play video games, listen to music, check email, shop, stream movies, and more--all simultaneously and without lag or buffering.


MU-MIMO for Multiple Device Households

EVERYBODY'S ONLINE. NOBODY'S WAITING

The certified refurbished Max-Stream AC2600 Router delivers plenty of bandwidth to all of your connected devices such as streaming media players, smart TVs, tablets, and game consoles--maintaining a fast, uninterrupted WiFi connection even if multiple family members are all connected at the same time. This allows everyone in your household to connect to the Internet at the same time without slowing down your network.


Tolly Infographic

BREAKTHROUGH LINKSYS MU-MIMO FOR YOUR BUSY HOME WIFI NETWORK

Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) technology ensures uninterrupted WiFi connections that function as if each device has its own dedicated router. You and other household members can now connect to the Internet, stream media, and play online games simultaneously at speeds up to 4.6x faster* than traditional WiFi.


Lifestyle 1

UNINTERRUPTED MOVIE STREAMING

No more frozen screens while streaming your favorite shows or movies. With Linksys MU-MIMO technology, the entire household can enjoy smooth performance when simultaneously streaming. The combined 2.53 Gbps WiFi speeds** wipe out annoying buffering and enable faster downloads.


Lifestyle 2

IMPROVED MOBILE SPEED AND RANGE

Shop online, send emails, and even set up your router from your mobile device in any room of your home without having to worry about signal drop-off. Beamforming technology delivers whole-home coverage that targets WiFi signals to provide increased signal strength and coverage for each mobile device. The Linksys App allows you to monitor your home network anywhere from your mobile device.


Lifestyle 3

LAG-FREE ONLINE GAMING

Game without interruption from other devices on the network with the new MU-MIMO technology. The router's supercharged 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and four high-speed Gigabit Ethernet ports make it an ideal choice for gamers looking for blazing-fast wired connections.


A family enjoying WiFi in their yard

The Benefits of Buying Refurbished

  • Good for the environment. Good for your wallet. Most refurbished products are just customer returns, and don't require as much material or as many new parts as a new product. That means you can have a high-quality product for less money, and a smaller environmental impact.
  • Fully certified for peace of mind. Products are fully tested, with the latest firmware, and certified by Linksys technicians before they get to your door. We ensure any minor cosmetic blemishes do not affect the product's performance or overall design integrity.
  • 90-day warranty and support. If you need help with your product, we've got you covered. Simply contact support within 90 days of purchase for assistance.

LINKSYS APP


Linksys App

CUSTOMIZE AND MANAGE YOUR HOME WiFi ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

With the Linksys App, you can closely monitor and manage your home WiFi remotely using a smartphone or tablet.

  • Guest Access: Create a separate, password-protected WiFi 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 WiFi with the Linksys App is fast and easy:

Step 1 Set up your wireless home network

Set up your home WiFi using a Linksys App-Enabled Router.

Step 2 Sign up for a Linksys App Account

Download the free Linksys App.

Linksys App on iOS Get the Linksys App on Google Play
Step 3 Customize your network with the Linksys the Linksys App

Use Your Mobile Device to Manage Your Home WiFi.

Technical Specs
  • Network Standards:
    • IEEE 802.11a
    • IEEE 802.11b
    • IEEE 802.11g
    • IEEE 802.11n
    • IEEE 802.11ac
  • Radio Frequency Bands:
    2.4 & 5GHz
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    2.4 & 5GHz
  • Ports:
    Power, Internet, Ethernet (1-4), USB 3.0, USB 2.0 / eSATA combo
  • LEDs:
    Internet, Ethernet (1-4), Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Power
  • Buttons:
    Reset, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Power
  • Operating Temperature:
    32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
  • Storage Temperature:
    -4 to 140 F (-20 to 60 C)
  • Operating Humidity:
    10 to 80% Noncondensing
  • Max. Link Rate:
    1733 Mbps
  • Platform Compatibility:
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista 32/64
    • Windows 7 32/64
    • Windows 8 32/64
    • Windows 8.1 32/64
    • Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard
    • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Windows 10 32/64
Support
Package Contents
  • Linksys AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router, EA8500-RM (Certified Refurbished)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 4 Detachable Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • CD-ROM with Documentation
*As reported by Ixia ixChariot v7.10 SP3. Test conducted by Tolly comparing EA8500/AC2600 router compared to 2 similar single user MIMO competitor routers. 4.6x claim is based on the greatest difference in throughput to a single MU-MIMO capable device.
Notes: Linksys running MU-MIMO Router. All testing using 5GHz. Average of three runs.
Source: Tolly, May 2015
Testing done in the United States with a MU-MIMO router produced for use in the United States.
Review the full Tolly Report PDF for more detailed information.
**The standard transmission rates–600 Mbps or 1733 Mbps (for 5 GHz), 800 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.
Refurbished products are mostly customer returns that meet original factory specifications. These products have been fully tested, upgraded to latest firmware, and certified by Linksys technicians via Linksys ISO certification procedures. These products may have minor cosmetic blemishes that do not impact their performance or overall product look integrity. Limited warranty and technical support period is ninety (90) days for refurbished product sold in the United States.