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Getting to know the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6400

What is the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6400?

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router AC 1600 Video Enthusiast, EA6400 lets you access the Internet via wired and wireless connection.  The router includes the following features:

  • Gigabit Ethernet – It has four (4) Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) ports for quick file sharing between other Gigabit-enabled devices like computers, hard drives, and servers.
  • Dual-band technology – It doubles your network bandwidth with its simultaneous dual-band AC feature.  The 2.4 and 5 GHz bands are designed to avoid interference and maximize throughput for smoother and faster HD video streaming, file transfers, and wireless gaming.
  • Built-in USB Port – Capable of supporting one (1) external HD or USB printer.
  • Guest Access – The Guest Access feature makes sharing Internet access to other wireless devices possible while maintaining maximum security to your home network.  It allows you to provide Internet access up to 50 guests visiting your home without granting them access to your local network or to other connected devices.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6400 additional features

You can easily set up and manage your router, device, and wireless network with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi.  To know more about this feature, click here.

A new Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account feature for the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6400 is the SimpleTap™.  It is a faster and easier way to connect your Near Field Communication (NFC) compatible smartphone to the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6400’s 2.4 GHz wireless network.  To learn about SimpleTap™, click here.

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NOTE:  Visit the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6400 Product Page to read more troubleshooting articles, downloadable user guides or firmware updates and other support information related to this product.

Top Panel

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Back Panel

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Indicator light – Stays lit when power is connected and a successful Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) connection is established.  It slowly blinks during boot up, performing firmware upgrade and while the WPS is still setting up connection.  The light flashes quickly when there is a WPS error.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button – If you have client devices, such as wireless printers, that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™, you can press the WPS button to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.

USB port – With a USB storage device, you can easily share disk storage with other users in your network.  You can also connect a USB printer and share it across the local network.  To know more about the USB feature of your router, click here.

QUICK TIP:  The USB 3.0 port recognizes older USB devices but it will only run on the speed allotted to the specific USB standard.  It also supports FAT, NTFS and HFS+ for data storing formats.

Ethernet 1-4 (Yellow and Green) – These Ethernet ports connect the router to computers and other Ethernet network devices on your wired network using Ethernet cables.  The yellow light flashes to indicate network activity over that port.  The green light turns ON when the local network port is connected to a 10/100/1000 port with auto-MDIX.

NOTE:  For best performance, use CAT5E or higher rated cables in connecting devices on the Ethernet ports of your router.

Internet (Yellow and Green) – 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.  The yellow light flashes to indicate network activity over that port.  The green light turns ON when the Internet port is connected to a 10/100/1000 port with auto-MDIX.

Reset button – This button allows you to reset the router to its factory defaults.  Press and hold the Reset button for approximately 10 seconds.  As an alternative, you can restore the defaults using the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi, click here for instructions.

Power – The Power port connects to the included power adapter.

NOTE:  For European Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6400 models, you may use the Power switch to power ON/OFF the device.

System Requirements

Browser Minimum Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Safari® 5
  • Mozilla Firefox 8
  • Google Chrome

Operating System (OS) Requirements (For Printer Utility)

  • Windows
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or later
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 3
  • Mac OS X®
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9
  • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
  • OS X Lion 10.7
  • OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1
  • OS X Leopard 10.5.8

NOTE:  Refer to the back of the power adapter for specifications and exact details on power ratings since these may vary according to your region of purchase.

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Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6400 Frequently Asked Questions

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