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Getting to know the main features of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6100

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6100 is a dual-band 802.11ac/802.11n router in the EA-series product line with Fast Ethernet ports and one (1) USB 2.0 port.  It supports data rates up to 300 Mbps at 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps at 5 GHz.
 
This article list down the main features of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6100:
 
Main features:
  • Concurrent or simultaneous dual-band wireless operation
  • PHY rate up to 300 Mbps in 2.4 GHz band (2 spatial streams)
  • PHY rate up to 867 Mbps in 5 GHz band (2 spatial streams)
  • 4-port Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) switch
  • Integrated DHCP server with dynamic address assignment
  • Supported Internet connection types include DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, Static and Dynamic PPTP, L2TP and Bridge Mode
  • Natural firewall using NAT technology and SPI firewall
  • Storage features for external USB hard
  • disk and flash drives (supports FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HFS+ file systems) include user/group share management, file sharing via Samba and FTP server functionality supporting Unicode encoding.
  • UPnP IGD and media server support using TwonkyVision v6.0.xx or later
  • DLNA v1.5 compliant
  • IPv6
  • CPE compliant
  • Virtual USB support
 Hardware: 
  • One (1) WAN and four (4) LAN Ethernet switch ports with auto-sensing MDIX
  • One (1) Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) push button
  • One (1) Reset push button to restore factory default settings
  • One (1) 12 V/1.5 A DC power jack
  • One (1) single-color LED corresponding to each Ethernet port to indicate link status and network activity.
  • One (1) LED to indicate power/WPS status
  • One (1) USB 2.0 port capable of support an external hard disk or flash drive with up to an 500 mA current draw
  • One (1) rocker-style power switch for EU SKUs
  • Two (2) external dual band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz antennas 
Wireless: 
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n and draft 802.11ac compliant
  • 2T2R MIMO design for each frequency band
  • Auto-fallback rate
  • Auto Channel Selection in the 2.4 GHz band
  • Supports UNII-1 and UNII-3 channels (varies by region)
  • Wireless MAC filtering
  • Guest access on 2.4GHz with a unique SSID, subnet and VLAN
  • Guest access supports up to 10 guests (configured to 5 by default)
  • Supports wireless security/encryption types including WEP (64-bit passphrase will generate 4 keys, 128-bit will generate 1 key), WPA2/WPA-Mixed, WPA2-Personal, and WPA2-Enterprise
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup follows the Linksys mini WPS Spec EDCS-623818
  • Wi-Fi certified, including WPS 2.0, WMM, and WMM-PS (Power Save)
  • Wireless radio power enters an idle mode when no wireless clients are associated 
Other features: 
  • HTML-based GUI for advanced configuration supports Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 8, Safari 5 (Mac® only) and Google Chrome (latest version), and can be displayed in multiple languages
  • Single port and port range forwarding, port triggering
  • DMZ hosting
  • Application and MAC-based QoS
  • VPN support with IPSec, PPTP and L2TP pass-through
  • Parental Controls featuring time- and URL-based blocking
  • MAC address cloning
  • DDNS support through TZO or DynDNS
  • Remote administration
  • NTP (Network Time Protocol) that will synchronize with a real-time server (default to Pacific Time zone)
  • Static and dynamic routing (RIP1 and 2)
  • IGMP proxy v1 and v2
  • Traffic and event logging
  • Configurable router name using the NetBIOS protocol
  • Ethernet LED lights can be turned on and off
  • Ethernet port capable of reporting individual port connection status to host CPU
  • UPnP compliant
  • Windows 7 and Windows 8 certified

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