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

What is 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.
 
The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6100 comes with two (2) external antennas for better coverage and range.
 
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The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6100 can create three (3) simultaneous yet separate wireless networks:
  • The 2.4 GHz Network caters to devices in your network that are 802.11n (N-only) and 802.11g (G-only) or a combination of both using Mixed mode.  The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6100 wireless network settings include the Mixed mode which will allow backward compatibility with Wireless-B/G/N devices.
QUICK TIP:  The maximum speed that your devices can achieve with an 802.11n adapter on the 2.4 GHz band is up to 600 Mbps.
  • The 5 GHz Network will only be able to cater to devices in your network that are Mixed, N-only, and AC-only.  The Mixed mode will still allow backward compatibility for 802.11a devices.
QUICK TIP:  Connecting a device with an 802.11ac wireless adapter on the 5 GHz network that is set to AC-only will enable you to achieve up to 1300 Mbps speed.  However, by setting your network to AC-only, all other Wireless-N/G/B devices will not be able to connect.
  • The Guest Access is an additional wireless network feature that allows your visitors at home to access the Internet but not your local network (i.e., shared storage devices, printer access).
Top panel
 
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Bottom panel
 
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Back panel
 
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Below is the summary of the LEDs on your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA6100.  The EA6100 has a single-color LED corresponding to each Ethernet port to indicate link status and network activity.
 
LEDColorActivityDescription
Power/ WPSGreenOFFPower OFF
Flashing (0.7 Hz)Booting / system self-test / firmware upgrade
Flashing (1.0 Hz)WPS in progress (up to two (2) minutes).
Flashing (2.0 Hz)WPS error / WPS session overlap for two (2) minutes, then back to solid green.
SolidPower ON / device is ready / WPS is successful
Ethernet
(LAN)
GreenOFFNo physical link on LAN port.
Green SolidPhysical link is up on LAN port.  No data activity.
Green FlashingData is transmitting through LAN port
Internet
(WAN)
GreenOFFNo physical link on Internet port.
Green SolidPhysical link is up on Internet port.  No data activity.
Green FlashingData is transmitting through Internet port.

Buttons
  • Reset button – restores factory default settings.  It is located at the bottom panel of the router.
  •   Wi-Fi Protected Setup push button – located at the back panel of the router 
Ports
  •  - 12 V/1.5 A DC power jack 
  • - One (1) 10/100BASE TX Internet (WAN) port 
  • - Four (4) 10/100BASE TX Ethernet (LAN) ports with auto-sensing MDIX 
  • - One (1) USB 2.0 port capable of supporting an external hard disk or flash drive with up to a 500mA current draw.
Power Supply Specification
 
CharacteristicSpecification
Approved VendorKtec
Input Voltage100-240 V
Input Frequency Range50-60 Hz
Output Voltage/ CurrentDC 12 V/1.5 A, Switching
Barrel dimensionsLength: 9.5 mm
Outer diameter: 5.5 mm
Inner diameter: 2.1 mm
Form FactorWall Mount
Cable Length1.5 m DC cord
CEC CompliantYes
Efficiency Level5
MEPSYES
RoHSYES
 

 

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