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Getting to know the Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream™ AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

The Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream™ AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router is the latest EA-Series router with Tri-band technology.  It can make your home office faster and more productive with eight (8) Gigabit Ethernet ports and MIMO technology, which delivers blazing connection speed and stability to every device on your Wi-Fi network.
 
Now you can do videoconference and share files without interruption, even when the rest of your family is gaming and streaming HD videos.

 
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Click the links below to learn more about this product:

 
Product Features
Front Panel
Back Panel
Side Panel
LED Behaviors
Product Requirements

 
Product Features

 
  • Smart Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wireless Technology
  • Concurrent Tri-band
  • Dual-Core 1.4 GHz processor
  • PHY data rates up to 5.33 Gbps total
  • 4x4 Spatial streams
  • Beamforming Technology
  • Eight (8) non-detachable, adjustable antennas
  • 8xLAN Gigabit/1xWAN Gigabit ports
  • External disable/enable Wi-Fi button
  • 2x USB ports
Front Panel
 
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NOTE:  Click here to know more about the meaning and behavior of your front LED window.
 
Back Panel

 
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  • User-added image Adjustable external antennas  This router ships with eight (8) adjustable external antennas (non-detachable).
NOTE:  The antennas are adjustable to customize your wireless signal for single or multi-story buildings.  To know the correct antenna positioning of your device, click here.
  • User-added image 8x Ethernet ports — Connect Ethernet cables to wired Ethernet network devices.
NOTE:  For best performance, use CAT5E or higher rated cables on the Ethernet ports.
  • User-added image Power port — Connect the included AC power adapter.
  • User-added image USB 3.0 port — Connect and share a USB drive or a USB printer.
NOTE:  USB LED — Illuminates when a USB drive is connected and flashes when data is being transferred.
  • User-added image USB 2.0 port — Connect and share a USB drive or a USB printer.
NOTE:  USB LED — Illuminates when a USB drive is connected and flashes when data is being transferred.
  • User-added image Internet port — Connect an Ethernet cable to your modem.
  • User-added image Reset button — Press and hold for approximately 10 seconds until the illuminated Linksys logo turns OFF to reset the router to factory defaults.  You can also do this using your Linksys cloud account.
  • User-added image Power switch — Press | to turn ON the router.
Side Panel
  • User-added image Wi-Fi On/Off button — Press to turn OFF wireless radio (LED comes on) then press again to turn ON wireless network (light goes out). 
  • User-added image Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button — Press to connect and easily configure wireless security on WPS-enabled network devices.
LED Behaviors
 
Front LEDs:

 
MeaningWhite bars LEDsBlue pair LEDsLinksys LogoImage
Router is powered OFFOFFOFFOFF
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Router is booting upSolid (all 8 LEDs)Blink in sequence from left to
right)
OFF 
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Router is ON and Ready to
be used
Solid (all 8 LEDs)OFFON
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Error found during hardware diagnostic testBlinking (all 8 LEDs)Blinking (all 8 pairs)OFF-
Firmware upgradeSolid (all 8 LEDs)Lights up, and remain solid, one by one in sequence (from left to right)OFF-
Internet connection errorBlinking (all 8 LEDs)OFFSolid-
1. Wi-Fi is disabled or,
 
2. Activity lights in the UI has
been disabled but wireless
radios are enabled
OFFOFFON
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Wi-Fi and WPS LEDs:
 
LEDColorON/OFFDescription
Wi-Fi LED-OFFWi-Fi is enabled
AmberONWi-Fi is disabled
WPS LEDWhiteOFFNo WPS activity
Flashing (slow)WPS in progress; Up to two (2) minutes
Flashing (fast)WPS error or session overlap; Blink for 15 seconds and then OFF

Ethernet and USB LEDs:
 
LEDColorActionDescription
Ethernet (LAN)Green/YellowOFFNo physical link on LAN port
Green solidPhysical link is up on LAN port
Yellow
flashing
Data is transmitting through LAN port
InternetGreen/
Yellow
OFFNo physical link on Internet port
Green solidPhysical link is up on Internet port
Yellow
flashing
Data is transmitting through Internet port
USB 1GreenOFFNo USB connection/USB drive
unmounted
Green solidUSB connected/mounted
Green flashingUSB is actively reading/writing
USB 2GreenOFFNo USB connection/USB drive
unmounted
Green solidUSB connected/mounted
Green flashingUSB is actively reading/writing
Disabling Activity Lights
(via the Web Interface - optional)
 OFFThe following LEDs will turn OFF when you disable the Activity Lights:
 
• Ethernet/Internet LEDs (back)
• White bar-share LEDs except
when there is an error
(front)
• Blue pair LEDs except when
there is an error (front)
• The following LEDs will not be affected when Activity Lights are OFF (Linksys logo, Wi-Fi enable/disable button LED, WPS button LED, USB LEDs)
 
Product Requirements
 
Browser requirements:
  • Latest version of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari® (for Mac® or iPad®), Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Adobe Flash Player
Operating System (for printer utility):
  • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Mac 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:
  • iPad, iPhone® or iPod touch® with iOS 5.0 or higher
  • Android™ device with version 2.3 or higher

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