Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC Router with Gigabit and 2 x USB
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Highlights for Linksys EA6500 Smart Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC Router with Gigabit and 2 x USB

The EA6500 Linksys Smart WiFi Router from Cisco is smarter than your average router. The EA6500 Router comes equipped with dual-band connectivity, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, DLNA media server, and Cisco's Connect Cloud App.

The integrated dual band frequencies included in the EA6500 Router enable you to utilize both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies to provide for reduced interference with other electronic devices around the house. With four Gigabit Ethernet ports you have a stable, super fast connection option for streaming HD quality content, transferring large files, and streaming music. The DLNA (digital living network alliance) media server allows you to easily stream your media throughout your network to other DLNA certified devices. Cisco's Connect Cloud App comes equipped with a variety of options such as adding new devices to the network, setting parental controls, providing guest access, and prioritizing media.

With six antennas accompanied by high power amplifiers you can take advantage of ultimate range. As a result, your WiFi signal will reach areas traditional routers cannot reach. Along with the antennas, you can also take advantage of SpeedBoost technology providing increased signal strength.

Next generation Wi-Fi for the fastest video and media streaming.

Ideal for:

  • Speeds approximately 3x faster than Wireless-N
  • Optimizing your home network with mobile apps
  • Networking large, multi-room homes and home theaters
  • Streaming HD video, music and large files at fast speeds
  • Connecting multiple users and devices TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and tablets
  • Simultaneously accessing and sharing stored USB content and a USB printer

Key Features

  • Latest Draft 802.11ac Wireless Technology
  • Backward Compatible with a/b/g/n Devices
  • Simultaneous Dual-Band
  • Ultimate Speeds - Up to 450 + 1300 Mbps
  • High Power Amplifiers for Ultimate Range
  • SpeedBoostTechnology for Increased Signal Strength
  • WPA2 Encryption and SPI Firewall
  • Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 2 USB Ports to Simultaneously Share Printers and Storage
  • 3D Antenna Array Allows for Wall Mounted or Table Top Display
  • DLNA CertifiedMedia Server
  • Quality of Service (QoS) for Smoother HD Video
  • IPv6 Enabled
  • SimpleTapTechnology to add Wi-Fi and NFC-Enabled Devices to Your Network

Technical Specifications

  • Model: Linksys EA6500
  • Technology: Wireless-AC
  • Bands: Simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Transmit/Receive: 3 x 3 for 2.4 GHz, 3 x 3 for 5 GHz
  • Antennas: 6 internal
  • OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac
  • Software Setup CD Install
  • Ethernet Ports x Speed 4 x Gigabit
  • Cisco Connect Software: Yes, App Enabled
  • USB Ports: Yes, 2x Shared Storage, Virtual USB and Media Server

Minimum System Requirements
  • PC: Wi-Fi enabled PC with CD or DVD drive, running Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows Vista SP1, or Windows 7
  • Mac: Wi-Fi enabled Mac with CD or DVD drive, running OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later, Snow Leopard 10.6.1 or later, or Lion 10.7 or later
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 8, Safari 5, or Firefox 8 or Chrome
  • HD/3D Video Streaming: Requires a minimum of 100 Mbps transfer speed, actual performance may vary

Package Contents
  • Linksys EA6500 Dual-Band AC Router with Gigabit and 2xUSB
  • CD-ROM with Setup Software and Resources
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • SimpleTapCard