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Linksys EA8500 - wireless router - 802.11a/b/g/n/ac - desktop

Mfg. Part: EA8500 | CDW Part: 3712552 | UNSPSC: 43222609
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$233.41Advertised Price

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  • Wireless router
  • 4-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Dual Band
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Wireless router
  • 4-port switch
  • GigE
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Dual Band
Linksys Smart Wi-Fi lets you access your network anytime, anywhere.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Antenna Form Factor: External detachable and internal
Antenna Qty: 5

Connectivity Details Type: Network cable

Cable Details
Included Qty: 1

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 7.2 in
Height: 2.2 in
Weight: 25.22 oz
Width: 10.1 in

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 80% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Flash Memory
Installed Size: 128 MB

Brand: Linksys
Compatibility: Mac , PC
Manufacturer: Linksys.
Model: EA8500
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Linksys

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Interface: Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Qty: 4
Type: LAN

Connector Type: 9 pin USB Type A
Qty: 1
Type: USB 3.0

Type: WAN

Connector Type: 11 pin USB/eSATA
Type: USB 2.0 / eSATA

Authentication Method: RADIUS
Color Category: Black
Compliant Standards: FCC , IC
Encryption Algorithm: 128-bit WEP , 64-bit WEP , WPA , WPA2

Compliant Standards: DLNA CERTIFIED , IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n , UPnP
Connectivity Technology: Wired , Wireless
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet , IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n
Data Transfer Rate: 2.53 Gbps
Features: Firewall protection , IPv6 support , MU-MIMO technology , Parental control , Reset button , VPN passthrough , Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Form Factor: Desktop
Integrated Switch: 4-port switch
Key Features: Firewall , USB port , VPN support
Network Transport Protocol: IPSec , L2TP , PPTP
Status Indicators: Internet , LAN , Power , WLAN , WPS
Type: Wireless router
WAN Ports Qty: 1
Wi-Fi Bands: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Wireless Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Type: External power adapter

Clock Speed: 1.4 GHz

Installed Size: 512 MB
Technology: DDR3 SDRAM

Support Details Full Contract Period: 1 year
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Service & Support
Type: 1 year warranty

Type: Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements
Min Operating System: Apple MacOS X 10.5.8 or later , Apple MacOS X 10.6.1 or later , Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion , Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion , Apple OS X 10.9 Mavericks , Microsoft Windows 7 , Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or later , Microsoft Windows XP SP3 , Windows 8

Product Reviews
Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 172reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great coverage in a two story home! I replaced an older router that was another brand as I was having trouble with coverage in my two story home. After extensive research on the internet and discussing with others at work I decided on this Linksys router. I could not be more pleased with the coverage I am now getting. From the basement to the second floor I get a strong signal. Hooking up the unit was a breeze. I am very pleased with my purchase. January 11, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product! Easy Set-up! I have had this for about 3 weeks now. Set-up was fast and easy. Works perfect! January 9, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by The link sys ea85 solved my WI if problems. The I am linksys products lover. They ea8500 solved my WI first problems. Excellent signal strength. January 9, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by first router was very bad, second one working fine I bought this router two months ago. First week it started loosing connectivity with all my equipment, and after 3 weeks, it stopped working. I went to store and exchanged it. My second router is working fine so far, no loosing connectivity and speed is fair. I do not know if it will fail again so I am crossing my fingers as I am out of the exchange period. January 7, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast- good upgrade I just purchased and installed a certified refurbished EA8500. I upgraded from a EA4500. My download speeds increased from an average of 30 Mbps up towards 90 Mbps. With a household full of wi-fi products, I'm happy so far. Only minor issue, the product arrived with only 3 foot pads...missing the 4th. December 30, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Seemed to go into an endless reboot cycle This router was great, when it worked. Less then a month after I bought it, the light on it would not stop flashing and I had no wired or wireless connection. I even tried a hard reset. I returned it for a refund. December 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy Setup - Great Coverage - Read Below Bought this as soon as it was out. Easy setup like most Linksys Routers. Love the ability to monitor it from away from the house. App is easy to use (both iOS and Android). Noticed that it needs a restart every once in a while to restore faster connectivity speeds. December 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great router I've had this router for a couple of weeks and I reality like it. Has a very strong signal. December 20, 2016
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