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"The EA6500 is the fastest performing router I've tested to date..."
Review Date November 26, 2012
"The Linksys EA6500 is not only the best 802.11ac wireless router on the market right now, but it's also the best 802.11n wireless router on the market too...."
Join the next generation of smart wireless routers with lighting speed AC technology and high power amplifiers
Why SMART Wi-Fi?
Only Linksys lets you explore a new world of powerful SMART Wi-Fi apps to control your devices and home network.
Features and Specifcations
Wireless AC technology was developed to optimize video streaming experiences. Providing gigabit Wi-Fi speeds allows for content to download faster and large video or music files to sync more quickly. With an increasing number of Wi-Fi devices in the home and greater Internet consumption, this new wireless standard will help meet your digital lifestyle demands. As your devices and Wi-Fi usage increases, make sure you have the latest wireless technology to get the most out of your connected experiences.
The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router with AC wireless technology includes Linksys SMART Wi-Fi to give you visibility into your home network from anywhere at any time. With your Linksys SMART Wi-Fi router you have the opportunity to get an ever-growing set of new capabilities through mobile apps. These mobile apps will empower you to easily enhance and control your connected life.
The Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Router EA6500 is built with the latest Draft 802.11ac wireless technology for speeds approximately 3x faster than Wireless-N. The EA6500 is ideal for fast HD video and media streaming.
The Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Router EA6500 is built with high power amplifiers and is designed to achieve ultimate range, increasing HD video and media streaming coverage area in the home.
Easily connect Wi-Fi devices to your home network with a push of a button (WPS) or a tap (included SimpleTap card to connect NFC-enabled devices). Through the Linksys SMART Wi-Fi mobile app, you can use Wi-Fi Protected Setup to easily add devices without having to go to your router. Once you have a Linksys SMART Wi-Fi account, you can use the included SimpleTap card to easily add NFC-enabled mobile devices by tapping your card on the NFC-enabled device.
Simultaneously access and share your stored USB content and printer.
Connect computers, HDTVs, media players, game consoles, smartphones, printers and more to your network and Internet connection. The Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Router EA6500 is backward compatible with a/b/g/n Devices.
Double your network bandwidth with dual-band N (2.4 and 5 GHz) designed to help avoid interference and maximize throughput for smoother HD video streaming, file transfers, and wireless gaming.
Use the four Gigabit ports for quick file sharing, 10x faster than standard Ethernet, between other Gigabit-enabled devices.
The built-in DLNA Certified media server enables media streaming to your TV, Xbox 360, PS3, or other DLNA compatible devices.
Higher quality antenna technology helps to maintain high speeds across greater distances throughout your home for maximum wireless coverage and in-home mobility.
Help keep your network and personal information protected with advanced WPA2 encryption and integrated firewall.
Traffic prioritization technology delivers smoother performance for music, voice and video.
Included Linksys SMART Wi-Fi software helps you set up your home wireless network in a few easy steps.
The Linksys SMART Wi-Fi Router EA6500 supports the latest Internet Protocol technology to future-proof your network.
*Maximum Performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications (draft specifications for 802.11ac). Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends upon many factors, conditions and variables, including products used, interference and other adverse conditions. 802.11ac 1300 Mbps in the 5GHz Band is approximately 3 x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps in the 2.4GHz Band. An 802.11ac adapter will be needed to achieve 11ac data rates and up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds may be achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices.
**May require a software/firmware update available for download at linksys.com/support.
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