Max-Stream EA9500 WiFi Router: The Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream EA9500
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.
1.4GHz Dual-Core Processor: Powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core
processor, the Max-Stream EA9500 WiFi Router is capable of handling three
simultaneous data streams. This results in improved WiFi performance and faster
WiFi speeds to more devices.
8 Adjustable Antennas: The router features eight adjustable external
antennas, which can be positioned for optimal performance. They provide powerful
streams of data to your devices, ensuring complete WiFi coverage throughout your
home. Unlike the two or three data streams found on other routers, the EA9500
delivers four simultaneous streams per band for stronger, faster performance.
Tri-Band WiFi: The Max-Stream EA9500 offers three independent WiFi
bands that deliver extremely fast combined speeds of up to 5.3Gbps. Tri-Band
technology delivers up to double the Wireless-AC performance of a dual-band
router. High-bandwidth applications like videoconferencing and movie streaming
are ideal for the two high-speed 5GHz bands, while lower-bandwidth devices like
older wireless-N and -G computers can utilize the 2.4 GHz band.
- Band 1 (2.4GHz): Optimal speeds up to 1000Mbps for older
Wireless-N & G devices.
- Band 2 (5GHz): Faster speeds up to 2166Mbps for newer Wireless-AC
devices (great for file transfers & video conferencing)
- Band 3 (5GHz): Fastest speeds up to 2166Mbps for newer
Wireless-AC devices (perfect for online gaming & streaming devices).
Smart Connect: Smart Connect allows the router to have the
capacity, flexibility and intelligence to assign a 5GHz client to one of the two
wireless radios on the 5GHz WiFi band for higher performance. The router will
"steer" devices to the optimum band, effectively telling wireless devices to
disconnect and reconnect to the other radio within the 5GHz band.
Note: Smart Connect is not supported on a Guest network.
4x4 Wireless-AC: 4x4 Wireless-AC delivers 4 streams of data
simultaneously per band. AC WiFi delivers exceptional speed and performance, and
is 3x faster than Wireless-N. The Linksys EA9500 router supports the following
WiFi standards - 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac.
Advanced WiFi Technologies: The Linksys Max-Stream EA9500
WiFi Router incorporates advanced WiFi technologies like MU-MIMO, Beamforming,
and Seamless Roaming.
- MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output):
The Linksys Max-Stream EA9500 WiFi Router features Next-Gen AC WiFi with MU-MIMO
technology, the latest advancement towards uninterrupted, simultaneous WiFi
connections. Devices such as 4K TVs, HD streaming media players, tablets,
game consoles, and many more use a lot of bandwidth, and with MU-MIMO
(Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, the Max-Stream
EA9500 WiFi router sends WiFi to multiple devices at the same time and same
speed. Your whole family can play, stream, and work at once, without
experiencing lag or buffering--at up to 2x the speed of a non-MU-MIMO
- Beamforming: The Linksys EA9500 has Beamforming
technology on both bands which helps improve the quality of voice, streaming
of video and other bandwidth and latency sensitive transmissions. Direct
WiFi signals to each of your mobile devices to increase signal strength and
coverage. Play video games, listen to music, check emails, shop online, stream HD movies,
and more, without having to worry about dropped signals.
- Seamless Roaming (requires optional Linksys Range Extender):
To enable Seamless Roaming, pair this Max-Stream Router with a
Max-Stream Range Extender (such as the
Linksys RE7000, sold separately). The intuitive technology lets you move
freely in and outside of your home without dropping a WiFi signal.
Simple Setup: Setting up the Linksys EA9500 is made fast and
easy because of its CD-less setup. Enter
http://LinksysSmartWiFi.com in a web browser. You can run the setup from a
web browser even if the router initially does not have Internet connection or is
on factory settings. The default IP Address for this router is 192.168.1.1, and
the default router password is admin. The default SSID and passphrase of the
Linksys EA9500 are printed on the product label underneath the device. At the
end of the setup you can mange the following router settings -
- Change the router's name & password
- Setup a Guest network and Guest access
- Configure parental controls
- Connect devices to the WiFi router and your wireless network
- Test your Internet connection speed
Note: Certified Operating Systems include Mac OSX (10.5.8
or higher) and Windows 7/8/8.1/10. Supported Internet browsers include -
Latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox 8, Safari 5 (for Mac and iPad),
Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer version 8 or newer.
Linksys App: With the Linksys App for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0.3+, you can closely monitor and manage your home WiFi
remotely using your smartphone or tablet. With the Linksys App, you
can access your home network from anywhere, any time. Easily tap into your home
network to check the connection status of your devices, set up WiFi access for
guests, or restrict your kids from accessing social networking sites when they
should be doing homework. You can even prioritize which devices on your network
get priority bandwidth to reduce lag times and buffering. You no longer have to
be tethered to your desk at home to manage your home network.
- Remote Access: Access and manage your network from
anywhere and quickly view the status of your WiFi network.
- Guest Network: There are two Guest networks that can be
set up on the Linksys EA9500; one for each network band (2.4 GHz and 5
GHz). The default Guest network password is BeMyGuest.
The default SSID of each Guest network is the SSID of the main
network appended with the -guest suffix. Create a separate,
password-protected WiFi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the
password. Guests will be removed in First-In, First-Out (FIFO) order once
the maximum number of guests is reached.
- Parental Controls: Ensure a safe Internet experience
for your kids, even when you're away from home. Restrict access to
inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific
devices from accessing the Internet.
- Device Prioritization: You can prioritize devices that
need the most speed.
Linksys Skill For Alexa: The Linksys Skill for Alexa allows
you to ask WiFi information from the Linksys Smart WiFi Router and control the
Guest Network. You can ask Alexa for the following information of your Linksys
Smart WiFi Router -
- Get WiFi credentials
- Get Guest WiFi credentials
- Turn On/Off Guest Network (also offers to read credentials)
- Enable/Disable Skill
- Help, i.e. " Alexa, ask Linksys what I can do" - and Alexa reads off the
Gigabit Ethernet Ports: The Linksys EA9500 router is fitted
with nine 10/100/1000 (1 WAN & 8 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing
technology. The WAN port is used to connect your Internet modem, while the LAN
ports are used to connect your local network devices.
Dual USB Ports: The Linksys EA9500 is equipped with dual USB
(type-A) ports; one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0. Share audio, video, photo, and
document files; add external storage across your network; or connect to a
printer or scanner with these USB ports. Either USB ports support FAT, FAT32,
NTFS, and HFS+ journaled and non-journaled file format systems.
- USB 3.0: The USB 3.0 port is capable of supporting an
external hard disk or flash drive with up to 1100mA current draw. USB 3.0
offers enhanced speeds over 2.0.
- USB 2.0: The USB 2.0 port can be used to connect a
printer or scanner on your network.
DLNA & UPnP Compliant: The Linksys EA9500 router supports
DLNA & UPnP for connectivity and streaming between compatible network devices.
The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
both have a set of guidelines that allow interconnectivity between network
- Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): UPnP allows devices
that are connected to a network to easily discover each other and
automatically create a working configuration. By enabling UPnP, you will be
able to automatically forward the needed ports for a certain device or
application. Examples of UPnP-capable devices include web cameras, gaming
consoles, routers, computers, VOIP, and mobile devices. This is very useful
especially if you want to do data sharing, communicate with another device
in the network, or for entertainment purposes such as video conferencing and
- Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA): DLNA is an
international collaboration of Consumer Electronics (CE), computing industry
and mobile device companies. They developed a concept of wired and wireless
interoperable networks where digital content such as photo, music, and
videos can be shared through consumer electronics, personal computers and
mobile devices in and beyond your home. DLNA-enabled products are designed
to be easy to install, affordable, must interoperate with each other without
requiring the consumer to undergo complex or tedious setup, and
configuration for connection between devices.
Note: In general, all DLNA-capable devices are also
UPnP-capable since the former is derived from the later. Also, DLNA uses
UPnP to discover and control different devices.
Advanced Security Modes: The Linksys EA9500 supports WEP, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2/WPA Mixed Personal,
and WPA2/WPA Enterprise on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Its provides up to
128-bit encryption. You can even use WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) technology to
automatically and securely add wireless devices to your network.
Firmware Updates: You can update the router's firmware
automatically or manually. Click
here for the latest firmware updates.
AC Power: The Linksys EA9500 router includes an AC power
adapter and detachable AC power cord which will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet. Input (100-240V ~
50-60Hz); Output (12V, 5A).