Linksys Max-Stream Wireless AC5400 8-Port Gigabit Router (EA9500-CA)

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Model Number: EA9500-CA
Web Code: 10394589


A busy household with lots of gaming, streaming, and online shopping going on can experience annoying lagging and buffering. That's where the Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO gigabit Router comes in. Sporting cutting-edge MU-MIMO technology, it lets all users access the network simultaneously and enjoy speeds 3x faster than traditional Wi-Fi.

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  • MU-MIMO technology gives all users and their devices simultaneous access to the network at speeds 3x faster than conventional Wi-Fi
  • 2 independent, dedicated WiFi bands (5GHz + 2.4GHz) offer a combined speed of up to 5.4Gbps to eliminate lagging and buffering, while also boosting download times
  • Family members can game, stream, listen to music, shop online, and more all at the same time without impacting performance
  • Supercharged 1.4GHz dual-core CPU and 4 Gigabit ports deliver lightning-fast speeds ideal for heavy-bandwidth wired gaming
  • USB 3.0 port makes it easy to link up external storage devices or printers and share across your network at speeds 10x faster than USB 2.0
  • USB 2.0 port allows you to add external storage (with data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps)
  • 8 external antennas can be easily adjusted to maximize the coverage
  • Beamforming technology focuses the Wi-Fi signal to each device in order to deliver enhanced performance and improved mobile speed and range
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi offers the convenience of remotely checking and regulating your network from anywhere
  • Network Map gives you a convenient visual overview of all the devices on the network, providing key information such as online status, signal strength, and bandwidth usage

Wireless Networking Features

Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11ac; IEEE 802.11n; IEEE 802.11g (up to 54 Mbps†); IEEE 802.11a (up to 54 Mbps†); IEEE 802.11b (up to 11 Mbps†)
Wireless Speed
5400 Mbps - 2200 Mbps 5Ghz; 2200 Mbps 5Ghz; 1000 Mbps 2.4 Ghz
Number of Bands
Frequency Bands
5 GHz + 2.4 GHz
Maximum Data Rate - Per Band
2200 Mbps 5Ghz; 2200 Mbps 5Ghz; 1000 Mbps 2.4 Ghz
Maximum Data Rate - Total
5400 Mbps

Network Security / Management Features

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  • AC5400

    from Calgary, AB on April 20, 2019

    Awesome router. Powerful.

  • Has many hardware and technical issues.

    from Toronto, ON on August 6, 2018

    I bought this just over a year ago, and throughout the year, I have ran into may technical issues with this product, the signal is weak, and it reboots for no apparent reason quite often. Right when my warranty ended, my router was stuck in a reboot loop. I tried to contact Linksys to help me fix my issue, but they refused, and suggested me to buy an older model. Do not buy this same one, because many other people have run into my same issue and Linksys does not know how to fix this issue. I suggest for anyone who is thinking of buying this model, should be aware of this issue, because it seems to happen quite often. And you should think before making a decision of which router to buy.

  • FAST. Incredible. And did I say FAST? Great value. Highly Recommend.

    from Mississauga, ON on May 28, 2018

    This Router is incredible value for the cost. As with all electronic devices, upgrade the firmware if you need to before using it. I replaced a previous Linksys high-end router with this one. I removed the Linksys range extender I had to buy for the last router, and this router quickly connected to all of the far away devices without the need for the range extender. Having the 8 ports on the back makes connections simple without the need for a switch. All the security cameras, iPads, iPhones, IFTTT devices, computers, TVs, BDs, and 4K devices connect and broadcast faster and run quicker. The 2.4 network is 25% faster than the next lower model. Ignore the reviews that complain about the price. They still bought it so it was obviously worth that price to them - no matter how much they complain. Add the price of 2 range extenders and an 8 port switch that you will NOT have to buy, and it is incredibly cheap. I highly recommend this router.

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