The Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900 Multi User-MIMO Router (EA7500) provides dual Wi-Fi bands with combined data speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps for high-bandwidth applications. Ideal for households with high Wi-Fi traffic, this Wi-Fi router allows you to simultaneously connect 12+ devices, including tablets, smartphones, 4K UHD TVs, and game consoles. Multi-User MIMO technology ensures a fast, uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection even when multiple devices are connected at the same time.
The MAX-STREAM AC1900 offers 3x3 Wireless-AC technology that delivers three simultaneous data streams for faster performance. Additionally, four gigabit Ethernet ports and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports provide high-speed data transmission for wired connections.
What's in the Box
Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900 Multi User-MIMO Router (EA7500), quick start guide, three antennas, Ethernet cable, power adapter, and CD-ROM with documentation.
Next-Gen AC Wi-Fi makes it possible for multiple devices--such as streaming media players, 4K TVs, tablets, and game consoles--to receive high-speed Wi-Fi at the same time and same speed.
Thanks to MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, the MAX-STREAM AC1900 easily handles simultaneous high-bandwidth online activities. Multiple users can stream HD movies, play online games, listen to music, and download files without experiencing lag or buffering--at up to 2x the speed of a non-MU-MIMO router.
The 1.4 GHz dual core processor of the MAX-STREAM also provides extremely fast data transfer speeds for all your devices. The router also delivers three simultaneous data streams for stronger, faster performance.
Getting the router up and running is simple.
Just plug the router into a power source and connect it to your Internet modem. Then connect your computer or laptop to the Linksys secure network shown as in the quick start guide and follow the instructions.
No installation CD is required.
The Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900 provides two dedicated Wi-Fi bands with combined speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps, which is double the performance of a single band. The 2.4 GHz band offers speeds of up to 600 Mbps and is ideal for lighter Internet activities and older wireless N and G devices. The second high-speed 5 GHz band delivers speeds of up to 1300 Mbps for online gaming and video streaming. High-bandwidth Wi-Fi activities can be manually assigned to the high-speed 5 GHz band, while older Wi-Fi devices and activities can be assigned to the 2.4 GHz band.
The MAX-STREAM AC1900 Router uses Beamforming technology, which enables the router to strengthen the Wi-Fi signal to specific devices, rather than simply sending out Wi-Fi in a general direction.
This results in faster Wi-Fi speeds, better wireless range, and stronger Wi-Fi connections.
This Wi-Fi router features a USB 3.0 port that lets you connect an external storage device to transfer files or share devices across your network at speeds 10x faster than USB 2.0. Additionally, four gigabit Ethernet ports allow you to transfer data 10x faster than Fast Ethernet, ensuring high-speed connectivity for storage devices or wired gaming. The USB 2.0 port is great for smaller file transfers or connecting a printer.
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Extremely easy to install
from Fort Worth, TX, United States
Comments about Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router:
While I have some knowledge of computers, I am no expert. When I decided to update my 8 year old router, I had some trepidation about how long it would take and how many problems I would have. However, by actually reading the instructions and following them as written, I was able to install this new router in less than 10 minutes without any problems! The signal strength is also better than my old router.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Easy set up
from central Illinois
I have had other Lynksys routers in the past and was amiliar with the set up. With all connected, I entered the supplied password, but was rejeted. So I puhed the button on the back of the router. It then found my laptop and and followed the prompts. I named my system the same as my last (with the same password) and al my other devices linked as though nothing had occurred. My laptop is a HP w/ AC wireless. I had some problems with "hang ups" - laptop said it was connected to network, but was not - had to manually disconnect and reconect to router. That has not happened since the new router. Internet seems faste. And I usually have 4-5 sessions open ad any given time. Great upgrade.
This has been my worst experience ever with a Linksys router. I had an older version but wanted to update to AC. BIG MISTAKE! My dlink cameras continually drop out and my smart TV that was kept on the guest account can no longer log into the guest account. It has been nothing but frustrating and aggravating.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Much Better Range
from PA, United States
Purchased this router about a month ago upgrading from an older router. The range of this router much better covering every room in my house. It also is much faster and utilizes my 40mbps internet service making streaming very smooth without buffering.
Excellent product... excellent support
from Sarasota, FL, United States
If you are new to installing any router you must know the basics.. Setup can be simple or complex and WiFi setup is not hard, but connecting into an existing network takes some planning. Then getting client devices attached can be easy to difficult.. This router provides a great user interface with well organized menu structure. Messing around, I somehow really messed it up. I factory reset the router and was unable to use it thinking it had died. I called Linksys Tech support and was on hold for about 20 minutes. Finally a tech answered the phone who patiently made me again reset the router, and access router via a static IP address. The tech even voluntarily wanted me to set up the 2 WiFi services and verify they were properly accessible. With now having a static IP address for the router, I can access the router from my PC to make changes (rather than using the Web Site option). Not that the Web Site option is bad, but direct IP access eliminates network issues and is more responsive. Bottom line is I got off to a rough start with a great product, and the gal at Linksys was exceptionally helpful.
EA1900 Mu Mimo great dual band router
I purchased the Linksys router about a month ago, set up easily with manual setup. Has great range, clear signal, allows for both 2.4ghz and too 5ghz. Serves my needs fine and I appreciate I am able to control how many devices are allowed on the primary setting, able to add up to 50 devices.
Fast router. May have to invest in a 4K
from Charleston, SC, United States
Ok, this is great. I called our cable company to make sure there wouldn't be any issues first. We already had the modem hooked up and followed the directions. It's so easy to hook it in. The directions are easy to follow. The real test came with the SmartTV hooked in and streaming. It was perfect. The speed was good and there was no dragging on the movies. We can run multiple devices watching movies and playing games with no issues. The unit is larger than what we had so takes up a little more room, but not a real problem. We have a 3D TV, but not a 4K. This is suppose to make 4K televisions work better. We may have to invest in one to find out. This router works fantastic.
BY FAR, THE EASIEST ROUTER I HAVE EVER SET UP!
from Creedmoor, NC
There is no question that the EA7500 is by far the easiest router I have ever set up. It basically sets itself up. It is also very easy to log in, after the initial set up, to tweak any settings. I had no problems connecting another Linksys router, set up as an access point, two printers, and a Smart TV. All of my PC's and Tablets work GREAT with the EA7500 router. I have not experienced any signal drops since installing this router and have not had to reset it. I have a large two story house, and the EA7500 is located upstairs. I find that the range is good, except the signal is weaker at the outside edges of my home, downstairs, and out on the back porch, with the EA7500, alone. That's why I utilize another router as an access point. I also like that there are no distracting lights flashing on the front of the EA7500.
Linksys EA7500 - GD Review
from Oakbrook Terrace, IL, United States
I received the Linksys EA7500 and have to say that this router was a marked improvement over my airport extreme. I was concerned about compatibility with my current apple network but the transition was seamless. Setting up the Linksys was fast and took about 15 minutes and very easy even for a novice like me and having the app support made prioritizing my devices simple and took about another 15 minutes to complete adding all my devices back to the network. Speed and stability was improved dramatically and I have noticed little to no lag now in my streaming. Signal strength seems to cover a slightly wider area than my Airport, which is a plus. Over all I have to say that the EA7500 has a great set of features for the price point and is very easy to set up and use which means a lot to me.
Easy Install, Great Range, Great User Interface
from Fairfax, VA, United States
This EA7500 replaced an EA6900. The install was seamless and just required the expected tweaks to channel selection to reach a high level of performance. The increased range has enabled me to use smartphones and tablets where I couldn't before. For my setup, speed to devices increased 50-100 Mbps and is very stable. I have no mu-mimo ready devices but did try an adapter on my ac laptop which I haven't quite mastered yet. Also, I am having a bit of difficulty with speed holding steady with a wumc710 media connector I use to stream a Sony media player. I am sure I can sort it out. Overall, the EA7500 delivers everything it promises and I am looking forward to obtaining mu-mimo capable devices to work with it.
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