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Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wireless Router


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This item is available online with Free Delivery, but may not be available at all Harvey Norman stores. Stocks are limited. Purchase online today to secure your product. For more information please feel free to contact us using the Ask Us tab.


Experience seamless connectivity with the Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC6200 Smart Wi-Fi Router which exhibits pure splendour and through its enhanced design it proves the perfect solution for multi-device households in need of consistent speed and performance for everyone to enjoy. Featuring the latest Wireless-AC, breakthrough MU-MIMO technology, 4.6x* faster WiFi speeds and a simultaneous dual band with more excellence ahead.

Key Features

  • Exceptional: boasts the latest in Wireless-AC technology with embedded MU-MIMO technology enabling simultaneous streaming and gaming on multiple devices while its 1.4GHz Dual-Core Central Processing Unit (CPU) ensures this is possible with high-speed data processing. And with a Simultaneous Dual Band (2.4 + 5GHz), the EA8500 ensures a stronger connection at a wide range - so you can overall enjoy entertainment without buffering or lag.
  • Extensive: while its supercharged Dual-Core processor allows for lag-free online gaming, the EA8500's four high-speed Gigabit Ethernet ports also enable blazing-fast wired connections for the true gamers delight.
  • Superior: utilises beamforming technology for optimised performance and reduced interference, and attains optimal coverage and maximum signal strength throughout your network thanks to its four adjustable Wi-Fi Antennas.
  • Expedient: its enhanced USB 3.0 port enables you to share files and add external storage across your network, while its eSATA port assures backward compatibility as it also accommodates USB 2.0 for your full practicality.
  • Convenient: wherever you are, you can remotely access and control your network at any time by using the free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi mobile app**.

* As reported by Ixia ixChariot v7.10 SP3. Test conducted by Tolly comparing EA8500/AC2600 router compared to 2 similar single user MIMO competitor routers. 4.6x claim is based on the greatest difference in throughput to a single MU-MIMO capable device.

**For even greater control, download one of the many Wi-Fi management apps compatible with your Smart Wi-Fi router. Create your free Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account here: www.linksyssmartwifi.com.

All Product Details
Brand Linksys
Product Type Wireless Routers
Model EA8500-AU
  • 5x Network Port
  • Dual Band 2.4 & 5GHz
USB 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0/eSATA Combo
Wireless Ready IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Software & System Requirements
Supported Operating System Windows XP,Windows Vista 32/64,Windows 7 32/64,Windows 8 32/64,Windows 8.1 32/64,Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard,Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Manufacturers 12 Months
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We aim to dispatch orders within 2 days. Delivery costs are calculated based on your location and the size of your order. Furniture may take up to 8 weeks to deliver as most products are made specifically for your order. Some goods may take longer to deliver if a product is currently not in stock. A staff member will contact you where this occurs.

Free Pick Up In Store

Can’t wait for delivery or don’t want to pay additional charges? It’s incredibly simple to pick up your online order in store and get your hands on your product quickly and easily. Simply select the Free pick up in store option and head to your nearest Harvey Norman store to pick up your order.

  1. During checkout, select “Free pick up in store” and select your preferred store.
  2. After your order is placed, you will receive an “order confirmation email” with your “order confirmation number” (this is usually sent out within 2 hours).
  3. Once the store has confirmed your order and reserved the stock, you will receive an email “Ready for collection”
  4. Bring your "order confirmation number" to the store you selected for pick up, along with photo ID and the credit card you used to make the order.
  5. Speak to one of our staff and your order should be processed in minutes.
Easy returns

If you feel your product has failed a Consumer Guarantee (as defined by New Zealand Consumer Law) then don't worry you can easily return it to your local Harvey Norman store. We'll even pay for the postage if you live in an area where there is no store. Our returns policy covers any purchased item (conditions apply).

What's in the box
  • Linksys AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router, EA8500
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 4 Detachable Antennas
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • CD-ROM with Documentation
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