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Linksys unveils EA8500 gigabit router

Device features MU-MIMO technology, providing combined Wi-Fi speeds of up to 2.53 Gbps

There are four external antennas which are adjustable for maximum coverage
There are four external antennas which are adjustable for maximum coverage

Linksys has unveiled the EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 gigabit router, which the vendor said provides up to three times faster Wi-Fi connectivity than traditional wireless routers.

The device features MU-MIMO technology, providing combined Wi-Fi speeds of up to 2.53 Gbps, Linksys said. These speeds are achieved through dual bands - 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz.

"It's like having a dedicated router for each individual device. The combined 2.53 Gbps Wi-Fi speeds wipe out buffering and enable faster downloads," the vendor said in a statement.

"A supercharged 1.4GHz dual-core CPU and four gigabit ports offer blazing speeds perfect for heavy-bandwidth gaming. Attach devices to the USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or eSATA ports for uninterrupted personal cloud content streaming or to share data across your network."

There are four external antennas which are adjustable for maximum coverage, Linksys added. Meanwhile, Beamforming Technology concentrates the Wi-Fi signal to each device for stronger, better performance and increased mobile speed and range.

Users can also remotely monitor and control their networks from anywhere in the world, with exclusive Linksys' Smart Wi-Fi management software, which is available on the AC2600. The Max-Stream AC2600 also integrates Network Map, a feature of Smart Wi-Fi that provides a visual overview of a network that lets users view all devices on their network, online status and signal strength.

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