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Linksys AC5400 EA9500 Tri-band Wireless Cable Router

Code: A94UQ

  • AC5400 rated with wireless transfer speeds of up to 1000Mbps on 2.4GHz and up to 2165Mps on both supplied 5GHz signals
  • WAN cable (RJ45) connection enables you to attach this router to an external modem
  • Tri-band, providing you with a 2.4GHz and two 5GHz Wi-Fi bands – perfect for extremely busy homes

Product details

Linksys AC5400 EA9500 Tri-band Wireless Cable Router

• AC5400 rated with wireless transfer speeds of up to 1000Mbps on 2.4GHz and up to 2165Mps on both supplied 5GHz signals
• WAN cable (RJ45) connection enables you to attach this router to an external modem
• Tri-band, providing you with a 2.4GHz and two 5GHz Wi-Fi bands – perfect for extremely busy homes
• Four 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) ports give you maximum transfer speeds to your wired devices
• USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect a printer or external storage drive and use the router as a server
• Set up, control and monitor this router with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app for iOS and Android devices
• Manage what your kids can access and set scheduled time limits with parental control
• Manufacturer part number: EA9500-UK

Special features
• Quality of service (QoS) lets you prioritise which device gets the most bandwidth to reduce buffering and lag
• Eight external adjustable antennas and beamforming supplies you with incredible Wi-Fi coverage
• Create a separate network for guests, so you don’t have to give out your own personal network’s password
• MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) compatible – simultaneous streaming to devices, helping to improve speeds when multiple wireless users are communicating with the router

Would this router be the right one for my home?
Capable of filling large homes or offices with Wi-Fi coverage, this router is ideal if your home is filled with people streaming and gaming all at the same time. The eight antennas, beamforming and MU-MIMO support ensure that buffering and lag is kept a minimum – even if you are using the wireless network. Through the QoS or ’media prioritisation’ feature, you can assign bandwidth to certain devices or applications, to further reduce the chance of interruptions. At the core of the router is a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, which provides you with fast file transfers and the ability to send multiple data streams at one time, for faster Wi-Fi speeds to more devices. You can also attach this router to a pre-existing one to use it as an access point or network bridge.

What can I expect from the wireless connection of this router?
This powerful router has tri-band capabilities, giving it the ability to emit three Wi-Fi signals simultaneously – one 2.4GHz and two 5GHz. You can use the two higher speed 5GHz bands for high-bandwidth applications like video conferencing, movie streaming or gaming without causing a drop in performance and reducing interference. Combined, these three independent Wi-Fi bands can deliver extremely fast transfer speeds of up to 5.3Gbps, which is made up of 1Gbps for 2.4GHz and 2.165Gbps for both 5GHz signals.

Beamforming focuses the Wi-Fi signals to each connected device, providing you with increased signal strength and coverage. Through the use of MU-MIMO technology, each device is treated as if it has its own dedicated router. This way, everyone can enjoy the Wi-Fi connection without interruption or buffering. In particular this router can deliver Wi-Fi to four devices at the same time, thanks to its 4x4 configuration, for stronger, faster performance.

What is the wired connection like?
You can connect devices that you want to have direct and stable access to your network, such as game consoles or computers, to one of the four 10/100/1000 Gigabit ports. With the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, you can even plug in an external storage device to share or quickly transfer its content. You can also share devices such as printers across your Wi-Fi network with these ports. This makes the router act almost like a server, where connected devices can gain access to the files stored on the external device or use the printer, without having to be directly connected.

How can I manage this router?
You can set up and manage your network through the intuitive Linksys Smart Wi-Fi web interface. This gives you the ability to see connected devices, set up and manage guest access and parental controls, manage network traffic and update the firmware without needing to install any software on your computer. The accompanying Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app provides all of these features, so you can manage your network while you’re out and about

Specification table
Manufacturer part number EA9500-UK
Type Wireless router
Wireless Class & Speed AC 5400
Wireless Bands Tri-band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz & 5GHz)
Data transfer rate Up to 5400 Mbps (1000 Mbps 2.4 GHz, 2165 Mbps 5 GHz, 2165 Mbps 5 GHz
Number of Ethernet ports 1 x Ethernet WAN port
8 x Ethernet LAN ports
Ethernet speed 10/100/1000 Mbps
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
Processor 1.4GHz Dual-Core Processor
Memory 256 MB DDR3
Antennas 8
Low Power mode No
Software Special Features N/A
Parental controls Yes
Security/Encryption WPA/WPA2, 128-bit AES link encryption, SPI firewall
System requirements Internet Explorer 8 or later
Safari 5 (for Mac)
Firefox 8
Google Chrome
Colour Black
Dimensions (W x D x H) 264.52 mm x 318.5 mm x 66.66 mm
Weight 1727.7 g
Package content
Linksys EA9500 AC5400
8 x Antennas
RJ-45 (Ethernet) cable
Power adapter
Quick start guide
CD with documentation

Hi Could I use this with my SkyBox to improve wi-fi signals in my bungalow as I only get a weak signal in my study which is away from the Skybox

Asked by: BigH
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-02-01

Hi. Is this compatible with the BT SMART HUB? Thank You

Asked by: Rinks
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use with correct network set up.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-08

Hello - I have a separate fuse box in my summerhouse to main house which is approx 25m apart.  Bt wifi is not reaching summerhouse.  Would this kit be the answer to increase wifi and reach summerhouse.

Asked by: Griffin
Unfortunately signal range, and wireless coverage per sq. ft. are not guaranteed and may vary due to differences in operating environments of wireless networks, including without limitation building materials and wireless interference.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-06-04
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Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A94UQ Linksys AC5400 EA9500 Tri-band Wireless Cable Router (1+) £279.99

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