Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream Router Is Decked Out For 4K Streaming

Written by Martin Kovacs     29/03/2016 | 14:01 | Category: ROUTERS AND SWITCHES

Linksys' Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA7500) has landed locally, decked out to deliver 4K streaming.

Linksys EA7500 Max-Stream Router Is Decked Out For 4K StreamingThe EA7500 leverages 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO, with Linksys stating that the technology "helps ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi connectivity to multiple devices in the home".

"Functioning as if multiple devices have their own dedicated router, MU-MIMO ensures the whole household can enjoy 4K and HD TV streaming to multiple devices as well as play video games, listen to music, check email, shop and more," Linksys states.

"MU-MIMO functionality also helps make Wi-Fi networks more efficient when delivering high-bandwidth 4K streams to multiple devices at the same time."

The EA7500 can provide users with combined speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps, with Smart Wi-Fi technology designed to makes it easy to set-up and control Wi-Fi from anywhere using the Smart Wi-Fi app on a mobile device.

"If you have or are planning to purchase a 4K TV, you will need a Max-Stream router to ensure you have a seamless 4K online streaming experience," Justin Doucette, Linksys director product management, commented.

"A single stream of 4K content takes a minimum of 20 Mbps to maintain a consistent stream, and when you combine that with multiple streams plus normal Wi-Fi use from gaming, internet surfing, IoT connectivity and music streaming, it adds up fast.

"Max-Stream will enable multiple streams of Wi-Fi to occur, so users can have the ultimate 4K and networking experience."  

EA7500 features:

- Next-gen AC Wi-Fi - 802.11ac Wave 2 with MU-MIMO technology for uninterrupted Wi-Fi connections to multiple devices at the same time.
- Qualcomm IPQ 1.4 GHz dual-core processor.
- Dual-band AC1900 wireless speeds up to 1,300 Mbps, 5 GHz + 600 Mbps 2.4 GHz, which is a combined speed up to 1.9 Gbps.
- Four Gigabit LAN Ethernet ports.
- One Gigabit WAN for wired speeds up to 10x faster than fast Ethernet.
- One USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port for connecting printers, storage and more.
- Three external and adjustable antennas for maximum coverage.
- Manage and monitor your network and control Wi-Fi devices remotely on a smartphone with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi app.
- Advanced WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall helps keep the network safe.

Available now, the EA7500 is priced at $329.95 RRP.