EA6500

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Availability

Since this product is advertised on Linksys, this model is currently being manufactured.

Performance

Wireless Performance Explained

Advertised Speed of 5Ghz band

Theoretical 802.11ac speed on 5Ghz band (using 80Mhz channel, 256-QAM, 400 ns GI):

  • 3 spatial streams x 433.3 mbps/stream = 1299.9 mbps

Note

This is classified as a “Mid-Performer” 802.11ac wifi system. If higher performance is needed, consider upgrading to a “Top-Performer”. Read: What’s the fastest 802.11ac (wifi5) wifi system possible?

Security

  • WPA2-Personal (128-bit encryption)
  • WPA2-Enterprise (128-bit encryption)

Firmware Changelog

Does this support automatic firmware updates? Yes.

Tip

To stay up-to-date, make sure to enable “Automatic Firmware Upgrade” from the dashboard.

Download the latest firmware from linksys.com

Danger

This model hasn’t received updates in over 2 years. Upgrade to a different model today!

1.1.40.176451 (2016-11-09)

  • Resolved an issue of router not being able to establish connection with some PPTP servers
  • Addressed couple security concerns on WAN interface

1.1.40.166281 (2015-05-18)

  • Compliant with 2015 CE EN300328 and EN301893 standards
  • Additional security to protect unauthorized access to router log files

1.1.40.160989 (2014-05-30)

  • Integration of BSP 6.37.14.62
  • Updated libupnp to v1.6 to address a security vulnerability

1.1.40.153731 (2013-10-16)

  • Internet Explorer 11 support
  • Fixes issue where inappropriate “Internet Connection is Down” error appears after router reboot or setup
  • Translation improvements in several languages

1.1.38.149770 (2013-03-20)

  • Guest network is no longer restricted to an x.y.3.z subnet.
  • Improved the webUI response time when USB storage is being accessed.
  • Improved the 2.4GHz auto-channel selection algorithm.
  • Improved performance in bridge mode.
  • Improved memory management for the media server.
  • Added static DNS support for the guest network.
  • Bug fixes in Linksys Smart Wi-Fi setup.

1.1.34.148821 (2013-03-01)

  • Initial release