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Linksys MAX-STREAM EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wireless Router Review

Linksys MAX-STREAM EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wireless Router Review
MU-MIMO makes it way to AC1900 with the Linksys MAX-STREAM EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO wireless router. Value proposition with this router is high, take a look.
By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Mar 3, 2016 5:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: Linksys

Introduction

 

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Nearly a year ago Linksys launched its first MU-MIMO solution into the market, the EA8500. I didn't have a chance to test that particular solution at the time but today we have a router in house that shares quite a few bits and pieces with that solution, especially on the hardware side.

 

 

The EA7500 is Linksys' expanding their portfolio into the MU-MIMO AC1900 market. Using the same Qualcomm EFX platform they have come up with a solution that while based on the same Smart Wi-Fi firmware platform can produce 1300 Mbps on the 5GHz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. Additional features include four gigabit LAN ports along with a WAN port adding to storage ports equaling USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

 

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A deeper look at the specifications shows Linksys is aiming this solution at medium households with around 12 devices. Also listed is MU-MIMO and Beamforming support along with its dual-core CPU, which in this case is the Qualcomm IPQ8064. Paired with the 8064 is 128MB of DDR3 and 128MB of NAND.

 

The radios use a 3x3 configuration and are supplied by Qualcomm as well with model numbers QCA9982 and QCA9983, the switch used is a QCA8337. Filesystem support for the USB 3.0 storage option includes FAT, NTFS, and HFS+ and it is Wi-Fi Certified.

 

MSRP of the Linksys Wireless Router is set at $199.99 and features a one-year warranty.

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