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Linksys EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: Jul 29, 2016 5:19 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Linksys

Management GUI

 

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The EA9500 uses the Smart Wi-Fi platform that many Linksys products now utilize.

 

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After setup is complete, you land at the screen above. As you can see, the right side gives you a quick overview of everything going on with the router. To the left side, we have a sidebar menu system that includes access to media and parental controls along with external storage setup and a speed test to make sure you're getting the bandwidth you pay for.

 

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The network map is one of my favorite features as I can quickly see what devices are on the network and can filter devices by connection type if needed.

 

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Parental control allows you to block access to specific devices all the time or by a set time period.

 

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You can configure storage options via the external menu. This includes an FTP and DLNA media server.

 

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Over on the connectivity menu, you can upgrade firmware along with editing router passwords.

 

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The networks menu has the option for band steering, which automatically chooses the appropriate network for you. You can also disable it and control them yourself.

 

 

Tyler's Router Test System Specifications

 

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