The EA9500 uses the Smart Wi-Fi platform that many Linksys products now utilize.
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.
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.
Parental control allows you to block access to specific devices all the time or by a set time period.
You can configure storage options via the external menu. This includes an FTP and DLNA media server.
Over on the connectivity menu, you can upgrade firmware along with editing router passwords.
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
- Motherboard: ASUS Z170 Premium - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i5 6500 - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: Klevv CRAS 16GB (4x4) DDR4 3000 - Read our review
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS Storage: Intel 730 480GB SSD - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Secondary Storage: Intel 750 400GB U.2 SSD - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: Thermaltake P5 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200 - Buy from Amazon
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 - Buy from Amazon
PRICING: You can find the Linksys EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 Wireless Router for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Linksys EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 Wireless Router retails for $350 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Linksys EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 Wireless Router retails for £320 at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introduction & Pricing, Availability and Specifications]
- Page 2 [Router Details]
- Page 3 [Management GUI Details and Test System Setup]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks- Wired and Wireless Throughput]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks – Router Storage Testing & Final Thoughts]
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