Cisco Linksys joins the 802.11ac bandwagon, introducing the EA6500 dual-band 802.11ac WiFi router which will be shipped in August. The router supports WiFi 802.11ac and is backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n devices. With dual-band support, the EA6500 can operate at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands simultaneously, and delivers 450 + 1300 Mbps speeds.
The Linksys EA6500 supports Cisco Connect Cloud, which is a web app that allows you to manage the router from any web browser anywhere, anytime. Not only the router itself, the Connect Cloud also allows you to manage devices connected to the router.
Linksys’ 802.11ac router supports SpeedBoost technology for increased signal strength and is equipped with High Power Amplifiers for extended wireless range. It has four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and two USB ports for sharing printers and USB storage devices. The DLNAmedia server allows users to stream media from DONA-compatible devices easily, and the SampleTap technology lets users to add WiFi and NFC devices to home network easily.
Linksys ES6500 is available for pre-sale for $219.99.