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Linksys EA8500
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Manuf/OEM/ODM CyberTAN EWW604 -B1L5 205 (XC)

FCC approval date: 10 April 2015
(Est.) release date: 23 April 2015
Country of manuf.: China
Series: AC2600

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Type: wireless router, bridge, range extender, repeater

FCC ID: Q87-EA8500
Industry Canada ID: 3839A-EA8500
PCB ID: EWW604-B1-L5

Power: 12 VDC, 3.5 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Qualcomm IPQ8064 (1.4 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(Spansion S34ML01G100TFI00)
RAM1: 512 MiB
536,870,912 B
4,194,304 Kib
524,288 KiB
4,096 Mib
0.5 GiB
(Samsung K4B2G1646Q-BCK0 × 2)

Expansion IFs: USB 2.0 / eSATA (combo port), USB 3.0
USB ports: 2
SATA ports: 1
Serial: yes, internal, population varies, (115200,8,N,1)

WI1 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9980
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL
WI2 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9980
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 4x4:4
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL

ETH chip1: Qualcomm IPQ8064
Switch: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8337
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 1G
WAN ports: 1


Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier Module;Skyworks;SE2623L;;4;
5GHz Power Amplifier Module;Skyworks;SKY85405;;4;

Third party firmware supported: DD-WRT • (List), OpenWrt, LEDE Project (obsolete, re-merged into OpenWrt)

Flags: Wave2, MU-MIMO

Default SSID: LinksysXXXXX (17 addl. devices), LinksysXXXXX_5GHz (3 addl. devices)
Default login user: blank
Default login password: admin
blank:admin credentials used by 279 additional devices
of which 141 are Linksys devices

802dot11 OUI: 14:91:82 (-, 3 W, 2017)
Ethernet OUI: 14:91:82 (-, 3 W, 2017)

For a list of all currently documented Qualcomm chipsets with specifications, see Qualcomm.
For a list of all currently documented Qualcomm Atheros chipsets with specifications, see Qualcomm Atheros.

1733 Mbps - 4-stream 802.11ac device (433Mbps per stream),
800 Mbps - max. PHY rate for the 40MHz wide 2.4GHz channel = 2600 Mbps class

Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router

Product page (Belkin/Linksys)  • Support page

"EWW604-B1-L5 REV:205 (XC)" is silkscreened on the board in the photos.

It's CyberTAN manufactured EWW604 (via the Wayback Machine) variant.

"EWW604-B1-L5 REV:305 (XD)" is silkscreened on one newer revision unit.

Wi-Fi Certified (alt.) (as of 04/14/2015)

See also: CyberTAN and Linksys EA7300

Additional external links[edit]


Forum threads[edit]

Third-party firmware support notes[edit]

Newer units don't have a populated serial header and have newer firmware which explicitly locks you out from flashing third-party firmware. This necessitates flashing manually via TFTP in U-Boot (see here).

See also[edit]

List of Four Stream Hardware