How to enable Link Aggregation on the Linksys EA8300 through the web-based setup page

Link Aggregation is the combination of two LAN ports to create a logic port that is faster (2 Gbps) and more reliable.  Link Aggregation is disabled by default on the Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Router.  To learn how to configure Link Aggregation on the Linksys EA8300 with a switch, click here.
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  • Only ports 1 and 2 on the Linksys EA8300 support Link Aggregation.
  • The Linksys EA8300 does not support 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) or any other proprietary LAG implementation.  If you are using a switch that supports LACP 802.3ad, you will need to create a Static (manual) LAG on the switch with LACP disabled. 
Link Aggregation Group (LAG) setup requirements: 
  • The Linksys EA8300 must have the latest firmware with Link Aggregation support.
  • Use two CAT5e cables or better for gigabit connection.
  • A client (such as a switch) that supports Link Aggregation.  
The LAG settings will vary across different devices.  Make sure to use the two ports on your device that support Link Aggregation.  Contact your vendor to confirm if Link Aggregation is supported and configured properly on your device.  Once your device is set up, follow these steps to enable Link Aggregation from the router's web-based setup page. 

Step 1:
Make sure ports 1 and 2 are not in use on the Linksys EA8300.
Step 2:
Connect a computer to the router.  You may use either a wired or wireless computer to set up Link Aggregation.  For wired connection, do not use ports 1 or 2 as these ports will be used for Link Aggregation.
Step 3:
Access the web-based setup page of the router.  For instructions, click here.
Step 4:
On the router's web based setup page, go to Connectivity > Local Network.  Toggle the Link Aggregation switch to the right to enable it, and then click Ok or Apply
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Step 5:
Connect your LAG ports.  Take two ethernet cables; connect ports 1 and 2 from the Linksys EA8300 to the two LAG ports you configured on your other device with Link Aggregation support.

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