Getting to know the Linksys EA8300

The Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Router is ideal for busy families with multiple connected devices.  This router offers ample bandwidth for simultaneous 4K and HD video streaming, next-generation online gaming, and other data-heavy activities.  The router’s three dedicated bands help minimize lag even when multiple devices are connected. 

Front Panel

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Product Features

  • Smart Wi-Fi
  • Beamforming technology
  • Seamless Roaming
  • Speeds of up to 2.2 Gbps
  • 2x2 Spatial stream
  • Quad-core CPU 
  • Media Server
  • Parental Controls
  • Guest Access 
  • Supports WPA2™ Personal and WPA2 Enterprise
  • Link Aggregation
  • All band steering

NOTE:  The router must have the latest firmware to enable the Link Aggregation and All band steering features.

Back Panel

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  • Ports / Buttons / Switch:
  • One USB 3.0 port
  • Four gigabit Ethernet ports
NOTE:  Ports 1 and 2 on the router support Link Aggregation when enabled.
  • One gigabit Internet port
  • Power port
  • Rocker style power switch
  • Reset button
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button, located on the side
  • Indicator Lights:
  • Power, internet connection, WAN physical connection, WPS, USB port, Ethernet (LAN ports), Internet (WAN port)
NOTE:  To learn more about the indicator light behaviors of the Linksys EA8300, click here.
  • Antennas:
  • Four external, adjustable, dipole, non-detachable antennas 

Product Requirements
  • Internet connection with modem or modem router
  • Computer (Windows® or Mac®), smartphone or tablet with Wi-Fi
  • For browser setup, latest version of:
    • Google Chrome™
    • Mozilla Firefox®
    • Safari® 
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Internet Explorer® 8 or newer

Related Videos:

Getting to know the Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (VIDEO)
Setting up the Linksys EA8300 (VIDEO)
How to enable Link Aggregation on the Linksys EA8300 through the Linksys app (VIDEO)
How to enable Link Aggregation on the Linksys EA8300 through the web-based setup page (VIDEO)
Setting up Link Aggregation on the Linksys EA8300 with a switch (VIDEO)
Changing the Band Steering options on the Linksys EA8300 (VIDEO)

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