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Getting to know the Linksys MR8300 Mesh WiFi Router, AC2200, MU-MIMO

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The Linksys MR8300 Mesh WiFi Router, AC2200, MU-MIMO is an Intelligent Mesh™-compatible router, which makes it capable to act as a primary node to your Velop system.  It enables you to expand your Wi-Fi by letting you take advantage of the Intelligent Mesh WiFi System that is made up of modular nodes.  These work seamlessly together to fit the need of any home and deliver flawless Wi-Fi wherever you want it.

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Features
  • Tri-band router 
  • Supports 802.11ac (AC2200) at up to 2.2 Gbps
  • 2x2 simultaneous data streams for stronger and faster performance
  • Intelligent Mesh technology
  • MU-MIMO technology
  • Beamforming technology
  • Guest network
  • Parental Controls
  • Coverage of up to 2,000 sq ft  
  • Can be set up as a parent or child node

Product Requirements
  • Internet connection
  • Mobile device for setup:
    • iOS 11.4 and later
    • Android™ 6.0 and later
  • The latest version of the Linksys app
  • Bluetooth® (preferred for setup)

Hardware 
  • Buttons / Switch
    • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button
    • ​​​​Reset button
    • Rocker style power switch
  • Antennas - Four adjustable antennas (non-detachable)
    • The two antennas on the left are dual-band, the other two are single-band 5 GHz antennas.
  • Ports
    • Four gigabit ethernet ports
    • One gigabit internet port
    • One power port
    • One USB 3.0 port
      • For external hard drive only
      • Storage feature is only available on the router that is on parent mode
      • Supported formats are NTFS, HFS+, APFS (read-only), FAT32, and Samba
  • Power - Output:  12V, 2A 
  • Lights - To learn more about your router's lights and their behavior, click here.

Back Panel

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Related Article: 

Overview of the Linksys MR8300's web interface when in Router Mode

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