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Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Router (EA8300) MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Wireless Router

DOUBLE THE PERFORMANCE OF A DUAL-BAND ROUTER

Enjoy up to double the performance* of a Dual-Band router with the Linksys MAX-STREAM AC2200 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Tri-Band Router (EA8300). Featuring Tri-Band technology, the MAX-STREAM AC2200 wireless router is ideal for 4K and HD video streaming and next-gen online gaming.

Households with heavy Wi-Fi use will experience fast data transfers thanks to this gigabit Wi-Fi router's combined 2.2Gbps speed and Quad-Core CPU.

Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Router (EA8300)
Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Router (EA8300)

EXCEPTIONAL MULTI-DEVICE PERFORMANCE WITH MU-MIMO

Devices such as 4K TVs, HD streaming media players, tablets, and game consoles consume a lot of bandwidth. With MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology, the EA8300 router sends Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the same time and same speed. It's like having a dedicated Wi-Fi router for each of your devices.

Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Router (EA8300)

SEAMLESS ROAMING TECHNOLOGY**

Traditional routers and range extenders force you to manually connect to either the range extender's or router's network in order to experience the best Wi-Fi signal as you move about your home. But with the EA8300's Seamless Roaming support, your devices will automatically connect to the strongest Wi-Fi signal by utilizing a single network name. Pair the router with a compatible range extender to enjoy a strong, seamless Wi-Fi signal in every room of your house.

Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Router (EA8300)

USB AND ETHERNET PORTS CONNECT MORE DEVICES

Four Gigabit Ethernet ports let you connect more devices and share files 10x faster than with standard Ethernet. The ultra-fast USB 3.0 port is ideal for connecting shared network storage devices as well as a range of other peripherals.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE ANTENNAS FOR MAXIMUM COVERAGE

The EA8300 wireless router features four external adjustable antennas that provide four powerful streams of data to your devices--ensuring complete coverage of your home. Better coverage means faster Internet speeds wherever you are.

LINKSYS AUTO FIRMWARE UPGRADE

Linksys automatically pushes the software update to your router overnight and seamlessly bring the latest features and security to your home network. Your Linksys router will be consistently getting better over time.

Two features that will soon be added to the EA8300 are an OpenVPN Server and Advanced Band Steering.

DFS CERTIFIED

The EA8300 operates in a clear airspace denied to traditional routers thanks to Dynamic frequency selection (DFS) certification from the FCC. This certification triples the number of channels available at 80MHz.

AIRTIME FAIRNESS ENSURES WI-FI EFFICIENCY

Improve your overall home Wi-Fi efficiency with the EA8300 thanks to Airtime Fairness, a feature that ensures even, fair distribution of Wi-Fi to different devices. This helps to reduce the lag associated with slower Wi-Fi devices.

WI-FI TRAFFIC OPTIMIZER

The Smart Connect feature balances your 5 GHz Wi-Fi connections and intelligently chooses the best radio band for your devices for the best Wi-Fi performance of your network.

LAN LINK AGGREGATION

With Link Aggregation, you can double the speed of data transfer rates by enabling dual Ethernet connections from the router to the external storage device.

DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD SPEED CHECK

Clearly see your network's Download and Upload speeds with a more intuitive speed gauge in the User Interface.

SPI FIREWALL AND DOS PROTECTION PROVIDE THE BEST IN CLASS INTERNET SECURITY

Linksys SPI Firewall will distinguish legitimate packets for different types of connections. Only packets matching a known active connection are allowed to pass the firewall. DoS attack is an attempt to make a computer or network resource unavailable to its intended users, with Linksys DoS protection, we will block all the possible DoS attack to keep your network running smoothly.



Linksys App

CUSTOMIZE AND MANAGE YOUR HOME Wi-Fi ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

With the Linksys App, you can closely monitor and manage your home Wi-Fi remotely using a smartphone or tablet.

  • Guest Access: Create a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password.
  • Parental Controls: Ensure a safe Internet experience for your kids -- even when you're away from home. Restrict access to inappropriate or distracting content, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the Internet.
  • Device Prioritization: You can prioritize devices that need the most speed.
  • Alexa Support: When paired with Alexa, the Linksys App gives you access to a variety of convenient voice commands.
  • Speed Test: Easily test and monitor your Internet connection's speed.

QUICK AND EASY SETUP

Managing your home Wi-Fi with the Linksys App is fast and easy:

Step 1 Set up your wireless home network

Set up your home Wi-Fi using a Linksys App-enabled router.

Step 2 Sign up for a Linksys App Account

Download the free Linksys App.

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Step 3 Customize your network with the Linksys App

Use Your Mobile Device to Manage Your Home Wi-Fi.

 

Technical Specs
  • Wi-Fi Technology:
    AC2200 MU-MIMO Tri-band Gigabit, 400+867+867 Mbps†
  • Key Features:
    • Tri-Band (5 GHz + 5GHz + 2.4 GHz), 2x2 AC
    • MU-MIMO/ Seamless Roaming
    • Auto Firmware Update
    • Quad-Core CPU+ 3 offload Processors
    • Advanced SPI+ DoS protection Security
    • Advanced Beamforming+ Technology
    • Airtime Fairness
    • USB 3.0 Port
    • Smart Connect Band Steering
    • 4 Adjustable Antennas+ 6 High Power Amplifiers
    • Smart Wi-Fi Cloud Management
  • Network Standards:
    • 802.11b
    • 802.11a/g
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11ac
  • Wi-Fi Speed:
    AC2200 (N400 + AC867 + AC867)
  • Wi-Fi Bands:
    2.4 and 5 GHz(2x) (simultaneous tri-band)
  • Wi-Fi Range:
    Medium Household
  • Number of Ethernet Ports:
    • 1x Gigabit WAN port
    • 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • Other Ports:
    • 1x USB 3.0 port
    • Power
  • Antennas:
    4x external adjustable antennas
  • Processor:
    716Mhz Quad-core
  • Memory:
    RAM: 256MB; Flash: 256MB
  • LEDs:
    Illuminated Linksys logo , Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Internet connection, Network cable connection to Internet port.
  • Wireless Encryption:
    64/128-bit WEP, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise
  • Operation Modes:
    • Wireless Router
    • Access Point(Wired Bridge)
    • Wireless Bridge
    • Wireless Repeater
  • Storage File System Support:
    • FAT
    • NTFS
    • HSF+
  • Easy Setup:
    Browser-based Setup
  • Minimum System Requirements:
    Latest versions of Google ChromeTM, Firefox®, Safari® (for Mac® and iPad®), Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer® version 8 and newer
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    213.7mmX161.8mmx54.8mm (without Antenna)
  • Weight:
    608 g
  • Security Features:
    • WPA/WPA2
    • 128 bit AES link encryption
  • Regulatory Compliance:
    FCC class B
  • Other Certifications:
    Wi-Fi
  • Power Supply:
    Input: 100-240V ~ 50-60Hz; Output: 12V, 2A
Support
Package Contents
  • Linksys AC2200 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Router, EA8300
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Warranty and Regulatory with Documentation
Reviews

Press

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Router I got this router 2 days ago and I could not wait to set it up and see if it lived up to the speeds it promised. I was not disappointed. This is the fastest router I have ever owned. We have 2 ROKUS, 2 cell phones, 2 laptops, and a smart TV connected to the wireless side and a desktop computer that is hard wired to the router. I was very impressed with the download speeds and the streaming we were able to do with absolutely no buffering. Linksys has delivered the router I have been looking for at a price that is very affordable for so much speed.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Speed I received this router from Belkin-Linksys and want to share the improvements I experienced relative to the Linksys router I had been using. In the part of my home farthest from the router the signal level improved from -64 to -56 dBm. My download speeds which ranged from 11 to 27 Mbps depending on proximity to the router are now in the mid 80's throughout my house. I had no issues setting up and connecting the router to the internet.. The Linksys Smart WiFi web pages have a nice graphical interface. for example I can view a network map showing all of the devices connected to my network. The LED's on the router for WPS and internet or WAN connections make it easy to identify network issues.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The solution for streaming in our home. I got this router today and had it hooked up to replace my old router in about 15 minutes. Set up is a breeze, what took the most time was resetting all our device auto sign on for wifi. First thing I noticed was increased speed at the desktop, we noticed the same thing with all our laptops. Now the big benefit was when I got the TV sign in updated and checked video streaming. This had been a major disappointment in the past but with this router, I had no delays or buffering and later when I was streaming a movie in the office, I had my husband check to see if I was creating any issues for him with his laptop. It was great for both of us unlike the old system where I had to stop streaming if he wanted to download something or work on his laptop. I couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for my house and 4K tv I bought this router at Walmart on sale for $150 which was a pretty good deal. I’m pretty good with computers and stuff but not a guru with technology. I know that ATT Fiber is terrible over WiFi and my family has 4K tv’s in every room. This router completely changed my viewing experience. No more lagging and loading. Netflix works perfectly along with YouTube and other apps on my tv. My personal 4K tv is about 30 feet away from this router and it gets perfect signal through not only one, not two, but this goes through three walls and I still watch all my shows. Even my sister who is upstairs in the corner of the house gets great signal. My house isn’t huge but this gets the job done perfectly.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tri-band ac2200 router I found the router very usefull. All features on router where pretty straight forward . The average would likely have no problem setting it up. Only problem I could see is to name each wireless network differently,if not, will cause conflicts? Other than that it was a great router
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great while it worked! I purchased this router to replace an older Linksys because I needed a stronger signal to reach all of our house. The Linksys was somewhat difficult to set up, but I attributed that to my lack of knowledge. It worked very well for a month, but then it quit. All attempts to reboot, reset, etc. resulted in total failure although it would occasionally work for a few minutes. I spoke with technical support, but, due to his accent and my hearing impairment, I was unable to understand his instructions. I will write this off as an expensive lesson and will not buy Linksys again
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved range for multiple devices With nine devices that use our internet, I wanted a router that would give us consistent connectivity throughout the house. The EA8300 does the job. My internet is fiber optic without a modem so I have to call and provide the new MAC address for it to work. After doing that, it did not recognize the new router. I called their tech support, but they were of no help and gave me a service ticket. I then called Linksys and "Elmer" was excellent to walk me through setting it up. Unfortunately, when it still was not working he contacted my ISP with me on the line. Once again my ISP was no help. Their tier 2 people go home at five o clock it was 5:20. Linksys and I agreed on a time the next morning to finish the install. Overnight the ISP recognized the new router. The Linksys tech rep called as arranged. I finished the install and all was working.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tri-Band Performance with Smart Connect My favorite router from years ago was the ubiquitous Linksys WRT54G with the familiar blue and black colors.The main reason was that it just worked. Plug it in and you were connected to the outside world. That's how I felt when hooking this EA8300 up for the first time. After plugging it in and attaching all the wires, I ran through the final setup through the browser and it just started working. So simple to set up security and check on the the auto setup on the three bands. Linksys calls it "Smart Connect Band Steering" and devices are placed on the best band with the best performance. There is one 2.4 band and two of the 5.0 bands and devices are organized with others of similar speeds. That way a slow device won't slow down faster devices. It was interesting to look at the device map and see how they were spread among the three bands. There were 20 devices connected both wired and wirelessly and most of them enjoyed a speed increase because of the new arrangement. My cell phone had its speed tripled from just the router change. This ended up being my favorite feature. The other need we had was for a bit more range in the house. Many houses have their router stuck along an outside wall on the main floor, sometimes in a corner, because that's where the cable comes in. Unfortunately for me, I need to connect at the opposite end of the house on the second floor. Fortunately for me the EA8300 connected with a bit stronger of a signal and held onto the signal better. They also offer Max-Stream range extenders that automatically switch a device to the stronger signal. I didn't have a chance to test that out but it would likely add a stronger signal upstairs for me. One other thing I noted was that devices stayed connected to the EA8300 router instead of dropping off like they did on my old router. Not sure what is responsible for that, but this router just works well.
Date published: 2017-04-19
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*Two or more 1x1 MU-MIMO-enabled client devices must be connected to achieve the two (2) times faster physical data rate.
†The standard transmission rates—400 Mbps or 867 Mbps (for 5 GHz), 400 Mbps (for 2.4 GHz), 54 Mbps, and 11 Mbps—are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.
**Seamless Roaming is designed for devices that support the 802.11k standard including but not limited to iPhone (4s and later), iPad Pro, iPad Air and later, iPad mini and later, iPad (3rd generation and later), iPod touch (5th generation and later), Samsung S4 (Android 4.2.2 /4.4.2), Samsung S5 (Android 4.4.2), and Samsung S6 (Android 5.0.2). For more information on supported Windows® and other devices, please check with your device manufacturer. Seamless Roaming may require the latest Max-Stream firmware. Please check the support page of your Max-Stream router for more details.