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Getting to know the Linksys EA8300

The Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Router is ideal for busy families with multiple connected devices.  This multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output (MU-MIMO) router offers ample bandwidth for simultaneous 4K and HD video streaming, next-gen 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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FEATURES

  • Tri-Band
  • 802.11ac
  • Smart Wi-Fi
  • MU-MIMO Support
  • Beamforming Technology
  • Seamless Roaming
  • Speeds of up to 2.2 Gbps
  • 2 x 2 simultaneous data streams for stronger and faster performance
  • One USB 3.0 port for sharing a hard drive or USB printer
  • Four gigabit Ethernet ports
  • One gigabit Internet port
  • Quad-core CPU
  • Wall mountable
  • Power output:  12 V, 2 A 


OTHER FEATURES

  • Media Server
  • Parental Controls
  • Guest Access
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) support
  • Wireless Repeater mode
  • Wireless Bridge mode
  • Airtime Fairness
  • Link Aggregation
  • All band steering

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


BACK PANEL
 

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HARDWARE

  • 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
  • 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 behavior of the Linksys EA8300, click here.
  • Antennas:
  • Four external, adjustable, dipole, non-detachable antennas 
 
PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS
 
  • 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

To know more about Linksys EA8300, click here to read its user guide.​


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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