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How to enable Link Aggregation on the Linksys EA8300 through the Linksys app

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 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Router.  To learn how to configure Link Aggregation on the Linksys EA8300 with a switch, click here.
 
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IMPORTANT:
  • 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 supports Link Aggregation.  Contact your vendor to confirm if Link Aggregation is supported and configured properly on your device.  Once your device is setup, follow these steps to enable Link Aggregation on the Linksys EA8300 using the Linksys app. 
 
Step 1: 
Connect a mobile device to your existing Wi-Fi and open the Linksys User-added image app.
 
Step 2:
Tap Log in. Enter your Linksys cloud account credentials and then tap Log in.  For local access, tap Log in with Router Password
 
Step 3:
Tap the Navigation Menu User-added image icon.
 
Step 4:
Go to Advanced Settings > Local Network Settings > Link Aggregation.  Toggle the Enable Aggregation button to the right.  Tap Save.
 
NOTE:  This section will only appear for routers with the Link Aggregation feature (e.g., Linksys EA8300).
 
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You have now enabled Link Aggregation on the Linksys EA8300 using the Linksys app.  To know how to enable the Link Aggregation feature on the Linksys EA8300 through the web-based setup page, click here.


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