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Linksys EA8300

Linksys EA8300
Brand: Linksys
Category: Routers
  • Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
  • Type: Wireless Router
  • Antennas: 4 External Detachable Antennas
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Processor: 716 MHz
  • Data Transfer Rate: 2.2 Gbps

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

  • Design 8 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Price 8 / 10

Linksys EA8300 is a router that comes with a nice set of features to provide seamless connectivity all over your workplace. With 4 high-powered antennas, it can distribute Wi-Fi signals all over your home or office. Stop worrying about having to stay close to the router, or even in the same room. We’ve got quite a lot to say, but some sources say it will provide double the performance when compared to a two-band one. Surely, that is more than enough for regular usage, and we recommend getting either this one or Synology RT1900ac or RT2600ac. Whatever your choice might be, you can’t go wrong.

Let’s talk about Linksys EA8300 specs next, and they’re major ones. First of all, the 2.2 Gbps data transfer rate will also add to the performance. Particularly when downloading over a high-speed internet connection in your home, we can say with certainty. Furthermore, the router is coming with 3 bands which are 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 5 GHz respectively. Like we previously mentioned, it has some advantage over two-band ones, and it might be a good choice. It also ships with a 716 MHz processor in the package. The CPU provides good performance, especially for extreme speed downloading and multitasking.

256 MB RAM is added into the mix, and it’s there to make sure everything goes smooth all the time. However, we must tell you one thing. If you are looking for a high-specs router for extreme performance, this one might not cut it. In that case, we recommend gaming router from Asus – ROG Rapture GT-AC5300. That one can hand a huge amount of tasks and data at the same time, and might be the perfect fit.  But let’s get back to the task at hand. We’ll have to inform you that there isn’t the newest Wi-Fi standard in use with this one.

We already mentioned 2600AC when talking about Synology, and this one uses 2200AC. That means it’s not the fastest on the market, but still a good choice for the price given. The price of Linksys EA8300 is about $170, which is just right for what it has to offer. Let’s see how it does when it comes to customizability. First of all, those four antennas can be adjusted, but not detached completely. But why would you want to, even? It provides the best Wi-Fi coverage and experience, and you should leave it be.

The setup is pretty much plug-and-play. You’ll be able to open the router’s setting in your browser and customize everything you want. It’s pretty well designed, yet so simple and easy to navigate. You probably won’t have to change anything inside, maybe update firmware and you’re ready to roll. Furthermore, it does use MU-MIMO Wi-FI technology, just like D-Link EXO AC2600. If you’re not sure what it means, it’s very simple. The network can get considerably slowed down when multiple devices are using it at the same time. With this feature of Linksys EA8300, all devices will have to wait for their turn to send and receive data, thus making everything organized and fast.



Announced Date 2017
Release Date 2017


Dimensions 8.4 in x 6.4 in x 2.2 in
Weight 21.44 oz
Colors Black

General Router Details

Frequency Band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Flash Memory 256 MB
Status Indicators Power, WLAN, LAN, WPS, Internet


Form Factor Desktop
Router Type Wireless Router
Connectivity Technology Wired, Wireless
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Compilant Standards IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Protocol 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Data Transfer Rate 2.2 Gbps
Wan Ports Qty 1
Integrated Switch 4-port switch
Networking Features USB port, AES encryption, MU-MIMO technology, Tri-Band, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), beamforming technology, parental control, reset button


Antenna Form Factor External detachable
Antenna Qty 4


CPU 716 MHz
RAM 256 MB


Modem Included


Encryption Algorithm 128-bit AES, 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-Enterprise


Interface Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Connector Type 1x 9 pin USB Type A, 4x RJ-45
Interface Type LAN, USB 3.0, WAN


Cable Type Network cable

Other Features

Compatibility Mac, PC



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Overall User's Rating

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  • Design 7 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Price 6 / 10
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  1. Bernhard Rana


    Great router for my apartment

    I bought Linksys EA8300 a few days ago when my friend suggested it to me, although i don't like to pay much for these stuff. However, this one showed very good performance for my medium-sized apartment, and the coverage is great. I highly recommend it.

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