Linksys EA8300 WiFi Router (AC2200) Review

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Due to the use of Beamforming+ technology, Linksys EA8300 has a very wide coverage. This technology concentrates the WiFi signal towards the client device and increases the quality and stability of the connection by about 40%.
Unlike the small size, this router has the ability to cover a 2 bedrooms house.

Features at a Glance:

  • 2-Bedrooms Coverage.
  • Beamforming+ technology.
  • Four 1Gbps LAN ports.
  • One 1Gbps WAN port.
  • Works with existing modem, simple setup through Linksys App.
  • HD streaming, gaming and more in high quality without buffering.
  • 4x external adjustable antennas.
  • 2.4 and 2*5 GHz bands (Simultaneous Tri-band).
  • Wireless Router , Access Point and Repeater Modes.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa.
  • USB 3 Ports.


Is Linksys EA8300 a mesh router?

No, the Linksys EAP8300 is a standalone WiFi router, but you can extend the WiFi coverage with WiFi Extenders.

How do I setup my Linksys EA8300 router?

  1.  Connect Power. Please ensure that you are using the power adapter that came with your router. …
  2.  Connect to Modem by Cable/Wire.
  3.  Login. …
  4. Select Password. …
  5.  Change SSID and Password. …
  6. Save the configuration and reboot the device.

Why can’t I connect to my Linksys router?

Difficulties in accessing the router’s web-based setup page can be due to the following reasons:

  1. Improper cable connections.
  2. The router is not giving a valid IP address.
  3. Incorrect router IP address entered in the Address bar.

How do I secure my Linksys router?

You can secure your Linksys router with 3 options :

  1. Use the WPA™ / WPA2™ wireless security key or password on the router.
  2. It’s better to use Wireless MAC Filter.
  3. Disabling the SSID Broadcast ( Hide the SSID )of the router.

Linksys EA8300 – AC2200 WiFi Router 

Linksys Mesh Wifi 5 Router, Tri-Band, 2,000 Sq. ft Coverage, Supports Guest WiFi, Parent Control, 20+ Devices, Speeds up to (AC2200) 2.2Gbps – MR8300

Linksys EA8300 WiFi Router Specifications

Wireless Specifications
Wireless Standard802.11ac (a/b/g/n)
Overall Speed2200Mbps
RangeSmall/Medium Houses
Concurrent Clients20
Antenna4 External
Software Capabilities Level (1-10)
Security 7.5
Parental Control 7.5
Traffic Control 7.5
Guest NetworkNo
Physical Ports
WAN Ports1 (1Gbps)
LAN Ports4 (1Gbps)
USB Ports1 (USB3)
Special Capabilities
Beamforming TechnologyYes
MU-MIMO TechnologyYes
Mesh SupportNo
Repeater ModeYes
Vendor-Specific TechnologyAdvanced Beamforming+
Hardware Specifications
ProcessorQuad-core CPU
Dimension8.4 x 6.4 x 2.2 in
Weight608g (1.3 lb)


+ Beamforming+
+ 3 Roles Router/Repeater/AP
+ Reasonable Coverage


– OpenVPN Not Supported
– Low Overall Speed

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