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Linksys MR8300

AC2200 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi 5 router

Item # 750MR8300

This router provides fast, powerful Wi-Fi for multiple devices, and its mesh network can be expanded when necessary.

This router provides fast, powerful Wi-Fi for multiple devices, and its mesh network can be expanded when necessary.

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Item # 750MR8300

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About the Linksys MR8300

Plenty of fast Wi-Fi to go around

The Linksys MR8300 router offers powerful, consistent Wi-Fi coverage for households with multiple online devices. Your family can stream 4K movies, play online games, and browse the internet simultaneously, and glitch-free.
The Linksys MR8300 offers super-fast wired and wireless connections.

The Linksys MR8300 offers super-fast wired and wireless connections.

Plenty of fast Wi-Fi to go around

The Linksys MR8300 router offers powerful, consistent Wi-Fi coverage for households with multiple online devices. Your family can stream 4K movies, play online games, and browse the internet simultaneously, and glitch-free.

The router uses advanced MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output) technology and a quad-core processor to keep data flowing smoothly, even when everyone in the house is using their wireless devices. You'll have three dedicated bands of fast Wi-Fi for work and play.

Beamforming focuses stronger Wi-Fi signals where they're needed most. You can even assign priority to certain devices — like your 4K TV — to ensure a smooth viewing experience.

Expandable mesh network

This router may offer all the coverage you need, but if you move to a larger home in the future, or add to your existing property, your network can grow with you. Just add a Velop mesh Wi-Fi node to expand coverage as needed.

Easy app setup and control

The free Linksys app helps you set up, monitor, and control your new router. You'll have access to some very useful advanced features:

  • parental controls let you restrict access, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the internet
  • prioritize devices that need the most speed
  • create a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for guests

You'll be able to customize your network, so it does what you want, all the time.

Convenient connections

It's easy to forget about the advantages of making direct connections to your router. The MR8300 provides LAN ports so you can directly connect devices like desktop computers or home automation control hubs, taking some strain off of your wireless coverage, and ensuring top speed through the wired connection. There's a super-fast USB 3.0 port on the back, so you can view content from an external drive.

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Product highlights:

  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) wireless router
  • simultaneous tri-band 2.4 & 5GHz performance (400 Mbps + 867 Mbps + 867 Mbps)
  • four high-powered radio amplifiers with external antennas broadcast strong Wi-Fi signal
  • super-fast 716 MHz quad-core processor
  • add a Velop mesh Wi-Fi node to expand coverage
  • MU-MIMO technology lets router communicate with multiple devices simultaneously
  • works with Amazon Echo (Alexa)
  • memory: 512MB RAM, 256MB flash
  • beamforming technology directs wireless signal where it's needed most
  • free Linksys app offers smart control of your network:
    • offers app-based setup and monitoring of your router
    • create a separate, password-protected Wi-Fi network for guests
    • parental controls let you restrict access, control usage, and block specific devices from accessing the internet
    • prioritize devices that need the most speed
  • browser-based installation makes setup easy using a tablet, smartphone, or computer
  • includes AC power adapter, Ethernet cable and quick start guide
  • security: WPA/WPA2 and 128-bit AES encryption
External connections:
  • one WAN input for connecting to your modem
  • four 10/100/1000 LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports for making wired connections to your devices
  • one fast USB 3.0 port to wirelessly access and share USB hard drives and printers
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What's in the box:

  • WiFi router
  • AC power adapter (attached 59" DC cord)
  • 3' Ethernet cable
  • Setup Guide
  • Regulatory and Warranty Information

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Features

Max-Stream MR8300 Mesh WiFi Router: The Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 MU-MIMO Tri-Band WiFi Router (MR8300) offers ample bandwidth for simultaneous 4K and HD video streaming, next-gen online gaming, and other data-heavy online activities. The router's three dedicated bands help minimize lag even when multiple devices (up to 15+) are connected. The MR8300 can even be integrated into a Linksys Velop Mesh Network to further expand your WiFi coverage.

Velop Mesh Network Compatible:  The Linksys MR8300 is compatible with Velop mesh network products to increase WiFi range over your whole house, business, or office space. The Linksys MR8300 must be the primary, node while the Velop nodes (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) must be added as secondary nodes. The Velop mesh system operates as one network and continuously searches for your connected devices. This ensures a 100% seamless connection as you move throughout your home. A Velop modular WiFi mesh system gives you 100% seamless WiFi without lag or buffering. Velop gives you full-strength WiFi without signal degradation or drop-out.

Note: The MR8300 can only be set up as a primary node in a whole home mesh WiFi system. A primary node must be connected with an ethernet cable to your modem or modem router. Secondary nodes can be connected wirelessly or with ethernet cables. If you are adding the router to an existing Velop whole home mesh WiFi system, factory reset all nodes and add them to the system after the MR8300 is setup and working.

Quad-Core Processor + Amplified Antennas: The Linksys MR8300 utilizes a 716MHz Quad-Core Processor with 512MB RAM and 256MB Flash memory for extremely fast data transfer speeds. The MR8300 wireless router also incorporates four external adjustable antennas (non-detachable) and six power amplifiers that provide four powerful streams of data to your devices - ensuring optimal performance & complete coverage of your home. It is recommended to position the antennas all straight up.

Tri-Band WiFi: The Max-Stream MR8300 offers three independent WiFi bands that deliver extremely fast combined speeds of up to 2.2 Gbps. Tri-Band technology delivers up to double the Wireless-AC performance of a dual-band router. High-bandwidth applications like videoconferencing and movie streaming are ideal for the two high-speed 5GHz bands, while lower-bandwidth devices like older wireless-N and -G computers can utilize the 2.4 GHz band.

  • Band 1 (2.4GHz): Optimal speeds up to 400 Mbps for older Wireless-N & G devices.
  • Band 2 (5GHz): Faster speeds up to 867 Mbps for newer Wireless-AC devices (great for file transfers & video conferencing)
  • Band 3 (5GHz): Fastest speeds up to 867 Mbps for newer Wireless-AC devices (perfect for 4K or HD TV streaming & online gaming).

2x2 Wireless-AC: 4x4 Wireless-AC delivers two streams of data simultaneously per band. AC WiFi delivers exceptional speed and performance, and is 3x faster than Wireless-N. The Linksys MR8300 router supports the following WiFi standards - 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac.

Advanced WiFi Technologies: The Linksys Max-Stream MR8300 WiFi Router incorporates advanced WiFi technologies like MU-MIMO, Beamforming, and Smart Connect.

  • MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output): The Linksys Max-Stream MR8300 WiFi Router features Next-Gen AC WiFi with MU-MIMO technology, the latest advancement towards uninterrupted, simultaneous WiFi connections. Devices such as 4K TVs, HD streaming media players, tablets, game consoles, and many more use a lot of bandwidth, and with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology, the Max-Stream MR8300 WiFi router sends WiFi to multiple devices at the same time and same speed. Your whole family can play, stream, and work at once, without experiencing lag or buffering--at up to 2x the speed of a non-MU-MIMO router.
  • Beamforming: The Linksys MR8300 has Beamforming technology on both bands which helps improve the quality of voice, streaming of video and other bandwidth and latency sensitive transmissions. Direct WiFi signals to each of your mobile devices to increase signal strength and coverage. Play video games, listen to music, check emails, shop online, stream HD movies, and more, without having to worry about dropped signals.
  • Smart Connect: Smart Connect allows the router to have the capacity, flexibility and intelligence to assign a 5GHz client to one of the two wireless radios on the 5GHz WiFi band for higher performance. The router will "steer" devices to the optimum band, effectively telling wireless devices to disconnect and reconnect to the other radio within the 5GHz band. Smart Connect is not supported on a Guest network.

Linksys App: With the Linksys App (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 4.1+) you can setup, monitor, and manage your home WiFi remotely using your smartphone or tablet. With the Linksys App, you can access your home network from anywhere, any time. Easily tap into your home network to check the connection status of your devices, set up WiFi access for guests, or restrict your kids from accessing social networking sites when they should be doing homework. You can even prioritize which devices on your network get priority bandwidth to reduce lag times and buffering. You no longer have to be tethered to your desk at home to manage your home network.

  • Remote Access: You'll be able to access and manage your network from anywhere and quickly view the status of your WiFi network.
  • Guest Network: You'll be able to create a separate password-protected WiFi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the password.
  • Parental Controls: You can 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.
  • Speed Test: You'll be able to easily test and monitor your Internet connection's speed.

Gigabit Ethernet Ports: The Linksys MR8300 router is outfitted with five 10/100/1000 (1 WAN / 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology. The WAN port is used to connect your Internet modem, while the LAN ports are used to connect your local network devices. The Gigabit Ethernet ports support wired connections up to 10x faster than standard Ethernet and allows you to easily connect shared storage devices, printers, and other supported peripherals to your network.

Wireless Security Encryption: The Linksys MR8300 supports WPA2/WPA Personal and WPA2/WPA Mixed on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Its provides up to 128-bit encryption. You can even use WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) technology to automatically and securely add wireless devices to your network.

Automatic Firmware Updates: The MR8300 will automatically receive firmware updates from Linksys through the Linksys App as they are released, so your router is always secure and up to date. Click here for the latest firmware updates.

AC Power: The Linksys MR8300 router includes an AC power adapter (100-240V ~ 50-60Hz) which will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet.

Mounting Options: The router can simply be placed on a tabletop or desktop. It can also be wall mounted using the integrated keyholes slots (mounting screws not included).

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