Max-Stream EA830 WiFi Router: The Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream
AC2200 Tri-Band WiFi Router 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+)
716MHz Quad-Core Processor: The Linksys EA8300 utilizes a
716MHz Quad-Core Processor for extremely fast data transfer speeds.
4 Adjustable Antennas: The EA8300 wireless router features four
external adjustable antennas (non-detachable) 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. The two
antennas on the left of the Linksys EA8300 are dual-band antennas.
Tri-Band WiFi: The Max-Stream EA8300 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 EA8300 router
supports the following WiFi standards - 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and
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.
Note: Smart Connect is not supported on a Guest network.
Advanced WiFi Technologies: The Linksys Max-Stream EA8300
WiFi Router incorporates advanced WiFi technologies like MU-MIMO, Beamforming,
Airtime Fairness, & Seamless Roaming.
- MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output):
The Linksys Max-Stream EA8300 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
EA8300 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
- Beamforming: The Linksys EA8300 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.
- Airtime Fairness: Improve your overall home Wi-Fi efficiency with
the EA8300 thanks to Airtime Fairness, a feature that ensures even, fair
distribution of WiFi to different devices. This helps to reduce the lag
associated with slower WiFi devices.
- Seamless Roaming (requires optional Linksys Range Extender):
To enable Seamless Roaming, pair this Max-Stream Router with a
Max-Stream Range Extender (such as the
Linksys RE7000, sold separately). The intuitive technology lets you move
freely in and outside of your home without dropping a WiFi signal.
Simple Setup: Setting up the Linksys EA8300 is made fast and
easy because of its CD-less setup. Enter
http://LinksysSmartWiFi.com in a web browser. You can run the setup from a
web browser even if the router initially does not have Internet connection or is
on factory settings. The default IP Address for this router is 192.168.1.1, and
the default router password is admin. The default SSID and passphrase of the
Linksys EA8300 are printed on the product label underneath the device. At the
end of the setup you can mange the following router settings -
- Change the router's name & password
- Setup a Guest network and Guest access
- Configure parental controls
- Connect devices to the WiFi router and your wireless network
- Test your Internet connection speed
Note: Certified Operating Systems include Mac OSX (10.5.8
or higher) and Windows 7/8/8.1/10. Supported Internet browsers include -
Latest versions of Google Chrome, Firefox 8, Safari 5 (for Mac and iPad),
Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer version 8 or newer.
Linksys App: With the Linksys App for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0.3+, you can closely 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: Access and manage your network from
anywhere and quickly view the status of your WiFi network.
- Guest Network: There are two Guest networks that can be
set up on the Linksys EA8300; one for each network band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz).
The default Guest network password is BeMyGuest. The default SSID of each Guest network is the SSID of the main
network appended with the -guest suffix. Create a separate,
password-protected WiFi network for up to 50 guests and easily share the
password. Guests will be removed in First-In, First-Out (FIFO) order once
the maximum number of guests is reached.
- Parental Controls: 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.
Linksys Skill For Alexa: The Linksys Skill for Alexa allows you to ask
WiFi information from the Linksys Smart WiFi Router and control the Guest
Network. You can ask Alexa for the following information of your Linksys Smart
WiFi Router -
- Get WiFi credentials
- Get Guest WiFi credentials
- Turn On/Off Guest Network (also offers to read credentials)
- Enable/Disable Skill
- Help, i.e. " Alexa, ask Linksys what I can do" - and Alexa reads off the
Gigabit Ethernet Ports: The Linksys EA8300 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.
USB-A 3.0: The Linksys EA8300 has one USB (type-A) 3.0 port that is
capable of supporting an external hard disk or flash drive with up to 1100 mA
current draw. Share audio, video, photo, and document files on a compatible USB
device. You can also connect a USB printer to share your printer on the network.
SPI Firewall & DOS Protection: Linksys SPI Firewall will distinguish
legitimate packets for different types of connections. Only packets matching a
known active connection are allowed to pass the firewall. DoS attack is an
attempt to make a computer or network resource unavailable to its intended
users, with Linksys DoS protection, we will block all the possible DoS attack to
keep your network running smoothly.
Wireless Encryption: The Linksys EA8300 supports WEP,
WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2/WPA Mixed Personal, and WPA2/WPA Enterprise
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.
Firmware Updates: You can update the router's firmware
automatically or manually. Click
here for the latest firmware updates.
AC Power: The Linksys EA8300 router includes an AC power
adapter (100-240V ~ 50-60Hz) which will need to be plugged into an AC wall
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).