This Linksys Max-stream AC2200 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Tri-Band Router (EA8300) router features MU-MIMO technology, so your whole family can stream, game, and perform other high-bandwidth tasks at the same time and same speed.
I upgraded from a Netgear AC1200, which was (and still is), a very good router but my home network has grown substantially in the last couple of years and as technology has evolved, I decided it was time.
Fast and Capable
I am currently up to 30 devices on my network… this includes, 3 Nest cameras that are connected and streaming video 24/7, 2 Echos, an Echo Show, & a Google Home. I also have several tablets/Ipads, 2 laptops, an Ethernet connected 4K HD TV, and Direct TV with Genie and 4 receivers. Download speeds and movie streaming from Hulu & Amazon with this Linksys Max-stream AC2200 router have been lag-free with no buffering. I consistently get 144Mbps on the 2.4Ghz and 680-765Mbps on the 5Ghz bands. This would be dependent on the wireless speeds that your hardware is capable of. Intelligent Tri-Band technology means that you can double the performance of a dual-band router and you can experience exceptional wireless speeds because it transmits data to compatible clients simultaneously, not sequentially.
The EA8300 was pretty much plug and play. Just connect it to the internet and follow the onscreen prompts to set the name of your network, give it a password, update the firmware, and you’re good to go. The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi App for tablets and mobile phones is great. I would like it if the mobile app had the “Network Map” option available like through the URL as I much prefer images to a list, but lists are better than nothing. Remotely verifying the network is very easy and a big bonus. There is an auto update feature with the EA8300 and it will automatically receive firmware updates from Linksys as they are released, so your router is always secure and up-to-date and you won’t have to remember to check on this yourself.
- TRI-BAND TECHNOLOGY
Three bands that deliver the fastest combined Wi-Fi speeds to more devices.
Latest Wireless-AC technology for simultaneously streaming and gaming on multiple devices.
- QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR
716MHz Quad-Core CPU with 3 offload Processors.
- ADVANCED BAND STEERING
Devices are automatically routed to the clearest Wi-Fi band to speed up gaming and streaming.
- DFS CHANNEL
Router can operate in the clearest Wi-Fi airspace possible, where other routers aren’t allowed.
- USB 3.0 PORT
Share files and add external storage across your network with the USB 3.0 port. USB 3.0 offers enhanced speeds over 2.0.
Airtime Fairness Improves Wi-Fi Distribution
This gigabit Wi-Fi router’s Airtime Fairness feature helps ensure an equitable distribution of Wi-Fi to different devices. This improves the overall efficiency of your home Wi-Fi and helps reduce the lag introduced by slower Wi-Fi devices.
Wi-Fi Traffic Organizer
The Smart Connect feature balances your 5 GHz Wi-Fi connections and intelligently chooses the best radio band for your devices for the best Wi-Fi performance of your network.
Supports Multiple Wi-Fi Connections Simultaneously
Using MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology, the EA8300 can deliver a high-speed Wi-Fi connection to multiple devices simultaneously. You’ll be able to stream 4K media, browse the Internet, and play games online as if each of your devices had its own, dedicated Wi-Fi router.
when paired with a compatible range extender, the EA8300 delivers a strong, seamless Wi-Fi signal in every room of your home. Unlike traditional routers and range extenders–which force you to manually connect to the closest Wi-Fi network as you move from room to room–the EA8300 allows your devices to automatically connect to the strongest Wi-Fi signal available
Follow the “Gift Guide” button below for more models to check out.