Product Comparison: Linksys AC2200 vs Linksys AC1900


General Specifications
Brand
Linksys
Linksys
Model
EA8300
EA7500
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Stream 4K content, enjoy favorite online games, browse online - all without interruptions using the Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 Wi-Fi Tri-Band Router (EA8300). Ideal for homes that pursh their Wi-Fi to the limit, the Max-Stream EA8300 wireless router features revolutionary Multi-User MIMO technology that delivers Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the same time and speeds while improving the overall efficiency of your home Wi-Fi. intelligent Tri-band Wi-Fi speeds up to 2.2 Gbps, four high-performance antennas and four Gigabit Ethernet ports provide non-stop entertainment for the entire household. Seamless Roaming and advanced Beamforming+ round out the EA8300's impressive suite of Next-Gen features found on any ruoter in the market. Easy setup using the Linksys App, which also allows you to control your home Wi-Fi from anywhere and at any time using a mobile device. Refer to page 15 in user manual for troubleshooting steps.
Stream content on multiple devices, enjoy favorite online games and more - all without lag or buffering from the Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 Wi-Fi Router (EA7500). The streaming and gaming solution you've been waiting for, it feature revolutionary Multi-User MIMO technology that delivers Wi-Fi to multiple devices at the same time and speeds. Dual-band Wi-Fi speeds up to 1.9 Gbps and four Gigabit Ethernet ports provide seamless entertainment experiences for the entire household. The EA7500 is equipped with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi software for easy setup along with the ability to control your home Wi-Fi from anywhere and at any time. Refer to page 15 in User Manual for troubleshooting steps.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
2200 Mbps
1900 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Linksys AC2200 (EA8300) MU-MIMO Tri-band Wireless Router, Works with Amazon Alexa
  • This is a very verstile and high speed router. I connected about 10 devices without a slowdown with Comcast 100 MB/s
  • Was stuck in the N speed for the longest time. I can't say that I see that much of a difference in speeds but the speed are lighting fast within the network and to our tv.
  • We have 15-20 devices connected to the WiFi and have not seen any issues. We're actually getting connection speeds over what we're supposed to be getting. This is a great router with great technology to max connection speeds and reaches everywhere in the house.
  • I dumped my cable company wireless router, because I was not get fast download speeds. With this router I am getting blazing faster speeds in the entire 2 story house
  • This router delivers as promised. My wifi coverage and connection speeds were increased over my old Belkin N-type router.
Linksys AC1900 (EA7500) Dual Band Wireless Router, Works with Amazon Alexa
  • The quality and set up is easy the speed is also very good.
  • Our old router didn't seem to be handling the increasing number of devices connected to it; network speed on individual devices would randomly slow down. This new router handles all the devices without a problem. We no longer experience reduced speeds on individual devices.
  • It was very easy to set up and immediately every device in the house improved in speed. It was recommended by the Best Buy rep for using with our new smart tv and everything else.
  • Time warner recently increased their speeds and I was not seeing it with my old equipment. Upgrading to a new cable modem and this wireless router made a huge difference and increase my speed 4X
  • Did a ton of research to replace our old worn out routers. Speed and capacity were primary concerns but this one comes with so many great options it was hard to pass up, especially with the bundle deal BB had in store with the range extender.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
2.15 in.
2.2 in.
Width
8.4 in.
10.12 in.
Depth
6.37 in.
7.4 in.
Weight
1.34 lbs.
1.28 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
4
3
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
Linksys AC2200 (EA8300) MU-MIMO Tri-band Wireless Router, Works with Amazon Alexa
  • The router allows for multiple user with no slow downs and blocking the internet from the kids is a huge plus. Having had any drop connections, fingers crosseds.
  • My favorite part is that I can prioritize my laptop on the network so it always gets the most reliable fastest signal.
  • Easy to set up I particularly like the ability to prioritize devices.
  • You can program dedicated QoS packet scheduling on the device to prioritize streaming media or console traffic over others. I have used Linksys routers in the past, and they were fine, but none were ever this powerful.
  • Great reception with powerful antenna and happy with all the functionalities
Linksys AC1900 (EA7500) Dual Band Wireless Router, Works with Amazon Alexa
  • I love the 5ghz speed and parental control. My daughter doesn't so much!
  • Great router, i love the options to prioritize your more important devices.
  • This wireless router is great for home use, haven't had any issues with connectivity or speed, no dead zones either. The app is great for prioritizing devices as well.
  • Great router! It works great and is very fast! I love that you can set prioritization to different devices especially game consoles.
  • It has an app and it works awesome! The range is very very good and the signals are powerful. The settings let you prioritize your devices such as your TV and also it works great with my tv on 4K.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise
64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
Guest Access, Advanced SPI+ DoS protection Security, Advanced Beamforming+ Technology, Airtime Fairness, Smart Wi-Fi Cloud Management, Smart Connect Band Steering
Beamforming Technology, Smart Wi-Fi
What customers say about "Security"
Linksys AC2200 (EA8300) MU-MIMO Tri-band Wireless Router, Works with Amazon Alexa
  • This is a very secure router and works just like it said it would.
  • This is a great router! Very easy to set up and to secure our network.
  • This router has suit us well. We recommend it for people who want extra security.
  • Specifically, the guest account radio is NOT encrypted and you cannot change it. This is stupid. Every other major brand does so, and all of my previous old routers did so too.
  • I would have given it a 5 star but unhappy with the guest access. This router does not offer the ability to secure the guest access with WPA/WPA2 security and option not to broadcast SSID.
Linksys AC1900 (EA7500) Dual Band Wireless Router, Works with Amazon Alexa
  • Easy setup pretty much plug and play security is easy to establish
  • Super easy setup, very easy to adjust security and privacy settings
  • Was just what I was looking for has great speed range all the security you would need in a standard home router
  • Product is slight pricey but overall very good. Has good range and adaptable to other items, like modems, and security systems.
  • The biggest flaw I see with this router, especially at this price point and with a reputable company as Linksys, is the lack of security on the Guest Network.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
199.99 $
139.99 $


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