Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Simultaneous Tri-Band Wi-Fi Broadband Route, £49.97 at Ebuyer
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Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Simultaneous Tri-Band Wi-Fi Broadband Route, £49.97 at Ebuyer

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I ordered this one few week ago and stuck against the asus 68u. On the paper Linksys is better, but after one week I came back to asus with letter of apology.
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Is this one of the models that does seamless roaming with an EA9500?
Rather short WiFi range according to some reviews. Good for a small place though, heated.
I ordered this one few week ago and stuck against the asus 68u. On the paper Linksys is better, but after one week I came back to asus with letter of apology.
darecy6 h, 23 m ago

I ordered this one few week ago and stuck against the asus 68u. On the …I ordered this one few week ago and stuck against the asus 68u. On the paper Linksys is better, but after one week I came back to asus with letter of apology.


Asus all the way, best router I’ve had
From years back typically Linksys never made reliable networking gear. Great deal for what this router is and would definitely be an improvement when used with Virgin's SuperHub for example instead of its onboard routing. However would not recommend any Linksys kit for anyone that either games a lot or relies on their connection for work - have had so many issues in the past and it seems on the Amazon reviews that customers are still having the same issues too frequently.
I would recommend looking at.a mesh solution, but this is cheap if you only need fast speed in one room.
Regarding reviews on Amazon; you need to filter via the all formats drop down menu for the reviews relating only to this product. There are 13 reviews for it on Amazon and most are 4 or 5 stars. Only one 1 star and two 2 star reviews.
Edited by: "thetarget" 28th Jun
Bought this deal last week at £52. Very fast delivery and easy set up with my Virgin Superhub.

Has eliminated all weak spots in medium size house. Very pleased so far.
Chris_Page-9a382.799432 h, 35 m ago

I would recommend looking at.a mesh solution, but this is cheap if you …I would recommend looking at.a mesh solution, but this is cheap if you only need fast speed in one room.


I'm sure this would cover more than a single room.
Ordered, let's see if this beats Virgin's crappy wifi.
I noted it does not support openwrt if thats important for you.
warlockuk33 m ago

Ordered, let's see if this beats Virgin's crappy wifi.


2 cups and some string would beat that. Wifi was amazing on the Superhub 2 AC but after i was forced to have a Superhub 3 i had to buy an ASUS router.
I bought this last week.
Im not a gamer but I use Netflix, prime etc.
Ive definitely noticed a big improvement over the sky router in terms of lag and buffering.
Also my old router (sky’s latest) kept dropping connections with IOT devices like echo etc. No dropouts since.
This operates across 2.4ghz and 5ghz which may be why the connectivity issues have been resolved because I have roughly 40 connected devices.
I live in a two bed house and previously I needed a WiFi extender upstairs but this is no longer required with the new router.
For all the improvements it is well worth £50. I would have happily paid more knowing the difference it would make.
The only negative thing thing is that it’s USB storage facility operates on the SMB1 protocol which was disabled by Microsoft in Windows in order to prevent malware attacks. I spoke to Linksys and they are aware of it but have no date for a FW update fix to make it work with Windows. The router runs on a Linux OS and I believe Linux and mac OS will connect via SMB. I will check later.
You can connect using FTP on Windows to USB storage and it runs as a DNLA server so streaming content to your TV etc is fine. But you can’t map a network drive in win explorer which I would have liked but I can work around with FTP.
A lot lot of people on this thread have mentioned the Asus 68u. Does that have mappable USB storage from windows 10 (1709)?
Mesh is Best!!!!
Can anyone recommend a modem so that I can use this with a DSL line please?
easyphones44 m ago

Can anyone recommend a modem so that I can use this with a DSL line please?



Do you mean ADSL line, AFAIK domestic DSL is ADSL in this country
Some people simply use their old router as a modem
Edited by: "jasee" 28th Jun
luke.dee2 h, 6 m ago

I bought this last week. Im not a gamer but I use Netflix, prime etc. Ive …I bought this last week. Im not a gamer but I use Netflix, prime etc. Ive definitely noticed a big improvement over the sky router in terms of lag and buffering. Also my old router (sky’s latest) kept dropping connections with IOT devices like echo etc. No dropouts since. This operates across 2.4ghz and 5ghz which may be why the connectivity issues have been resolved because I have roughly 40 connected devices. I live in a two bed house and previously I needed a WiFi extender upstairs but this is no longer required with the new router.For all the improvements it is well worth £50. I would have happily paid more knowing the difference it would make. The only negative thing thing is that it’s USB storage facility operates on the SMB1 protocol which was disabled by Microsoft in Windows in order to prevent malware attacks. I spoke to Linksys and they are aware of it but have no date for a FW update fix to make it work with Windows. The router runs on a Linux OS and I believe Linux and mac OS will connect via SMB. I will check later. You can connect using FTP on Windows to USB storage and it runs as a DNLA server so streaming content to your TV etc is fine. But you can’t map a network drive in win explorer which I would have liked but I can work around with FTP. A lot lot of people on this thread have mentioned the Asus 68u. Does that have mappable USB storage from windows 10 (1709)?


40 devices connected ? What have you got in your house ?
jasee38 m ago

Do you mean ADSL line, AFAIK domestic DSL is ADSL in this countrySome …Do you mean ADSL line, AFAIK domestic DSL is ADSL in this countrySome people simply use their old router as a modem



Thanks!
I bought this a couple of weeks back, replacing a tplink router running openwrt software on a whim...
Speeds across the network have increased dramatically, my phone now connects on 5ghz anywhere in the 3 bed property with a massive speed increase, everything just "feels" slicker.
When using Kodi, the old kit needed rebooting at least daily, but no more.

Ignore the nah sayers, I rate this thing !
jasee1 h, 3 m ago

Do you mean ADSL line, AFAIK domestic DSL is ADSL in this countrySome …Do you mean ADSL line, AFAIK domestic DSL is ADSL in this countrySome people simply use their old router as a modem



PS is this just a case of plugging an ethernet from the lan port on the old router into the WAN port on here?
Can I hook this up to my BT Homehub as a secondary router?
As an access point?
Anyone got a link to anything from Asus that would compare to this one please?
A penny cheaper? Scorching deal right here. Have some heat OP!
The Asus 68u seems to be a very expensive alternative
I bought this last week, too. Replaced a dual-band Edimax router that was maybe 2 years old. The difference feels HUGE. I'm very happy with it. For the money, I think it'll be hard to beat.
Hi everyone, is there any good way or buzzword to check if these routers support fibre optic without having to use the white BT box? I have a BT Home Hub 6 and everything is slow and rubbish, the wifi doesn't reach the other end of the house even though it's not big, and it won't let you set your own DNS which everyone's going on about these days.
FroggyFresh46 m ago

I bought this last week, too. Replaced a dual-band Edimax router that was …I bought this last week, too. Replaced a dual-band Edimax router that was maybe 2 years old. The difference feels HUGE. I'm very happy with it. For the money, I think it'll be hard to beat.


Yep, I've been speed testing my previous wifi coldspot areas around the house now that I've installed this Linksys.

I have 100Mb Virgin BB that normally shows 108-110 on the wired LAN.My worst wifi spot now shows 46Mb whereas it was struggling to get 12-16 with my previous TP-Link C6 AC1200 router. Elsewhere it's averaging 65Mb ish while the hotter wifi spots get a regular 90-102. This is easily more than adequate for my needs.

Definitely £50 well spent in my book.
Bought this when it was on offer the other week at £52 or whatever it was.

I'm on Virgin Media's Billy Big Bollocks package, so I was lumped with their crud SuperHub 3.

Having now swapped that out for this, the Wi-Fi is more than sufficient for my wee two bedroom flat.
I get the full banana 384Mbps through Wi-Fi, and even in the previously 'dead spots' of the flat I get around 180Mbps.

Smart TVs, etc have all improved drastically. There's no buffering anymore, the image is sharp etc. As you'd expect it to be in 2018.
Was just about to order but it's showing as £226.12?? Am I missing something?
montblanc1 h, 45 m ago

Hi everyone, is there any good way or buzzword to check if these routers …Hi everyone, is there any good way or buzzword to check if these routers support fibre optic without having to use the white BT box? I have a BT Home Hub 6 and everything is slow and rubbish, the wifi doesn't reach the other end of the house even though it's not big, and it won't let you set your own DNS which everyone's going on about these days.


VDSL is the buzzword you need to look for. "VDSL modem router" something like that.
Now it's jumped to £139.98
mine jump in price in my basket they refuse to honor price.
Edited by: "mat_in_london" 28th Jun
DonDraper9 h, 15 m ago

Bought this deal last week at £52. Very fast delivery and easy set up with …Bought this deal last week at £52. Very fast delivery and easy set up with my Virgin Superhub. Has eliminated all weak spots in medium size house. Very pleased so far.


Mate I've got a billion 7800n doing wireless in modem mode with super hub 2 from virgin media. Problem is it's so old that anything going via that gets 60mb maximum. This one gets good speed? Was really hoping for a router that can replace the superhub. Want an ad blocker running as the DNS and permanently on VPN. But I think I've got so many devices wired in I actually need two routers... Unless someone thinks get a hub replacement and a cheap switch is better? Need 8 or so ethernet sockets
Back up to £139.97
Arrived eventually (Ebuyer having trouble with Yodel), replaced the wifi portion of the Superhub 3 - much better now, more configuration options and doesn't take forever to update the UI on the managment page like the SH3 does.
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