LINKSYS MAX-STREAM™ AC2200 MU-MIMO Tri-band Router EA8300 User Guide
LINKSYS MAX-STREAM™ AC2200 MU-MIMO Tri-band Router EA8300

Product Overview

Top view

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System status indicator
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Ethernet cable connection to Internet port—When lit (orange), indicates a problem with the network cable connected to the Internet (WAN) port.

Internet connection—When lit (orange), indicates the router cannot access the internet.
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup™) indicator——The WPS light has four states:

Off
No Wi-Fi Protected Setup
activity

Blinking White
Wi-Fi Protected Setup in
progress

Solid White
Wi-Fi Protected Setup is successful; remains lit for five seconds

Blinking Orange
Wi-Fi Protected Setup error; blinks for one minute, then goes off

Illuminated Linksys Logo—Logo blinks while the router is starting up. When the logo is solid white, the router is powered on and working correctly

Back view

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USB 3.0 port (1)— Connect and share USB drives on your network or on the internet.

USB activity indicator (2)— Lights indicate data transfer to/from external devices.

Ethernet ports (3)—Connect ethernet cables to these blue gigabit (10/100/1000) ports, and to wired devices on your network.

Note—For best performance, use CAT5e or higher rated cables on the Ethernet ports.

Internet port (4)— Connect an ethernet cable to this yellow gigabit (10/100/1000) port, and to a broadband internet cable/DSL or fiber modem.

Note—For best performance, use CAT5e or higher rated cable on the Internet port.

Reset button (5)— Press and hold until the illuminated Linksys logo turns off to reset the router to factory settings. You can also restore the factory settings using Linksys Smart Wi Fi on the internet or mobile app.

Power port (6)—Connect the included AC power adapter.
Power switch (7)—Press | (on) to turn on the router.

Side view

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Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button—Press to connect to WPS-enabled network devices.

Setting Up: Basics

Where to find more help

In addition to this user guide, you can find help at these locations:

  • Linksys.com/support/EA8300 (documentation, downloads, FAQs, technical support, live chat, forums)
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi help (connect to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi, then click Help at the top of the screen)
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    Note— Licenses and notices for third party software used in this product may be viewed on http://support.linksys.com/en-us/license. Please contact  http://support.linksys.com/enus/gplcodecenter for questions or GPL source code requests.

How to install your router

  1. To complete setup, you will need a computer to visit http://LinksysSmartWiFi.com in a web browser.
  2. Identify your equipment.
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    If you have a separate modem and standalone router, disconnect and remove your old router.
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    If you have a modem router, leave it connected.
  3. Position the antennas straight up and plug in the router to a power source.  Make sure the power switch is in the | (on) position.
  4. Connect your router to your modem or modem router. Plug one end of the included internet cable to the yellow Internet port on your new router. If you have a modem, plug the other end into the Ethernet (LAN) port on the modem. If you have a modem router, plug into any available port.
  5. . Wait until the illuminated Linksys light on the top of your router stops blinking and is solid white.
  6. Connect to the Wi-Fi name shown in the Quick Start Guide that came with your router. (You can change these details later.) If you need help connecting to the network refer to your device documentation at linksys.com/support/EA8300.
    Note— You will not have internet access until router setup is complete.
  7. Enter http://LinksysSmartWiFi.com in a web browser. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your router setup. You also can type 192.168.1.1 in a browser to start setup.

At the end of setup, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account. Use Linksys Smart Wi-Fi to configure your router from any computer with an internet connection.
Manage your router’s settings:

  • Change your router’s name and password
  • Set up guest access
  • Configure parental controls
  • Connect devices to your Wi-Fi
  • Test your internet connection speed

Note— As part of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account setup, you will be sent a verification e-mail. From your home network, click the link in the email to associate your router with the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi account.

Tip— Print the next page, then record your router and account settings in the table as a reference. Store your notes in a safe place.

2.4 GHz Wi -Fi Name
Wi -Fi Password
5 GHz 1 Wi -Fi Name
Wi -Fi Password
5 GHz 2 Wi -Fi Name
Wi -Fi Password
Router Password
2.4 GHz Guest Wi -Fi Name
5GHz Guest Wi -Fi Name
Guest Wi -Fi Password (Both share a password.)
Linksys Smart Wi -Fi Username
Linksys Smart Wi -Fi Password

How to Use Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

You can manage your router from anywhere in the world by using Linksys Smart Wi-Fi, but you can also do it directly from your home network. Linksys Smart Wi-Fi may be available for your mobile device, as well. See your device’s app store for information.

How to connect to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

To connect to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi:

  1. Open your computer’s web browser.
  2. Go to http://LinksysSmartWiFi.com and log in to your account.
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    If you can’t remember your password, click Forgot your password? and follow the on-screen instructions to recover it.
Network Map

Lets you display and manage all network devices connected to your router. You can view devices on your main network and your guest network, or display information about each device.
Network Map

Guest Access

Lets you set up and monitor a network for guests to access Wi-Fi without exposing personal information.
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Parental Controls

Lets you block web sites and set internet access times.
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Media Prioritization

Lets you set which devices and applications have top priority for your network traffic.
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Speed Test

Lets you test your network’s internet connection speed.
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External Storage

Lets you access an attached USB drive (not included) and set up file sharing, a media server, and FTP access.
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Connectivity

Lets you view and change basic and advanced network settings.
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Troubleshooting

Lets you diagnose problems with your router and check the status of the network.
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Wireless

Lets you view and change your router’s wireless network. You can change network names, security mode, password, MAC filtering, and connect devices using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
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Security

Lets you view and change your router’s wireless security. You can set up  the firewall, VPN settings, and make custom settings for applications and games.
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Troubleshooting

You can find more help from our award-winning customer support at  linksys.com/support/EA8300.

Your router was not successfully set up

If Linksys Smart Wi-Fi did not complete the setup, you can try the following:

  • Press and hold the Reset button on your router with a paperclip or pin until the illuminated Linksys logo turns off and the blue MU-MIMO indicators start blinking (about 10 seconds). Install the router again.Installation Instruction
  • Temporarily disable your computer’s firewall (see the security software’s instructions for help). Install the router again.
  • If you have another computer, use that computer to install the router again.

Your Internet cable is not plugged in message 

If you get a “Your Internet cable is not plugged in” message when trying to set up your router, follow these troubleshooting steps.

  • Make sure that an ethernet or internet cable (or a cable like the one supplied with your router) is securely connected to the yellow Internet port on the back of the router and to the appropriate port on your modem. This port on the modem is usually labeled Ethernet.Installation Instruction
  • Make sure that your modem is connected to power and is turned on. If it has a power switch, make sure that it is set to the ON or | (as opposed to O) position.
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    If your internet service is cable, verify that the cable modem’s CABLE port is connected to the coaxial cable provided by your ISP.
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    If your internet service is DSL, make sure that the DSL phone line is connected to the modem’s DSL port.
  • If your computer was previously connected to your modem with a USB cable, disconnect the USB cable.
  • Install the router again.

Cannot access your router message 

To access your router, you must be connected to your own network. If you have wireless internet access, the problem may be that you have accidentally connected to a different wireless network.
To fix the problem on Windows computers, do the following*:

  1. Click on the wireless icon in the system tray. A list of available networks will appear.
  2. Click your own network name. Click Connect. In the example below, the computer was connected to another wireless network named wraith_5GHz. The wireless network name of the Linksys EA8300 router, Damaged_Beez2.4 in this example, is shown selected.
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  3. . If you are prompted to enter a network security key, type your password (security key) into the network security key field. Click OK.
  4. Your computer will connect to the network, and you should be able to access the router.
    *Depending on your version of Windows, there could be some differences in wording or icons in these steps.

To fix the problem on Mac computers, do the following:

  1. In the menu bar across the top of the screen, click the Wi-Fi icon. A list of wireless networks will appear.
  2. In the example below, the computer was connected to another wireless network named wraith_5GHz. The wireless network name of the Linksys EA8300 router, Damaged_Beez2.4 in this example, is shown selected.
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  3. Click the wireless network name of your Linksys EA8300 router (Damaged_Beez2.4 in the example).
  4. Type your wireless network password (Security Key) into the Password field. Click OK.
After setup 

The internet appears to be unavailable 

If the internet has difficulty communicating with your router, the problem may appear as a “Cannot find [internet address]” message in your web browser. If you know that the internet address is correct, and if you’ve tried several valid internet addresses with the same result, the message could mean that there’s a problem with your ISP or modem communicating with your router. Try the following:

  • Make sure that the network and power cables are securely connected.
  • Make sure that the power outlet that your router is connected to has power.
  • Reboot your router.
  • Contact your ISP and ask about outages in your area.

The most common method of troubleshooting your router is to turn it off, then back on again. Your router can then reload its custom settings, and other devices (such as the modem) will be able to rediscover the router and communicate with it. This process is called rebooting.
To reboot your router using the power cord, do the following:

  1. Disconnect the power cord from the router and the modem.
  2. Wait 10 seconds, and reconnect the power cord to the modem. Make  sure it has power.
  3. Wait until the modem’s online indicator has stopped blinking (about two minutes). Reconnect the power cord to the router.
  4. Wait until the illuminated Linksys logo is on. Wait two minutes before trying to connect to the internet from a computer.

To reboot your router using Linksys Smart Wi-Fi, do the following:

  1. Log in to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi. (See “How to connect to Linksys Smart Wi-Fi” on page 11.)
  2. Under Router Settings, click Troubleshooting.
  3. Click the Diagnostics tab.
  4. Under Reboot, click Reboot.
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  5. Click Yes. The router will reboot. While the router is rebooting, all connected devices will lose their internet connection, and will automatically reconnect when the router is ready again.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi does not open in your web browser
The latest versions of Google ChromeTM, Firefox®, Safari® (for Mac® and iPad®), Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer® version 8 and newer work with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi.

Specifications

Linksys EA8300
Model Name Max-Stream AC2200 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Router
Model Number EA8300
Switch Port Speed 10/100/1000 Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet)
Radio Frequency 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (x2)
# of Antennas 4 external adjustable antennas (non-detachable)
Ports USB 3.0, Ethernet (1-4), Internet, Power
Buttons Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Power, Reset
Lights Top panel: Illuminated Linksys logo , Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Internet connection, Network cable connection to internet port

Back panel: USB, Ethernet (1-4), Internet

UPnP Supported
Security Features WEP, WPA2, RADIUS
Security Key Bits Up to 128-bit encryption
Storage File System Support FAT, NTFS, and HFS+
Browser Support Latest versions of Google ChromeTM, Firefox®, Safari® (for Mac® and iPad®), Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer® version 8 and newer
Environmental
Dimensions 213.7mm x 161.8mm x 54.8mm (without antennas)
Unit Weight 608 g
Power 12V, 2A
Certifications FCC, IC, CE, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n/ac)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Operating Humidity 10% to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing
Storage Humidity 5% to 90% non-condensing

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Notes:
For regulatory, warranty, and safety information, see the CD that came with your router or go to Linksys.com/support/EA8300.

Maximum performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11  specifications. Actual performance can vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions.

BELKIN, LINKSYS and many product names and logos are trademarks of the Belkin group of companies. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. Licenses and notices for third party software used in this product may be viewed  here: http://support.linksys.com/en-us/license. Please contact http://support.linksys.com/enus/gplcodecenter for questions or GPL source code requests.

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Documents / Resources

LINKSYS MAX-STREAM™ AC2200 MU-MIMO Tri-band Router EA8300 [pdf] User Guide
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