30% OFF ANY LINKSYS PRODUCT OFFERED ON THEIR STORE
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Given how expensive a router system can be, this is a huge deal. For a Velop system which sells at $500, this amounts to savings of $150!
The Linksys EA8300 router has DFS, a feature which allows it to use channels that most residential routers are not able to access! This is great for urban apartments where the wi-fi spectrum can be crowded. It's ranked the #6 router on SmallNetBuilder (see review below).
Note: Unclear when the coupon code expires, so act fast! This deal was found through PerksAtWork, although I don't believe it requires an account. (https://www.perksatwork.com/offer...rid/764015)
Review for Linksys EA8300 (#6 router on SmallNetBuilder)
"The EA8300 ranked #6 out of 13 routers tested with the latest Revision 10 process. That's notable because it's the only two-stream router in the Revision 10 ranker and beat out both three-stream NETGEARs (R8000 and R8000P). It also beat its more expensive three-stream EA9300 sibling.
When looking at the ranking performance details below, keep in mind the ranker algorithm weights average wireless throughput and range scores significantly higher than peak and maximum benchmarks. The four-stream two-radio NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk X4S remains the #1 ranked router, albeit at $40 more as I write this.
EA8300 Router Ranker Performance Summary
So while it has decent wireless performance, the EA8300's real value will be for two different buyers. For folks who have good coverage, but are having trouble keeping up with the demands of too many wireless streamers in the household, the EA8300's second 5 GHz radio will add bandwidth capacity for less money than more expensive three and four-stream alternatives. The extra bandwidth can be used by wireless devices, or to link up a wireless bridge with its own bandwidth supply.
For coverage-challenged buyers, the second 5 GHz radio can be used as a dedicated backhaul link to a second EA8300, or a tri-band extender like NETGEAR's EX8000, or Linksys' $60 cheaper RE9000. This makes a lot more sense than spending about the same, or more, for a four-stream AC5300/5400 tri-band router with all its radios stuck in one spot."
(See more at: https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/33163-linksys-ea8300-max-stream-ac2200-tri-band-wi-fi-router-reviewed?limitstart=0 [smallnetbuilder.com]