Product Comparison: Linksys EA8300 vs TP-LINK Archer VR900


General Specifications
Brand
Linksys
TP-Link
Model
EA8300
Archer VR900
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Upgrade your home Wi-Fi and enjoy exceptional wireless speeds with the Linksys Max-Stream AC2200 MU-MIMO WiFi Tri-Band Router. Ideal for households with heavy WiFi use, this tri-band router delivers combined speeds of up to 2.2 Gbps for lag-free entertainment and productivity.
The Archer VR900 makes full use of its dual band Wi-Fi abilities, reaching speeds of up to 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1300Mbps on the 5GHz band. Enjoy a total speed of up to 1.9Gbps to eliminate buffering from your HD streams and lag from online games.
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 EA8300 MU-MIMO Tri-band Wireless Router
  • The speed is crazy fast. I used to have to use a wifi extender for the second floor of our house and with this router that is not a problem anymore.
  • Download speed was at 67 Mbps and upload speeds where at 54 mbps. Nice Router, I like it.
  • Download speeds are a little faster than Apple Timecapsule and the range is moderately better.
  • The speeds have been great, signal strength has been great.
  • The max speed I get with this band is around 35 mbps.
TP-LINK Archer VR900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • I can finally get my full Internet speed with 2.4 Ghz (and 5 Ghz obviously).
  • It's a great router, rock-solid connection and very good speed.
  • I bought this as we need every bit of wifi speed in our office, and no dropouts. I like this router.
  • It imediately gave a good download speed.
  • Fantastic AC Wi-Fi speeds and doesn't disconnect any of my devices.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
2.15 in.
6.45 in.
Width
8.41 in.
8.5 in.
Depth
6.37 in.
1.44 in.
Weight
1.34 lbs.
3.35 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AC
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
4
3
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
Linksys EA8300 MU-MIMO Tri-band Wireless Router
  • This thing doubled if not tripled my 5ghz range and speeds tremendously.
  • Good Router with a decent range!
  • The range on 2.4ghz is great. Good router.
  • Very good signal strength and range.
  • I tested WiFi range around the apartment, and found that there was almost no improvement.
TP-LINK Archer VR900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • Very easy to setup, not only has the range of my wifi improved, the speed has also increased over the originally provided modem.
  • Excellent range and strength, using WPS button easy to connect Sky box, audio player, TV etc.
  • Excellent product - works flawlessly with Plusnet. Wireless range and speeds are fantastic.
  • It's signal range and strength has been excellent for over 10 devices connected and running at the same time.
  • Faster download speeds, nearly 1.5mb faster that the BT home hub4 it replaced. Good Wifi range.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
WPA/WPA2, 64/128-bit WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
Auto Firmware Update, SPI, DoS protection, Advanced Beamforming+ Technology, Airtime Fairness, Smart Wi-Fi Cloud Management
NAT support, Access control, MAC / IP / URL Filtering, DHCP, ALG, UPnP, DMZ, Dynamic DNS, NOIP, PPTP, L2TP, IPsec, RIP-1, RIP-2
What customers say about "Security"
Linksys EA8300 MU-MIMO Tri-band Wireless Router
  • This works great, there are some great options for security.
  • Love the quick and secure set-up.
  • Packed very secure and everything worked great.
  • Security options are turned on by default, which is a good thing.
  • The guest account is setup and turned on by default during installation. This is a security issue for me.
TP-LINK Archer VR900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router
  • I just wanted a safe, secure device that could punch a signal through the walls of my house - which it does fine and out into the garden! Great!
  • Safe, Secure, Simple - even I could set it up!
  • Guest network allocates a separate and secure network for guests on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
  • Then it just sits there and does a brilliant discrete job. Very secure.
  • Secure wifi didn't work. No matter what I tried could not get the secured wifi to connect to anything it would not accept the password.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
229.99 $


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