Product Comparison: Linksys EA8300 vs TP-LINK Archer VR900

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General Specifications
Archer VR900
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
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
2.15 in.
6.45 in.
8.41 in.
8.5 in.
6.37 in.
1.44 in.
1.34 lbs.
3.35 lbs.
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Auto Speed Sensing
Number Of WAN Ports
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AC
Ethernet Standard
Number of Antennas
Ethernet Switch
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.
Data Encryption
Encryption Type
WPA/WPA2, 64/128-bit WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Parental Controls
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)
Other Information
229.99 $

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