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Linksys EA6300 Smart AC1200 Dual-Band Wireless Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • Dual Band N300 + AC867
  • Approximately 3x speed of Wireless-N
  • Smart Wi-Fi Apps, tools and mobility
  • 1 USB 3.0 port
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Denys F.
  • 9/5/2015 7:33:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot Good, Not Bad

Pros: Connection speed is good. AC wireless mode is howsome

Cons: With the latest firmware, you can't use manual DNS mode. (with DHCP)

USB 3.0 speed is not good. 15 mb/s is not what is suposed to do.

Other Thoughts: Some connection / deconection issues. Limited warranty 30 days.

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  • Maxime P.
  • 4/24/2015 7:30:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsToo user friendly

Pros: Good speed, nice looks, Gigabit LAN, AC867 compatible. USB 3.0 for a cloud drive.

Cons: Let's start with the design. It is made so you can only lay it horizontally. It does not come with a socket to put it on its side. I would not be a problem if the router was not so big. It takes a lot of room on a desk or shelf. I also feel like it would have a better heat dissipation if you could put it on its side.

There is only one LED on the router, so you don't get much information on what is happening. It only flashes when there is an error, doesn't change color or anything.

The web interface is very basic and yet very poorly made. Things that should be easy to reach such as port forwarding are tucked away so far in the menus that it takes you minutes to find what you're looking for. It has the option for a guest network but only with a web login, like in airports or restaurant.

Unfortunately it doesn't support open source firmwares. I would have changed it 30 seconds after seeing the interface.

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  • Kavan S.
  • 3/5/2015 1:14:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsThis thing is friggin awesome...

Pros: I returned the EA6100 by the same linksys company to staples and got this. I only did that because I realized the antennas are not removable. And it did not have gigabit ethernet and usb 3.0. This has no antennas. But for 95.69 including tax not bad. Betsy was on clearance for 84.99 but had none so staples matched it for 3 bucks more. Not bad so I took it. Didn't have time to haggle for 3 bucks. Still cheaper by 2 dollars and 17 cents. And this has gigabit ethernet and usb 3.0 so not bad. Only 1 port but still not bad.

The range is awesome. It covers my whole house 4200 sq feet. No previous router I ever had did that.

As for setup painless. I had some computer issues. 2 calls to tech support and all is good now. They were very helpful and polite.

I could not open Kept taking me to something or the other. But its my computer not their fault. Something about a search engine. But he said replace with and walla I'm in.

Just replace the part not the whole address. And I'm in.

No need to signup for anything. I'm in now. I got stuck on the firmware page for 30 minutes. So I reset the router with ehreset button on the back and then I went back in and said I agree to the terms and I said skip automatic. The I logged in and updated firmware.

Then I reset the router and went back in and did auto setup. No asking for firmware this time and walls all was setup. Now I'm on the internet and all my devices are working like magic.

This is the best router I have ever had thew pleasure of owning. Not sure why all the negative reviews.

Cons: none.

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  • Philip E.
  • 10/27/2014 7:28:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsWorst electronics Purchase I have ever made

Pros: I bought it on sale. I like the firmware system, that was nice. I like not having to leave my router to check for and upgrade my firmware.

Cons: Forced registration to get it online at all, spams you despite choosing to not be, wireless range is a joke n/g/ac, wouldn't stay working for longer than 15 minutes. Both Wireless and wired would stop working between 5 and 15 minutes after power cycle. Cisco was on the way out and it was clear they stopped giving the slightest hoot about what they were making. Belkin, who I have had hit or miss luck with, cannot do worse.

Other Thoughts: Cisco, who's reputation was always good, has severely tarnished it with what they did to Linksys. I have had Linksys routers and switches for years and years and years, they degraded quite a bit over the past 5-6 years.

My last router, also a Linksys, was 5-6 years old of daily use with 20-30 devices and ran like a champ. It ran up until lightening hit my house. This one wouldn't even run for a half hour.

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  • Jennifer C.
  • 8/4/2014 3:45:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsRequired account creation. Broken setup.

Pros: It's a router.
If you get through setup it works.

Cons: This is a truly appalling router,

1. I plug router in. I cannot get to setup without filling in an account signup form that requires a valid email and password. (I really looked hard for option to skip account setup, but did not see any such link

2. after filling in the form, carefully unchecking the "send me spam from our partners" checkbox, I am instructed to "Go Check your Email"... I'M NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET!!! I CAN'T CHECK MY EMAIL!!!

3. since I have a smart phone I check it there, and follow prescribed link.

3A. Simultanious with the account verification email comes A SPAM EMAIL TO GET A BETTER WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE!!!! timing so precise, and I don't get much spam... I do think they sent it.

4. I click the Account Verification link: LINK NOT SUPPORTED ON MOBILE OS! Screen tells me I must download Linksys App to do this operation


5. call Belkin with this idiocy. They tell me I have to plug my computer direct into the MODEM in order to follow through with Account confirmation

6. I CANT PLUG INTO MY MODEM!!! it is on the other side of the house and I have a Mac Mini.

7. I ask if they expect me to have a laptop to do this operation. Person on phone says YES YOU NEED A LAPTOP. I ask where on the box it said that a laptop was a system requirement for this router????

8. I ask about the manual since it is not in the box. IT IS ONLINE!!! I CANNOT GET ONLINE!!!

9. I wait for friend to come with Laptop.

10. I forward confirmation email to friend who unhooks Ethernet cable from only port on my 1 port modem. Of course this disconnects us from the Router... SO OF COURSE THIS ISN"T GOING TO WORK!!!

11. Friend plugs router into modem, then connects wirelessly to Linksys. The link sent to us fails to work. Screen somehow finds a Linksys error message in the ether that tells me we are not connected to the Linksys, even though I can plainly see in the wireless connections that I am.

12. I refresh screen. Suddenly it wants to play ball. But wants to install Linksys updates.

13. Reboot for EVERYTHING TAKES LOOOOONG TIME... even plain old RESTART.

14. While I'm waiting I start typing this monologue offline to entertain myself.

15. First time it completes updates, it tells me that internet connection has failed.

16. I rerun updates, they work 2nd time around. So that gives me time to make headway on THIS DIATRIBE.

17. It will not allow me to have an open network without SSID password. I KNOW THAT IT IS GOOD PRACTICE TO HAVE SSID PASSWORD. But I am far out in boonies miles from road or nearest neighbors, supporting a number of range extenders that I don't want to reconfigure... I CHOOSE TO HAVE AN OPEN SSID - but that's not an option.

18. Router is HUUUUUGE about 2x the overall surface area of

Other Thoughts: No Idea if Belkin have improved setup with next gen product. But Cisco went out with a wimper on this product.

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  • Erdem A.
  • 7/19/2014 4:13:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner


Pros: Nothing is good about the device

Cons: Bought a 3 year NET REPLACEMENT PLAN for $29.99.

My device start dropping internet frequently so i call the newegg customer service and tell the problem, customer representative told me that NET REPLACEMENT PLAN starts covering the item after the linksys manufacturing ends which is 1 year.. So they make me call linksys to fix the item..

I called linksy and linksys have only 90 phone help for free after that you have to pay $29.99 for the service, so there is no help from Linksys as well..

Ending up paying $30 dollars for replacement plan and now i am going to buy a new router...


There is two different information on Newegg website about the REPLACEMENT PLAN...below is the info for the plan...

What is a Service Net Replacement Plan?
If your product fails, Service Net will replace it with a new product.
Coverage on all major brands: as long as it's on Service Net's covered product list, they'll cover it.
24/7 Customer Service: you can always count on someone being there to help.
Fully Transferable: item will still be covered if you give it away or sell it.
This plan is perfect for digital cameras, printers, monitors, scanners, copiers, office equipment, PDAs and more.
Replacement plans are available on most items under $500.
Once your product is replaced, the contract is considered fulfilled.

What is the Service Net Replacement Plan?
Replacement Plans cover any mechanical failures of your item after the manufacturer warranty ends. You are given a one-time replacement for an item of like kind and quality.
Warranty coverage begins after the manufacturer warranty ends.
Eligible items are generally under $500, excluding notebooks, desktop computers and flat panel TVs.
Your item must be shipped to a service center for confirmation of failure before it is replaced.

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  • strattus v.
  • 7/18/2014 2:01:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead In 11 Months

Pros: Some what fast. Worked for eleven months without an issue.

Cons: I've had this thing for 11 months no problems at all. Three weeks before the warranty expires and it just died on me. No warning no slowing down and no drop outs. Just died. Dragged out tech support from Linksys. Got that RMA number and ten days later the new one arrives and that could not hold a connection.

Other Thoughts: Now on number two. No matter what the tech told me to do it would not work. The even switched me to level two tech support and they couldn't get it to work. I finally got them to pay for the return and I sent it in today. Tech told me I have to wait until the third unit. If they can't get that one to work then they will give me an upgrade. To what? The AE 6500 and repeat all the steps for a fourth time. Time for the Ibuprofen. I should have went with a different brand and gotten the extended warranty.

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  • Brett B.
  • 7/11/2014 2:26:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece o Junk

Pros: Dual Band

Cons: At least for mine the 5Ghz Band constantly drops or completely disappears and its only one device on the band, This is not my first router and definitely not the first one I've set up. And forget about talking to Linksys Customer Support for any issues as all you will get is a headache with no actual help. Everything else works to an extent (not the best speeds even with the 2.4 band).

Other Thoughts: Should have listened and gone with a better brand but I liked my old WRT54GL so I figured a newer router from the same company wouldn't be too bad. It was.

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  • 11/21/2013 12:28:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood buy - easy to use

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Nothing to worry

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  • Jacob S.
  • 9/15/2013 10:27:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsEA line of routers SUCKS!

Pros: Easy setup, good packaging, comes with a pamphlet with default settings, gigabit ports, ability to turn off indicator lights (Great idea!)

Cons: This is the third Cisco Linksys router I've tried out in as many weeks. Both the EA 6300, EA6500, and EA3500 all have ridiculous local ping times. My ping -t to the router varies from 2 - 10ms. Which doesn't seem like alot, but considering that I have a pair of teamed gigabit intel NIC's it's ridiculous. I've tested every conceivable option to resolve the "high latency" to no avail. The average response of every other router that I've ever owned was <1ms except under load average.

Other Thoughts: Save your money, Do not buy any router in the EA series as each of them has shown the same issue, which is a shame because I've always liked Cisco Linksys. I replaced this with my old DLink DIR-825 until I can find a decent new AC router. And my pings are back to <1ms.

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