A no-nonsense router that delivers.
The Linksys EA7300 may look like any other router, but its performance is what sets it apart from the competition. It provides a strong and stable connection and even allocates bandwidth so each device you connect it to will have a decent browsing speed.
From the outside, the matte black exterior and the numerous vents make the EA7300 look just like any other router. There are three non-detachable antennas, which should be enough to deliver a good signal across a small or medium-sized home.
Behind the EA7300 you will find one Gigabit WAN port and four Gigabit LAN ports. There’s also a USB 3.0 port so you can easily share files over a local network. It’s a dual-band router, meaning that it supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Multi-User MIMO technology that enables the router to share the same bandwidth on any device simultaneously, eliminating bottlenecks in your network.
The EA7300 is powered by a dual-core processor that is enough for it to deliver fast data transfer speeds along with maximum throughput support eliminates lag and lowers ping times – perfect for gamers. This also means that the EA7300 is more than capable of streaming 4K content on any device that’s currently connected without any hiccups.
True to this statement, I connected two notebooks on the router and started transferring 15-20 GB 4K video files which took less than 90 seconds, speeds may vary but within range of the router, it performed these tasks without any problems. Same goes when I took the router home and used it for a couple of weeks – I got stable connections when playing online, even when my sister was watching in 4K across the room on Netflix.
Overall, the Linksys EA7300 does the job wonderfully and while it may be a little expensive for its 499 AED price, the features and performance all make it worthwhile.
– Fast performance
– Great hardware
– Expensive than most routers
Final Rating: 4/5