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Linksys EA9300 Max-Stream AC4000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router Reviewed

Discussion in 'Wireless Article Discussions' started by thiggins, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    The improvement you're seeing is diversity gain with the extra radio on the 88U vs the 68U - that extra radio does help there, and it's symmetric from client to AP. Additionally, a 4-stream AP is always 4-streams, when talking to a 1, 2, or 3 stream client, it's just changes the code interleaving - which can be a pretty nice benefit, esp. in the mid to long range - might actually get an MCS step higher compared to a 3-stream AP.
     
  2. Kal-EL

    Kal-EL Very Senior Member

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    Sure it's fair to blame the router makers. They could simply refuse to rush a product to market. They could do real world testing on the product before release. If the chip vendors are the issue make them make it right before release. If there not interested in making it right find another vendor. Money talks watch how fast they get unlazy when the revenue stops or goes to a competitor.
     
  3. RMinNJ

    RMinNJ Regular Contributor

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    Did Linksys ever fix the 5Ghz downlink problems seen in testing on this ?
     
  4. Jam2

    Jam2 New Around Here

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    There have been no recent firmware updates indicating that the issue has been fixed. I'm really surprised no recent updates given its poor showing in the SNB test results.
     
  5. RMinNJ

    RMinNJ Regular Contributor

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    Yeah, Linksys must not care... I'm just not going to consider that brand.
     
  6. adamson

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    New firmware posted Friday 10/13/17...only to find it is corrupt. The EA6700 has had corrupt firmware dated back to 11/2016 still posted and not fixed (FACT).

    EA9300 my issues are 2118 error, was fixed in other EA9***'s which are older than the EA9300...yet I am plagued with it. MAC ID Clone will not change my IP address like my EA7500 V1 did, replaced by EA9300. The EA7500 V1 also had the 2118 error since second to last update hence my replacement EA9300.

    Screw Linksys, and people thought Cisco was bad? Not me.
     
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    adamson Occasional Visitor

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    Firmware issue has been corrected. Available at https://www.linksys.com/us/support/sitemap/

    see ea9300 on page. Not available via router update as of now. 2118 error fixed, not in details. Mac ID Clone still not working. Please test for me (Comcast subscriber) PLEASE! Check if IP address will change when cloned. Thank you!