Comments about Linksys Tri-Band Mesh Wifi Router for Home (Max-Stream AC2200 MU-Mimo Wireless Mesh Router, Fast Wireless Router)

Linksys Tri-Band Mesh Wifi Router for Home (Max-Stream AC2200 MU-Mimo Wireless Mesh Router, Fast Wireless Router)

The new Max-Stream AC2200 is a high-performance tri-band router. Perfect for households that thrive on entertainment, It delivers superior speed throughout your entire home. This makes it ideal for streaming movies, online gaming, video calling and supporting all of your smart home devices. If the size of your home or Wi-Fi demands don't currently warrant a mesh Wi-Fi upgrade, the Max-Stream AC2200 also serves as a traditional Wi-Fi router, providing ultra-fast tri-band Wi-Fi speeds.


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Ken
Absolute great area coverage for whole home wifi. I purchased the unit due to it's Mesh Capabilities. No more using a range extender that requires you to create separate SID broadcasting between your Main Router and the extender.
I expected to have to purchase additional access points to get whole home wifi in our 2400 Sq. ft home but ended up that this unit alone was good enough to cover the whole house, even thru walls!!! I even mounted the unit in a closet and it has great signal through out the house. I may go ahead and purchase a couple of the additional access points just so that I can get a better signal on the porch and the additional Acre of land around the house. But for now the signal is sufficient directly around the outside of the house.
Did give it 3 stars on the user interface, this is because it required me to use my smart phone to do the initial setup, and I am an old IT professional so would prefer a WEB GUI interface to setup from my laptop.

I got my Linksys MR8300 router this week. Setup went well according to the instructions. Install the mobile app (in my case on an iPhone), attach the router to the cable modem and power it on. When the purple light appears, run the app and use it to perform the initial configuration. When setup is complete, the light turns blue and you're good to go.

That's great if all you want to perform is basic setup. But if you want to set up more advanced configuration like disabling the DHCP server (My Mac server is providing DHCP and DNS for my LAN), configuring Wi-Fi channels and other features, it's not that easy. I couldn't find any way to do this via the mobile app. After logging in to the web management interface, I found a few more options. To get at the rest, I had to click on an undocumented "CA" link in the lower right corner of the web interface, which makes more options appear.

But even with this, certain things don't seem to be possible. For instance, after telling the router to auto-detect the best Wi-Fi channels, I couldn't find any screen to show me the channels that were actually selected! If I pull a diagnostic report, it shows me the configuration ("auto") but not the operational values.

Additionally, I would like a bit more in the way of status lights. There are Ethernet link lights on the back, but the main unit has only a single multicolor LED to indicate overall status (unconfigured, operational, off-line). A few more lights to indicate link status and activity on the various interfaces would be very welcome here.

Finally, I don't like the fact that you can't perform the initial setup without a Linksys account (on their server) and the mobile app. My older routers all provided default passwords and IP addresses, allowing initial configuration via a web interface. This one should provide the same basic functionality.

Mind you, none of this affects actual performance. After getting everything configured and running, it seems to work well and do everything I want it to do. I just wish there would be a truly advanced configuration option so a person like myself (who has designed and programmed high-end routers and switches for a living) could get access to all the information that the router must have, but doesn't present to me.

Five stars for the router itself, but only three stars for the setup and management interface.

Ken
Really like the Linksys AC2200 mesh router. The setup using the iOS app is streamline and easy to understand. Adding Velop nodes is also easy to accomplish. The range and performance is great. The configuation capabilities of the iOS app are robust, and the parental controls have a lot to offer.

Within in the router settings, there is a device prioritization setting that allows up to three devices to be prioritized. What was not explained is the remaining devices NOT on the list are constantly throttled down regardless of demand on the network. I spent a lot of time on the phone with Comcast trying to figure out the poor performance. Buried deep in a discussion board, I learned that device prioritization was the culprit. Once the setting was turned off, the network speeds passed through the mesh network matched the specs of my service.

If you are not concerned with device prioritizion, the AC2200 is a great choice.

I received the MR8300 which I purchased to replace my Linksys WRT1900AC router. It was very easy to set up using the Linksys app. The first time that I tried it didn't work, but I rebooted my modem and it worked the second time. I have a Gig down, and it seems to handle it very well. It's pretty speedy wireless. Using my Samsung Galaxy S9+, I did a speed test and got over 500Mbps down. It has good range. I streamed a 1080p movie on the 2.4GHz band while the router was 40 feet away from the smart TV and it worked perfectly. I live in a 1040 square foot apartment and it easily saturates the whole apartment with a full signal.

The only issue that I am having is accessing my cable modem's user interface. My cable modem is an Arris CM8200 and 192.168.100.1 times out and does not work. I was able to do it with my previous Linksys router, but not this one. I'm working with a Linksys engineer to see if we can solve the problem, but it has not been solved. I have to connect my modem directly to my computer to access the user interface. That is why I give it 4 stars. Otherwise, it would get 5 stars.

Ordered and 1 day delivery. Set up using the LinkSys mobile app was quick, easy and accurate for a non IT buyer. Noticeable improvement in range and download speed compared to my prior router. Would purchase again.

Product was simple to install, powerful enough to cover my whole home (2500 sqft + basement), came with an intuitive app and so far has solved the issues I had with my older router. We currently have 10 devices attached and no one has had lag or latency issues with streaming videos or playing games (PC + Xbox + PS4 + Ipad).

I highly recommend!

I have only had this router a couple of days. It is replacing a failing Netgear AC1700. It was way easier to install then the Neatgear. I am very satisfied so far.

This system was a breeze to setup.. it walked me through the entire process. It has been installed for about a week now with no issues to report. We have 4 in our family with 1 teen and another pre-teen.. we experienced a lot of lagging before. 3 t.v’s streaming 4 cell phones and a laptop or two.. as well as a couple things like printers and such.. we are anxiously hoping this will carry us into the future. We are wanting to add at least a 6 camera surveillance system as well.
I plan on calling tech support in the near future so will update this post after that.. my hope is that the company takes the same approach as 🍎 does.. I see them getting a ton of business from us supporters of those produces.. fingers crossed.

Great router. Perfect central router to connect to your velop system or alone. Speed is great too.

Just had it a couple of days but if it continues to work as at present, i will be very happy. I had help from a tech to set up the router. She was easy to work with and answered all of my questions.

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