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Difference between EA7300 and EA8300

I'm trying to decide if I should purchase the EA7300 or the EA8300. The only difference that I could find based on the specs is that the EA8300 has 3 bands (one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz) while the EA7300 has 2 bands (one 2.4 GHz and one 5GHz). Are there any other differences that I'm missing?

 

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Re: Difference between EA7300 and EA8300

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@Hokie4Life Hi there! You can refer to the comparison table below for both units. Hope this helps! 

 

Router Model:  EA8300

EA7300

Launch 2017

2016

Body
Dimensions 213.7 x 161.8 x 54.8 mm 257 x 184 x 56 mm
Weight 608 g 636 g
System
Chipset Qualcomm IPQ4019 @ 717 MHz Qualcomm Atheros IPQ8064 @ 1.4 GHz
RAM 256 MB 256 MB
Flash 256 MB 128 MB
OS Linksys Linksys
Alternative OS    
Power supply 12 V / 2 A 12 V / 2.5 A
Network
Protocols IPv4
IPv6
IPv4
IPv6
LAN ports 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
WAN ports 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps
Mobile network no no
VPN support no no
Wireless
Antennas 4 x 2 dBi
fixed
3 x 3 dBi fixed
1 x 3 dBi internal
2.4 GHz yes yes
5 GHz yes yes
60 GHz no no
Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Class AC2200 AC1750
Speed 400 + 867 + 867 Mbps 450 + 1300 Mbps
Transmit power 28 dBm 28 dBm
Security WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
WEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest network yes yes
Connectivity
USB ports 1 x USB 3.0 1 x USB 3.0
Print server yes yes
File server yes yes
Features
Specials    
Administration
Default IP 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1
Default username admin admin
Default password admin admin
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