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    How many ports in the back? 4,6 or 8? I didn't see it listed anywhere, nor a picture of back side.   (9 Answers)

    By NoiD October 23, 2016.

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      It has 4 LAN ports and a USB 3.0. The USB 3.0 works with my thumb drives, but not with any of my external drives. (I tried it with a WD My Passport and WD My Cloud).

      By RhondaVu November 6, 2016.

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      How much can this router handle in terms of devices ! For example I have a desktop, x2 laptops, and iPad + iPod, x2 printers and streaming from a Sumsung TV. How good is this in a moderate to large apartment?   (5 Answers)

      By Iceman June 29, 2017.

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        I am using this router at the moment in a 2,000sq ft hoe with 16 devices hooked to it. Multi tv streaming devices, multi iPads, iPhones, computers, home security and wireless cameras and have ZERO lag or network issues. It works like a champ. I supports my cable internet speeds to the full 100mbps over wireless and have seen a great increase in network UP time from my last router. I would say that your apartment shouldn't be an issue at all.

        By Josh June 30, 2017.

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      I currently have the Linksys AC1750; internet speed to pc is about 45mbps. Have 100 mbps at modem. Will the AC2200 or AC2600 increase speed to pc? I've had pc checked out and everything was fine, little over year old.   (2 Answers)

      By Collin July 8, 2017.

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        Let's break this down in terms of what you think you are observing. Think of internet speed as a tube. The larger tube that you have the more data that you have the larger amount of stuff you can send through it. You stated you bought 100 mbps from your ISP. However, you are seeing that you are only getting 45 mb/s. There is a factor of latency that is taken in to account when transferring data. Best way to think of this is a large semi-truck full of DVD's is being transported, the amount of DVD's is quite substantial but the time required to get to the destination is quite large. Your PC is able to pull 45 mbps from the remote location and then get it back to you at your location. You aren't guaranteed 100 mbps at every situation. It is also dependent on what type of protocol you are using to get the data. Upgrading the router at this time would not make a difference. I personaly have 1 Gbps from my ISP and it roughly stays around 500-600 depending on what provider I am using. However, if I get something from a server/computer inside my home or on the same internet is is upwards of 800-900 (depending on how fast my system can get the data to me).

        By CurtisG October 13, 2017.

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      my internet comes from my phone line is this product compatible   (5 Answers)

      By Anonymous November 25, 2016.

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        Yes. I had to do same thing which is why I turned in modem/router combo from cable company for a telephone only modem, then purchased the router. Speed has more than doubled!

        By JVG0150 January 27, 2017.

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        Is this compatible with Verizon FiOS   (2 Answers)

        By Nena December 7, 2017.

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          Yes, the EA7300 is compatible with the Verizon FiOS, Nena.

          By Linksys Staff December 16, 2017.

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        I was looking at this router so I would not have to get cable and just use a amazon fire stick is it compatible with x2-3 amazon fire sticks and will it work with my sons tablet and my computer and cell phone. Thanks   (5 Answers)

        By Brittany November 30, 2017.

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          I have four Roku’s and they all work with this router, nice and fast. Should work the same with an Amazon Firestick or any other steaming device. Also works with my laptops and iPhones as well Alexa, TiVo and a Harmony Hub. I believe it can handle up to 25 devices. Works great for me, should do the same for your needs.

          By CordCutter December 29, 2017.

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        I live in the bottom half of a house, my landlady lives above me. I am piggy backing off her router but do not get a strong enough signal for Netflix on my new smart TV. Will a router extender help? What kind, placement, the walls are cinder block.   (3 Answers)

        By Anonymous November 27, 2017.

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          You could use extenders. Space them down the stairs then one in your room.

          By azgolfer December 30, 2017.

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          Is this a good product for streaming tv?   (5 Answers)

          By doodlebutt1 November 18, 2017.

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            Yes, I use for Philo, Netflix, CBS All Access, Roku.

            By Carol December 10, 2017.

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          Can I configure this router as a "Mobile Data" repeater? I need to use my mobile phone data on my PC.   (4 Answers)

          By Arturo August 17, 2017.

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            No for that you need a router with ddwrt installed on it, which will void warranty. You can buy netgear nighthawk and installed the software, you must me techy for that I have done that in the past and It will amazing what you can do with that

            By Pat007ec December 29, 2017.

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          I have a cable modem which gives me 100 mbps when i do the wired connection, when I connect the modem to Linksys router my speed get dropped to 60 mbps, how to setup the router to get the full 100 mbps?   (6 Answers)

          By Venkat July 22, 2017.

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            Per multiple inquiries to TWC and online research, this is normal operation and to be expected. You also loose bandwidth if your router is separate from your modem, so I opted for a combo device.

            By DSJones89 December 29, 2017.

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