Google Wifi vs Linksys EA8300

4.18 in
2.7 in
Google Wifi router
vs
8.41 in
2.16 in
Linksys EA8300 router

Full Comparison

Connectivity

Google WifiGoogle WifiLinksys EA8300Linksys EA8300
Number of LAN ports
1
4
Number of WAN ports
1
1
USB
noNo
yesYes

Dimensions

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Colour of product
White
Black
Width
4.18 in
8.41 in
Height
2.70 in
2.16 in
Depth
4.18 in
2.16 in
Weight
0.75 lb
1.34 lb
Active cooling (fan)
noNo
noNo
Number of units
1
1
Rack-mount design
noNo
noNo

Features

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Built-in DSL modem
noNo
noNo
Mobile app for controlling features
yesYes
yesYes

Communication

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Data link layer
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless standards
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac
Wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
2.4GHz wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
5GHz wireless network
yesYes
yesYes
External antenna
noNo
yesYes
MIMO
yesYes
yesYes
Beamforming
yesYes
yesYes
MU-MIMO
noNo
yesYes
Total wireless data transfer rate
550 Mbps
2200 Mbps
Wireless security
WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-Enterprise

Memory

Google WifiGoogle WifiLinksys EA8300Linksys EA8300
Included flash memory
4096 MB
256 MB
Maximum flash memory
4096 MB
256 MB
Included RAM
512 MB
256 MB
Maximum RAM
512 MB
256 MB

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