For many years, Linksys has been a very trusted name for routers. During its most recent event, the home division within newly merged Foxconn Interconnect Technology and Belkin International introduced a new gaming router to the Philippine market.

mr8300 1MR8300 can deliver up to 2.2 Gbps of speed, and is ideal for homes that require massive bandwidth for consuming 4K content and mobile gaming. Powered by a quad-core processor, it delivers improved network performance – fast, seamless connectivity whether it’s wired, wireless or WAN to LAN.

mr8300 5In a Tolly benchmark test, the MR8300 performed at least 71% better than the competition. The test involved a scenario with six gaming smartphones plus 21 other devices (active and idle) connected. The router managed to deliver an average ping time of 7.3ms.


mr8300 6It’s equipped with MU-MIMO and Beamforming Technology to ensure that High-Performance devices such as Smartphones, Smart TVs and Laptops can connect to the Internet through faster and dedicated Wi-Fi channels.

Linksys MR8300 is built with Intelligent Mesh Technology, allowing users to expand the Wi-Fi coverage by adding Velop nodes to the system.

  • Self-Organise – MR8300 and Velop nodes work together to cover any floor plan and WiFi footprint
  • Self-Optimise – WiFi bands and channels adjust based on users’ Wi-Fi habits
  • Self-Healing – If a node loses power or connection to the system, the remaining nodes re-establish connections to each other and the internet
  • One Network – Supports one network name and password, one admin login, one interface for management and monitoring, and one guest network for the whole home
  • Seamless Roaming for whole home gaming – When users add one or more Velop nodes to the MR8300, they will communicate with each other to form a single, unified wireless network.
Technical Specifications Details
Tri-Band AC2200
  • Four external fixed antennas with high-power amplifiers 
  • WiFi AC2200 867 Gbps (2 – 5 GHz) + 400 Mbps (2.4 GHz)* with MU-MIMO 
  • 5 GHz radio – 867 Mbps*
  • 2.4 GHz radio – 400 Mbps*
Processor & Memory
  • 716 MHz Quad Core
  • 256 MB Flash and 512 MB SD RAM 
WAN and LAN Connectivity
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports:
    • 1x WAN 
    • 4x LAN 
Security WPA2/WPA-Mixed, WPA2-Personal 
Wtfast Integration (Premium 6-month access)
  • 6 months FREE wtfast membership 
  • wtfast eliminates lag by optimizing your game traffic through the world’s largest private gaming network
  • Receive FREE unlimited access to the PC Game Launchpad which supports over 1000 online games
Linksys Shield 
  • Linksys Shield is a premium subscription software service for users to block unwanted content / categories and provide an additional layer of digital protection for your connected devices and family
    • Users have the ability to set detailed policies to ensure that their loved ones and children are safe in the digital world 
  • Linksys Shield firmware update will be rolled out to MR8300 in Q1 2020


Pricing and Availability

Linksys MR8300 Tri-Band Gaming Mesh Wi-Fi Router is currently available at select Linksys retailers for PhP10,995.

  • Datablitz
  • Octagon Computer Superstores
  • Microvalley
  • Silicon Valley
  • Thinking Tools
  • Villman Computer
  • Infoworx
  • Lazada

Every purchase of an MR8300 from August 22 to September 30, 2019 (while stocks last) comes with a FREE Belkin Premium Items and a Linksys Gift Card worth PhP8,700.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.