Linksys launched two different new products. First one is the EA9300 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router and then we have the CG7500 Dual-Band Modem Wi-Fi router, a modem/router combo. Two very awesome products that anyone wanting to buy a new router should consider. Let’s check them out.
First up is the EA9300. It is a stand-alone tri-band router. The tri-band means that it broadcasts three connections, two of 5GHz and one 2.4GHz connection. It features a quad-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, 512MB of system memory and 256MB of internal storage. It has four gigabit Ethernet ports for wired devices, one gigabit Ethernet port for the modem connection, six external antennas and two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports. The EA9300 has a speed of up to 750Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 1,625Mbps on each of the 5GHz bands. But that is the maximum speed. So if you want that speed then the router needs three internal antennas so that it can get all the three broadcasts by the router.
The CG7500 modem/router hybrid is something quite different if you ask me. It has only two connections but works as a replacement for your modem. So that is one less thing on the table. It is compatible with Comcast Xfinity and Charter Spectrum broadband services up to 300Mbps. This one also has three internal bands cause it is also a three-stream device. The speeds are not as good as the EA9300 but it is not bad either. The 2.4GHz band has a maximum speed of up to 600Mbps with 3 antennas of 200Mbps speed and the 5GHz band has a speed of up to 1,300Mbps with 3 antennas of 433.3Mbps speed.
The CG7500 features an Intel Puma 6 processor. It generates a download speed of up to 960Mbps with even a 300Mbps broadband plan. So that is just awesome. The CG7500 has four gigabit Ethernet ports, one F-Type female cable connection and one USB 2.0 port to round it up.
The Linksys EA9300 Tri-Band Wi-Fi router has a price tag of $299.97 for a limited offer and the Linksys CG7500 Dual-Band Modem Wi-Fi router has a price tag of $199.97 also for a limited time. Both with free shipping from Linksys. Both the devices sound really good to me. Any one of them sounds good according to your preference.