Linksys has launched its first WiFi 6E-certified systems, which can provide users with better wireless connections that have lots of bandwidth and lesser interference. In particular, the company has started selling the Hydra Pro 6E router and the Atlas Max 6E mesh system it introduced at CES earlier this year on its website. Built with Velop Intelligent Mesh and utilizing the newly opened 6GHz band, the Linksys Hydra Pro and Linksys Atlas Max expand the user’s network for the fastest speeds possible to every corner of the home. Wi-Fi 6E offers the 6GHz band connection that is needed for device-heavy homes and ensures optimal performance for video conferencing, working and learning from home, as well as the latest AR and VR devices.
“Wi-Fi 6E is driving a surge in technology innovation and we’re proud to deliver next-level solutions that harness 6E speeds and efficiency, coupled with built-in Velop Intelligent Mesh,” says Harry Dewhirst, vice president of business development, Linksys. “As the market’s first Wi-Fi 6E system certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide our customers reliable, innovative, and secure Wi-Fi solutions.”
The Qualcomm-powered Linksys Hydra Pro 6E is capable of WiFi speeds up to 6.6Gbps. It can cover 2,700 square feet of space and can connect to more than 55 devices at one time. Meanwhile, the Atlas Max 6E is powered by the Qualcomm Networking Pro 1210 platform and was designed specifically for bandwidth-heavy homes.
A one—pack system can cover up to 65 devices, while a two-pack system is enough for 130 devices. For huge homes with a ton of gadgets, Linksys is also selling a three-node system that can connect up to 195 devices. Take note that each node can cover up to 3,000 square feet. Other features include a 5 Gbps WAN port, a USB 3.0 port and four Gigabit LAN ports for hardwire connections.
Since there aren’t a lot of devices that can take advantage of the less congested 6 GHz wireless spectrum yet, both products still support the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. Those looking to prepare their homes or offices for devices that do support 6 GHz WiFi can now get the Linksys Hydra Pro 6E router from the company’s website for $500 and the Atlas Max 6E for $1,200 for a three-node package.
It is the first fully certified Wi-Fi 6E solution by the Wi-Fi Alliance, ensuring it meets the highest standards for security and safety so consumers can have peace of mind using any device on their network. It is also the first Wi-Fi 6E system with mesh built-in, no extra updates or additional hardware necessary. Other key features include 1-pack, 2-pack, or 3-pack options, mesh capabilities for growing Wi-Fi needs, a 5Gbps WAN port for multi-gigabit wireless speeds, four Gigabit LAN ports and one USB 3.0 port for multiple hardwire or USB connections, easy app-based setup, and seamless compatibility with existing modem and internet provider.