With its new router that brings WiFi 6 (802.11ax) to its Velop mesh network, Linksys is out today. The new Velop WiFi 6 is capable of speeds of up to 5.3Gbps, has a quad-core processor of 2.2GHz, homes of up to 6,000 sq. Ft., and it comes in one or two sets.
Today marks the introduction to the company’s iconic Velop mesh routers of the latest wireless standard. In today’s press release, Linksys revealed its Velop WiFi 6 system:
3000 sq. ft. per node means the ability of the company to sell large homes with the Velop WiFi 6 two-pack. Notably, after discontinuing its AirPort products, Linksys Velop is the router system that Apple started selling and encouraging.
Linksys Velop WiFi 6 highlights the following:
- Mesh Wi-Fi router provides next-gen Wi-Fi 6 speeds and whole-home mesh coverage
- Bandwidth for 50+ Wireless devices and coverage for homes up to 3,000 square feet
- Provides ultra-fast, reliable Wi-Fi coverage for 4K streaming, gaming, and more
- Wi-fi 6 Connectivity speeds up to 5.3Gbps
- Connects to your existing modem (replaces current router)
- Simple setup through the easy-to-use Linksys App
- Protected by 3-year warranty
The iPhone 11 lineup of Apple has WiFi 6 compatibility, but keep in mind that most existing devices can not take advantage of the latest wireless network standard. For example, there are currently no Macs or iPads from Apple that support WiFi 6.
One of the Velop WiFi 6 system’s useful features, it looks like the primary node sports four hubs and adapters Ethernet ports (5 with the incoming port). There is often a lack of many modern router systems in this department.
Although the pricing tends to be high compared to non-WiFi 6 products, the Linksys Velop WiFi 6 is in line with what we have seen from other companies such as Netgear as its Orbi WiFi 6 mesh system is also priced at $700.