Hydra Pro 6 MR5500 - Dual-Band AX5400 Mesh WiFi 6 Router

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Hydra Pro 6 MR5500 - Dual-Band AX5400 Mesh WiFi 6 Router

SKU: MR5500
4.2 out of 5 Customer Rating
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Hydra Pro 6 MR5500 - Dual-Band AX5400 Mesh WiFi 6 Router

SKU: MR5500
4.2 out of 5 Customer Rating
Linksys Hydra Pro 6 with Intelligent Mesh™ is a dual-band WiFi 6 router that delivers next-level streaming and gaming to your network. Access to 160 MHz channel enables the true power of WiFi 6 technology, delivering the fastest connection with everything you do.
Price reduced from $299.99 to $249.99
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Make the Most of WiFi 6 Speed

Access to higher bandwidth limits enables the true power of WiFi 6 technology, delivering the fastest connection with everything you do.

Wifi and mesh routers

The Future Looks Bright

Intelligent Mesh™ allows you to expand your coverage across your home by simply adding nodes giving you the range to keep your connection going strong.

Linksys Life Lab

Life Tested

To deliver the reliability you expect, our products pass 25 real-world tests in The Linksys Life Lab, are backed by a 3-year warranty, and have 24/7 tech support.

family sitting on couch using WiFi 6 on cell phones and tablet

More Devices than Ever Before

WiFi 6 sends and receives multiple streams of data simultaneously, providing up to 4x* more WiFi capacity to handle more gaming, and smart home devices.

Qualcomm chip

Industry-Leading Technology

The Qualcomm immersive Home 216 Platform delivers the ultimate WiFi 6 experience. This next-gen technology evolves home and business WiFi with wire-like stability and beyond-fast performance.

Linksys app on cell phone

Easy Setup and Control

It's simple to set up, lets you access your network from anywhere, and view or prioritize which connected devices are using the most WiFi - all from the free Linksys app.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from VPN support It would be good if it could support AnyConnect and other VPN technologies
Date published: 2022-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought it to install on a big house, it actually covered the whole house I'm just impressed. I installed 2 other velops just to make sure I was getting the best coverage. A bit expensive but it's worth it.
Date published: 2022-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solved After new purchase of the MR5500, I was having trouble getting my hp Officejet 8600 Pro Plus to connect wirelessly. I'd had it connected to the preceding WRT3200ACM so knew it was something in the channel. The L2 Tech quickly identified the issue being with the Security protocol - the old device wasn't liking the new WPA Mix.
Date published: 2022-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Country house needed upgrades to the internet. Working well in the attic and I am getting strong signal all around the house. Running three tv’s, two phones,two iPads, and work laptop and not having any issues. Soon will be adding my switch and access points so I can get whole house on lan. Quick shipping and easy setup.
Date published: 2022-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+ product The router was extremely easy to setup and is super great. I have a blazing fast connection and can take advantage of the wifi 6 bandwidth on my ipad Pro!
Date published: 2022-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice unit. Easy to install. Very fast router. Replaced another Linksys that was 6 years old.
Date published: 2022-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Install Was not fond of the phone set up only but after I got over that it was a nice install.
Date published: 2022-03-15
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Is it a router modem combo as best buy says it?

Asked by: Hassanlinksys
Yes it is. It is all you need to have great internet service from your provider. I am very pleased with my unit. Hope this helps.
Answered by: The Original TBone
Date published: 2023-03-14

Does the Hydra Pro6 support split tunneling so the home network can be accessed via VPN?

Asked by: Greg1815
Hi, Greg1815. We’d like to know more about your desired setup, so we can assist you better. Just share more details to our Social Media accounts or at LinksysCares@linksys.com for discussion.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-03-08

Does it work on 240V? I want to use it in Europe with a socket adapter only.

Asked by: ekolonit
Yes. The power supply of this Linksys device is 100-240V.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-02-15

When do you plan to activate Shield/trend micro software for Hydra Pro 6?

Asked by: Bandanaboy
No plans for this as of writing, Bandanaboy. Continue checking our website for future developments and updates.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-02-14

Will this work as the parent node with my other three Atlas Pro 6 nodes?

Asked by: ctompkins
Yes, ctompkins. The Linksys Hydra Pro 6 is compatible to work with all Velop product lines and Linksys Mesh routers.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-02-11

I’m new to mesh routers. Is this piece just part 1 that I have to buy, and then in order to actually make it effective I have to buy ‘nodes’ to go with it? 

Asked by: Need to buy multiple pro?
To have a mesh network, yes, this is the command center so to speak. However, the need for additional devices really depends on the makeup of the space you want to establish a network. The nodes are really just to help you establish a strong signal throughout that space. If you're not experiencing undesirable latency (response time) in any areas of your space with just this device, then you wouldn't need nodes.
Answered by: mogo34
Date published: 2023-02-12

Does it have wireless scheduler?

Asked by: Goran
It does not appear to.
Answered by: WA Radio GUy
Date published: 2023-01-12

Does the Hydra Pro 6 have a DMZ feature? Also, what is the IP address of the unit? I assume

Asked by: Tomaeb
It's a yes to both, Tomaeb. The default IP address is still and the DMZ feature is under "Security Settings".
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-11-16
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Specifications are subject to change without notice. An active, customer-purchased Internet Service Provider broadband account is required for connection of this product and other connected devices to the Internet. Some devices may require additional wireless adapters or an Ethernet cable to connect. Number of connected devices is based on lab test results and may be different for your network.

Maximum Performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual performance may vary, including lower wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, speed, range and coverage. Performance depends upon many factors, conditions and variables, including building materials and construction, volume of network traffic, mix of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions. In order to achieve the best performance, this product must be used with compatible AX5400 wireless devices. The standard transmission rates for each router—4804 Mbps (for 5 GHz), 574Mbps (for 2.4 GHz)—are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used and external factors.

May require a software/firmware update available for download at linksys.com/support.

*Up to 4x more capacity as compared from 802.11ac to 802.11ax

**4.2x faster performance as compared to a 2x2 WiFi 5 router at 80MHz

Claims relating to reducing power consumption will vary depending on age of device, device storage conditions, device battery degradation over time, and other factors during use such as temperature, connected cables, discharge rate, and device type. In general, device batteries have limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced.

Each router in the wireless system provides a range of up to 2700 square feet (approximately 250 square meters). Range can vary with the number and placement of nodes in the system. Range specifications are based on performance test results under normal use case conditions. Actual ranges will vary depending on wireless interference, physical obstructions, operating environments and building material. Wireless coverage claims are used only as reference and are not guaranteed, as each wireless network is unique. Additional Nodes (available for purchase separately) may be required for especially large houses or buildings with thick or dense walls. Coverage of all homes cannot be guaranteed due to variations in size, layout, building materials and the level of wireless interference present.

Linksys, Hydra, Intelligent Mesh and many product names and logos are trademarks of Linksys Holdings Inc. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc. and its use by Linksys is under license. Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Protected Setup are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.