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


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

SKU: MR5500
4.2 out of 5 Customer Rating

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.
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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.

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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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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

I need to extend my coverage. Going thru 2 floors in a concrete block building and the signal is lousy. We’re do I get nodes to add to my router? I tried to add routers as access point, but told that only the EA9500 might work. 

Asked by: Henrime
I don't have enough context to know for sure if this will provide a good solution for you. I'm assuming you have a router such as a Hydra Router providing the main source of wireless/wired connections and have no wired connection near/at the walls or ceiling/floor which are degrading the signal. Ideally, you'd want to run a wired connection to the fringe of reliable/good signal and add an AP/Mesh device such as the MX2001, MX4200, MX5501, MX8501. However, if you're not able to wire one of these, you would want to put a Repeater device at the fringe of reliable/good signal and leap-frog to the areas that you want to establish a signal. I'm not aware of a Linksys Repeater product.
Answered by: mogo34
Date published: 2022-08-28

We have a Mesh Network at home using Velop (Linksys) nodes with a Telstra Modem.  Would the Hydra Pro 6 improve the coverage of the mesh network in our house? (As well as strength of signal)

Asked by: Palty

Is this backward compatible with wi-fi 5 range extender?

Asked by: PeterG
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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.