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 $249.99 to $199.99
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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 product 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 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade I have had this router for over 30 days, I replaced my Linksys AC2200. Very happy with it increase in speed and range, I have over 20 items connected and it works amazing. I highly recommend if you are looking to upgrade.
Date published: 2024-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good connection Very good product and easy to use. The Service was first class. The representative was informative and professional, I highly recommend this product to everyone.
Date published: 2024-01-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Keeps dropping connection Took it out of the box today and it stays connected for about 5 minutes then looses connection. So frustrated
Date published: 2023-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Router, except for the LED light Router was fairly easy to setup and works well. I only have one complaint. I wish the indicator LED was brighter. Sometimes when I shine the light of a thousands burning suns on it, it appears slightly dimmer. I mean, if you can't see a your router status in the brightest of all daylights, what's the point of the indicator light? I mean, it's not like this would ever be used in a bedroom, or on an entertainment center.
Date published: 2023-04-18
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 Easy setup and works great in our attic for house. Got this for us to have wifi in our new house and mounted it the attic. We have full bars and no dead spaces in the 2100 sq. foot home. Even works outside on patio and front porch. I have a switch and AP that I am planning to add to the network soon and now might not need them since it works so well. Order a second unit for our neighbors who needed a router and they are happy as well with the performance.
Date published: 2022-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Wifi Router I received my Hydra Pro 6: Dual band Mesh Wifi Router. It has a very fast connection speed. I can also control the wifi with parental controls for my younger child and streaming is a breeze with multiple devices.
Date published: 2022-07-25
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Will this router work in non mesh network?

Asked by: tmodel
Hi, tmodel. If you want to add the MR5500 to your existing network. You can configure the router in Bridge mode. In this configuration, the router functions solely as an access point, with certain features disabled. If you have further questions or would like more information, feel free to email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2024-01-30

Can you configure this device using a laptop with a wired Ethernet connection, or do you have to use the app?

Asked by: Docfeelgood
Hello, Docfeelgood! Setting up your Linksys Mesh router can be done in two ways: through the Linksys app or the Linksys Intelligent Mesh Simple Setup using a web browser. For detailed instructions, please visit: https://www.linksys.com/support-article?articleNum=47560 If you require additional assistance, feel free to send us an email at LinksysCares@linksys.com.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2024-01-25

Is this router compatible with Linksys whw01 and vlp01 mesh nodes?

Asked by: Mph1
Definitely! This will be a great addition to your network.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2024-01-19

do I need a subscription to run the Hydra Pro 6?

Asked by: ashort12
No, ashort12, it's a one-time payment only. However, you will need to have a separate internet subscription in order to go online.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-12-29

Are there mesh nodes that are not an entire router? Looking for a cheap node for upstairs with 1 or 2 ethernet ports, but don't need an entire new router. Is this possible?

Asked by: GoogleFiberSucks
Hi! Each of our mesh nodes functions as a standalone router. Here are a couple of budget-friendly options: https://www.linksys.com/mx2001---dual-band-mesh-wifi-6-system-1-pack/MX2001.html https://www.linksys.com/whw0101---dual-band-intelligent-mesh-wifi-5-router/WHW0101.html
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-12-16

Can this be configured with a local network connection and web interface, i.e. "" or does it *require* the app for configuration?

Asked by: barney
app is not required, yes, you can connect via IP
Answered by: mogo34
Date published: 2023-11-22

Access list

Asked by: Rob125
Hi, Rob125. We would like to make sure that we provide you the correct information, please email us at LinksysCares@linksys.com and share more details of what you are referring to, so we can discuss things in details.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-10-19

Can my velop wifi 5 be integrated with wifi 6nodes or routers?

Asked by: TimLnola
Definitely, TimLnola. The Linksys MR5500 is backwards compatible with WiFi 5 and works with all Linksys Intelligent mesh routers. It is also recommended to set the node with higher and better specs as the parent node to fully maximize its features.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-08-31
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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.