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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CLEAN AND FAST Simple clean design, no frills but consistent performance. I get great speed from this router. Have not had a disconnect or freeze since I first plugged it in 3 weeks ago. The setup was effortless. It's compatible with all my wifi devices and I also get to enjoy wifi 6 speeds too! I'm digging this router big time. Thanks linksys!
Date published: 2022-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and reliable I got this router to upgrade from the cable companies equipment, and it made a huge difference. Speeds are way faster and stay connected. I no longer have buffering issues with streaming movies and ping spikes playing video games. It was easy to setup and configure.the signal is also way stronger than my previous router.
Date published: 2022-07-22
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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

When used as a mesh node does hydra 6 use 2 bands to avoid halving of network speed?

Asked by: Jimroge
Hi, Jimroge. The Linksys MR5500 uses the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz network bands. Moreover, we would like to make sure that we got your concern correctly. Please reach out to us at LinksysCares@linksys.com so we can assist accordingly.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-08-26

Do the nodes all have to be within range of the base station or can one be within range of the base station and the other just be within range of that node?

Asked by: Fence
...other just be within range of that node.
Answered by: flounderFirst
Date published: 2023-08-07

Do you have to already have internet service to use this or IS this the internet service. I live in a area where I cannot get internet service so I'm trying to find some

Asked by: Ja85
Hi Ja85: You need to have internet service into the home, then the WIFI router will allow you to wirelessly access internet with your devices. If there is no cable or DSL internet access in your area, you may need to use a satellite provider. Best of luck.
Answered by: DoctorBob
Date published: 2023-07-12

How can I setup port forwarding for RDP?

Asked by: kyleX
Hi! Here’s a helpful article that you can use as a guide: https://www.linksys.com/support-article?articleNum=138535 Feel free to message our social media accounts should you need further assistance.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2023-06-09

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
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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.