Atlas Max 6E MX8501 - Tri-Band AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E Router


Atlas Max 6E MX8501 - Tri-Band AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E Router

SKU: MX8501
5 out of 5 Customer Rating

Atlas Max 6E MX8501 - Tri-Band AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E Router

SKU: MX8501
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
Linksys Atlas Max 6E (AXE8400) unleashes the biggest upgrade to WiFi in a decade, bringing the ultra-fast, low-latency 6GHz band to every corner of your home. Use as a backhaul between nodes or connect directly for seamless video conferencing, working from home, remote learning, and even the latest AR and VR.
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family using WiFi 6E to stream on various devices

Bigger, Better, Band

WiFi 6E extends WiFi 6 to a new dedicated 6 GHz band for no interference, up to 4x faster speeds*, and lower latency.

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.

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 Linksys is going down by the year I use to buy exclusively Linksys velop products. Now every single wifi 6e product that I have tested failed. Either to even connect with my other mesh Linksys products or like this one to deliver advertised performance. I know a few about network and was not able to get more speed out of this router than the old gen wifi 6. Why should I pay more for the same speed? I think it's time for me to try competition. Setup through the app is horrendous where this used to be the best part of getting a new Linksys product. People have sat down on their laurel not trying to improve their products. Count me out!
Date published: 2022-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installation was a snap. Installation was a simple process. Range was good. System works very well. I like the unit because the antennas are within the unit and work throughout our 1900 sq ft living area.
Date published: 2022-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tri-Band AXE8400 For The Goal! Love this product! With about 4500 square feet to cover, this was the best solution considering that, due to architectural reasons, simple extenders were not just feasible. No more WiFi deadspots!!!
Date published: 2022-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Multi gamer household lighting fast This this unit can easily handle 3 Xboxes on a 2 gigabit fiber Internet connection with zero lag or latency. Definitely I must have for any household with multiple gamers.
Date published: 2022-05-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Trying to install. If you have comcast ( Xfinity ) and have to go through their hub, installation is a NIGHTMARE, not only for me but also for their 2 different technicians on 2 separate days, just to Not run on Full speed. Do Not recommend! First time I have ever wrote a demeaning comment about a product.
Date published: 2022-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Router- Make sure get multiple nodes This router is great and its ability to handle high traffic loads from all my different devices is great as well. I get really close to my advertised speeds with this router when I am next to it. My house is 900ish sqft on first floor and when I am in my bedroom the speed drops off to around 300mbps instead of 900-1000mbps I get near router. I only have one node so I am confident if you place at least two around your speeds and coverage will be satisfactory. With that said, and only one node, I get consistent Wi-Fi outside my house as well as in my garage. It just is not as fast as being near it. The fact that this has a dedicated 6G band is nice although not a lot of equipment out there utilizes it yet. Linksys web portal will bring a familiarity with it if you have ever had one of their later routers. Also available as an app, it’s easy to use and has a nice feel to it. I found it very easy to set up and user friendly. I found the design and look of this mesh router is sophisticated enough you could place it anywhere you can plug it in, and it would not be an eyesore. It appears the design of vent holes in top helps keep it cool as it never feels above gently warm to the hands. Bottom line is this router is a sleek powerhouse and should handle more than the average gamer/household needs.
Date published: 2021-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Mesh Node I bought this to cover dead areas of Wifi in my house and it has worked great. Setup was easy and it is delivering speeds that match the speeds my ISP is providing, which is 400 Mbps. I would recommend that if you are connecting it using ethernet make sure the ethernet wire is Cat6 or higher from the Modem or Router to this device. Plus it looks nice, although I wish it came in black.
Date published: 2021-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong connection This great fast, improve and manage my router. This router tested weeks no drop connection etc it's a strong connection (thumb up)
Date published: 2021-09-27
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if my internet provider only gives me 2.4 and 5ghz, will the nodes connect backhaul on 6ghz?

Asked by: EdFF
Hi, EdFF. The wireless backhaul dynamically switches between bands (5ghz or 6ghz) to maximize speed or range. It may use the 6ghz band when the nodes are close to each other or with acceptable RSSI to maximize the speed.
Answered by: Linksys
Date published: 2022-12-05

I have two MX5300 set up now and am wondering if I can purchase/add this new Atlas Max 6e to my system so my new iPad and new Apple TVs with 6e can better connect.

Asked by: JAMTPA
I have a similar setup. Everything seems to work well. The way my system is set up the Max 6e had to be set a as a child node, which may not be ideal. However, as I backhauled all my linksys devices I do not think it impacts connection speeds. I only have a few devices that take advantage of the 6e so can’t say that I noticed a speed difference but  I never have any connection issues , Very solid network.
Answered by: max6e
Date published: 2022-10-30

Can this be added to my current Velop mesh network ?

Asked by: JoeM
One should be able to add a new node to an existing Velop mesh network, provided the existing parent node is still kept as the parent node after the new addition. If the new node must be the new parent node, then all nodes in the existing system must be reset to factory default conditions and the Velop mesh, with the new node as the parent, set up from scratch. If after addition of a new node to an existing Velop mesh the Velop nodes differ in terms of their respective band-support capabilities, e.g., adding a WiFi 6E node to an existing Velop mesh of WiFi 6 nodes, Velop is expected to manage the handover of a connected and roaming client from one node to another in a manner that provides the client with the best connectivity after the roaming. A way to test if this works as per the expectation is to roam a client that is capable of both WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E between a WiFi 6 node and a WiFi 6E node, and checking what channel(s) on the Velop mesh it is connected to under each of the said two nodes.
Answered by: SidRC
Date published: 2022-10-28

Will the backhaul use 6GHz if I purchase 2 of these?

Asked by: bobo27
Answered by: jgleato37
Date published: 2022-09-08

2.4 ghz compatible? Have a bunch of devices that only run on 2.4…. Thanks!

Asked by: Snixerboo
Yes; it has dual bands. 2.4GHz devices will negotiate to the 2.4GHz signal.
Answered by: Tony
Date published: 2022-08-17

Does this this have a sim card slot for cellular connection?

Asked by: ultrastar

Can we see a chart comparing distance from the router versus the average up/download speeds one would get at various distances from say 5 feet away to 200 feet away, on each of the various connection bands? (walls & wires within walls will lessen speeds)

Asked by: Great Scott
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*System indicating a multi-unit pack with no additional product purchases or firmware upgrades necessary to create a mesh network.

**Performance may vary. Customer-paid internet service required. For more information, please refer to the insert inside the package, or the product data sheet found at:

***As compared to WiFi 5 2x2 dual-band router up to 80MHz.

†4x more channels on 6GHz band as compared to dual-band router on 2.4 & 5 GHz bands excluding DFS channels, determined using 20MHz channels as a reference.

‡Wired speed up to 5Gbps requires multi-gigabit ISP speed up to or greater than 5Gbps.